Food

**COVID FOOD ANNOUNCEMENT** – For the academic year 2021/22, food in college may be a little different to normal. In 2020/21, household bubbles were allocated designated time slots for meals to allow for social distancing. We will update you as soon as we know if this arrangement will continue as changes are subject to government and university guidelines.

For those living in college accommodation, meals are served three times a day, seven days a week.  The servery staff produce a wide array of dishes at a consistently high standard, and can cater for all dietary requirements – if you have any queries about this, please email Jamie Short (jamie.short@durham.ac.uk), Castle’s Food and Beverage Service Manager.

Breakfast normally consists of cereals, toast, fruit and some hot items, with tea, coffee and juice all available. Brunch, a Castle favourite, is taken on Saturdays and Sundays and includes sausages, bacon, eggs and anything else you might want in a full English!

Lunch and dinner are both hot, although at lunch there is also the option of having sandwiches. A well-stocked salad bar is available at both lunch and dinner, except for dinner on Sundays when we are treated to a hearty roast. There is formal dinner once or twice a week and an early dinner for those not attending. **These did not take place last year, but will hopefully return in 2021/22 as lockdown restrictions ease.**

During the week, if you want to have a packed lunch prepared for you to take to your lectures then you need to talk to the servery staff a day or two beforehand. Alternatively, there are well-priced places to buy food at the Science Site (the Calman Learning Centre and the Palatine Centre are especially well-stocked) and in the DSU.