The Dimmick Dinning Hall (DDH) is the heart or the town square of the college. Dining as a community is one of the best ways to meet people, discuss academic endeavours, catch up on news, celebrate as a community or stay in touch with fellow students. It is where you’ll never go hungry for food or company.
We have 2 special dinners every week where undergraduates dine together as a community - Community Dinner on Wednesday (hosted by the student leadership) and House Dinner on Thursday (hosted by the House staff leadership).
At set times each semester we have formal dinners to celebrate students’s achievements or to hear from special guest speakers. These are formal nights giving us all a chance to dress up, listen to insightful speakers, and enjoy an elegant meal.
Cuisine and dietary requirements
Our catering team not only prides itself on providing three outstanding meals per day, but the flexibility within meal packages that suit your needs. All meals provide a nutritious and diverse diet with regular input from students on their favourite tasty treats! Check out our sample menu here.
A range of wholesome and nutritious meals make up a constantly changing menu that reflects different culinary styles from around the world. A vegetarian option is served at every meal, and most meats are halal. Our catering team is happy to assist students who have special diets such as vegan, halal, gluten free etc.
- Breakfast: 7am until 10am
- Continental breakfast is available daily - Monday through Sunday
- Hot breakfast is served on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
- Lunch: 12.30pm until 2pm
- Hot lunch is available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- Online lunch orders will be available for Tuesday and Thursday
- Dinner: 6.45pm until 7.30pm
If you have commitments during lunch time you can order a packed lunch, to be collected at breakfast and take it with you. For those committed to university sports training, early or late classes or work commitments, late dinners can be pre-ordered and available in the Dining Hall when you return.
In 2021, undergraduate students will be able to select one of three levels of meal-plan depending on their individual need and budget:
- Full catering package : Breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week
- Medium catering package: Lunch and dinner 7 days a week
- Minimum catering package : Lunch 7 days a week and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday
The program selected may influence the room allocated as students may need access to a kitchenette or shared kitchen if they select the minimum or medium catering package. The variables in the catering packages will allow students to self-cater for some meals or select full-catering if that suits them individually.
Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are available in the Dimmick Dining Hall for students to consume at their leisure. Snack and soft drink vending machines are also located on our campus.
The Bobeff cafe at International House is run by our students and serves free drinks (coffee, hot chocolate, matcha latte) for all of our residents. Students who volunteer for the cafe will receive professional barista training and gain valuable work experience.
Food committee and feedback system
Student feedback on matters relating to food is actively sought and incorporated into catering decision making. Undergraduate residents who have a strong interest in issues relating to college food are encouraged to join the Food Committee, which acts as a liaison between the students and the kitchen, even helping to plan new menus.