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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 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 also cater for vegetarian and vegan 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 the 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 rosé 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 Costa Coffee and fresh cakes and pastries. 

Riverside favourites include a selection of tasty burgers, loaded nachos, vegetable spring rolls and Italian style meatballs. The Riverside also offers a selection of lagers, ciders and wine.