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Whether you want a coffee while studying or meeting a friend, grabbing a snack on your way to your next lecture or a delicious sit-down meal with a glass of wine, we have the perfect venue for you, at whichever campus you study.


City Campus

On City Campus we have a stylish space, providing all your culinary needs as well as a bar in the evenings with large screens within the City Space building, showing live sport and any other requested programmes. The Studio is open daily until 9pm and will offer everything from bottled soft drinks, beer, wine & spirits to delicious hot food from around the globe.


Costa Coffee cart is situated in the Science building for a branded alternative that also provides hot drinks offers from our grab and Go range.

Priestman café Café offers great coffee alongside our onsite breakfast offers and a range of sandwiches, focaccia, bagels and baguettes.


St Peter's Campus

On the Sir Tom Cowie Campus, a refurbishment in ‘The Atrium’ over in Reg Vardy is complete, offering an extended seating area along with a new counter, serving a range of hot and cold snacks and homemade cakes.

In Prospect, the Balcony offers Starbucks coffee alongside a full range of sandwiches, snacks, cold drinks.  Finally, the Riverside offers a modern and stylish area for you to sit and relax whilst enjoying tantalising food and drink, with a fantastic view of the River Wear.


All of the disposables used at the University are provided by Vegware, which is a visionary brand, and the only completely compostable packaging company operating globally: their award-winning catering disposables are low carbon, made from renewable or recycled materials and can be recycled along with food waste.

We are committed to reducing food miles at the university University and therefore we rely on as few deliveries as possible. To achieve this, we have our deliveries on one single truck that is able to deliver frozen, chilled and ambient products which allows us to reduce deliveries by up to 40%.