Students eating in the refrectory


Where can I eat on campus?

On each of the University’s three campuses, you’ll find a Refectory. Here you’ll find light options such as fresh baguettes, paninis, sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

Missed breakfast? No problem, you can get a full breakfast at the Refectory. You’ll also find a salad bar, deli counter, jacket potatoes, soups, pasta, freshly baked pizzas and traditional homemade meals.

Vegetarian? No problem, you’ll find meat-free options in the refectories on campus.

Coffee with friends

There’s a Cheeki Coffee bar on all three campuses serving cakes, snacks and pastries. The coffee bars are open Monday to Friday, from morning through to the late afternoon. If you’re studying late at Oxstalls campus, you can grab a coffee until late to keep you going.

Each campus also has a Starbucks coffee bar in the Refectory. They serve hot and cold drinks as well as sandwiches and cakes.

What food can I find in the local area?

Cheltenham town centre provides something to suit every taste and budget. You’ll find chain restaurants and independent bistros using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. You can sample some of the UK’s traditional foods such as award-winning fish and chips and the classic ‘cream tea’.

If you’re craving noodles, try Bar & Wok or Happy Garden on the High Street. Thai Family on Winchcombe Street serves authentic Thai food and offers special lunchtime discounts. For times when you want a light, inexpensive meal, Spencer’s Café is close to campus and popular with students.

The annual Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival is a great opportunity to try local delicacies. For the rest of the year, you’ll find two farmers’ markets selling everything from vegetables to fresh fish on The Promenade each month.

The European Market visits Cheltenham twice a year. The market sells fruits, vegetables, cheeses and hot take-away foods from all over Europe.

Looking for Szechuan peppercorns or halal meats? A selection of Halal shops and Chinese supermarkets is located on Lower High Street.