Food and Meal Bookings


Lunch is served between 12:00 and 13:45 for dining in or takeaway from Monday to Friday throughout the year, except during a two-week closure in August and two weeks over Christmas. A coffee machine is available in the common room for self-service hot drinks in line with the common room opening hours. You will need to book into lunch before 10:00 on the day
you wish to eat.

Wednesday and Thursday formal dinners

Formal dinners are held every Wednesday during term time and every Thursday, except for brief closure periods over Christmas, Easter and August. Pre-dinner drinks are served in the Common Room at 19:00 with the call to dinner at 19:30. Tea, coffee and chocolates are served in the Common Room after dinner. Bookings open up to three weeks in advance and close at 12:00, the Monday before the sitting. The dress code is smart business attire.

Policy on bringing children to formal dinners

Read the college policy on bringing children to formal dinners and find out more about arrangements specially designed for families. 

Informal suppers

Informal suppers happen on Tuesdays from 18:00 to 20:00 in two separate sittings, following the lunch format of collecting meals from the servery and no assigned seating.  The dress code is casual.

Booking Meals without Single Sign On (SSO)

If you are a member category that does not have a single sign on issued by the university or college (Associate Member, Common Room Members, Alumni, Non- Student Resident etc.), please fill in either the lunch or dinner form as required. Please note dinner bookings are not confirmed until you have received a conformation email from the front of house team as we will need to check your access permissions, tickets available and guest allowances before arranging a pre-payment to confirm your booking.

If you have issues accessing the form, please contact the front of house team. For lunches, you will be asked to pay for your meal by credit/debit card on collection. Please note we have no cash facilities in the dining room. For dinners, full payment is taken in advance by credit/debit card over the phone.