Food and Drink

Students in the Dining Hall
People smiling holding their food on trays in the dining hall at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.


The College Cafeteria serves a delicious and inexpensive lunch and dinner during Full Term, with brunch on Sundays. Service is cafeteria style, and the food chosen is electronically charged to the student’s account. A Kitchen Committee, on which there is student representation, monitors the quality and variety of College meals, and the kitchen staff make every effort to accommodate those with special dietary requirements whether these be cultural, religious, or health-related. There is always a vegan option at every meal.

Dining Hall in daytime

Formal Hall

Twice a week there are optional Formal Halls where students are served a high-quality, three-course dinner. ‘Super Halls’ with themed menus are also regularly held and prove very popular. Often, students will entertain friends from other colleges at these events.

Student enjoying a coffee

Coffee Shop and Aula Bar

By day, the Coffee Shop serves barista-style coffees, sandwiches, snacks and a range of delicious homemade cakes.

At night, the Aula Bar offers a cosy and welcoming setting in which to have a drink and catch up with friends after a hard day’s work, and it provides an excellent space for student-run, themed club nights and quiz nights.


While eating in Hall is an important way to be a part of any college, students are also able to cook their own meals or host dinners for others. Each staircase on Central Site has one or more kitchenettes, equipped with basic self-catering facilities (microwave, kettle, fridge) for student use. At Thompson’s Lane and Wychfield the accommodation has fully-equipped shared kitchens. There are supermarkets nearby plus a range of specialist food stalls in the Market Square.