We offer a range of high-quality, good-value food (including vegetarian and vegan 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). 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.
Please remember to wear your face mask/face coverings when in the Dining Hall. Please follow all signs and instructions and remember to use the hand sanitisers as you enter and leave the Hall.
You no longer need to book any meals in advance, but you must use the Upay System: www.upay.co.uk (or you can download the Upay app) to ensure that you have sufficient funds topped up on your card in advance to pay for your meal when you arrive to eat it or collect it.
Dining Hall Hours
|Breakfast (Monday-Friday). 8.00-9.30am||
|Brunch (Weekend Only). 10.30am-1.30pm||
|Lunch (Monday-Friday). 12.30-1.30pm.||
|Dinner (Monday-Friday). 6.00-7.15pm.||
The Wordsworth Tea Room – Remaining Closed at the start of Hilary Term due to Staffing Availability
Normally Open Mondays to Fridays in Term Time 9.30am-4.30pm
The Elizabeth Wordsworth Tea Room in the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building is usually open throughout term-time (0th-9th Weeks inclusive) for eat-in or take-away service. The Tea Room is open from Monday-Friday, 9.30am-4.30pm, serving breakfasts, lunches and delicious tea-time treats.
You do not have to order in advance and you can eat in the Tea Room or take food and drinks away.
The Tea Room is cashless, but you can pay with your Bod Card, or with a credit or debit card.
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 within College, and money must be credited to the card prior to use.
A £10 token will be automatically added to your card by the College, which will be invoiced to you with your deposits. Payment of this will be expected before or on arrival, or via direct debit if this is in place. This token is non-refundable and will remain on your card until it has been spent.
Additional “Top-ups” should be done online via the website https://www.upay.co.uk/.
This site enables you to see your usage history, check your balance and add money to your card. You can also set up an automated top-up system for when your balance drops below a certain amount.
If you have not already registered for Upay, you will receive an e-mail with a username and password.
The username is your e-mail address in the format firstname.lastname@example.org and you can use the password received via e-mail to login to your account.
If you haven’t received this, please contact email@example.com.
If you need to change the password, this can be done from the Account Management page on Upay.
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 credit/debit card or cash.
The card does not have an overdraft facility so it is important that you know the balance prior to purchasing food. As stated previously, you can find out your balance online, 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.