Catering Outlets

Café QM – Front of site nearest to Cliddesden Road 
The Café is a large, vibrant space.  We usually serve a wide range of hot meals but will focus on our ‘grab & go’ offer this coming term.  We won’t have the tables set out for use at the moment but we will review this as guidelines change.  We have lots of outside space to enjoy and a wet-weather plan for the early weeks of term.  We have a queuing system in place and would appreciate cashless payments where possible.

8.15 to 11.45

Breakfast & Morning Break

Typical offer includes: hot and cold drinks, bacon rolls, hot dogs, 4 item breakfast, 6 item breakfast, etc.

12.00 to 13.15


Typical ‘grab & go’ offer includes: pizza, pasta with sauce, sausage rolls, chips, jacket potatoes, burgers, popcorn chicken, etc.  We hope to reintroduce more substantial meals later in the term.


Our popular Sandwich & Salad Deli Bar will be pre-order only during September for wraps, baguettes, etc, with a wide variety of fillings and salad options.  Instructions will follow when you join.


Costa QM Coffee Shop – Next to Café, front of site nearest to Cliddesden Road

Costa QM is a firm favourite with students.  It has a coffee shop vibe and is usually great for working during study periods and/or socialising.  We won’t have the comfy chairs and café tables out in the early weeks of term but will keep this under review.  You can, of course, continue to purchase the usual sandwiches, cakes, etc, and use our outside and other socially distanced seating arrangements.

8.30 to 16.00

All day

Typical offer includes: Costa coffee, hot and cold drinks, paninis, bagels, sandwiches, baguettes, homemade cakes and biscuits, and a variety of snacks and sweets, etc.


Spectrum Counter – Spectrum Building

The Counter is ideal if you are located in the Spectrum or far end of the Main Building.  We won’t have the café-style seating out in the early weeks of term but it tends to be a ‘queue and go’ facility ideal for speedy, excellent service and some top quality treats at break and lunch time.

09.45 to 13.15

Morning Break and Lunch

Grab & Go: pizza, chips, pasta, paninis, sausage rolls, sandwiches, baguettes, cakes, biscuits, crisps, hot and cold drinks, etc.



You can use the machine in the Library to top up your QM ID card with credit for printing and/or catering.  Follow the instructions on the machine: Code 1 for printing and Code 2 for food.  Alternatively you can go to the Payment Point in The Street and ask the Resources Team to top up your card for you.

If you are eligible for the free college meal daily spend of £3.20 you can use your QM ID card at any of the outlets. You can typically choose from pizza & chips, pasta with sauce and garlic bread, burger & chips, panini and bottle of water, deli (baguette, wrap or salad) & bottle of water, jacket potato with 2 fillings, etc. As well as treating yourself to hot and cold drinks, crisps, cakes, sandwiches, etc.

Most vegetarian pasta sauces are also vegan (please ask), jacket potatoes, vegan pasties, vegan breakfasts, our homemade soups are usually vegan (please ask), selection of sandwiches, baguettes and salads.


Vending machines are located in Cafe QM, Charles Butler building, The Street (Help Desk end) and the Sports Centre.

We’ll be re-introducing monthly themes as soon as we can.  Typically during the autumn term we would celebrate national cupcake week, Halloween specials, bonfire specials, national curry week and so forth.  Watch the plasma screens for further information.

There are ‘ask the team’ stickers at all of our food service counters and A4 notices by every till.  If in doubt, please double-check with us.

We would love to hear from you so please email [email protected] if you would like to share a good news story about something you like, or provide some feedback about something we could improve.

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