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We have a modern, light, and airy dining hall

The kitchen is open every weekday lunchtime throughout the year, with the exception of short breaks at Christmas and Easter. On Saturdays we are open for Brunch from 11am until 1pm.

When the kitchen is open for cafeteria-style meals then food can also be purchased to take away. You may enjoy dining with friends and colleagues within current regulations.

Scroll down for information about menus, our College café and for costs.

The menu

There is always a choice of hot food, sandwiches, soup, salads & pudding (healthy choices available), including options for vegetarians and vegans. We send out a menu in advance every week, and our chef caters for a wide variety of dietary requirements.

*Please note there will be no menu sent out in advance during the summer vacation. Catering provisions will be as follows: Nautilus Café - Monday to Friday 12pm to 2pm. Follow @LucyFood for daily updates. 

View a sample menu below:

Catering Weekly Menu by Lucy Cavendish

All our food is sourced from best practice suppliers and we track and display the CO2 generated in production and transportation. Whenever possible we also source our produce locally. Read our catering team's blog here.


Cafeteria style food

Nautilus Café/Bar

Breakfast and snacks are available at the Nautilus Café, 8:30am-4pm weekdays during term. We also have a great selection of paninis, wraps, toasties, homemade cakes, barista coffee and more.


The Bar is open four evenings a week in term time from 7pm until 11pm.

You can also buy hot drinks and snacks from the vending machines in the Oldham Hall Common Room, open 24-hours.

Almond Croissants



Lucy Cavendish College students can top up their University which can be spent on breakfast, lunch, supper and Formal Hall for you and your guests. All our meals offer good value for money and we offer a great variety of freshly made food. To find out out you can top up your Meal funds please visit the 'How to Pay' page in the members' area (link below).

How to pay

Learn more about: living costs and financial assistance.

During term time

On Sundays we offer a traditional roast from 12am until 2pm.

We serve informal evening suppers Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 6pm-7.45pm Thursday and Friday 5.30pm – 6.30pm throughout term time. 

Formal Halls

All students, Alumnae, Associates and Emeritus Fellows are very welcome at Formal Hall which occur on Thursdays and Fridays during Term.

Click here for Formal Hall bookings, bill payments and meal funds top-ups (previously MMC )

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