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Find places to eat, drink and shop on campus

Choose from a wide range of cafés, dining halls and bars. Burgers. Sushi. Pizza. Steak. We’ve got snacks, three-course dinners and most in between.

There are 11 different venues to pick from and each has its own style and character, so whether you prefer to grab a coffee and work on your laptop, or somewhere comfy to enjoy a home-cooked meal with a large group of friends, there is a great choice.

If you are in self-catering rooms you can buy goods in the Union Shop or at the weekly fruit and veg market at the Students’ Union. If you live in Founder’s, Reid or Kingswood you automatically get a 50% discount on food and drink bought at Founder’s and KW’s when you use your Campus Account card.

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Stylish bar, in the heart of the Founder's Building, selling soups, salads, pizza.


founder's dining hall

Founder's has been serving student meals since 1886 and you can still experience dining in Victorian grandeur to this day.

Students getting food in Founder's Dining Hall

Bedford Café

Light snacks and sandwiches as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks. It's the perfect solution if you want to snack while you study.

Relaxing in Bedford Café

boilerhouse cafe 

Serving Starbucks coffee and a wide choice of hot and cold food and drinks it’s the perfect place for a light lunch.

Boilerhouse cade

the hub

The Hub is perfect for a hot and tasty lunch or dinner on campus. There's a wide choice of food to suit all tastes and budgets.

Chatting in The Hub

coffee & cake

It does what it says on the tin! It's the place to get sensational Fairtrade gourmet coffee and delicious homemade cakes in the Hub

Students having coffee and cake


Open seven days a week, Medicine is the place to head to unwind with friends. Run by the Student's Union, it's got a lively atmosphere and has loads of events happening to keep you relaxed and entertained.

Medicine bar


Tommy's Kitchen, named after the University's Founder, is located in the Student's Union building and serves up an array of culinary delights.

Student's Union

union shop

The one stop shop for all essentials while you're at Royal Holloway and it's open every day of the week, all year round for your convenience.

Union Shop sign


The Senior Common Room (SCR) is a place for postgraduate research students and staff to enjoy lunch or hold informal meetings.

SCR sign


Come to KW's to enjoy a home-style dinner in an informal atmosphere.

IKingswood Dining Hall 2


8Bar9, in Kingswood Hall, provides a warm welcome, a choice of great food throughout the day and a place to chill out in the evening.

8Bar9 layout


Downstairs at the Hub, Imagine provides a colourful social space, serving Pearls Bubble Tea ,Starbucks coffee and light snacks such as sushi. 

Imagine cafe on campus