Man and woman talking at Formal Hall

Food


Eating meals together is an important part of collegiate life. It provides the opportunity to catch up with friends and meet College members in other fields of study. Head Chef Sam Frost and his team provide delicious food and we encourage all College members to join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner – and, of course, Formal Hall.

Man and woman talking at Formal Hall

Cafeteria meals are served in the Dining Hall every day. There are usually three choices for the main meal, one of which is always vegetarian.

Current Cafeteria Menu

Formal Hall is a leisurely three-course formal dinner with wine and service that takes place at 19.15 for 19.30 in the Dining Hall or the Combination Room on Tuesday and Friday in Full Term and on Tuesday at other times.

Current Formal Hall Menu

The Club Room is used for cafeteria meals when the Dining Hall is in use for formal occasions. The Bar and Coffee Bar are also located in the Club Room. 

Cafeteria Opening Times 

Monday to Friday  Weekends 22 September 2018 – 23 June 2019
08.00 - 09.15 Breakfast
12.30 - 14.15 Lunch
18.00 - 19.30 Dinner
Saturday 
8.00 - 9.15 Breakfast
11.00 - 13.30 Brunch
18.00 - 19.30 Dinner
  Sunday 
8.30 - 9:45 Breakfast
12.30 - 14.15 Lunch
18.00 - 19.30 Dinner

Cafeteria Prices & Payment

Cafeteria prices are displayed in the Servery and on the daily menus, and student receive a 25% discount. We operate a cashless system, and the best way to pay is through the UPay payment system. You can also pay by debit or credit card, but you will not receive the student discount.

Allergen Information

Please ask about the allergen information of any item of food not on the menu or price list. The absence of information does not mean the item of food does not contain allergens.

Electronic communication is prohibited at all times in the Dining Hall

This includes:

  • Use of a mobile device for talking, texting, tweeting, emailing, etc.
  • Listening to music, even with headphones.

Use of a tablet or laptop, for reading only, is permitted at Breakfast.

One of the things that makes Cambridge special is that Colleges bring together people from a very wide range of academic backgrounds and cultures. 

At most universities, you largely meet only people who were in the same school or department. Wolfson is extra-special because it doesn't have a High Table which separates Fellows from students; here we all eat together. The dining table thus provides a lively social space in which people meet and interact as equals. In very few places will you find the opportunity easily to converse with such a range of colleagues and contemporaries.

Conversation is therefore a central part of our collegiate ethos. The reason we ask you to refrain from using electronic devices at all meals except breakfast is because we want to preserve this tradition that is precious to our collegiate life.

Please respect this principle. Talk, don’t text.

Use of a camera is prohibited at formal dinners.