The Meals in Advance Deal (MAD) allows you to purchase your meals on a block basis.

Choose which package suits your needs and take the stress out of cooking breakfasts and dinners.

Packages are available to purchase throughout the year, prices are subject to change depending on when your package is purchased.

Purchase your package online 

Purchase your package today by geting in touch at or call us at +44 (0)1904 326577.

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Why choose a Meals in Advance deal?

Save up to 15.6%

when you buy a package rather than pay cash.

No need to budget

Take the stress out of planning your food and know exactly what you're spending.

Eat well

Choose from a variety of options, cooked by our award-winning professionals.


All deals are Monday to Friday within the block dates. You can eat at any of the following dining rooms on campus:

  • Derwent Dining
  • Roger Kirk Centre Galleria Restaurant
  • Vanbrugh Dining
  • Piazza Restaurant (dinner only)


Meals in Advance deal

65 breakfasts and 65 dinners for £789.75 (first block)

Dinner only deal

65 dinners for £497.25 (first block)

Breakfast only deal

65 breakfasts for £292.50 (first block)

First block

18th September (week one) to 15th December (week thirteen)

Second block 

8th January to 22nd March

Third block

8th April to 7th June

If you would like to buy a package with different dates, please contact our team to see if we can assist with your request 

What can I eat?

  • Breakfast includes fruit juice, tea, coffee and five items from our breakfast menu
  • Dinner includes either soup and a main course or a main course and dessert
  • Example menu (PDF , 1,432kb)

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Our chefs and front of house team have thorough allergen management. Contact our friendly team to find out more, specific to your needs.

Ready to book your deal?

Get in touch at or call us at +44 (0)1904 326577.

College nights
Do you want to enjoy College Nights but it's not included in your accommodation? Contact to become part of College Nights and pay for your meals on a block-by-block basis

We offer shorter packages if your Summer semester ends before the University semester dates.

Accommodation upgrade
If your accommodation includes a weekly college meal and you want to buy the Dinner Deal or the Full Breakfast and Dinner, please select the relevant College Night Upgrade package. If you would like to purchase the Breakfast Deal Upgrade please select the standard Breakfast only package.

Students who used MAD said

said they would recommend Meals in Advance to a first year student