Our campus is packed with interesting and relaxing places to eat and drink. There are also three 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.
All our food outlets are currently operating on altered schedules due to the impact of Covid-19. Please make sure to check with each venue for their opening details. Find out more about Covid-19 measures.
Places to eat and drink
Alcuin Bistro is a comfy lounge space, perfect for enjoying a quiet coffee or a wide range of vegan dishes, nachos, pizzas and loaded fries.
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 homemade burgers and cheesy chips.
D-Bar offers a large range of drinks and snacks.
Derwent Café has vegetarian and vegan options including Buddha bowls and pizzas, as well as serving Costa Coffee.
Bring your own drinks and snacks to the Library's Fairhurst kitchen to sustain you through your studies with our food preparation facilities.
The Galleria Restaurant in James College is the largest food court on campus. You can get a hearty breakfast, pasta, pizzas, halal food and you can also visit the café which serves Costa Coffee, sandwiches, paninis, waffles and smoothies.
The Glasshouse in Langwith College on Campus East, serves up nachos, panini and wraps. They also have curry club once a week and a late night menu with cocktails.
Hub Café in Ron Cooke Hub has a great selection of hot and cold snacks and coffees. Enjoy your coffee on the go with the option to eat in or take away.
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 Library Café is the perfect location to take a break from your studies in a relaxed environment, and a great meeting point for group study sessions.
Piazza Restaurant serves up a range of hot food options, cold snacks, Starbucks Coffee and a range of tempting cakes.
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 Dining is one of the most varied venues on campus. Here you'll find burritos, healthy Asian broths, a large range of salads and sandwiches and deliciously tempting homemade treats.
For more information about all the venues across campus see:
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
York city centre boasts a thriving street food scene, high quality restaurants and quirky coffee shops, plus a great range of takeaway options.
If you're really passionate about food and drink you might be interested in joining one of these foodie student societies:
- Baking Society
- Cocktail Society
- Coffee Society
- Real Ale Society
- Vegetarian and Vegan Society
- Wine Appreciation Society
Our International Students’ Association (facebook.com) also hosts a range of events to celebrate cultural diversity at York – from food fiestas to cultural performances.