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Catering and Bar Services

Our in-house catering service looks after the food, beverage and hospitality needs of students, staff and visitors at St Mary's. In addition to running our three outlets, we deliver refreshments across campus and cater for weddings and events. The team is committed to Fairtrade and sustainability and is primarily here to ensure students have a great experience on campus. 


The Refectory, situated in the heart of campus, is the University's largest food outlet and is open seven days a week. Freshly cooked meals are served daily and there is a wide range of sandwiches, salads, sushi, snacks, cold/hot drinks and a selection of essential grocery items. Customers have a choice of vegetarian, plant based, Halal, and gluten free food options on a daily basis. The Residential meal plan for students is available at this location and includes 14 meals per week during term time. Students who may not be back in time for the dinner slot during weekdays can enjoy late night hot eats and pizzas from the DV cafe.

For any enquiries, you can email 

Opening times

Monday - Friday

  • Breakfast: 8-10am
  • Lunch: 12-2pm
  • Dinner: 4.30-7pm

Saturday and Sunday

  • Brunch: 10.30am-12.30pm
  • Dinner: 4.30-6.30pm

Dolce Vita cafe and bar

This outlet is located next to the Library on the main campus and overlooks the athletics track. It proudly serves sustainable, Fairtrade coffee and tea. It also has a range of seasonal frapps, iced drinks and hot eats. On weekdays, in the evenings, students can enjoy freshly made pizzas to order and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including wine, beer, cider and spirits. 

Students can relax and watch live sporting events and movies in the Dolce Vita Lounge, next to the cafe. 

Opening times

  • Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: 8am-3pm

Naylor Cafe

This cafe is located off-campus, in the Naylor Building which is a short seven minute walk from the main campus. This cafe proudly serves Fairtrade coffee, iced drinks and a range of sandwiches, snacks and hot eats. 

Opening times

  • Monday-Friday: 8.30am-3.30pm

Vending machines

Coffee, soft drink and snack vending machines are located on and off campus in the following locations: Library, Shannon Corridor, Naylor Building, and the Sports Halls.

Cashless catering rewards - SimmPay

All catering and bar outlets are cashless payments either via SimmPay, Debit/Credit card or contactless devices. Download the SimmPay app, or create an account online and enjoy exclusive offers and rewards. Speak to a member of the catering team for details. 

*Opening times may be subject to change as per events and customer demand.