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Accommodation in Exeter

Catered accommodation

If you want the convenience of all your main meals being prepared for you and the reassurance that your food bills and utilities are budgeted for in your rent, why not consider a catered residence?  

Your rent includes 16 meals per week throughout term time - breakfast and dinner 7 days a week, plus brunch on the weekends. You also have a mini fridge in your room and access to a utility area which has a sink, microwave, and worktops so you can prepare lunch or light snacks.   

We offer an excellent variety of dishes, including a vegetarian choice at every service and at least one vegan option every dinner. We also do themed nights called Taste Of…, dedicating one night a week to cuisine from a specific country around the world. 

Please contact one of our reception teams in catered residences prior to arrival, and they will put you in touch with our helpful chefs who will discuss your requirements with you. If you have any meal suggestions, we would also love to hear them!

We strive to source Halal* certified or "Halal-sourced" meat for specific menu items but cannot promote Halal options exclusively as we do not operate separate kitchens. We are also unable to provide Kosher meals.

*We always use halal fresh chicken and don’t use ruminant meat in any of our dishes. The other meats we use, which there are a small proportion that arrive frozen and/or already prepared (i.e. burgers, hotdogs, etc.) cannot be guaranteed as halal. On average each week, 6 out of 7 dinners contain halal products.  

Where possible, we look to use the finest local produce and the most ethical and sustainable suppliers.

Please view our sustainability case studies and the University's Sustainable Food Policy for further information. 

Dinner menus 

  • Week 1 menu 23-24 - available the weeks of 18th September, 16th October, 13th November and 11th December
  • Week 2 menu 23-24 ‌- available the weeks of 25th September, 23rd October, 20th November and 18th December 
  • Week 3 menu 23-24 - available the weeks of 2nd and 30th October and 27th November
  • Week 4 menu 23-24 - available the weeks of 9th October, 6th November and 4th December

Taste of... Calendar or Cuisines

Explore cuisine from a different country every Tuesday night. Find out which countries in our Taste of... Calendar 23-24.

Breakfast and Brunch menus

Breakfast Monday to Friday 7:30am-9.30am 
Continental breakfast Saturday 8.00am-10.30am 
Sunday 8.30am-10.30am 
Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11.00am-1.00pm 
Dinner Monday to Sunday 5.30pm-7.30pm

If you have an unavoidable commitment and cannot attend a meal time, please complete the relevant form (Dinner or Breakfast) to request a replacement meal.

The University cannot give refunds for meals that are not taken.

If you’re absent from catered accommodation for longer than one week due to illness, you may contact the Accommodation Office (in writing via SID, marked for the attention of the Accommodation Office Manager) for a refund of the meals missed. The application must be accompanied by a medical certificate.

The Accommodation Office will consider the request and contact the student's College and Residence to confirm the absence. Any refund given will only be for the food costs for the period and will be returned to you as a reduction via your University student account.

A refund is not an automatic entitlement, and the University will determine whether a refund should be given. 

If you’re in a catered residence, you’ll be given a photo ID meal card and number when you arrive. This is to ensure that only those who have paid for catering services can use it.

You must show your card number at the dining room door. Anyone who does not have this card will not be served. Refusing to identify yourself when asked or behaving in an inappropriate manner towards staff members will be considered a disciplinary offence.

If a member of University staff asks to see your ID card, you can ask them for identification too. 

It is a disciplinary offence to give your meal card to anyone else or to use someone else’s card. If you do, you may be liable to disciplinary action and a minimum £50 financial penalty

We want everybody to enjoy the community atmosphere and feel welcome. To support this, we ask you to please:

  • wear appropriate clothing whilst in the dining room. You will need to change if you’re wearing soiled clothes.
  • always wear footwear for hygiene and health and safety reasons.
  • not bring alcohol into the dining room.