Food and drink at Homerton

There are various food and drink facilities both in and around Homerton.

The Dining Hall

Lunch and dinner are served on weekdays in the Dining Hall. The menus rotate each week and offer several options, catering for most dietary requirements. Desserts, soft drinks and salads are also available and everything is reasonably priced. It's a very social space where students can go for dinner and catch up with friends at the end of a busy day. At the weekend, we offer a hot lunch on Saturday and Sunday brunch. This is also where Formal Halls are held.

Formal Halls at Homerton

Formals are a weekly Cambridge tradition that takes place at most colleges and are a sit-down three-course candlelight dinner for students and Fellows. Formals are a great way to celebrate, have interesting conversations with people you may not have met before or as special evenings to share with friends. You might also be invited to attend a formal with your Tutor, or invited to a special subject dinner. At Homerton, Formal Halls are a bit more relaxed in terms of dress code, you are welcome to wear the traditional gown, but it is not a requirement.

Formal Hall tickets are released a week in advance and can be purchased via UPAY; you may also purchase guest tickets for friends who do not attend Homerton. 

Watch our film to see what you can expect from a Formal Hall at Homerton.



The Buttery 

The Buttery is situated next to the Dining Hall and offers cold lunches, paninis, snacks and coffees. Breakfast is also served here from 8 am every weekday and on Saturdays. The buttery doubles up as a social space and a casual place for students to work.

The Griffin Bar

The newly renovated Griffin Bar is a great place for drinks. You can even get a pint of Homerton’s own lager. It's an impressive space where all Homertonians can relax with a drink in the evening and also work during the day.

Nearest shops and restaurants

The College is situated only a short walk away from the local leisure park. Shops such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Co-Op sit alongside local restaurants Al Pomodoro and chains including Wagamama and Bella Italia. There are a few local pubs that you can also walk to from Homerton including the Rock on Cherry Hinton Road and The Earl of Derby. Nearby to Homerton is the Cambridge Cookery School on Purbeck Road; providing a great local option for coffee or brunch.

Located just a 20-minute walk from Homerton is Mill Road, a popular and busy street in Cambridge. On Mill Road, you will find several restaurants that offer a range of cuisines, as well as many great pubs and cafes.


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