about us

Gourdans started from an urge to get out of the corporate and office working life.

We considered options for starting our own business, though none lit the spark we were hoping for, until a trip to Belgium and several steak suppers later. Our passion for the outdoor life, eating and V Dub vans led us almost accidentally into Arturo’s ‘little vintage Renault Estafette’ path, after which everything else followed quite naturally to create our kitchen on wheels.

We adore Arturo and enjoy serving our delicious Steak Frites with our sauces and accompaniments. Gourdans name reflects the camaraderie between friends and family, being a take on a derogatory but a affectionate name calling.

We aim to serve only Steak & Frites made to order.


customer testimonials

Hi Matt and Tina

Thanks very much for your amazing food today. I’ve never had so many positive comments. We’ll certainly be using you again.

Paul and the team at Mercedes-Benz

The steak frites itself were wonderfully cooked, beautiful meat, crisp fries and at a price that everyone can afford.

Ian Wallis, Operations Executive, Audley Travel Ltd


what’s on the menu

21 Day Matured Sirloin Steak served on a bed of Belgian shoestring Frites, with optional scratch made accompaniments and sauces. (All our food is naturally gluten free-GF)


Regular Steak
Large Steak

Any Side to Create A Meal


Marinated Portobello Mushrooms
Homemade Coleslaw
Belgian Shoestring Frites


choice of –
Peppercorn Sauce, Salsa Verde, Herb Butter

We may also vary the menu depending on the seasons

Available for private/corporate parties and events info@gourdans.co.uk Tel: 07854 680977 / 07505 733339

gourdans on tour

where to find us

Regular stops at –

Kirtlington Village Hall

Wednesday’s 5:30-8:30pm

Lincoln Park Farm Standlake

Fridays  5:30-8:30pm

North Parade market

2nd & 4th Saturday each month

Bladon Chains

Sundays 5:30-7:30pm
 We cater for all occasions and events please enquire for availability.

gourdans event hire

available for your event

For event enquiries please email info@gourdans.co.uk, or call us on 07505 733 339 or 07854 680 977.

Please let us have your contact details, an outline of the type of event, the date and approximate number of people attending.


how to contact

Contact us via email at info@gourdans.co.uk, or call us on 07505 733 339 or 07854 680 977.


what we stand for


Solar paneling on the roof of our van provides renewable energy for Arturo. All our packaging i.e boxes, napkins, cutlery is environmentally friendly and compostable. We try as much as possible to recycle or compost our waste.

Our Produce

As secondary producers we are very careful on the produce we select. Our vegetables and salads are from local wholesale greengrocers who hold full knowledge on the provenance of their stock. We attempt to purchase locally produced items if possible and so try to keep our accompaniments, sauces both local and seasonal, all of which is gluten free.

Our Meat

Premium Sirloin steak matured to 21 days for tender, succulent taste. All comes via an ethical breed programme that is Red tractor, DEFRA and British Quality Standard approved gold award winning beef; seasoned, seared in skillets to your personal preference.

Our Frites

The frites we use are of the highest quality and taste, cooked in Rapeseed oil, also gluten free.