​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The catering service provides a high quality service which offers a range of appetising and nutritious food and drink options to enable all customers to have a choice which reflects their needs during the working week. This flexible service provides for changing customer needs, and enhances the staff and student experience. ​​


DMU's catering provision is exclusively contracted to a company called Chartwells. They operate a number of outlets across the campus, as well as providing catering for DMU organised meetings and events. The outlets that they operate are detailed below.  

How to contact us

Telephone: 0116 2506960 or 0116 2577370.

The Food Village

The Food Village is the central dining facility for the university and is located in the centre of campus adjacent to the Vijay Patel Building.

Food Village Opening Hours
 Term Time  08:00-19:00  08:00-19:00  08:00-19:00  08:00-19:00  08:00-19:00  Closed  Closed
Out of Term Time  08:30-19:00  08:30-19:00  08:30-19:00  08:30-19:00  08:30-19:00  Closed  Closed





Riverside Cafe

The Riverside Cafe is adjacent to the River Soar, within the Vijay Patel Building. 

Riverside Cafe Opening Hours
 MondayTuesday Wednesday Thursday FridaySaturday Sunday
 Term Time  08:00-19:00  08:00-19:00  08:00-19:00  08:00-22:00  08:00-22:00  08:30-15:00  08:30-15:00
 Out of Term Time  10:00-18:00  10:00-18:00  10:00-18:00  10:00-18:00  10:00-18:00  08:30-15:00  08:30-15:00



The Staff Common Room

​You may join the Staff Common Room, which offers access for a nominal monthly fee. The Staff Common Room is located opposite the DMU Food Village. To join, please visit the DMU store page here:

Staff Common Room Opening Hours
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday ThursdayFriday SaturdaySunday
 Term Time  07:30-18:30  07:30-18:30  07:30-18:30  07:30-18:30  07:30-18:30  Closed  Closed
Out Of Term Time  07:30-17:30  07:30-17:30  07:30-17:30  07:30-17:30  07:30-17:30  Closed  Closed


SCR Week A June Menu

SCR Week B June Menu

SCR Week C June Menu



The Newarke Cafe

The Newarke Cafe is located within the Hugh Aston Building, adjacent to Hawthorn Square.

Newarke Cafe Opening Times
  MondayTuesdayWednesday  ThursdayFridaySaturday Sunday
 Term Time  07:30-19:30 07:30-19:30   07:30-19:30  07:30-19:30  07:30-18:00  Closed  Closed
Out of Term Time  07:30-16:00  07:30-16:00  07:30-16:00  07:30-16:00  07:30-16:00  Closed  Closed

The Kimberlin Library Cafe

The Kimberlin Library Cafe is located within the Kimberlin Library.

Kimberlin Library Cafe Opening Hours
 Monday TuesdayWednesday Thursday FridaySaturdaySunday
 Term Time  09:00-20:00  09:00-20:00  09:00-20:00  09:00-20:00  09:00-20:00  12:00-18:00  12:00-18:00
Out of Term Time  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed


The Campus Centre

The Campus Centre has a range of catering establishments:

  • Milly Lanes
  • Simply Fresh
  • Subway
  • Starbucks


Milly Lanes Opening Hours
 MondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
 Term Time  08:00-16:00  08:00-16:00  08:00-16:00  08:00-16:00  08:00-16:00  Closed  Closed
Out of Term Time  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed


Simply Fresh Opening Hours

  Monday TuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
 Term Time  07:30-21:00  07:30-21:00  07:30-21:00  07:30-21:00  07:30-21:00  08:00-17:00 10:00-16:00
Out of Term Time  07:30-18:00  07:30-18:00  07:30-18:00  07:30-18:00  07:30-18:00  Closed Closed


Subway Opening Hours

 MondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
 Term Time  10:00-18:00 10:00-18:00   10:00-18:00  10:00-18:00  10:00-18:00  Closed  Closed
 Out of Term Time  10:00-16:00  10:00-16:00  10:00-16:00  10:00-16:00  10:00-16:00  Closed  Closed


Coffee Hut (Starbucks) Opening Times
  MondayTuesday WednesdayThursday FridaySaturdaySunday
Term Time  07:30-19:00  07:30-19:00    07:30-19:00   07:30-19:00   07:30-19:00  Closed Closed
Out of Term Time  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed  Closed
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