Fellows' High Table

The High Table during term is located in the Cripps Dining Hall in Cripps Court with the exception of the summer vacation period and on the occasion when the main dining hall is in use for an external event. During these period meals can be obtained from the main cafeteria servery.

Meal Times

Meal

Opening Hours

Days

Self-service lunch

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Monday - Friday (Saturday's on request)

Served dinner

7.30pm

Every day except Saturday

 

COVID 19 Guidance:

  • Face coverings will be required when transiting through the High table servery and the dining hall.
  • Limited numbers of diners will be allowed in the main servery area during busy periods
  • All Fellows and Guests using the High table servery and seating areas 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 High table servery area or dining hall.

High Table Booking

Lunch

Booking is not necessary for lunch (with the exception of Saturday) however if you are bringing guests please book these in by telephoning the Catering or Butlers office, or by emailing the Butlers office or a member of the catering management team, or by filling out the book which is located in the SCR.

Dinner

Fellows must book for dinner in advance by 2.00pm on the day of dining by telephoning the Catering or Butlers offices, or by emailing the Butlers office or a member of the catering management team, or by filling out the book in the SCR.

Please note: Fellows are requested to restrict guest numbers to a maximum of one guest during Michaelmas term 2021

 

Contact information:

Office

Telephone

Email

Butler's office

01223 335595

butlers@queens.cam.ac.uk

Catering office

01223 335592

catering@queens.cam.ac.uk

Senior Combination Room (SCR)

Dining Members are welcome in term to join the Fellows in the Senior Combination Room (SCR) after Lunch or Dinner.   A choice of teas, coffees and hot chocolate are available from the two dispensers on the servery at the far end of the SCR.  There is a selection of newspapers and magazines and a few current reference books on the table and shelves behind the coffee pots.

Gowns are not worn at lunch time.  A black* gown (no hood) should be worn in the SCR in the evening immediately before Dinner, at High Table and in the SCR after Dinner.  Scarlet may be worn on scarlet days as indicated in the University Diary. 

 There are no particular seating arrangements during or after lunch - you may join any group or table but after dinner the company generally rearranges itself in the SCR or OSR so you should find yourself sitting next to someone you did not have a chance to talk to during the meal.  The presiding Fellow should act as host to facilitate this.

 There is no formal end to the proceedings in the SCR.  Guests should feel free to depart whenever they wish.

 On Thursdays during term recombination often takes place in the Old SCR on the far side of Cloister Court.

 Please note that it is not appropriate for guests to bring their own wine to High Table or to the SCR.

 *Except for the Fellow Benefactors who should wear their green gown