Oxford University has a distinct tradition of fine dining at the extravagant halls at most colleges of the university. Various formal dinners, termly feasts, are regularly organised by the colleges that include multiple courses and include a range of cuisines. The dining halls are epitomised by the famous Harry Potter series where Hogwarts, including its dining hall, has been modelled on the Christ Church colleges’ dining hall at Oxford University. Typically, dining halls are spacious and feature wooden floors, panelled walls with giant portraits of the notable people who studied at the college, chandeliers and a high table normally reserved for the fellows at the college.

The Oxford Institute caters to the diverse dietary requirements of its members and offers an excellent range of options for both breakfast and dinner. Food is prepared by an expert chef on campus and only fresh ingredients of high quality are used. Breakfast and dinner will both be arranged at the College's dining hall, which is included in the fee for all summer school courses offered by the Oxford Institute.