Food on Campus

Food on Campus operates a number of coffee bars and restaurants on the King Alfred and West Downs Quarters so you are never too far away from a hot meal or a quick snack! As a department our ethos is “we cater for LIFE” – Local, Independent, Fair and Ethical and we aim to deliver value for money, excellent service and great food and drink.


Our outlets are open to everyone with food available for all tastes and dietary requirements.


We operate eight outlets across two quarters and all our outlets are open to everybody from students, staff and external visitors. Serving a range of homemade dishes to suit all tastes and dietary requirements including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. Our meals are created using fresh, seasonal and ethical produce with ingredients sourced from the UK as well as local and regional suppliers, where possible. Use our Catering Outlet Map to view the locations of our outlets and vending machines on campus.


King Alfred Quarter Outlets

The Food Hall

The Food Hall is located on Level 3 of the King Alfred Centre.

Term Opening Times: 

Monday to Friday - 08:00-14:30 / 16:30-18:30

Saturday and Sunday – 12:00-14:30 / 17:00-19:00

The Food Hall caters for all tastes, with a variety of food to suit everyone’s needs. Breakfast is served from 08:00–11:30, serving a range of hot and cold breakfast items.

Lunch is served from 11:30 to 14:30 and hosts a variety of different options including homemade soups, chef’s special, “Spirals, Spuds and Grains” hosting a variety of toppings. Dinner is served from 17:00-18:30 and serves a meat, vegetarian and vegan option including a roast dinner on a Monday as well as pasta bakes, snacks and sides.

The Food Hall has a large number of plant-based and allergen free dishes. Tastes of the World and Wrap and Roll have the option to create your own dish to meet your specific dietary requirements.

Cyber Italia

Cyber Italia is located in the Kenneth Kettle Building.

Term Opening Times: 

Monday to Friday - 08:30-20:00

Saturday and Sunday – 10:00-20:00

Cyber Italia is located in the social learning space in the Kenneth Kettle Building. The team provide a full barista service for you, using fresh ground Fairtrade coffee and organic milk. They produce hand-stretched pizzas which are made to order “just for you” and can be customised with extra toppings, all available to order through click and collect.

In addition, there is also toasted panini’s, sandwiches and other hot eats. For those with a sweet tooth we have a range of Fairtrade muffins, cakes and freshly cooked croissants. They also produce a variety of made to order cold beverages including fruit smoothies, frappes, milkshakes and bottled drinks. Cyber Italia provides a range of plant-based milks, and sandwiches, paninis and cakes.

Ethical Earth

Ethical Earth is located in the Learning Café on Level 4 of the King Alfred Centre.

Term Opening Times: 

Monday to Friday - 07:30-16:00

Saturday and Sunday – Closed

The Learning Cafe space provides an environment for students and staff to relax and study. Ethical Earth stocks selection of grab and go sandwiches, paninis, salads and fresh fruit pots.

All of Ethical Earth’s coffee beans are Fairtrade, Organic and Rain Forest Alliance Certified, served with organic milk or plant-based milks. There is a variety of made to order fresh fruit smoothies, freshly blended frappes and milkshakes.

We also stock a variety of cake slices, home-baked pastries and a large range of gluten-free cakes and biscuits. Ethical Earth provides a range of plant-based milks, sandwiches, paninis and cakes.

West Downs Quarter Outlets

Café Life

Café Life is located on Level 0 of the West Downs Centre.

Term Opening Times:

Monday to Friday - 08:00-17:00

Saturday and Sunday – 10:00-16:00

Café Life located on the ground floor of the West Downs Centre building with views over the beautiful courtyard garden and pond. Café Life serves a range of barista made hot drinks made with organic milk or plant-based milks and flavoured with your favourite syrups. All coffee beans are Fairtrade, organic and Rain Forest Alliance certified.

Café Life also create a variety of made to order cold beverages including fruit smoothies, frappes, milkshakes. 
Café Life stocks a selection of sandwiches, paninis, salads and grab and go products alongside a variety of Fairtrade cakes, canned drinks, sausage rolls, chocolate twists and cake slices.

The Deli Bar

The Deli is located on Level 1 of the West Downs Centre

Term Opening Times:

Monday to Friday - 09:00-15:00

Saturday and Sunday – Closed

From 08:00, The Deli serves a range of cold breakfast items including yoghurt, fruit and cereals.

From 10:00, The Deli offers freshly made to order salads and sandwiches to suit your tastes. Choose your base and fill it with fresh veggies, meat, fish or plant-based protein, dressing and add your garnish for the perfect lunchtime option. If you struggle to choose, we have a selection of pre-selected ideas for all dietary requirements and The Deli is available to pre-order on click and collect.

The Deli also offers a selection of tea and coffee-based drinks, canned drinks, snacks and fresh fruit.

Cyber Italia

Cyber Italia is located on Level 1 of the West Downs Centre.

Term Opening Times: 

Monday to Friday - 11:00-15:00

Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Cyber Italia brings the mouth-watering pizzas to West Downs.

Serving a selection of hand-stretched pizzas which can be customised to your tastes including free range chicken, locally produced pepperoni or vegan salami. You can also swap to a gluten-free base, free of charge. A range of everybody’s favourites sides including garlic bread and wedges. All available to pre-order using click and collect. We also have a range of pizza slices available to grab and go with our ever-popular pizza slice and drink meal deal.

Tastes of the World

Tastes of the World is located on Level 1 of the West Downs Centre.

Term Opening Times: 

Monday to Friday - 08:00-15:00

Saturday and Sunday – Closed

From 08:00, Tastes of the World serves a range of hot breakfast options including breakfast baps, our popular breakfast meal deal and breakfast specials from around the world.

From 11:00, Tastes of the World brings tastes and flavours from around the world allowing you to create your own unique dish. Select your grain or pasta, meat, fish or plant-based protein, then add your vegetables, sauce and garnish to customise your meal to meet your own dietary requirements.

If you struggle to choose from all the wonderful options, we have a selection of pre-selected ideas including chicken katsu curry and tofu chow mein.


Vending Machines

All of the vending machines across campus are provided by Revive Vending of Downton near Salisbury. The machines are replenished and serviced regularly. The vending machines stock a variety of healthy products to suit all dietary requirements including Gluten-free, Vegan-friendly, Dairy free, one of your five a day, Source of fibre, Source of protein, No added sugar and Natural ingredients. The machines have changing product menu to keep the offer fresh and 80% healthy snacks and 100% healthy drinks.

Our premium coffee machines serve a variety of hot drinks. From a frothy cappuccino to a warming cup of tea. Whatever your drink preference, we’ve got you covered. During our hunt for the perfect coffee beans for our Doozy coffee machines, we found 918 Coffee. This innovative company, based a short drive from us, holds the answer to truly ethical coffee. A solution called Eco Roast. The team bring back used coffee grounds to Doozy HQ. When 918 Coffee delivers our fresh new bags of coffee beans, they take away the old grounds and use them as energy to roast the new beans. It really is a circular coffee economy.

Click and Collect

The Food Hall, Cyber Italia at West Downs Centre and Kenneth Kettle Building, The Deli and Tastes of the World offer a click and collect service, allowing you to order your food in advance and collect at your chosen time. Click and Collect offers a wide range of customisable dishes, meal deals and a dedicated fast lane for collection to save you queuing.

Visit the Click and Collect site at


Your University ID card is the key to edible credit which helps you save time and money at all Food on Campus outlets. Scan your ID card or download the WINPay! mobile app in our outlets to earn loyalty points, discounts for future purchases and enjoy free food and drink vouchers all year round. No need to top up your card with money, just save a credit or debit card to your account and the transaction value will be taken from your account when you pay similar to contactless and apple pay. 

The WINPay! mobile app allows you to pay without your ID card, check your account and use Click and Collect. The app is available to download on the google play and app store.

Activate and view your account at to access exclusive promotions including Kale Yeah! where Students and staff are rewarded with a stamp-based loyalty scheme with a free meal for every 6 veggie or vegan meals purchased. The free meal can be veggie, vegan, meat or fish based main meal.

Food Allergy Awareness

Here at Food on Campus, we are Food Allergy Aware!

We want everybody to feel safe and confident when eating in our outlets, especially if you have a food allergy or dietary requirement. With the introduction of the Food Information for Consumers regulation 1169/2011, which came into force on the 13 December 2014. All of our staff have to complete allergen training when they join the department and complete yearly refresher training, we display allergens on outlet menu cards where possible and have allergen labels on products we have packaged. If you have a food allergy and are not sure if your food choice is safe for you to eat, speak to a member of staff before ordering.

From 1st October 2021, all pre-packaged food that is made on site and then packaged by our Chefs and food production team will now be labelled with a full ingredients list, nutrition information and have the 14 allergens listed.

See our online allergen and nutrition portal which will show you all the details for our homemade and unpackaged products sold in our outlets.

Allergy Awards

We have won awards from the Free-From Eating Out Awards which supports our great work with allergen awareness.

2016 - Gold Winner in the Universities Category

2017 - Gold Winner in the Creme de la Creme Category

2018 - Silver Winner in the Independent Restaurant Category


We believe the University of Winchester is a national leader in the area of Sustainable Catering. Committed to sustainability, we launched our LIFE brand - Local, Independent, Fair and Ethical, in 2010. This ethos unpins everything we do across the operations. Find out more about our ethical catering.

Catered Packages

We offer weekly catering packages allowing you to receive a weekly loading on your university ID card to use in our outlets. We offer three packages:

Catering Package 1 which will purchase approximately 10 meals (one smaller meal or breakfast and one larger meal per day for 5 days).

Catered Halls and Catering Package 2 which will purchase approximately 14 meals (one smaller meal or breakfast and one larger meal per day for 7 days).

Catering Package 3 which will purchase approximately 21 meals (breakfast, one smaller meal and one larger meal per day for 7 days).

All meals numbers quoted are dependent on the individual card holder’s spending pattern and are only a guide as the card holder may spend the allowance in any outlet throughout the week as required. For more information, visit our catered accommodation pages.

We can also offer catered packages to second and third year students, giving you flexibility to pick and choose how many weeks you would like to purchase. For more information, visit our catering store.

Contact us

Our staff are happy to help with any queries regarding the use of our services and outlets.

General Enquiries
Tel: 01962 827214

WINPay! and Click and Collect Enquiries

Food Allergy Enquiries

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