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Dining Hall

Dining Hall at Lunch

Exeter College’s beautiful dining hall dating from 1618 provides a stunning backdrop for lunch, dinner and formal events.

Opening Times 0th-8th Week


Breakfast Monday-Friday 8:00-10:00

Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-14:00

Lunch Monday–Friday: 12:00 -14:15

Dinner Monday-Sunday: 17:30-19:30

Formal Hall (currently under review as the pandemic continues)

 Undercroft Pick and Pay Café

Carol from the catering team in the undercroft bar at breakfast

Situated in the College bar, underneath the Hall, the Pick ‘n’ Pay provides breakfast and lunch including freshly made baguettes and panini, salads, soups, a selection of snacks, soft drinks, hot tea and coffee, fruit, sweets and crisps.

Closed until further notice, but a selection of baguettes and snacks will be available from the Dining Hall instead

Cohen Quad

Dakota Café


Dakota Cafe at Cohen Quad

The Dakota Café is Exeter’s beautiful modern new dining space at Cohen Quad, providing breakfast and lunch including cooked pasta, filled baguettes and flat breads, soups, a selection of locally sourced cookies and tiffins, barista coffee and teas. Menus change weekly and whether you wish to sit and dine, or grab and go, there’s something for everyone in this light, spacious café.

Opening Times (Monday to Friday only)

0th-8th Week: 8am – 3pm

Dietary and Allergen Requirements

At all service points our allergens are highlighted in line with regulation, and our staff are also fully aware of the allergens in each dish so if you are unsure please feel free to ask.

Alternatively, please email the Catering Services Manager.


Upay is a secure cashless system which allows you the user to top up their Bod Card over the internet and book on for dinners and events at Exeter College. You may also top up your card with cash on site at the Porters’ Lodge (9.00am – 6.00pm). If you have any questions about Upay or problems with your Upay account, the Catering Manager and Catering Administrator are happy to advise.

Formal hall (second dinner) – currently under review

To attend formal hall (second dinner) you need to sign up in advance and pre-pay using your Upay account.

View the formal hall menus

Other meals

You do not need to sign up in advance for breakfast, brunch, lunch or the first evening meal in the Dining Hall during term time. Bod Cards are presented at the point of sale and the cashless account is debited accordingly.