Dining hall

Eating together is a large part of life at Churchill College, and the largest college dining hall in Cambridge is at the centre of Churchill's dining experience. Used as a self-service restaurant at lunchtime and in the evenings, the Dining Hall is a social hub for both daily meals and for the college's many formal dining events.

Eating together is an important part of College life. It's an ideal chance to meet friends—old and new.


Daily menus

Opening Hours

BREAKFAST 07.30 - 09.30 07.30 - 09.30 (continental)

09.30 - 11:00 (brunch)
07.30 - 09.30
LUNCH 12.00 - 14.00 12.00 - 14.00 12.00 - 14.00
DINNER 17.45 - 19.15 17.45 - 19.15 17.45 - 19.15


Please note: Saturday brunch is served in the Hall during term time. The above times may be subject to change due to Conference users' requirements.


Payment for all meals is made by way of your University student card at the tills. A typical two-course self-service dinner (main meal and pudding) will cost between £4–£5.50.

Formal Halls

Not only do Formal Hall dinners offer the opportunity to have a change from the regular College dinners but they also offer the chance to talk with and meet fellow College members in a slightly more formal, but still relaxed, environment.

Formal Halls are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting at 7.30pm and consist of a three-course served meal with coffee. Prices for these evenings are The price is £10.80 for College members and £11.85 for guests, and wine is not provided.

Students are allowed to bring one bottle of wine between two people to Formal Halls. 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.

Code of Conduct for Formal Dining


To attend these events please sign up no later than 15 hours in advance via the Formal Hall booking system.

Formal Hall bookings