Meals

Under the direction of our highly-qualified Catering Manager, the College kitchen provides each resident with three tasty and nutritious meals each day, seven days a week. Each meal comes with a vegetarian option and at dinner there is a choice of two different meat dishes. Early and late meals and packed lunches are available for those whose lectures, labs, tutorials or sports practices fall during or close to meal times. The kitchen is able to cater for those with special diets. Shoes must be worn at all times in the dining room. Socks alone are not adequate. This is a Health and Safety regulation.

Example of Menu

Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal Selection, Toast, Fruit, Spreads, Yoghurt

Lunch:

Baked Potatoes, Corn & Bacon Sauce, Tomato & Garlic Sauce, Sour Cream, Grated Cheese, Coleslaw, Beetroot Salad, Coconut Rough, Fruit Pieces, Packed Lunches

Dinner:

Beef Vindaloo, Moroccan Chicken, Tofu & Mushroom Fricasse, Scallop Potatoes, White Rice, Glazed Carrots, Steamed Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Chickpea Salad, Fruit Pieces

Tuesday

Breakfast:

Cereal Selection, Toast, Fruit, Spreads, Yoghurt

Lunch:

Chicken Pita Pocket, Falafels, Fruit Pieces, Packed Lunches

Dinner

Chicken Parmigiana, Pork Tagine, Tagine of Chickpeas, Garlic Pasta, Tuscan Potatoes, Steamed Corn Kernels, Broccoli & Almonds, Orange & Kumara Salad, Tossed Salad, Lamingtons, Whipped Cream

Wednesday

Breakfast:

Cereal Selection, Toast, Fruit, Spreads, Yoghurt

Lunch:

Foccocia B.L.T., Nutty Mushroom Pate, Cauliflower Salad, Pesto Pasta Salad, Louise Cake, Packed Lunches

Dinner:

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff, Fish Mornay, Lentil & Cheese Bake, Mashed Potato, Basmati Rice, Gravy, Steamed Carrot Rings, Steamed Cabbage, Corn Salad, Mesclun Salad, Fruit Pieces

Thursday

Breakfast:

Cereal Selection, Toast, Fruit, Spreads, Yoghurt

Lunch:

Spanish Chorizo Soup, Spring Vegetable Soup, Cheese Scones, Make-Your-Own Salad, Chunky Potato Salad, Fruit Pieces, Packed Lunches

Dinner:

Beef & Blackbean, Honey Ginger Chicken, Sweet & Sour Tofu, Ribbon Egg Noodles, Basmati Rice, Stir-fried Courgettes, Steamed Corn Kernels, Celery Sesame Salad, Mesclun Salad, Fruit Pieces

Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal Selection, Toast, Fruit, Spreads, Yoghurt

Lunch:

Mushroom Bruschetta, Shoestring Fries, Marinated Vege Salad, Tossed Salad, Fruit Pieces, Packed Lunches

Dinner:

Beef Canneloni, Spinach & Cottage Canneloni, Garlic Bread, Stir-fried Vegetables, Mesclun Salad, Jelly Fruit Salad, Whipped Cream

Saturday

Breakfast:

Cereal Selection, Toast, Fruit, Spreads, Yoghurt

Lunch:

Beef Tacos, Vegetarian Tacos, Tomato & Cucumber Salad, Fruit Pieces, Flavoured Milk

Dinner:

Char Grilled Chicken Burger, Gourmet Nut Burger, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Coleslaw, Fruit Pieces

Sunday

Breakfast:

Cereal Selection, Toast, Fruit, Spreads, Yoghurt

Lunch:

Sunday Brunch, Mesclun Salad, Fruit Pieces

Dinner:

Roast Rolled Pork, Roast Chicken, Gravy, Apple Sauce, Carrot & Mushroom Loaf, Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Pumpkin, Steamed Green Peas, Steamed Green Beans, Mesclun Salad, Blueberry Sour Cream Pie, Whipped Cream

Meal times

Monday – Friday (except public holidays)

Breakfast: 7.00am - 9.00am

Lunch: 12.00pm - 1.30pm

Dinner: 5.30pm- 6.25pm

 

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

Breakfast: 8.00am - 10.00am

Lunch: 12.30pm- 1.30pm

Dinner: 5.30pm- 6.25pm

Additional meals

When second helpings are to be served they will be available in the last 5 minutes of service.

Late meals are provided for those whose lecture times or sports/cultural practices, study groups, work commitments prevent them being at Dinner. 

Packed lunches are available every week day and can be prepared by the resident themselves from the selection put out in the servery at breakfast (before 9.00am).

Milk is available each dinner time for tea and coffee in floor common rooms.  Tea and sugar are also provided for common rooms. Other hot drinks are available from the ‘dungeon’.

Formal Dinner

Formal dinners are held each term.  Residents are expected to dress acceptably:

Men: Collar and tie, good trousers

Women: Skirts, dresses or good trousers (not casual clothes)

Residents are to be seated in the dining room by 6.00pm. The custom is to stand when the official party comes in and to remain standing until they sit after Grace is said. At the end of the meal residents must wait at their places until the official party leaves.

Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian meals are always available as a choice for residents.You can choose from the vegetarian or meat option at any meal.

Special Diets

The catering staff are able to provide special diets for those residents who have specific health or religious requirements. Such information should be supplied before the residents enter the College and these people should make themselves known to the Food Services Manager as soon as possible after arrival so that menus can be organised. The College is unable to cater for vegans or strict Halal diets.