Many students choose to eat a lot of their meals 'in Hall', and our Chefs provide a number of affordable formal and informal meal options each day. The kitchen team are able to accommodate allergies and special food requests (e.g. Halal), although usually require a bit of additional notice.
Breakfast (cooked or continental) is served in Hall on Monday - Saturday between 8.15am and 9am. A range of breakfast food is available, including cereal, toast, and a range of hot food, including vegetarian options.
A late breakfast/early lunch is served on Sundays only between 11am and 1pm. Brunch is very popular and students can book their space via our online meal booking system.
Lunch is served in Hall from 12.45pm - 1.30pm Monday to Friday, and from 12.45pm to 1.15pm on a Saturday. There is usually a range of hot or cold meals for students to choose from and this can range from salads and sandwiches to lasagne, fish and chips, macaroni cheese, not forgetting the Chef's special chocolate pudding with chocolate custard, usually served on a Friday. There are always vegetarian options available.
Informal Hall (dinner) is served at 6.15pm from Monday to Friday, and at 6.30pm on Sunday. Students will need to book for Informal Hall via the online meal booking system, but smart clothes/gowns do not need to be worn. There is no evening meal served in Hall on a Saturday.
Formal Hall, a formal three-course meal, is served at 7.15pm from Monday to Friday, and at 7.30pm on Sunday. As it is a formal meal, in the tradition of many Oxford colleges, students and guests are required to wear smart clothes (jacket and tie or equivalent) and gowns. Wednesdays and Sundays are 'Guest Nights', and on those days students should wear suits or equivalent dress. Students should book for Formal Hall via the online meal booking system. There is no evening meal served in Hall on a Saturday.
2019-2020 Food Costs
- Cooked breakfast - £3.50
- Continental breakfast - £2.65
- Lunch - £4.20
- Informal Hall - £5.70
- Formal Hall - £6.30
- Sunday brunch - £4.20
Kitchens and Self-Catering
The College has kitchens located in some of the staircases which can be used by students for cooking meals and snacks. Because of the age of the College buildings, cooking facilities can vary depending on which area of College your room is in.
Students are also allowed to keep small fridges and a kettle in their bedroom, although toasters and microwaves are not allowed.