The Riverside Cafe

Sitting on the bank of the River Soar, with stunning views along the water, the Riverside Café is a unique addition to DMU’s campus.


Built at the western end of the Vijay Patel Building, the home to DMU’s art and design courses, the café is open to the public, as well as staff and students at the university.

In a spacious, well-lit setting with contemporary design, the café also features outdoor seating areas overlooking both the river and the landscaped grounds of the Vijay Patel Building and the redeveloped Mill Lane.


With a distinct and modern menu, the Riverside has a real focus on vegan and vegetarian cuisine, with meat dishes also available. Run by experienced catering firm Chartwell’s, the café serves a range of hot and cold breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, drawing on foods and cooking styles from around the world.


The licensed bar serves wine, cider and beer, including craft lagers and bitter, together with a wide range of hot drinks.

The café will be open to the public on these hours:


Monday to Thursday, 8am to 7pm

Friday, 8am to 9pm

Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm


Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm 

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