Where to eat  

A range of different catering options will be available during the January Graduation period. The core of our Graduation Catering will take place around the Exhibition Centre – where it is all happening! We hope you have a most memorable day and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to any of the following:

Campus West


If you are arriving early you can enjoy a traditional full Yorkshire breakfast in Vanbrugh Food Court to start your day.

Breakfast is available each day between 7.30am and 10.00am

Vanbrugh Catering

This always-popular outlet which is conveniently located close to Central Hall serves pastries, sandwiches, snacks, salad bar, hot meals, hot and cold beverages.

V Bar

V Bar offers a great place to have a drink with friends with a fantastic range of Ale and Gins. Open from 11.30am.

Costa @ Roger Kirk Centre

Located in the Roger Kirk Centre this modern outlet offers a light lunch option of sandwiches and delicious home bakes cakes as well as a range of Costa Coffees and Teas and soft drinks.

Costa at Roger Kirk Centre is open from 7am.

Costa Coffee, Derwent College

Located in the Derwent College is a Costa outlet serving sandwiches, cakes, coffees, teas and soft drinks.

Costa at Derwent College is open from 8.30am until 4pm, weekdays only.

The Library Café

Based on the Campus West the Library Café offers a selection of Costa Coffees, light snacks, filled jacket potatoes, paninis and home-made soups with crusty bread.

The Library Café will be open weekday from 9am to 7pm and 11am until 4pm on the weekend. 

Alcuin Bistro

A cosy bistro café based in Alcuin College, this is a great place to come for a mouth-watering meal or just a quiet coffee in our comfy lounge area.

Alcuin Bistro is open on weekdays between 9am and 3pm.

The Edge, Wentworth College

The Edge will serve a range of food and drinks (including Starbucks Coffee).

It is open between 8am and 3pm on weekdays.

Graduation Café, The Exhibition Centre

Grab a refreshing glass of prosecco or a Grumpy Mule coffee.

Open 9.30am to 4.30pm on Thursday and Friday and 9.30am to 3.00pm on Saturday.


Please note all catering outlets have a 20p latte levy on disposable cups.

Campus East

Piazza restaurant, Piazza building

The largest catering outlet on Campus East, Piazza Restaurant providing hot food, cold snacks, Starbucks Coffee and delicious cakes.

It will be open between 8am and 7pm on weekdays and 11am and 3pm on Saturday.

The Hub Café

Located in the Ron Cooke Hub on the Campus East. The Hub Café offers a selection of espresso-based coffees, tantalising patisseries, gourmet sandwiches & salads, paninis and hot snacks – all available to eat-in or take away.

The Hub Café is open each day from 8am to 3pm. 

The York Sport Café

York Sport Village on Campus East is the latest addition to our every growing campus. Here you will find The Sport Café which offers Costa Coffees, freshly made sandwiches, home baked cakes and (as you would expect from a Sports Village) a range of healthy drinks and snacks.

The Sport Village Café is open each day from 9am to 8pm

Please note all catering outlets have a 20p latte levy on disposable cups.

Bed & Breakfast

Looking to stay overnight we offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation which is conveniently located for Graduation. Further details can be found on the following link:


Departmental Receptions