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Dining Room

Abbey College has a reputation for quality meals enjoyed in a comfortable dining room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are catered for every day of the year.

Our meal service

The College provides an excellent food service covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are self-service and are varied, tasty and nutritious. Click here for a sample menu.

The continental breakfast (cereals, fruit, yoghurt, and toast) is available over two hours each morning. Lunch is a light meal. For the evening dinner meal there is usually a choice of two meat dishes and a vegetarian dish plus potato/pasta/rice, vegetables and salads. Fruit is regularly available. Residents can pack their own sandwich lunch if they prefer, and late meals can be ordered via our ‘Abbeynet’ intranet.

The food service can cater for some dietary requirements, including vegetarian and gluten-free diets. All beef, lamb and chicken is halal. While we provide a varied menu, unfortunately we are unable to cater especially for any particular likes and dislikes. Prospective residents should check with the College if they have dietary or other needs, likes and dislikes, before accepting a place at Abbey College.

Many people eat food outside their ‘three meals per day’, but Abbey College does not provide this food. However, freshly brewed coffee, a selection of teas, and toast can be made in the dining room at any time of the day or night.

Some residents like to do their own shopping for snacks, and for foods they particularly like. All residents have access to a fridge, microwave, and electric kettle in their room (studio rooms) or their unit (standard rooms). There is also a small resident kitchen with sufficient facilities to make favourite foods for a meal, birthday treat, or to take as contribution to a ‘pot luck’ dinner away from Abbey College.

The food service actively encourages feedback, and food meetings are held on a regular basis to help adjust the food service and menus.

Our meal times

Meals are served at the following times each day:
• Breakfast: 7:00 to 9:00 am on weekdays
                    8:00 to 10:00 am on weekends
• Lunch:      12:30 to 1:30 pm
• Dinner:     6:00 to 7:00 pm

Should a late dinner be needed, residents can order one online via our AbbeyNet intranet. Late meals are stored in special containers with the residents’ names clearly marked on the containers. These meals can be collected at any time in the Dining Room refrigerator and be reheated in the microwave in the Dining Room or in your room. There is also a packed lunch facility available for those who don’t wish to return to the College for lunch.