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Food and drink

With over 1,000 members in our community, food and drink facilities are key to daily life in the College. All students have access to shared cooking facilities, but many take advantage of the Cafe and Buttery during the day for their meals, and the Bar in the evening. Staff working on site are provided with a meal during their working day, and our academic community regularly dines collectively. Alumni are entitled to dine once a term. 

Members of the public are always welcome to make use of the facilities. Please note that purchases must be made using either a credit/debit card, or contactless, and that a processing charge will be applicable.

To view the current menu for the Buttery, click here. Next week's menu is here.


Staff member making coffee

The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop serves breakfast until 10.30 every day during Term and has a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks available throughout the day. It's a great environment for relaxed study and socialising and is open to the whole College community and the public.

Opening Hours

Term Time: Monday to Saturday - 8:00-18:00 and Sunday - 9:00-18:00

Out of Term: Monday to Friday - 8:00-15:00

Student in the buttery

The Buttery

The College Dining Hall (Buttery) is located in the Central Building and serves lunch and dinner every day.

Opening hours

Lunch: Monday to Friday 12:30-13:30

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30-13:30 / Sunday Lunch served 12:30 - 13:30

Dinner: Every day, 18:00-19:00 

Fellows in Upper Hall

Formal Dining

The College Dining facilities can be used to hold formal events throughout the year. Formal Halls - open to the whole College - are traditionally held on Wednesdays and occasional Fridays. Throughout term special dinners may be held for specific subjects, societies, or to mark important events in the College Calendar. Current students and Fellows can view booking information here. Alumni are invited either to view specific event pages listed here, or, if planning a private function to contact our Events team directly. 

The bar

The Bar

The Bar is a great location to meet with friends and colleagues in a relaxed environment and we have a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available. 

During term, the opening hours are

​Monday and Tuesday: 19:00-22:50

Wednesday to Saturday: 18:00-22:50 

Sunday: 18:00-22:20

For special events and outside term, different times may apply.


Cooking for yourself

Fitz is within walking distance of two major supermarkets - ALDI is located on Histon Road, and Sainsbury's can be found in Eddington. Other useful local shops on Histon Road are Midan which stocks a wide range of world foods, Iqbro Halal Grocers and Iceland.