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We have a wide variety of catering on our Exton Park site with whatever you fancy, from burgers and ‘lite bites’ to a hearty, warming meal. Our chefs design seasonal meals around ingredients that are grown on our Exton Park campus, meaning we are cutting down on both food waste and food miles.

The Dining Rooms

The Dining Rooms are located at the heart of the University campus and open to all students, staff and visitors to the University

At lunchtime, there is a wide choice available, including jacket potatoes, fresh salads, hot paninis, a sandwich bar and homemade soups. You can also opt for more traditional home-cooked meals or choose a dish from the wok bar, prepared with the ingredients of your choice.

Our evening meal selection is varied and nutritious and if you are living in catered accommodation, it is the perfect place to go for a hot, comforting meal at the end of a busy day. As it is only a five-minute walk from your accommodation, it is a home from home for you and your friends.

Residential student meal times

Continental breakfast served
Monday - Friday   7.30am - 10.00am
Saturday and Sunday   9:00am - 10:00am
Lunch served
Monday - Friday Sandwich/Panini Bar 11.30am - 2.30pm
  Main Counter 12noon - 2.30pm
Saturday and Sunday   12:30pm - 2.00pm 
Dinner served
Monday - Friday   5:30pm - 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday   5.30pm - 7.00pm


Binks Brasserie

You will find our brasserie on the ground floor of the Binks Building. Relax between lectures with a Starbucks coffee in the sofa area or stop by for a nutritious and comforting midday meal.

Our trained baristas will prepare your perfect coffee while you wait using freshly ground coffee beans; all our coffees can also be made with plant milk. Freshly baked cakes and breakfast pastries are also available. Our speciality breakfast menu is served until 11.30am and includes fresh fruit, yoghurt pots as well as cakes and breakfast pastries made in-house by our artisan baker, so you can start your day the right way.

For lunch, why not try a fresh salad from our salad bar or sample one of the mouth-watering hot specials? You can also find a range of lite bites, such as sandwiches or bagels, or traditional homemade meals and snacks.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Binks Grab & Go

Opposite the brasserie, you will find our grab & go outlet: the perfect spot for a quick pick-me-up.

If you’re in need of a pitstop, you will find a selection of morning pastries, delicious cakes, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and light snacks for those customers who want to grab and go!

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 11.30am - 2.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

UOC Bar and Varsity Sports Bar

Located in the heart of Exton Park campus, we offer two distinct bars that aim to provide a safe social space a few minutes’ walk from the main accommodation blocks and the garden quarter. The UoC bar is a lounge-style bar that houses a comfortable seating area for relaxing after a hard day’s studying. Throughout the week, we hold various activities including quiz nights, karaoke, Wednesday socials, live music showcasing our University talent and a brand new Friday night event for 2022! We offer a range of drinks including traditional and ‘no and low’ cocktails. It’s not all about drinking in the UoC Bar: we want to promote an inclusive place for anyone to come and enjoy what we have to offer. We also have a fantastic bar food menu that runs into the late evening.

The Varsity Sports Bar is a vibrant and bustling bar that shows all Sky and BT sports channels all day; we have pool tables, darts and a projector for those big sporting events. The bar has outdoor seating and booths for larger groups who want to come and enjoy the match! We also hold regular events here including e-sports and live music throughout the year.

For more information or if you would like to enquire about holding an event, visit our socials or contact us directly on 01244 513074.

Facebook: Varsity Bar UoC

Instagram: @uoc_varsitybar

The Gourmet Burger House

If you fancy a burger, head to Westminster Building; we have exactly what you’re looking for.

All of our burger variations are a UK take on a classic New York burger. We serve mouth-watering gourmet burgers made by our local butcher to our own specific recipe using locally sourced ingredients

Opening times

Monday to Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Thursday and Friday: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Seaborne Library Grab & Go

We offer the perfect fuel for study sessions in Seaborne Library.

Serving a selection of morning pastries, delicious cakes, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and light snacks for those customers who want refreshments on the go.

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Vending machines are also available out of opening hours.


Our on-campus supermarket is located near to the main Dining Rooms at Exton Park. Here you can find all your everyday groceries, sandwiches, snack, confectionary and toiletries as well as stationery and University clothing. We also offer an essentials range of groceries with your daily items at a lower price.

Sustainable Shop

The Sustainable Shop, located next door to the Costcutter supermarket, is our sustainable, plastic free shop and is the next stage of the University’s commitment to sustainable living. It stocks fresh seasonal fruit and veg grown on the University grounds, homemade bread and puddings, and staples such as pasta, rice and milk. These are sold in bulk so customers can bring their own containers or get reusable ones from the shop. We now also have a range of milkshakes on offer!

The shop also stocks refills for toiletries, second-hand clothes, potted plants grown on site, and second-hand cookbooks.

Further Information

All catering outlets will be cashless.

All our catering outlets are now cashless. As well as card payments, customers can make payments through the YOYO wallet app. Staff and students can download the app via Google Play or the Apple App Store using your University email address from this link

As part of the University’s commitment to sustainability and reducing plastic packaging, we no longer offer single-use paper cups in our catering outlets: students can use a drop and swap scheme when purchasing hot drinks. By downloading the app, students will receive a reusable cup to use in all outlets. It can then be returned for a replacement or a token.