We offer a range of high-quality, good-value food (including vegetarian options) for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These meals are available seven days a week during term-time (except for weekends, when only brunch is served). In addition, there is a Formal Dinner once a week in term-time, as well as occasional special dinners. Our easy-to-use cashless card system means you only pay for the meals you eat. For those who want to cook their own food, there are also kitchens around College, and for a quick snack there is a café in Hall between meals.

Dining Hall Hours:

Breakfast (Monday-Friday)


Brunch (Weekend Only)


Lunch (Monday-Friday)


Dinner (Monday-Friday)


Formal Hall (Doors Open)



Elizabeth Wordsworth Tea Room:

The Elizabeth Wordsworth Tea Room in the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building provides hot and cold drinks and snacks on weekdays, including a delicious lunchtime Asian fusion menu.

Please see below for the weekly menu, for both the Dining Hall and the Elizabeth Wordsworth Tea Room.

The Cashless Card System

The College operates a cashless card system for all dining hall transactions. Cash will not be accepted in the dining hall. To purchase your food and drink from the hall you will need your University card (Bodleian card) which acts like a debit card in College, although money must be credited to the card prior to use.

“Top ups” should be done on line via the website www.upaychilli.com. This site also enables you to see your usage history, check your balance and add money to your card.

To register you will need to log onto the above website, click ‘Create New Account,’ then follow the online instructions. The company ID is 34 and your user ID is your Single Sign On login (e.g. SHUG1234).

Until you set up your account with UPAY, you will be able to top up in the finance office Monday – Friday 8.30am-4.30pm; however you are encouraged to set up your UPAY account as soon as possible. Payment is accepted by cheque or credit/debit card with a minimum amount of £20.

The card does not have an overdraft facility so it is important that you know the balance prior to purchasing food, which you can do online as mentioned above, or at any till in the hall. If you do go over your balance there is a surcharge of £5, so please make sure you check your account before using your card.

Weekly Hall Menus


Michaelmas Term 2018

Hall Menu 0th Week Menu | Wordsworth Tea Room 0th Week Menu