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Food options available on campus

By StudentLiving 14 Aug 2023

Explore the delicious delights of campus catering

One of the perks of being a student is having access to a variety of catering outlets on campus. Whether you need a snack to keep you going or a meal to share with your mates, these foodie destinations have something for everyone.

The University has cafes and bars on three main campuses: University Park, Jubilee Campus, and Sutton Bonington. There are also cafes in the Medical School and at the Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

University Park

On University Park, there are 16 cafes and bars, offering a variety of food and drink options, from sandwiches and salads to hot meals and snacks. Some of the cafes and bars are located in halls of residence, such as Cavendish Cafe, Echo@Derby, and Hops at Lenton & Wortley.

Others are situated in academic buildings, such as Coates Cafe, Trent café, and Monica Partridge Pod.

There are cafes in the libraries, such as George Green Library Cafe and Hallward Library Cafe. The University also has two campus bars, Hops@Lenton and Echo@Derby, where you can enjoy a drink with your mates.

Jubilee Campus

On Jubilee Campus, there are four cafes, serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads, cakes, and pastries. The cafes are Aspire Cafe, Terrazzo Café, Atrium, and SNG.

They are all located in the main buildings of the campus, such as the Amenities building, Exchange building, and the Advanced Manufacturing building.

Medical School

In the Medical School, there's Hipps café, serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and snacks.

It is located in the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC), which is part of the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Weekend brunch

Why not join us to kick up your day with a delicious brunch.

Every Saturday and Sunday 11.30am-1.00pm

Come and enjoy lunch at the following places:

  • Cripps Hall
    Asian Fusion Brunch: It includes burgers with katsu ketchup, waffles with buttermilk chicken and honey soy dressing, etc.
  • Derby Hall
    Artisan’s Brunch: It includes croque madame, savoury croissant, pains au chocolat, pains aux raisins etc.
  • Cavendish Hall
    Full English Breakfast: consisting of bacon, fried egg, sausage, mushrooms, baked beans, toast, and grilled tomatoes

Sutton Bonington

On Sutton Bonington Campus, there are some excellent catering options:

Where you can do your weekly food shop or sit in the café with a latte and a panini.

The Barn
Home to the Apiary (a speciality coffee and tea bar, serving light bites and pastries).

The Hive Bar
Serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, with bar snacks and upstairs at Square Eats where you can tuck into that days menu — ranging from a traditional carvery, Italian pasta dishes or a curry with a kick.

Kosher on campus

This year we are delighted to be able to offer kosher food to our Jewish students in our Halls of Residence as part of our expanding food options. 

Partnering with the local Chabad of Nottingham, Rabbi Mendy and his wife Brocha, who have set up a commercial kitchen on their home grounds.  Mike Lear (Food and Beverage Manager) along with Chefs Matthew Carroll and Ashley Collishaw are working with Brocha’s recipes and preparing Kosher food once a week for our Halls.

We hope to be able to expand the Kosha food offer to the PuriTea concept on the Portland Food court. PuriTea is our new in-house brand offering delicious speciality hot and cold teas.  We were runners up in the UK Udine Food Awards with PuriTea, that also sells freshly decorated Do’Nuts, homemade subs, salads and a selection of Kosher retail lines.  Our next step will be to introduce some of Brocha’s Kosher recipes at PuriTea.

Nottingham Lakeside Arts

At the Nottingham Lakeside Arts, there is one cafe, called Gallery Cafe. It serves hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, salads, soups, cakes, and scones.

It is located in the Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre, which is a public arts centre on University Park Campus.

Did you know...

  • You can pre-order halal dishes
  • You can pre-order packed breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
  • You can speak to your chef about your specific dietary requirements 
  • You can email the catering team at regarding any catering queries
  • You can pre-order Kosher food in catered halls

As you can see, there's a wide range of food and drink options to choose from at the University of Nottingham, whichever campus you find yourself on. So why not explore what we have to offer and find your own favourites.

You can check on our website for locations and opening times. And find out more about the cafes and bars on campus.