Where to eat and drink

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The catering service provides a high quality service which offers a range of appetising and nutritious food and drink options to enable all customers to have a choice which reflects their needs during the working week. This flexible service provides for changing customer needs, and enhances the staff and student experience. ​​


DMU's catering provision is exclusively contracted to a company called Chartwells. They operate a number of outlets across the campus, as well as providing catering for DMU organised meetings and events. The outlets that they operate are detailed below.  

How to contact us

Telephone: 0116 2506960 or 0116 2577370.
Webpage: https://sharethelove.co.uk/de-montfort-university
Email: cateringforyou@dmu.ac.uk​.

The Food Village

The Food Village is the central dining facility for the university and is located in the centre of campus adjacent to the Vijay Patel Building.

Opening hours: 

Term time: Monday to Friday inclusive, 8am to 7pm.

Out of term time: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 7pm.




Riverside Cafe

The Riverside Cafe is adjacent to the River Soar, within the Vijay Patel Building. 

Opening hours: 

Term time: Monday to Wednesday inclusive 8am to 7pm.

Term time: Thursday to Friday inclusive, 8am to 10pm. 

Term time: Saturdays and Sunday, 8.30am to 3pm.

Out of term time: Monday to Friday inclusive, 8am to 6pm and 8.30am to 3pm Saturdays and Sunday.

The Newarke Cafe

The Newarke Cafe is located within the Hugh Aston Building, adjacent to Hawthorn Square. 

Opening times:

Term time: Monday to Thursday inclusive 7.30am to 7.30pm, Friday inclusive 7.30am to 6pm. 
Out of term time: Monday to Friday inclusive, 7.30am to 4pm.

The Campus Centre

The Campus Centre has a range of catering establishments, namely:

  • Simply Fresh
  • Subway
  • Starbucks



Opening times (Simply Fresh)

Monday to Friday inclusive 7.30am to 9pm, Saturday inclusive 8am to 5pm and Sunday inclusive 10am to 4pm.
Out of Term time: Monday to Friday inclusive 7.30am to 6pm.

Opening times (Subway)

Monday to Friday inclusive 10am to 6pm. 
Out of Term Time: Monday to Friday inclusive 10am to 4pm.

Opening times (Coffee Hut)

Monday to Friday inclusive 7.30am to 7pm. 

Out of term time: Closed. 


The Kimberlin Library Cafe

The Kimberlin Library Cafe is located within the Kimberlin Library. 

Opening times:

Term time: Monday to Friday inclusive 9am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday inclusive 12pm to 6pm.
Out of term time: closed. 


Events Calendar

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

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