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Campus Food

Northumbria University offers a host of catering options across both City and Coach Lane campuses giving you a variety of quality food and beverage options. As well as the outlets listed below, look out for our mobile Coffee Van and our ‘Feastival’ Food Truck as they pop-up offering different lunch and snack options as well as special offers and giveaways!

There have also been a number of exciting developments in the menus on offer with changes in both outlet space and menu variety. New concepts will see a Pan-Asian offer in the form Bamboo, alongside our Peruvian themed Halo Polo and finally Beseha, an authentic Middle Eastern menu.

For more offers and a faster more efficient service designed for you download our UNI FOOD HUB App on the Play or Apple Store.

Simply download the app to your phone and use the Orders Please! section to select 'Northumbria University' and benefit from features including:  Uni Food Hub

  • Click-and-Collect to pre-order and collect food from collection points around campus
  • Delivery service to drop-off points around campus
  • Order 'Hello Fresh' kits to cook in your accommodation 
  • Order Treat boxes for those with a sweet tooth
  • Top-up your account balance with credit for future purchases – handy for parents!
  • Updates on outlet opening times and unique offers
  • Earn loyalty points every time you order

Download the App

Look out for QR codes around campus to download the App or click the links: 

Campus Outlets and Current Opening Times*

City Campus

  • Café Central (08:00am - 17:00pm) Relax with a hot drink and a selection of board games in the main campus café. Starbucks Coffee with locally produced morning bakery and hot grab & go breakfast. A selection of mid-morning tray bakes & deli style lunch. 
  • Castles Subway (09:00am - 16:00pm) Subway counter offering a wide range of subs, salads and treats. 
  • CCE Hub & Starbucks (08:00am - 16:00pm) A new space in the Business & Law building in which to study, relax and collaborate with a variety of seating options, power and USB points and a Starbucks counter open until 4pm. Food can be ordered via self-serve kiosks or the Uni Food Hub App.
  • BAMBOO Sandyford (08:00am - 15:00pmStylish outlet on serving Asian-fusion food concepts in a fast-paced, modern environment. The theme may change over the year to allow you to sample a variety of menus. 
  • Shop Central (08:00am - 19:00pm weekdays / 10:00am - 16:00pm weekends) Central convenience store located in the main Quad offering food, drink and grocery needs, including Costa Coffee machine as well as stationery and electronic supplies. 
  • Coffee Van, Student Central (09:00am - 15:00pm) Selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks located on the ground floor of the library in Student Central. 
  • Pandon 'Grab-and-Go' (08:00am - 15:30pm) A range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches, confectionary, and ready meals.

Coach Lane Campus

  • Communitea (08:00 - 15:00pm) A selection of hot and cold breakfasts with mid-morning indulgent offers and Starbucks coffee. Famous for its lunchtime deli filled sandwiches.
  • Foragers Food Service (11:30am - 14:00pm) Delicious hot meals (including Coeliac accredited meals) with choices including freshly baked potato with hot and cold fillings, classic comfort food with sides such as bolognese, ratatouille, sweet and sour chicken or Quorn and fish-Friday as well as soup of the day and fresh bread. Salad Bar with a range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and monthly themed meals, including Noodle Bar, Vegan Bites, Burritos and Pie Week at the Pop-up Kitchen.  
  • Foragers POD (08:00 - 15:00pm) A selection of hot breakfasts and bakery items. Foragers Coffee Pod offers hand prepared artisan fresh coffee and hot drinks with a selection of house special wraps and sandwiches.

*Note that opening times will differ during Christmas and Easter periods

We're good to go England

Specific activity in place to ensure health, safety and hygiene in our outlets:

Health and Safety is our priority in everything we do and all of our catering facilities have achieved safety accreditation at both a local and national level. 'Good to Go' is the industry standard recognised by VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board of England. This mark means that we are following Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, we have robust risk assessments in place across our campus, and processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid the implementation and management of social distancing measures.

The Newcastle City Council ‘CovidCompliant Assurance Scheme’ means that our venue is recognised by environmental health officers as being Covid compliant. Customers and clients can be confident that their safety and protection is being taken seriously and we can reassure the public that we have in place all reasonable measures and controls to safeguard visitors and staff.

Current measures include social distancing signage and floor-markings throughout campus as well as access to hand sanitiser dispensers at key building entry and exit points. Protective screens are in place in catering outlets for the protection of staff, students, and guests.

All campus outlets are highlighted on the Campus Maps with a knife and fork symbol. For more information on opening times, menus and latest offers and promotions, visit

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