Places to eat and drink

We’ve got great cafés, restaurants and bars across campus, serving food and drink with an international flavour.

The Food Village

In this light, spacious environment featuring funky furniture, you can order fresh pizza from our pizza oven, pasta dishes, sandwiches, fish and chips, curries, and barbecue meats – food from all over the world, served by friendly, helpful staff. The menu changes throughout the week with speciality days (like Fish Friday) proving popular.

Opening hours: 
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm.

Ground floor of the Vijay Patel Building, main entrance off Mill Lane.

An image of The Food Village

The Riverside Café

Sitting on the bank of the River Soar, with stunning views along the water, the Riverside Café specialises in vegetarian and vegan cuisine, with meat dishes also available. With outdoor seating overlooking the river, it adds another exciting dimension to Leicester’s cafe community. Alcoholic drinks are also available.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8.30am to 3pm

Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am to 3pm

At the Soar end of the Vijay Patel Building

An image of the Riverside Cafe

The Newarke Café

Selling Costa coffee and other hot drinks, this popular spot in the Hugh Aston building is a good place to get a morning cuppa, a panino or a slice of cake. Snacks and sandwiches are available throughout the day.

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 7.30am to 7.30pm
Friday: 7.30am to 7pm

Ground floor of Hugh Aston, entrance off Hawthorn Square


An on-campus branch of the popular sandwich chain, this is the easiest way to get your Meatball Marinara or BMT treat. While this Subway is not Halal, there are seven stores – many just minutes from campus - which are.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm 

Ground floor of Campus Centre, entrance either through Campus Centre or off Mill Lane

Staff Common Room

A coffee shop and restaurant in stylish surroundings, the Staff Common Room is open to DMU staff on a subscription basis. For an annual fee, they can access the common room and enjoy free tea, coffee and hot chocolate. A varied and creative menu offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, and there’s a fully licensed bar.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm

Ground floor of Vijay Patel Building, entrance through Food Village or from the Gateway

Campus Centre coffee shop

Just inside the main entrance of the Campus Centre, this café serves Starbucks hot drinks and a range of snacks throughout the day.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 7pm 

Ground floor of Campus Centre

Kimberlin Library Café

Studying into the night, or at the weekend? The Library Café has it covered. Serving hot and cold drinks and snacks, this café will keep you going as you power through.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm 

Kimberlin Library

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