Where to Eat at UON

We are 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, a quick on-the-go snack or meal deal, we have 4 Catering outlets plus a 32-bedroom Hotel on campus to meet your needs. Keep up with our outlet hours of operation, menus and more below.

The Market

Monday – Friday
Opening hours: 8am to 4pm
  • The Learning Hub, Ground Floor, Waterside Campus

The Market is the main student and staff Restaurant on Waterside Campus with a great variety of options. Whether you fancy a bacon roll to go or keep it healthy with a freshly made salad, we have it all. Look out for our great offers including meals under £5, and a free piece of fruit with every food purchase.


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The Exchange

Monday – Friday
Opening hours: 8am to 3.30pm
  • Senate Building, Ground Floor, Waterside Campus

The Exchange is a great place to warm yourself up with an excellent barista-style coffee. Feeling peckish, you’ll find a great selection of sandwiches, cakes and confectionery for whatever you’re in the mood for. Look out for our great sandwich meal deals which includes crisps, a drink and a piece of fruit for £4.50.


The Ground

Monday – Friday
Opening hours: 8am to 8pm
  • The Learning Hub, First Floor, Waterside Campus

Need a quick grab-and-go sandwich or a sweet treat before your next lecture, then The Ground is the perfect place for you. In the heart of The Learning Hub, this coffee shop can provide you with a great cup of coffee to help you through the day. Take advantage of our amazing offers including sandwich meal deals and coffee with cake.


Waterside Bar & Restaurant

Monday – Friday
Opening hours: 11.30am to 10pm
  • The Learning Hub, Waterside Campus

Waterside B&R’s student-friendly menu offers value for money on food and drinks.

With an extensive, student-friendly bar, the Waterside offers a wide range of drinks.

A great communal space, including pool table, dart board and Nintendo Switches (all free to use) means it’s the perfect spot to meet your friends for a drink and a social catch up.

If you’re hungry for a quick weekly lunch or want an early dinner before heading for a night out, our bar menu will no doubt satisfy your needs.

Don’t feel like going out? Our Pizzas are the perfect takeaway for students living in the halls of residence.

Keep an eye out for our upcoming events coming soon to the bar.


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Sunley Hotel

Monday – Sunday
Opening hours: 24 hours
  • Waterside Campus

Sunley Hotel is in the heart of The Waterside Campus. It has 32 ensuite bedrooms and 3 conference rooms. Our lounge area is comfortable and a quiet place to hold an impromptu meeting. If you require something more formal, then just contact us to enquire about our conferencing facility.


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