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Ambitions Training Restaurant

Meal prepared at Ambitions Training Restaurant

Ambitions is UCOL Palmerston North's training restaurant. Our trainee chefs prepare and cook delicious food, served in the restaurant by our hospitality students. You can enjoy a unique dining experience that allows you to sample a sophisticated menu while participating in the training of our future cookery and hospitality professionals.  Both staff and students regularly gain recognition in prestigious national culinary contests. Check out our News page for stories on their achievements.


Ambitions Training Restaurant is located on the ground floor of UCOL block 9, 23-41 Queen Street, Palmerston North, phone 06 952 7027. 

Opening Hours for Lunch

Ambitions will be open for lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the following dates:


Semester One

18 March 2014 - 17 April 2014 and after term break from 6 May 2014 - 8 May 2014

Semester Two

26 August 2014 - 25 September 2014


Opening Hours for Dinner

Ambitions will be open for dinner on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the following dates:


Semester One

13 May 2014 - 26 June 2014

Semester Two

7 October 2014 - 20 November 2014


Who Can Come?

Ambitions is open to all members of the public. However we recommend that you make a reservation on (06) 952 7001 extension 70902 during the day or after 4.30pm (06) 952 7027.


Group Bookings

Group bookings are welcome but please book in advance to avoid disappointment. From time to time you may be asked to sit at smaller tables due to assessment requirements.



We accept cash, EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard or official Ambitions Gift Vouchers.


Wheelchair Access

We are wheelchair friendly.


Car Parking

Paid parking is available along Queen Street. After 5.30pm parking is available in the UCOL car park adjacent to Ambitions.


Gift Vouchers

Ambitions Gift Vouchers are available. 


Bookings and Enquiries

Please phone (06) 952 7001 extension 70902 during the day or after 4.30 pm (06) 952 7027 to reserve your table, or email d.meehan@ucol.ac.nz 



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