Food

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 includes sausages, bacon, eggs and anything else you might want in a full English!

Lunch and dinner a 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 lunch on Sundays when we are treated to a hearty roast. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is formal dinner, and an early dinner for those not attending.

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. Livers out who wish to come to Castle for lunch are able to do so by purchasing a meal ticket from the Porter’s Lodge.

Meal times in college are as follows:

Breakfast

8:00-10:00 (hot items 8:00-9:00, Mon-Fri)

Lunch
Sun-Fri – 11:45-13:45

Saturday brunch – 11:30-13:30

Dinner
Mon, Wed, Fri,17:30-19:30
Sat, Sun 17:00-19:00
Tues, Thurs (early dinner for those not attending formal) – 17:00-18:00