Temporary Food Provision

The refurbishment of the College Hall is now complete, and we are delighted that students will once again be able to use this important space at the heart of College.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some restrictions remain in place for indoor dining and our food provision is not yet able to go back to 'normal service'. Below are the details of the dining and food options currently available in College.

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

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.

Meals and Times

From Monday 7th June there will no longer be a takeaway service from the College Bar but breakfast, lunch and informal supper will be available from the dining Hall servery Monday – Friday until the end of 9th Week. There will also be additional formal Halls. Students can still get food to take away if they do not wish to eat in Hall - please ask the staff in the Servery to put your food in a takeaway container.

Please be aware of the following for all meals:

  • Numbers are limited, seating will be in groups of up to 6 people, with each table of 6 distanced from the next.
  • Wear your face covering until seated at the table and when leaving Hall.
  • Observe good hand hygiene protocols.
  • Follow directions from the Hall team when entering the servery, taking your seat and leaving Hall.
  • Only sit at marked place settings.
  • Keep a 2 m distance from others when queueing to enter Hall, in the servery and when leaving.
  • Only 1 person on each table of 6 to handle water bottles/jugs and to pour for the others.

Breakfast

Breakfast (cooked or continental) will be available from the servery between 8.15 and 8.45 am. There is no need to book for this meal.

Please arrive by 8.45 am in order to give you time to collect your meal from the servery and eat it before the Hall closes at 9.00 am. A takeaway service is available – please ask for your food to be placed in a takeaway container when  you enter the servery.

Lunch

Lunch is available between 12.45 and 1.45 pm. You must pre-book through the online meal booking system which can be accessed here. If you do not turn up for lunch you will be charged £4.45 for the meal which will have been prepared for you.

Bookings for lunch close at 2pm the day before lunch and at 2pm on Friday for Monday bookings. A takeaway service is available – please ask for your food to be placed in a takeaway container when  you enter the servery.

Informal Hall

Informal Hall is available between 6.00 and 6.45 pm. You must pre-book through the online meal booking system which can be accessed here.

If you do not turn up for informal Hall you will be charged £4.45 for the meal which will have been prepared for you.

Bookings for informal Hall close at 2pm the day before and at 2pm on Friday for Monday bookings. A takeaway service is available – please ask for your food to be placed in a takeaway container when  you enter the servery.

Formal Hall

Students have been emailed with information about dates for a number of Formal Halls. You must pre-book through the online meal booking system which can be accessed here.

If you do not turn up for formal Hall you will be charged £4.45 for the meal which will have been prepared for you.

Please arrive at 7.15 pm in order to be seated for service at 7.30 pm. Dress code is smart with gowns.

College Bar

The College Bar is now open for outdoor and indoor table service and will serve a variety of snack items and range of drinks. Opening hours are:

  • 8.30am - 2.30pm - table service (indoors and outdoors) and cafe bar
  • 7.00pm - 11.00pm - evening bar - table service only, indoors and outdoors

The College asks all Bar users to be respectful of the fact that your fellows students with bedrooms in 1st and 2nd quad may be studying for exams, so please be quiet between 10.00pm – 11.00pm while using the Bar.

Please note that the rule of 6 applies to all those wishing to make use of the indoor Bar facilities.