Fuel your belly and your brain

If you love food as much as we do, you'll be pleased to know that it's a priority at our Colchester Campus. You'll never run out of choice, and it will definitely take you a while to work your way through this lot.

At the heart of our student experience is the food and drink we offer on campus. Offered primarily by the Student Union and Essex Food we ensure that all of our staff and students are well fed and well watered by providing a full range of services - from quick grab and go outlets to more formal bookable dining.

Essex Food, as the primary food supplier on our Colchester Campus, believes in affordable, traceable, sustainability, seasonable, locally-sourced, fresh and healthy balanced food and drink - that's why we are proud to call ourselves Ethics Food, as we strive to ensure all our customers have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to a sustainability and ethical food future.

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Grab and go

Students drinking and eating outside on the Colchester Campus squares
Students drinking and eating outside on the Colchester Campus squares
Students buying pastries at the Thursday Market on Colchester Campus Squares
Students buying pastries at the Thursday Market on Colchester Campus Squares

Bookable dining

Staff welcoming patrons to the Brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel
Staff welcoming patrons to the Brasserie at Wivenhoe House Hotel
Students enjoying food and drink at MOA
Students enjoying food and drink at MOA

Relax and chat

Students enjoying a hot drink at one of our many cafes on campus
Students enjoying a hot drink at one of our many cafes on campus
Students enjoying their Food at Buffalo Joes restaurant
Students enjoying their Food at Buffalo Joes restaurant

Café culture

Students in Blues Cafe
Students sitting in Blues Cafe
Staff and students eating, drinking and studying at our Bytes café located at the STEM Centre
Staff and students eating, drinking and studying at our Bytes café located at the STEM Centre