Food and drink
Surrey is a hive of delicious, varied food spots with dishes from around the globe. Across our campuses, Research Park and Sports Park, expect restaurants and cafés filled with fresh ingredients, friendly staff and a great atmosphere.
Stag Hill campus
An independent coffee shop at the heart of campus, serving Chimney Fire Coffee from the Surrey Hills, along with the finest snacks, cakes, and pastries direct from the Hillside kitchen.
When: 8am - 4pm
Tucked away in a cosy corner of the Hillside food building, Zenchai is a specialist bubble tea brand with delicious flavours and a lively atmosphere.
When: 11:30am - 6:30pm
Lakeside Coffee Shop serves barista-style, triple-certified (organic, Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade) coffee along with a wide variety of other hot and cold drinks as well as cakes, sandwiches and confectionary, run by our students. We care about the planet so we try to use bio-degradable products wherever possible with the help of our supplier, Vegware. From our branded coffee cups and lids to our knives, forks and spoons, everything is compostable.
When: Semester time only, Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm
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We serve fantastic artisan coffee sourced from our new partner, Chimney Fire. With a choice of a light or a dark roast as well as a guest filter coffee, it’s the place for any coffee lover.
To accompany your coffee, our counter is piled high with pastries, buns, doughnuts and cakes.
Fancy a Hideout coffee outside? Visit our pop-up coffee cart based outside Manor Park Reception from the start of semester.
By appointment only: Geared Up Cycles will carry out services and minor repairs on your bicycle, often whilst you wait with a delicious coffee!
When: Semester time only, Monday to Friday, 9am - 6pm
Where: The Hideout, Spine road, Guildford, GU2 7XH. Opposite PATS Field (next to International House)
Stageside offers a place to unwind and enjoy speciality coffee and a delicious range of breakfast, lunch and snack options that have been homemade by a passionate team of chefs.
Pastries are baked daily and hot breakfast snack pots from vegan to traditional are available to fuel your day; when it’s time for lunch choose from our wide selection of deep-filled sandwiches, hot eats and vibrant salad boxes. Throughout your day grab something from our range of indulgent cakes and healthy light snacks.
We serve fantastic artisan coffee sourced from Union Hand Roasted Coffee, who are pioneers in roasting and ethical sourcing.
When: Semester time only, Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5pm.
This is a great place for food and atmosphere. It hosts varied seating, from high-backed curl-up chairs to big and small round tables. The food is varied and truly delicious. Try the lunch-sized pizzas, gourmet deli, gorgeous salads and freshly cooked specials: soups, jacket potatoes with various fillings, plant-based street food and home-style comfort food.
- In semester: Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm
- Out of semester: Monday to Friday, 11am - 3pm
Our mouth-watering bar and grill menu features burgers, hotdogs, loaded fries and lots more, alongside vegan and vegetarian options. Got a sweet tooth? Build your own milkshake selecting from our range of chocolates and sweets to create your perfect flavour.
Wates is also a great place to drop in for just a drink or two from our fully stocked bar.
- In semester: Monday to Friday, 12 noon - 11pm
- Out of semester: Monday to Friday, 12 noon - 7pm
The Lakeside Restaurant and Coffee Shop operates with the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management to offer a modern dining experience. Whether it's a leisurely meet with friends, a quick bite to eat or to entertain that all-important business guest, Lakeside makes the ideal location for lunch.
When: Semester time only, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm
Simply Fresh is your campus shop with everything you need to keep you going, from freshly baked goods and milk to shampoo and washing tablets.
When: Mon - Fri, 7am - 11pm, Saturday 8am - 10pm, Sunday, 12 noon - 6pm
Inside Simply Fresh you can find the campus post office. They send parcels and letters and can accept free returns through Royal Mail and Parcelforce.
When: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm; Saturday 9am - 1pm; Sunday closed
Visit our Asian-influenced restaurant for sweet and sour chicken, pad thai, some delicious dumplings or even breakfast. This is an amazing spot to enjoy tasty specialities. Takeaway available.
When: Monday to Friday, 6am - 4pm
For decades, our 1550 capacity club has hosted artists and DJs including Stormzy, Aitch, Andy C, Tinie Tempah, Sigala, Sigma, Kano, EZ, Chase and Status, Lethal Bizzle, Example, Pendulum, Jonas Blue, Mostack, Yxng Bane, SubFocus, Krept and Konan to name but a few.
When: evenings, view website for timings
Hari’s Bar is the hidden gem tucked away in Rubix! With warm lighting and cosy booths, it’s the perfect place to grab a drink or an affordable cocktail with your mates. Be sure to turn up early to secure a table for our popular Tuesday Quiz Night.
When: Monday to Friday, 6pm - 11pm
The Basement is our multipurpose underground space, functioning as our smaller, more intimate club venue. The space can be used for music; arts and creativity; and can be used by clubs, societies and students to host events of their own. During the day, the space is used as a restaurant for Young's Kitchen, in the afternoon BandSoc/CraftSoc/SVGS and other societies use the space, as it can be used for music, arts and creativity of any kind.
However, as the clock strikes 10pm, the space transforms into the intimately loved nightclub, Basement! Artists from Sigma to Dapper Laughs have all drawn a crowd down in The Basement whilst student led nights such as Remedy, Presha, Tesselate and Frat Night have all taken advantage of the intimacy to hold sensational events!
Located downstairs in the Union building, The Front Room is a unique social space ideal for meeting friends, relaxing or just eating your lunch. Full of antique furniture, a pool table and games, it is the perfect place to relax.
When: every day, 8am - 11pm
Every Thursday our Students’ Union is transformed into a foodie’s paradise, giving you a chance to pick up your groceries or enjoy some freshly-made street food. With everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to bread, cakes, and hot food to take away, there is something for everyone!
When: Thursdays 8am - 4pm, although it often runs until 6pm. Hot food stalls: 11am - 4pm, although it often runs until 6pm.
Manor Park campus
Welcome to the University of Surrey’s latest venue! Whether you are looking for a place to dine, meet your friends for a drink, or just pick up a coffee on your way to lectures, we have something for everyone. Check us out on YouTube. Instagram: @ManorParkSocial
When: Semester only, Monday to Friday 8am - 11pm, Saturday 10am - 11pm, Sunday 11am - 11pm
Fresh pastries, hot breakfasts - traditional or vegan, superb sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and layered salads pots or jacket potatoes with your choice of filling. Tasty snacks throughout the day from fruit to chocolate, buns, loaf cakes and brownies.
When: Semester only, Monday to Friday 8:30am - 3pm
With stunning views of our FIFA and World Rugby approved pitches, and coffee locally sourced from Chimney Fire Coffee, Pitchside Coffee is flooded with light in all weathers. The café offers delectable selections of hot and cold drinks, with seasonal specials and barista creations.
The menu provides different options and dietary alternatives in the form of pastries, cakes, breakfast rolls, fruit and yoghurt pots, sandwiches, toasties and salad bowls.
When: every day, 8am to 5pm
We offer panoramic views of outdoor pitches and the rolling Surrey Hills, providing the perfect location to relax, socialise, dine, drink or work with plenty of power points for laptops and free WiFi. Enjoy our burgers, salads, sandwiches and range of small plates.
Our array of widescreen TVs showcase the sports action, with live coverage of all major events on Sky Sports, BT Sport, ESPN and others.
Bookings are highly recommended for quiz nights and popular live sport fixtures: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01483 683888.
Monday to Friday, 12 noon – 11pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 7pm
Monday to Friday, 12 noon – 9pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 5pm
aka Health Science Café
Discover friendly staff and delicious breakfast, lunch and snacks, homemade by our team of chefs for you to feast on throughout your day.
Set yourself up with freshly baked pastries, vegan or traditional breakfast snack boxes, deep-filled sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and layered salad pots, and jacket potatoes filled to your choice.
Steaming coffee is locally sourced with Chimney Fire Coffee.
When: Monday to Friday, 8am - 3pm
Sustainable hospitality and catering
From eliminating plastic bags to growing food on campus - we are working to reduce our impact on the environment.
Find out more about sustainable hospitality and catering at the University.