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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 during Term, 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, term time Catering arrangements 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 during Term, and our chef caters for a wide variety of dietary requirements.

Please note, as we are now out of Term, menus won't be sent out in advance.

You can see a sample menu below.

Follow @LucyFood for daily updates.

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 at Oldham Hall, 8:30am-4pm weekdays during term. We also have a great selection of paninis, wraps, toasties, homemade cakes, barista coffee and more. It's a great environment for relaxed study and socialising.

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


The Bar is open during term time on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 11pm.

Almond Croissants



Lucy Cavendish College students can use their University card funds 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.

Students who have a balance from previous MMC on their card will be able to access their balance until 1 year after their original expected graduation date.

Students who do not have any previous MMC funds can pay for catering options as follows:

Dining Hall & Café

  1. Top up their University card in advance – see How to pay

  2. Pay by debit or credit card at the point of sale in the dining hall or café

Formal Hall

Top up their University card in advance – see How to pay

Please note Formal Halls can only be booked when sufficient funds are loaded on the card.

How to pay

Learn more about: living costs and financial assistance.

During term time

We serve lunch at the servery at Warburton Hall from 12:30pm until 1:45pm, Monday to Friday, with delicious, healthy, homemade meals. We always have vegetarian and vegan options, and you can let us know if you have any other specific requirements.

We serve informal evening supper from 6pm until 7:30pm, Monday to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday we offer takeaway: students can request meals to be left at the Porter Lodge (ordering by lunchtime, from lunch menu).

Thursdays and Fridays we have Formal Hall, which you can book here. This is a great part of your College experience, so make sure you participate! We cater to all kinds of dietary requirements, which you can request when booking.

We also have Brunch on Saturdays from 11am until 1pm, and traditional Sunday Roast from 12:30pm until 2pm, both in the Hall.

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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