Food and drink

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Find out the options on campus for students, staff and their visitors to grab lunch, catch up with friends over coffee and cake, or pick up a snack on the go.

The Eatery

A seating area, plants and hatch in The Eatery

The Eatery offers up a feast for campus foodies. Pick up fresh sandwiches at the deli bar. Visit our food booths for a globally inspired hot lunch. Swing by The Market Place for coffee, snacks and sandwiches on the go. Find The Eatery on the ground floor of the Helmore Building.


The serving area at Blend

For a coffee hit on campus, head to Blend. Using artisan batch roasted coffee, our team of baristas can whip up anything from a flat white to an iced oat milk latte. Alongside your favourite coffee you can also grab homemade cakes, sandwiches, and freshly baked pastries. Find Blend on the 1st floor of the Helmore Building, using the stairs by Helmore Reception.

The Hatch

The serving counter at the Hatch

Pop by The Hatch for a hot lunch on the go. Find The Hatch on the ground floor of the Lord Ashcroft Building, near the library.

Read more about more about catering on cambridge campus.

The Central

The food serving area at The Central

The Central is a great place on campus to eat, meet and socialise. Pop in for breakfast, grab your favourite barista coffee and sit outside by the river, or stop by for a delicious lunch from one of our weekly changing food booths. Find The Central in the Lord Ashcroft Building.


The serving hatch at Hoffmans

The hidden gem of Chelmsford, Hoffmanns is the best-kept secret on campus. With barista coffee, iced drinks, sandwiches, salads, paninis and pastries, it’s the perfect stop if you’re on-the-go. Find Hoffmanns on the ground floor of the Marconi Building.

Read more about more about catering on chelmsford campus.

Wirrina Café

A view from a gallery of the Wirrina Café

Serving up coffee, frappés, cold drinks, sandwiches, hot eats and snacks. Find Wirrina Café on the ground floor of University House.

Vending facilities are available across all campuses.

Find out about catering options for conferences and room hire.

In 2019 ARU declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency. Find out how our Catering Service supports our Sustainability Strategy in our Sustainable Food Policy.