Where to eat at UON

We’re all about providing students and staff at UON with good quality, delicious food at competitive prices. If you’re looking for a fresh hot meal or just a quick on-the-go sandwich, we have 8 facilities (including a Hotel) here to meet your needs! Keep up with our outlet hours of operation, menus and more below! Have a question or suggestion for us? Contact us anytime on social media or speak to a member of the House Team at UON!

SU, shops and other food outlet opening hours

The Exchange

Senate Building, Ground Floor, Waterside Campus

The Exchange is Proud to Serve Costa partner, so you get to experience your favourite Costa coffee creations right alongside our amazing in-house gourmet specialty sandwiches.

Non-Term Time Hours

Term Time Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 3pm Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

The Market

The Learning Hub, Ground Floor, Waterside Campus

The Market is the main dining hall on campus. Breakfast service is available until 10:30 am. You can choose between a hot breakfast – whether you’re in the mood for a full English or just a warm bowl of porridge – or just grab a quick bowl of cereal before that first lecture.

For lunch, choose from a variety of options sure to please any palette! You can watch your lunch being prepared just as you like it from our live cooking theatre, or keep it healthy by choosing from our extensive ambient salad bar. Just looking for a quick burger and chips? We’ve got you covered in The Market.

Want to let us know what’s on in The Market so you can plan your week ahead of time? We post menus every Monday on social media, but they’re also available to download below:

Menu W/C 9 December Menu W/C 16 December Menu W/C 23 December Menu W/C 30 December

Non-Term Time Hours

Term Time Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm
  • Breakfast Service: 8 am – 10:30 am
  • Live Threatre: 12pm – 3:30pm
  • Grab-and-go Sandwiches, cold drinks, and coffee: 8am – 4pm

The Ground

The Learning Hub, First Floor, Waterside Campus

Need a quick grab and go sandwich or muffin before your next lecture? The Ground is the perfect spot for a quick lunch on the go—or you can curl up on one of the chairs in our ample seating area, plug your phone in, and have a quick break with a sweet (and healthy) snack. There’s something rebellious about naming your café The Ground, when everyone knows it’s located on the FIRST floor—and, The Ground embraces that rebel vibe—but, quietly! This is in the library, after all. Shh!

Non-Term Time Hours

Term Time Hours

Closed Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am -3pm

Waterside Bar & Restaurant

The Learning Hub, Waterside Campus

Waterside’s wallet-friendly menu offers value for money food, drink, & cocktails.  It’s the perfect spot to grab a quick weekly lunch or have dinner before heading out for a night on the town. Don’t feel like going out? Our pizzas are the perfect takeaway for students who live in the residence halls on the Waterside campus! Waterside also hosts many student-led events—spoken word, Tuesday Quiz Night, karaoke. Follow our social media to keep up to date on the latest events!

You can see more about Waterside Bar and Restaurant on our website or follow us on social media Twitter -@BarWaterside Facebook/Instagram – @WatersideBarandRestaurant.

Non-Term Time Hours

Term Time Hours

Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 7pm Closed for summer Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 9pm

Sunley Hotel

Sunley Hotel is located in the heart of Waterside campus. It has 32 bedrooms, 3 conference rooms, and its café is a hidden gem for those in the know on campus. Our lounge is a comfortable and quiet place to hold an impromptu meeting, and if you require something more formal, just contact us to enquire about our conferencing and meeting room availability.

The café is also the perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee if you find yourself at a late lecture and in need of a hot drink! Students and staff alike are welcome to use this facility.

You can find out more about Sunley hotel on our website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @sunleyhotel.

Open 24 hours

Newton Café

St George’s Avenue, Newton

Newton Café is located at the Avenue Campus for UON. This lovely café serves up hot paninis, jacket potatoes, soup and a salad bar. They serve Eros coffee & teas, grab & go sandwiches and snacks.

Non-Term Time Hours

Term Time Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 3pm Monday – Friday: 8am – 4:30pm

The Café

Innovation Centre, Green Street

The Café at Innovation centre is the perfect stop in the morning for a spot of toast and our famous Fairtrade Eros Coffees. They offer freshly made sandwiches from their deli bar for lunch—or you can stop in for a quick bite with one of our grab and go meal deals!

Non-Term Time Hours

Term Time Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 3pm Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm

Icon Centre Café

Icon Centre, Daventry

The Daventry café is located on the ground floor of the Icon building in Daventry. It’s the perfect drop-in spot for a quick bacon bap and a coffee on your way into work. Lunch is grab and go, or you can get a delicious toasty or a hot sandwich from our deli bar.

Non-Term Time Hours

Term Time Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 3pm Monday – Friday: 8am – 4pm

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