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 12:00 midday, one working before the day you wish to eat (Monday lunch bookings will close at 12 midday on the Friday before).

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 Friday before the sitting. The dress code is smart business attire.

Informal suppers

Informal suppers usually happen three times per term and dates will be listed on your term card. Bookings open three weeks in advance and close on 12:00 the Friday before the supper. It follows the lunch format of collecting meals from a 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 etc.), please download and fill in this Lunch Booking Form and send it to Food and Beverage Manager Harriet Quint. If you have issues accessing the form please contact Harriet direct at 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.

Alumni can attend lunch as a guest of a current college member. Payment is on the day by card only