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The Food Village will remain open from 8am – 4pm (Monday-Friday) offering a takeaway only service, or download the ‘Time2Eat’ app to view the menu and place an order from anywhere and collect at a time to suit you 

Simply Fresh will remain open in the Campus Centre Building from 8am – 3pm (Monday-Friday).

Launching from Monday 9th November – Subway goes live on Deliveroo!

*All other catering outlets remain closed until further notice*


Chartwells - Food at DMU

Chartwells, better known to students and staff  as ‘Food at DMU’, is the official catering partner for De Montfort University. We operate a number of the university food outlets, as well as providing all hospitality and catering for events across the campus. 


The Food Village

The Food Village is the main dining facility for the university and is located at the heart of the campus within the Vijay Patel Building, on the crossroads of Mill Lane and The Gateway. The Food Village offers a wide range of menus which incorporate breakfast, lunch and dinner. Different food concepts and offers are available daily at our hot food counters, alongside everyday favourites such as sandwiches, snack pots, crisps & confectionary.

 Our three hot food counters offer the following options:

  • Pizza & Core Dishes (jackets, soup and pasta)
  • Bamboo (Pan Asian inspired hearty and fiery food concepts, full of flavors from the East)
  • Hola Pollo (Inspired by the flavours of Peru, offering a range of Halal chicken and vegetarian dishes with sides) runs Mon-Thurs from our Halal Kitchen
    Khana Khana (A weekly special featuring homemade classic curry dishes) runs each Friday from our Halal Kitchen

 The Food Village is also home to most of our pop-up events, showcasing new food and drink concepts in creative ways – keep an eye on our social media pages or in the Food Village for information on upcoming events! 


Food Village opening hours 
 Term Time  8am-4pm  8am-4pm  8am-4pm  8am-4pm 8am-4pm  Closed  Closed
Out of Term Time  8am-4pm  8am-4pm  8am-4pm  8am-4pm  8am-4pm  Closed  Closed


Riverside Cafe

Located at the western side of the university within the Vijay Patel Building, overlooking the River Soar, The Riverside Cafe has a distinct and modern menu. Our menu features a host of vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as gluten free options…but we don’t forget the meat eaters either! Featuring the Beseha food concept (featuring classic shawarma wraps, sides and dips with warm flatbreads. Mix and match dishes hot and cold to get the perfect lunch!) The Riverside Café is open to staff, students and the general public, serving hot and cold meals and drinks throughout the day. 


Riverside Cafe opening hours - *Closed until further notice*
 MondayTuesday Wednesday Thursday FridaySaturday Sunday
 Term Time  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed
 Out of Term Time  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed

Coffee House

Coffee House is located just off Hawthorne Square, within the Hugh Aston Building. This is the perfect place grab a quick drink or a bite to eat as you switch between lectures or seminars, or take a longer relaxing break. Proudly serving freshly ground Costa coffee, alongside a range of freshly prepared hot and cold food items including paninis, flatbreads, baguettes, sandwiches and cakes, you’ll find just what you’re looking for here!

 Coffee House opening hours - *Closed until further notice*
  MondayTuesdayWednesday  ThursdayFridaySaturday Sunday
 Term Time Closed Closed Closed Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed
Out of Term Time Closed Closed Closed Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed

Library Cafe

The Library Cafe sits within the Kimberlin Library, giving students (and staff) the caffeine and energy boost they need while studying, researching or revising. Proudly serving Starbucks’ coffee alongside a wide selection of handmade deli sandwiches and baguettes, cakes, snacks and refreshments. 

Library Cafe opening hours - *Closed until further notice*
 Monday TuesdayWednesday Thursday FridaySaturdaySunday
 Term Time Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Out of Term Time Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed



The Campus Centre

The Campus Centre is host to a number of catering outlets offering a range of food and drink options for on-the-go.

Simply Fresh

Your handy on-campus shop, stocking all the essentials, whether it’s a quick and easy dinner, a grab-and-go lunch or an energy boosting snack. Situated within the Campus Centre Building, you can also access the shop from Mill Lane. The store features freshly baked savoury and sweet snacks, ‘Costa to Go’ hot drinks, and a huge range of international products, sourced from across the world, together with all the staples you may need including bread, milk and pasta. 

Simply Fresh opening hours 

  Monday TuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
 Term Time 8am-3pm 8am-3pm 8am-3pm  8am-3pm  8am-3pm  Closed Closed
Out of Term Time 8am-3pm 8am-3pm 8am-3pm  8am-3pm  8am-3pm Closed 
(except Easter)
(except Easter)



Whether you’re looking for a 6” or footlong, when you see the Subway sign you know what to expect…..freshly baked breads and your sandwich served just how you like it! Located within the Campus Centre Building, you can also access Subway direct from the top of Mill Lane.

 Subway opening Hours - *Closed until further notice*

 MondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
 Term Time  Closed Closed  Closed Closed Closed  Closed  Closed
 Out of Term Time  Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed  Closed  Closed


Coffee Hut (Starbucks) opening hours - *Closed until further notice*
  MondayTuesday WednesdayThursday FridaySaturdaySunday
Term Time Closed Closed  Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Out of Term Time Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed