Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

Campus Living

Getting the most out of your hall

David Collett Dining Hall

Meal entitlement


Lunch and Dinner

All meals come with a selection of self serve hot and cold drinks available from the dining hall. A finishing station of sauces seeds and fruits are there to compliment your meal.

Ordering packed lunches

For those with an early start or late finish a packed meal choice is available for you to order from your front of house team. Requests need be ordered before 1.30pm one day prior to your requirement. Your meal card is required upon collection.

Take-away options

We offer a take away option for hot food, handy for those on the go that still wish to have a hot meal that don't have time to eat in hall.

You're student ID and meal card

Your student ID serves also as your meal card, each day it is loaded with 3 meals for that day’s consumption and must be presented at each meal service, failure to do so may result in your meal being refused. This gives you added security into the halls.

To help with unnecessary queuing please have your diners card ready at meal times.

Lost / damaged meal card

If you are unfortunate to damage or lose your card the dining hall will allow you up to 6 meals to get your card replaced. If after this period no card is produced then further meals may be refused.

You must call in person into the Parcel and Card office (next to The Student Accommodation Centre) during office hours who will arrange to issue a new card, and transfer any monies outstanding on the old card to the new card. There is a charge of £7.95 for a lost or damaged card.


We understand the dangers to those with severe allergies. Some of our menu dishes may contain seeds, shellfish and other allergens. Menu cards giving allergenic information are displayed at the food service points the service team and chefs are also available to speak to they may be able to help you make an alternative choice.

'What if I have a food allergy?'

All dishes are labelled with allergen information available on our website. If you have specific food requirements we advise you to contact the Chef and Hall manager who will be able to help you with your request.


We do not use nuts in our cooking but traces may be present in foods purchased for use within the dining halls.


In catered hall we are able to offer Halal meats as part of our food service. Halal meats are available from our approved suppliers and are certificated for identification.

When cooking we follow the same process for those with allergenic diets to minimise the chances of cross contamination. If you require a Halal diet please notify the kitchen 24 hours in advance of your meal.

Observing ramadan

Those observing Ramadan are asked to contact your Chef and Hall manager who will help with your specific meal requirements.

Kosher meals

We are not able to offer a Kosher food service in our Dining Halls.

'Finished your meal'

Once you have finished you meal guests are kindly requested to place their trays on to the clearance trolleys provided leaving your vacated space to be used by fellow guests.

Dress code

You are reminded you are dining in a public food service area and are asked to dress accordingly. Tops and bottoms must be worn (no Speedos / swimwear) No pyjamas. For personal safety reasons suitable footwear must be worn excluding bare feet and flip-flops.


All dining halls are licensed under the licensing act of 2003.
Strictly NO ALCOHOL is to be brought into the dining halls.
Special events such as High Tables are under special licence with the warden and should be booked with the Licensee and dining hall manager. 


Bad language and abuse of staff, the throwing of food and any damage to the infrastructure or fabric of the building will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action being taken.

'What if I’m ill?'

In the first instance your warden should be notified. Meals can then be collected by a colleague once the Dining hall Manager has been told, please ensure the person has your meal card to present at the till.

Dining hall information screens

The menus screens display a range of campus information throughout the year, your hall massages can also be displayed please speak to your Dining hall manager.

Help us to Help You

You have a range of choices available to make your thoughts, comments and opinions be heard:

They are all here to help you get the most out of you dining experience.

Should you have any specific diatery requirements, you are advised to have a chat with your Hall Head Chef.

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General enquiries

. 01509 222257
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