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Where to eat and drink

Covid-19 update

The Food Village will remain open from 8am-3pm.

All other catering outlets remain closed until further notice

DMU's official catering partner Chartwells operate a number of the food outlets across the campus, as well as providing click & collect and delivery services through the new app, look for ‘Time2Eat’ in the Apple iOS or Google Android app stores, download and enter code 'demontfort'.

Outlet opening times

 Term TimeNon Term Time
Food Village Mon - Fri: 8am-3pm Mon-Fri: 8am-3pm
Riverside Cafe *closed until further notice*

Mon-Thurs: 8am-7pm

Fri: 8am-9pm

Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

Coffee House *closed until further notice*

Mon-Thus: 7.30am-7.30pm

Fri: 7.30am-6pm

Mon-Fri: 7.30am-4pm
Kimberlin Library Cafe *closed until further notice*

Mon-Fri: 7.30am-8pm

Sat-Sun: 12pm-6pm

Closed (except Easter)
Simply Fresh *closed until further notice*

Mon-Fri: 7.30am-9pm

Sat: 8am-5pm


Mon-Fri: 7.30am-6pm
Subway *closed until further notice*  Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm
Coffee Hut *closed until further notice*  Mon-Fri: 7.30am-7pm Closed

View a map of the outlets on campus.

  1. 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! 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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!

  4. Kimberlin 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Subway


    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. For the ultimate treat, Subway is now live on Deliveroo for delivery right to your door. 

  7. Coffee Hut


    Coffee Hut is located inside the Campus Centre Building and is the perfect place grab a quick drink or a bite to eat. Proudly serving freshly ground Starbuck coffee, alongside a range of freshly prepared hot and cold food items including paninis, flatbreads, baguettes, sandwiches and cakes, it's the perfect pit stop!