Catered residences

All stages of our meal provision in catered residences have been reviewed for 20/21 to ensure a safe environment for our students during their stay at the University of Bristol. 

Food will be served to the students via a counter by a member of staff. A hand sanitising station will be located at the entrance and exit of the dining room. Queue management by means of signage and verbal instruction will ensure social distancing measures. Additionally, the number of people allowed in each servery at any one time will be limited to ensure 2-metre distancing can be observed.

Food will be served in disposable containers and a personal re-usable cutlery/mug pack will be provided. We will gradually be progressing into using crockery and cutlery following the guidelines provided by Public Health England (PHE) to ensure that we comply with all aspects of food and student safety. Where 2m distancing is not possible (especially when sitting at tables), perspex screens and partitions will be used for your safety. 

Additional cleaning routines will be in place and you will have access to sanitising stations to clean your place before you leave the dining hall. A three-hour meal window will be in place for breakfast and main meal which will be suspended halfway through for sanitisation. An optional takeaway offer will also be available for those students who feel more comfortable taking their food back to their accommodation.   

To ensure that only people within the catered hall bubbles access the dining rooms, meal cards and guest meals will not be available to non-catered students for term one, possibly for the whole year. 

We are keen to ensure your student experience is not affected and therefore we will ensure service is provided in line with the guidelines provided by PHE as they change throughout your stay with us.

Serving hours


Mon-Fri Breakfast (7.30am - 10.30am)

7.30am - 8.30am                dining room open

8.30am - 9.00am                closed for cleaning

9.00am - 10.00am              dining room open

10-00 - 10.30am                 takeaway only


Mon-Fri Dinner (5.30pm – 8.30pm)

5.30pm - 6.30pm                dining room open

6.30pm - 7.00pm                closed for cleaning

7.00pm - 8.00pm                dining room open

8.00pm - 8.30pm                takeaway only


Weekend (8.30am – 2.00pm)

8.30am - 9.45am                dining room open

9.45am - 10.15am              closed for cleaning

10.15am - 11.00am            service continues

11.00am - 11.30am            takeaway only

11.30am – 12.00pm           closed for cleaning

12.00pm - 1.30pm             dining room open

1.30pm – 2.00pm              takeaway only

If government guidance changes

These measures might change if government guidance or the UK alert levels change. We will let you know about any changes. 

Catered residence food delivery schedule

See your food delivery schedule if you are self-isolating in a catered hall 

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