The cafeteria is located in the Cripps Dining Hall in Cripps Court offers self-service meals and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the opening times are: 

Term Time Opening Times:

BREAKFAST            8.30am – 9.15am               Every Day except Saturday and Sunday*

LUNCH                     12.30pm – 2:00pm             Every Day except Saturday and Sunday

BRUNCH*                11.00am – 13.30pm              Saturday and Sunday

DINNER                    5.45pm – 7.00pm                Every Day


COVID 19 Guidance:

  • Face coverings will be required when transiting through the cafeteria servery and the dining hall.
  • Limited numbers of diners will be allowed in the main servery area during busy periods
  • All Guests using the main student Cafeteria and Dining Hall will requested to follow the College guidance on social proximity, which will be controlled by socially distanced queuing and seating in Cripps Dining Hall.
  • Please sanitise your hands before you enter the cafeteria servery area or dining hall


Note: Please see the information below regarding the Vacation catering arrangements for the cafeteria

It is most helpful if you leave the dining hall after dinner by 7.15pm or alternatively take your meal and eat in the Cripps lobby area or the Bar to enable the staff to prepare the tables for Formal Hall and Fellows High Table dinner.

Payment for meals is made via the Upay cashless payment system using your University ID card or by contactless debit /credit card only. Cash / Cheques are not accepted in the cafeteria.

You may bring guests into Cafeteria; guests will pay a cover charge of 35% on the total meal in respect of each meal taken.

 *Please note: Breakfast will be served from 08:00 - 09:30 during the University examination period in Easter term.

Vacation Catering Arrangements

Outside of the undergraduate’s period of residency the catering arrangements change so that the College can accept residential conferences and larger banquets, during these times the Café and Qbar do not open.

Vacation Period Opening Times:

BREAKFAST            8.45am – 9.15am                 Monday - Sunday

LUNCH                     12.30pm – 1.30pm                Monday - Sunday

DINNER                   5.30pm – 6.30pm                  Monday - Sunday

*Please Note:

Breakfast Menu: During the vacation period the buttery will be serving a continental selection on a daily basis, unless pre-ordered for external events

Lunch Menu: Weekend lunch menus will be offering a normal lunch style menu on Saturday with a brunch style menu on Sunday

If Hall is in use for private events, you may be asked to collect and pay for your meal from the Cafeteria and then proceed to the Bar to eat your food.

Vacation Formal Hall Dinner

During the vacation a number of Formal Halls are held in Old Hall, cafeteria dinner still runs on these evenings but Fellows High Table is combined with the Formal Hall; at the start of each vacation period the dates of the vacation formal hall's will be advertised; any current member of College wishing to attend should book in the normal manner using the on-line booking system. Fellows can book in any of the usual ways for High Table dinner.

The kitchens remain open with the exception of a 10 day period over Christmas and New Year and Easter weekend (unless Easter falls during the students period of residency).