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We offer a variety of convenient catering options for students and staff based at Thornton Science Park - from vending machines to filling lunch dishes.

Thornton Restaurant

At the heart of Thornton Science Park we offer catering that's traditional - with a twist. In the morning freshly baked cakes and breakfast goods are available. At lunchtime you have a choice from jacket potatoes, fresh salads, sandwiches, homemade soups as well as a selection of more traditional home cooked starters, main courses and deserts. Our style of cooking is mainly inspired by British, American, and Mediterranean cuisine.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 11.30 - 2.00pm

Thornton Coffee Shop

Our Starbucks Coffee Shop is for use by all staff and students, serving a selection of morning goods, delicious cakes, hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and light snacks for those customers who want to grab and go.

Opening times 

Monday to Friday: 8.00am to 5.00pm

Further Information

All catering outlets will be cashless

All catering outlets have been socially distanced, so capacity is limited. But to help with the limited capacity, we have asked if they can stagger breaks and lunches.

Customers can pre-order/pay for their food and drinks beforehand and also be able to sit in, such as the Bars and order from your table of choice.  

Download the new YOYO wallet app from September 7th 2020. 

Staff & Students can download the app via Google or the Apple store using your University email address following the link By using your University email address, it will enable us to provide a track & trace of who has used our outlets during the day.  

There will be no single-use paper cups, students will be using a drop and swap scheme when purchasing hot drinks. By downloading the app students will receive a reusable cup to use in all outlets.

To book tables and slots for the Bar, please use the link below:

Book here