Eat in @ halls of residence
Our EAT IN scheme is part of selected halls of residence contracts and entitles you to breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday during term time. We’re really proud of our manager and chef teams who have helped us achieve such positive feedback.
Our EAT IN scheme means:
- great choice
- great quality
- great service times
- lots of healthy options
- less food shopping
- more convenience and less hassle
- easier to budget
- cost included in rent
- still cook for yourself at weekends
EAT IN outlets are still open for students and staff not within the package.
How our EAT IN menus are created
Our EAT IN menu runs in the 4 hospitality outlets that provide a breakfast and dinner service for students living in catered halls. Our team of chefs develop a 3 week dinner menu with 3 main options a day – this menu will only run twice before being reinvented. It’s because we update and refine our menu so often that we get to consider the seasonality of our dishes, and incorporate our customers’ feedback.
The team will always ensure the menu is nutritionally balanced, with an emphasis on using MSC accredited oily fish, locally sourced white meat and in-season fresh vegetables and salads from local farms. We also consider the more positive environmental impact of vegetarian and vegan foods – so when we create our menus, we always ensure they include exciting alternatives to meat and fish.
You can suggest dishes for our next menu by using the feedback form below – we reply to all feedback, and really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us!
What’s on offer
Choose from a range of items including cereals, muesli, croissant, fruit, toast, yoghurts, or a selection of traditional hot options.
Breakfast includes fruit juices and hot beverages.
“There’s always a variety, the cooked breakfast isn’t always exactly the same, sometimes there is black pudding sometimes there is scrambled egg instead of fried. There is always fruit and toast as well as different cereals.”
Served every evening, Monday to Friday during term time, will include the following:
- At least 3 hot main meal options (such as curry, stir fry, pasta and more traditional choices)
- Jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings
- Choice of freshly made salads
- Choice of accompaniments including carbohydrates and vegetables
- Choice of dessert, fruit or yogurt
- Tea, coffee and fruit juice
We appreciate that vegetarianism is an increasingly popular and/or ethical decision for many people.
There will always be at least one main evening meal option that will be vegetarian, as well as the additional choice of jacket potatoes, salads and soup.
If you have a particular special diet, other than being vegetarian, please contact us.
Staying in our halls accommodation means you’ll be living in a safe and comfortable environment, and being on our EAT IN package means you’ll have even less to worry about! Moving away to university is a big step, and our catered halls package really helps with that transition.
It’s your community
You’ll be eating with other students from different flats and courses, so you’ll get to meet and interact with a whole range of different people. Developing a good social network in your halls community should hopefully make it easier to find people you’d like to live with when you move into the private sector in your second year.
Healthy, locally sourced food
You get to enjoy a freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced diet, without all the time needed to source ingredients, cook or buy expensive pots and pans. The university has won awards for its healthy food provision, and always looks to source seasonal and fresh ingredients from local suppliers and growers.
Good value for money
The EAT IN package is very competitively priced – it entitles you to 5 breakfasts and 5 evening meals a week during term time, and the cost is included in your rent. You’ll still get to experience the fun of cooking and eating with friends at the weekends, in your halls community kitchens.
All dietary needs catered for
Whether vegetarian, vegan, coeliac or lactose intolerance, we can accommodate a whole range of different diets. Just speak to the Hospitality Manager on site to discuss your requirements, or email us at email@example.com.
And best of all…
…no washing up!