Student buying coffee at INTO Queen's

Food at INTO Queen's

An international menu

When moving to a different country, we know it’s important to be able to still have the foods you love from home. With over 1,200 international students on campus, the University tries to provide food that everyone can enjoy.

Missing your mum’s massaman curry? Don’t worry, if you can’t find the food you love on campus, the INTO team will help you find it locally.

Where can I eat on campus?

There are three restaurants on campus. 

The Speakeasy bar in the Student Union building serves drinks and meals throughout the day and evening. Fill up on pub classics like burger and chips or opt for a lighter soup, sandwich or salad. With TVs, snooker and pool tables and darts on offer, it’s a great place to socialise with friends.

The largest restaurant on campus is Relish, which serves noodle dishes, curry and pizza. If you’re looking for something a little different, try Acapulco. It’s a colourful Mexican restaurant where you can enjoy street-food classics like burritos and tacos.

Vegetarian? No problem, you’ll find veggie options available in all the catering outlets on campus.

Where can I get a coffee?

When you’re looking for somewhere to relax with a coffee, you’ll have plenty of choice at Queen’s. There are seven cafes across campus serving hot and cold drinks as well as snacks.

When you finish class, you won’t have to go far to find refreshment. The INTO Centre has its own café – the Café Carberry. Here you can stop and refuel with toasties, soups and sandwiches.

When studying in the McClay library, you can stop off at the Hope café. Overslept? Head to the Hope for a quick breakfast. Throughout the rest of the day the café serves sandwiches, salads and daily specials.

The Clements coffee shop has three outlets – one in the Student’s Union, one in the MBC building and one on the ground floor of the PEC building. These are great places to go to grab a quick snack for lunch, serving things like bagels, sandwiches, soups, salads and cakes.

You’ll also find two Café Krems on campus – one at the back of the Student’s Union and on in the North Ireland Science Park. Both of these cafes serve fresh ‘made to order’ sandwiches, soups, pasta dishes and cakes.

What can I eat in Belfast?

Just a few minutes’ walk from campus, there’s Botanic Avenue. On this street you can find cafes and restaurants serving foods from around the world. Try a filling burrito at Boojum, open until 10pm every day, or head to the sushi bar Sakura. Both of these are very popular with students. If you’re looking to something more local, Maggie Mays serves traditional Irish dishes.

Don’t miss the St George’s market held weekly in the city centre. It was named the UK’s Best Large Indoor Market in 2014 and is packed full of wonderful foods. As you walk around the market, you can snack on street food and listen to live music. It’s a great place to stock up on fresh vegetables, meat and fish as well as local specialities like soda bread.

Belfast offers a choice of cafes, pubs, coffee shops and restaurants, no matter what your budget is. And being on the coast, it’s the perfect place to try the British classic fish and chips! Whatever you love to eat, there’s something for you in Belfast.

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