Catering for all

You won’t go hungry at Essex - we offer a wide choice of cafés, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets both on our campuses and close by. We aim to cater for all, including those with special dietary requirements through religion, health needs or simply lifestyle choice.

The high-quality self-catering accommodation on our Colchester and Southend campuses also offers you the chance to cook for yourself or share meals with your flatmates.

Why we are special

  • A huge variety of food and drink options
  • Daytime or evening, you’ll find an outlet open, 7 days a week
  • Regular offers and promotions
  • Options to suit all budgets
  • Food available to those with special dietary needs

Essex Food Rewards

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Essex Food Rewards is our new loyalty app that allows you to collect points with every purchase you make in selected outlets and use them towards your favourite treats!

Special offers

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Grab yourself a healthy lunch, a teatime treat or an evening meal with friends. Check out the tasty special offers now available at our cafés, restaurants and bars.

Delivered catering

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We can deliver a range of catering options to a room of your choice,
for meetings, working lunches or evening events on both our Colchester or Loughton campuses.