Where to eat and drink

DMU's official catering partner Chartwells operate a number of the food outlets across the campus, as well as providing hospitality services for university conferences and events.


The Food Village

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

Food Village opening hours
Term time 8am-7pm 8am-7pm 8am-7pm 8am-10pm 8am-10pm Closed Closed
Out of term time 8.30am-7pm 8.30am-7pm 8.30am-7pm 8.30am-7pm 8.30am-7pm Closed Closed


The Riverside Cafe

Located at the western side of the university's Vijay Patel Building and overlooking the River Soar, The Riverside Cafe has a distinct and modern menu. Strong focus is paid toward vegetarian and vegan food, with meat options also available. 

Riverside Cafe opening hours
Term time 8am-4pm 8am-4pm 8am-4pm 8am-7pm 8am-7pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm
Out of term time 8am-4pm 8am-4pm 8am-4pm 8am-4pm 8am-4pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm

The Newarke Cafe

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

Newarke Cafe opening hours
Term time 7.30am-7.30pm 7.30am-7.30pm 7.30am-7.30pm 7.30am-7.30pm 7.30am-7.30pm Closed Closed
Out of term time 7.30am-4pm 7.30am-4pm 7.30am-4pm 7.30am-4pm 7.30am-4pm Closed Closed

The Kimberlin Library Cafe

The Kimberlin Library Cafe is located within the Kimberlin Library.

Kimberlin Library Cafe opening hours
Term time 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 9am-8pm 12pm-6pm 12pm-6pm
Out of term time
(except Easter)
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 opening hours
Term time 7.30am-9pm 7.30am-9pm 7.30am-9pm 7.30am-9pm 7.30am-9pm 8am-5pm 8am-5pm
Out of term time 7.30am-6pm 7.30am-6pm 7.30am-6pm 7.30am-6pm 7.30am-6pm Closed
(except Easter)
(except Easter)
Subway opening hours
Term time 8am-6pm 8am-6pm 8am-6pm 8am-6pm 8am-6pm Closed Closed
 Out of term time  10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm 10am-4pm Closed Closed
Coffee Hut (Starbucks) opening hours
Term time 7.30am-7pm 7.30am-7pm  7.30am-7pm 7.30am-7pm 7.30am-7pm Closed Closed
Out of term time Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Events Calendar

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

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