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 and lunch are 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 book (and if necessary, cancel) your meals by the deadlines of 10am on the day for Lunch and for Dinner (M-F) and 9am on the day for weekend meals.

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.

How to Book:

You must use the Upay Events System: www.upay.co.uk (or you can download the Upay app) to book your meal.


If you no longer need your booking slot, it is crucial that you cancel your booking in time to avoid unnecessary food waste.

Dining Hall Hours

Breakfast (Mondays-Fridays). 8.30-9.30am

Brunch (Weekends Only). 10-10.30am & 11-11.30am

Lunch (Mondays-Fridays).

Take-away only 11.30am-12.15pm.

Eat-in 12.15-12.45pm

Lunch (Weekends).  Take-away only 12.30-1.30pm.

Dinner (Mondays-Fridays).

Take-away only 5-6pm.

Eat-in 6-6.30pm


Elizabeth Wordsworth Tea Room

The Tea Room is now open for take-away service

The Wordsworth Tea Room has opened for its new regular hours during Trinity Term, Mondays to Fridays, 9.30am-2.30pm. The new opening times are being introduced as the result of your feedback, and the Tea Room will serve late breakfasts, lunches and snacks. We are also planning to introduce new features such as ‘build your own pizza’.

The Tea Room will be open for take-away service only with a limited amount of seating available on the Dickson Poon Building patio and you are welcome to use this seating, respecting the current rules about social distancing and mixing of households. Unfortunately, there will be no delivery service available at any time.

Using the Upay Booking and Payment System
Ordering must be done in advance of the collection slot, but on the day of collection, using the Order Ahead system from Upay. To log onto the ordering system, simply download the Upay app or visit the website at www.upay.co.uk. If you don’t already have a Upay account, you will need to register for one. As well as entering your St Hugh’s e-mail address and creating a password, you will need to know that the affiliate ID is 34 and the user ID is your Single Sign-On (SSO, e.g. shug1234). Once you are registered, the system should be quick and easy to use. Payment is made via the app or website at the time of booking and you can pay with your Bod Card or with a debit or credit card.

Menu choices will be shown on the Upay system.


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 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.

To register you will need to log onto the above website, click ‘Create New Account,’ then follow the online instructions.

The company ID: 34

User ID: 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 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.

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