Our campus is packed with interesting and relaxing places to eat and drink. There are also two supermarkets where you can pick up your groceries and essentials.

Profits from all the food and drink outlets on campus are reinvested to build a fantastic student experience. This includes investment in societies, sports clubs and developing facilities around the University.

Places to eat and drink

Cookies in the Department of Biology serves hot and cold snacks, freshly baked cookies and much more.

Courtyard in Derwent College is one of the most popular places to eat and drink on campus, offering Stone Willy's burgers, pizzas, nachos and cheesy chips.

D-Bar offers a large range of drinks and snacks.

Courtyard in Derwent College

Derwent Café on Campus West

Derwent Café is a great place to grab lunch with friends, or relax with a Costa coffee. The café has a large selection of sandwiches, paninis, wraps and baguettes, with a comfortable seating area.

Bring drinks and snacks to the Library's Fairhurst kitchen to sustain you through your studies with our food preparation facilities.

The Glasshouse in Langwith College on Campus East serves up nachos, panini and wraps.

If you’re after a quick snack or a hot meal, Hub Café has everything you need. Take a minute to relax in the stunning Ron Cooke Hub, and enjoy the lakeside views with a Grumpy Mule coffee.

The Kitchen at Alcuin has a vintage feel with big comfy sofas – the place to go for a cuppa and a slice of cake.

The Glasshouse on Campus East

The Piazza Restaurant on Campus East

Take a break to grab a Costa coffee. The Library Café serves all day breakfast items, nachos, paninis, wraps, salads, pastries and a great range of sandwiches and baguettes!

The Link is our new café based in the new Church Lane building! It serves Starbucks coffee, a range of hot and cold meals, and daily specials. We also have sandwiches, snacks, confectionery and handmade cakes. Enjoy your break in our comfy and open seating area.

The largest outlet on Campus East, Piazza Restaurant serves a range of lunch items, including Starbucks coffee and snacks.

Roger Kirk Centre has both a café and a large Galleria Restaurant. The Galleria Restaurant is the largest food court on Campus West, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start the day with a full English breakfast, or visit at lunchtime to enjoy chicken kitchen, pizza bar, pasta, salads, sandwiches and more. The café serves Costa coffee, paninis, cakes, sandwiches and smoothies.

The Scoop Student Cooperative is a student shop offering healthy, ethical, local goods on a budget

Vanbrugh Arms is a cosy pub-like venue situated in the heart of Vanbrugh college.

Vanbrugh Café and Dining is one of the most varied venues on campus. The café offers grumpy mule coffee, sandwiches, confectionery and snacks while during Vanbrugh Dining opening hours you'll find burritos, healthy Asian broths and daily specials.

For more information about all the venues across campus, see:

Link Café on Campus West

Catered accommodation and meal deals

Accommodation is available for undergraduate students which includes breakfast and a two-course meal. We also have a Meals in Advance Deal available to all students, where you can buy discounted meals on a term by term basis.

Eating in the city

For a pub lunch near campus, you can nip to The Charles XII or The Deramore Arms in Heslington village.

York city centre boasts a thriving street food scene, high-quality restaurants and quirky coffee shops, plus a great range of takeaway options.

Explore the city of York

Foodie societies

If you're really passionate about food and drink, you might be interested in joining one of these foodie student societies:

Our International Students’ Association (facebook.com) also hosts a range of events to celebrate cultural diversity at York – from food fiestas to cultural performances.

Find out more about societies

Supermarkets and shops

  • There are two Nisa stores on campus selling everyday groceries and essentials: one on Campus West and the other on Campus East.
  • Gift shop selling gifts, study essentials and official branded University of York clothing and merchandise.