Our Coronavirus Guidance

So that we can ensure that all Members of the Churchill College community stay healthy and safe, things will look a little different when you next come to College. But you can find everything you need to know on our new Coronavirus Guidance page  From the latest research from the University to what you should do if you have symptoms, and from the provision of College services to minimising the risk of transmission, you'll find all the answers to your questions here.

Catering and formal halls

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Eating together is an important part of college life. It's a great way to socialise with friends and meet new people.

Dining Hall

The Dining Hall is open for Lunch and Dinner seven days per week serving a wide range of hot and cold food. Payment for all meals is made by way of your account card at the tills. A typical two-course meal costs between £4 and £5.50.

Please continue to book for meals here. Please also - if possible - book in advance to help the chefs with food production and wastage levels.

Daily Menus

Daily menus

Dietary requirements

The chef will add in vegetarian and further options on a daily basis. If you have special dietary needs, please speak directly with the chefs. We strive to cater for most requirements including kosher and halal options.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

Email the Catering Team.

Opening Hours

LUNCH 12.00 - 13.00
DINNER 17.30 - 18.30


Closure Dates

There will be no seating available in the Dining Hall from Monday 14th December until Friday the 18th. This is due to the Hall Floor being repaired.

The servery will be open as normal , please access the servery via the Fellows SCR staircase.

Meals will be takeaway with seating available in the Buttery.

There will be no catering on:

Christmas Day 25th December
Boxing Day 26thDecember
New Years Day 1st January

Buttery & Bar

The Buttery in the bar area is open all day during the week selling a selection of beverages and snacks including sandwiches and pizza.

Opening Hours

MONDAY-FRIDAY 08.00 - 23.00
SATURDAY 14.00 - 23.00
SUNDAY 14.00 - 22.30

Please note: Opening hours will be subject to change during vacation periods.

Formal Halls

Formal Halls in the Dining Hall are available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights during term time only. Formal Hall starts at 7.30pm. Formal Halls must be booked in advance online no later than 15 hours in advance.

Book a Formal Hall

Formal Halls consist of a three-course served meal with coffee. Prices for these evenings are £12.50 for College members and £13.55 for guests, and wine is not provided.

Students are allowed to bring one bottle of wine between two people. This rule is strictly enforced and the Hospitality Managers will confiscate any excess alcohol.

High Table will dine with the students in the hall on Formal Hall nights. Not only do these dinners offer the opportunity to have a change from the usual dining hall dinners but they also offer the chance to talk with and meet fellow College members in a slightly more formal, but still relaxed environment.

Code of Conduct for Formal Dining

Pre-formal music recitals

Feasts & Formal Dinners

During term-time the College also holds a number of College Feasts and Formal Dinners. The key Feasts are the Scholars' Feast held in October, and the Founder's Feast in June; the Formal Dinners encompass, for example, Freshers' Dinner and Graduands' Dinner.

Attendance at these events are by invitation only.

If you are invited, please reply promptly. If you accept, please attend. it will spoil the occasion for others if there is an empty seat where you should have been.

Keeping an eye on your spending

We appreciate that you will want to have some idea about the amount that you have accumulated in catering charges. Student Catering Accounts will be sent fortnightly by email. The figures shown are non-cumulative but allow students to keep track of their spending.


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