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Eating on campus

 


We've revamped our entire food and drink offering in order to provide you with an amazing selection of hot and cold food, exciting speciality dishes, and hot and cold drinks across both campuses.

Love food, love life

The University has teamed up with new provider Elior to create fresh, inviting and comfortable eating areas for you to relax in after a lecture, grab lunch with your classmates or even enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. We know you'll love the range of fresh, healthy, satisfying food to suit all tastes.

Elior have a proven track record for providing great service and using locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients.  

We cater for vegetarian, vegan and halal diets. Read more about what's on offer below, or follow Sunderland Eats on Facebook and Twitter to learn about special offers, give feedback and find out what's on the menu today.

The Studio

The Studio is our main eatery on City Campus and offers a wide range of delicious hot and cold food. We've also teamed up with TV chef and author the Urban Rajah to create a mouthwatering selection of dishes inspired by Indian street food. 

Student favourites include traditional cod and chips, available as part of #FishShopFriday, fully-loaded nachos and vegan-friendly hummus and roasted vegetable baguette.  

The Studio also offers a selection of lagers and ciders, including Heineken and Birra Moretti on draft and bottles of Sol, Peroni, and Old Mout. Wine is available by the glass or bottle. Choose from red, white and rose classics such as Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Shiraz and Malbec.

The Riverside

The Riverside is our main eatery at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's and has a large, modern seating area with stunning riverside views downstairs, and a smaller balcony café upstairs. The balcony café serves Starbucks coffee and fresh cakes and pastries. 

Riverside favourites include a selection of tasty burgers, the mezze sharing platter, pizza slabs and Vietnamese spicy meatballs. 

The Riverside also offers a selection of lagers and ciders and wine and is open until 9pm. Why not sample a glass of pinot grigio with a cheeseboard?

Other cafés

While The Studio and Riverside are the main options for hot food at each campus, there are a number of other cafés and spots to grab a quick bite around campus.

The Gateway, Murray Library and Priestman cafés offer a selection of classic and speciality coffees, hot and cold sandwiches, fresh fruit, snacks and cold drinks.

The stylish and modern Barista and Baker café in Hope St Xchange serves speciality tea, coffee and cold drinks, with a selection of cakes and sweet pastries.

The Reg Vardy café, based at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's, offers hot and cold drinks, snacks and homemade cakes.

Most cafés have different opening times for term time and out of term.