Eating and Drinking

Eating and Drinking

The dining hall, available to all students, provides breakfast, lunch and informal dinners, with brunch at the weekends, on a pay-as-you-go basis. In addition, St Peter's has lively formal dinners on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with special menus for themed dinners such as Thanksgiving and Burns Night.

For examples of the kind of food and drink on offer, please see the sample menu links on the left of the page.

Student meals begin at dinner on Sunday of ‘0th’ Week and end after breakfast on Saturday of 8th Week each term. They are normally served in the Dining Hall, and at the times indicated below:


8.00 am. — 9.00 am         Mon to Fri


12.00 noon — 1.30 pm         Mon to Fri

Weekend Brunch                                       

11.00 am — 12.30 pm          Sat / Sun


Informal Hall                                    5.30 pm —  7.30 pm           Mon/Wed/Fri

Informal Hall                                    5.30 pm —  6.30 pm           Tues/Thurs

Informal Hall                                    6.00 pm  –  7 .30  pm         Sat/Sun

Formal Hall                                      7.30 pm                               Tues/Thurs

If a Formal Hall is cancelled, the serving time for Informal Hall may be extended; equally, if an additional Formal Hall or special function is scheduled, the preceding Informal Hall will finish early. Changes to catering arrangements may also occasionally be necessary for other operational reasons. Any changes will be notified to students via the Catering Menu Board on bottom of Dining Hall stairs and email. The Catering Menu Board is also used to display menus, and information about meals during the vacation.

Informal Halls are self-service dinners. Formal Hall dinners are normally three courses and are served. Gowns are worn at Formal Halls. Members are asked to sit where directed by Dining Hall staff. They will not be permitted to enter the Hall after dinner has begun.

Mobile telephones are to be switched off before being brought into Hall. Computers, satchels, shopping bags, books and other bulky items are not permitted in Hall but you are strongly advised not to leave valuables at the bottom of the stairs in Hall.