Temporary Food Provision

The College Hall is at the heart of the College community and is enjoyed by everyone as a venue for socialising. The first two terms of the new academic year will see a major refurbishment of this historical venue to return it to its former glory!

As a result of this much needed restoration, there will be a different catering provision for the start of the new academic year. The new catering provision also allows for the social distancing requirements that are in place in all social settings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Please be aware that all services and opening times of the services are subject to change at short notice dependent upon the prevailing circumstances.

Self-Catering Kitchens

The College’s self-catering facilities have been improved and expanded upon in order to give students the opportunity to prepare their own food. Please ensure you bring with you all the necessary crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils that you will require to self-cater. We ask that students only use their allocated kitchens.

Oriel Takeaway

  • To supplement the self-catering provision, there will be a temporary marquee located in the middle quad which will be open for a selection of takeaway food items at lunch time and supper time from Monday to Friday during term time.
  • Please use the Meal Booking System (MBS) if you would like to use this service in order to give us an indication of the demand. The MBS can be accessed here.
  • Please ensure that you wear a face covering when using this facility and ensure social distancing when queueing.

Meals and Times

During Hilary term, as a result of the nationwide lockdown, the following meals are and will be available from the temporary marquee in Second Quad:


There is no breakfast provision during Michaelmas and Hilary Terms and students should make use of their allocated kitchens.


'Takeaway' lunch, with a variety of hot and cold food, is available in the marquee from 12.45pm until 1.30pm Monday – Friday.

Students need to book for ‘takeaway’ lunch via the online Meal Booking System.

Supper in the Marquee

Because the College will be operating with a skeleton domestic staff for the duration of the nationwide lockdown announced on 4th January, during Hilary term there will be no catered takeaway supper available to purchase in College. Please make use of your allocated kitchen facilities.