Student Dining

There are plenty of self-catering dining options for our students living on campus.

University of Buckingham Refectory

Throughout the day, there are hot and cold snacks available, speciality teas and coffees and a wide range of cold drinks to eat in or to take away. At lunchtime we serve a variety of freshly-made meat, vegetarian and pasta dishes. There are a number of Fast Food Menus to choose from where items are cooked to order and can take approximately 8 to 10 minutes. If you are in a hurry you can choose from a variety of freshly made sandwiches and wraps, home-made cakes, or the Deli Bar. The Refectory is open until 17:30 Mondays to Friday in term time. There are “Meal Deals” and “Special Offers” available on a regular basis. Out of hours, there are vending machines dotted around the campus.

  • Breakfast 08:30 – 11:45
  • Lunch 12:00 – 14:00
  • Call orders 12:00 – 17:30 + Hot meal from 16:30 to 17:30
  • Deli Bar 10:30 – 14:00

And, if you fancy something to remind you of home, just bring in a recipe and the catering staff will be delighted to put it on the menu!

CaféDirect Coffee Shop, Verney Park

We have self-catering dining options at our Verney Park campus too. CaféDirect at Verney Park serves freshly ground fair-trade coffee and a wide range of other fair-trade products which are available to eat in or take away. Items for sale include cakes, Danish pastries, breakfast rolls, paninis, pane tascas, tostatos, meat and vegetarian pies (hot and ready to eat in minutes!), fresh sandwiches, salads, fruit, soft drinks and much more.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00 (hot food served 10:00 – 14:30)

Theme days and special events

Throughout the year, our speciality theme days are popular and fun. We try to cater for our many nationalities so themes are very often cultural in flavour, with authentic menus from the world’s cuisine. Themes have included Mexican Day, Mardi Gras and Asian Wraps.

Daytime and evening BBQs are often held throughout the summer, some alongside events in The Bar, such as our Calypso barbecue with steel band.

We also cater for special University events & for the SU Societies. For example, the Law Society’s hot Indian buffet and the Osaka students’ oriental buffet.

The Bar (OTM)

OTM Buckingham Students Union

You can find the Bar, more commonly known as the OTM in Tanlaw Mill. A hive of activity, day and evening, full of special deals on drinks, just for students of Buckingham University.  You’ll come here to meet up with friends, make new ones, enjoy one of the many themed nights running all week long, dance the night away or kick back in the comfortable booths while enjoying one of the many Cocktails and Mocktails on offer.

Look out for the special nights on Wednesday’s and Friday’s when the societies pump out special themed parties for the student population.

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 23:00 (Extended to 2am / 4am on special nights)
Sunday: 11:00 – 22:30