Café Bordeaux

"A healthy, balanced diet makes an important contribution to children’s growth and development, to their educational performance and attainment and to their long-term health and well-being."

St. Mary’s recognises the important role of schools in contributing to childhood nutrition and the development of the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthier food choices. We understand that nutrition is central to health and that children’s diet can be an important influence on their health now and in the future.

With this in mind, the catering service in St. Mary’s promotes healthy eating and encourages pupils and staff to make healthy food choices by providing healthy and nutritious meals and snacks each day.

Café Bordeaux is the name of the school’s main dining area.  It is a bright and spacious area, providing pupils with a pleasant dining experience in a relaxing, comfortable and sociable setting.  Following an inspection in September 2013 as part of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, Café  Bordeaux was awarded five stars - the highest award on the rating scale. 

Café Bordeaux opens three times each day, offering a breakfast, break and lunch service. Throughout each day, pupils have the opportunity to purchase drinks, snacks and meals.

Between 8.30-8.55am, pupils have access to cereal, toast, pancakes, juice, milk, bottled water, tea and coffee. 

Between 11.00-11.20am, pupils may choose scones, muffins, toast, grilled bacon, fresh sandwiches, fresh fruit, fruit juice, smoothies, milk, water, tea and coffee.

Between 1.00-1.45pm, pupils may select a meal from a varied menu which caters for particular dietary requirements, including those of vegetarians and vegans.  A Meal of the Day option and other Meal Deals are available daily.  All meal options comply with the Nutritional Standards for School Lunches.

Multiple serving points, pay points and a cashless operating system ensure that service is swift, queuing time is minimised and pupils have sufficient time to eat lunch.   

Café Pierre provides another catering facility within the school.  It opens at lunchtime each day serving sandwiches, wraps, paninis and toasties.  Additionally, the school has installed vending machines which dispense sandwiches, wraps and bottled water.

The service provided by Café Bordeaux and Café Pierre ensures that pupils who are involved in extra-curricular activities at lunchtime or after school have the option, at various times throughout the day, to purchase food and drinks in advance.

In the interests of Health and Safety, pupils must only consume food and hot drinks in designated dining areas.

Our monthly menu is displayed at the bottom of this page and a downloadable version is also available for you. 

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Fish Fingers & Mashed Potatoes or Chicken Lasagne with Side Salad

Rice Pudding with Two Fruits

Chicken Fried Rice & Curry Sauce

Cheese & Tomato Pizza with Chips

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie 

School Closed

Baked Gammon Parsley Sauce with Cabbage & Mashed Potatoes 

Chicken Curry & Rice

Fresh Fruit & Frozen Yoghurt 


Irish Stew

Baked Potato with Tuna & Sweetcorn

Swiss Roll & Custard 

Spaghetti Bolognaise & Garlic Bread 

Sausages in Onion Gravy Cabbage with Mashed Potatoes 

Iced Sponge & Custard

School Closed

Mini Meat Balls in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti & Garlic Bread

Chicken Pie Mashed Potatoes & Veg 

Ice Cream & Strawberry Sauce


Chicken Curry & Rice

Shepherd's Pie

Apple Pie & Custard

Chicken & Veg Soup with Ham Sandwich 

Mince Pie & Carrots & Mashed Potatoes

Caramel Tart & Custard

School Closed 

Stuffed Bacon / Chicken Goujons with Carrots & Mashed Potatoes

Apple, Orange or Banana 


Roast Chicken Stuffing Mixed Veg & Mashed Potatoes

Shortbread & Juice 

Roast Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes with Mixed Veg

Brownie & Juice 

School Closed

Braised Steak, Gravy, Mixed Veg with Mashed Potatoes 

Mini Muffin & Milk Shake 


Fish Goujons & Mashed Potatoes

Beef Lasagne & Herb Bread

Jam Tart & Custard

Breaded Cod / Chicken Goujons with Chips & Beans

Fruit Ice Lollies

School Closed

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