Dining hall / cafeteria

Formal Hall

Formal Hall

The dining hall is a focal point for our College. It is used for both Formal and Informal dining. Members are invited and encouraged to take meals in College as often as possible, to aid in the fostering of the community spirit that is so important to our College life.

Formal dinners are subject to dress codes, timing and guest restrictions. Details of how to book and what to expect can be found in the Guide to Formal Dining and Guide to Formal Meal Booking pages.

Times and dates of meals

In the St Edmund’s Dining Hall:

  • Breakfast                                                 08:00 – 09:30   (Wednesday Only)
  • Lunch                                                      12.30 – 13.30   (Monday – Friday)
  • Dinner                                                     18.30 – 19.45    (Monday – Friday)
  • Saturday Brunch                                     11:00 – 12:30   (Saturday)
  • Sunday Lunch                                         12.30 – 13.30   (Sunday)

A hot meat and vegetarian/vegan option will be available during lunch and dinner.

Changes to the above times and dates will be notified on the weekly menu page of the website and in the Dining Hall.

Dietary requirements

The College will seek to respond to the needs of members with special dietary requirements.

Vegetarian and vegan options are routinely available, while other special dietary requirements should be discussed in the first instance with the Catering Manager, who will try to prepare appropriate meals if this can reasonably be arranged (though the College cannot guarantee to fulfil all individual requests).

If you are on a special diet because of medical or religious reasons, you are encouraged to speak to the Catering Manager who can prepare a menu plan for you.

The College should be informed if a member has a serious food allergy; this should be discussed immediately on arrival with the member’s Tutor and with the Catering Manager, who will be able to advise on the ingredients and labelling of College meals.


Kitchen minimum billing

The College makes a compulsory charge to all students for the use of the dining hall and coffee shop. This is charged at the beginning of each term and a credit is placed on the student’s University card. Once this credit has been used, students may pay for further meals by ‘topping-up’ their meal card using the app. It is not College policy to refund unspent meal card balances.