Food & Drink

The Hall is fully open: lunch (Mon-Fri, 12pm-2pm), brunch (Sat, 9.30am—11.30am) and dinner (Mon-Fri, 6pm—7.30pm). The Café is open Mon-Fri 8am—4pm, takeaway only, changing to Mon-Fri 8am-12 noon from 2nd August. The LCR and UCR are now open.

Guidance for self-isolating residents

If you're required to self-isolate, we have some services available to help you.

For the latest information for residents, please see our Latest Service Updates.

New residents can order food supplies to be ready for their arrival through the Catering team. 

  • Complete the grocery order form and email it to groceries@wolfson.ox.ac.uk by 9am Monday to Friday. 
  • If you are arriving over the weekend, please make sure you order any groceries you need by Thursday 9am and any other food items by Saturday 9am.
  • The items you have ordered will be placed in your room ready for your arrival.
  • Breakfast orders are delivered at lunchtime Mon-Sat, so please order the day before.
  • Hot lunch can be booked through the Wolfson Gateway. We can only deliver it during lunchtime Mon-Sat. 
  • Cold dinners for reheating can be booked through the Wolfson Gateway. We deliver at lunchtime Mon-Sat, so please ensure you have the means to keep the food cold until you use it (5 degrees or less).
  • We have limited equipment and resources available for people that must self-isolate, please do not use this service if you are able to leave your room and visit the College's and other local outlets.

Residents in self-isolation can now purchase grocery items from our wholesaler using the online order form at the bottom of this page.

Complete the grocery order form and email it to groceries@wolfson.ox.ac.uk by 9am Monday to Friday. Your orders will be delivered to your room next day normally around lunchtime. 

Please note: orders placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

Orders are charged to your top-up account - please be sure to top up before placing the order. If your top-up funds are insufficient, your order will be cancelled, and you will need to resubmit your order the following day.

If anything is missing from your order, the cost of it will be refunded.  To obtain a refund, please email groceries@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Those who are self-isolating and cannot leave their rooms can order food for room delivery.  We deliver at lunchtime (Monday to Saturday). 

Click here to book this service through the Gateway. 

The order deadline is 9am for a same day delivery of lunch and microwave meals. 

Please note that breakfasts are delivered at noon on the date you specify, so please order breakfast prior to 9am on the day before you require it. That way you will have it to hand at breakfast time. 

Orders may be placed in advance. Since there are no deliveries on Sundays, please plan your ordering ahead.  We will attempt to meet dietary requirements, though there is a limited range of options. We deliver to the front exterior door of accommodation blocks (staff will knock and leave your food outside).

Breakfast pack

Tea, coffee, sugar, UHT milk, 1 fruit, 1 small juice carton, 2 cereal bars (or similar)

£2.50 for students.  

£5.00 for all others.

Hot lunch

One main hot dish
Two hot side dishes
One piece of fruit

£3.50 for students.  

£7.00 for all others.

Ready meal

A microwaveable meal, 

or salad.

£2.00 for students.

£4.00 for all others.

If you experience difficulty accessing the Gateway, please email groceries@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

We realise that track and trace notifications, or the onset of symptoms, could require College residents to self-isolate at short notice.  In these cases, the College Lodge can supply an ambient (room temperature) emergency food pack, from the College Hardship Fund.  Residents are not charged for this. 

The pack contains basic supplies, and is intended as a ‘stop gap’ until you are able to source other food from the grocery list, the Hall meals delivery service, or any external service.

The pack contents can vary, but typically contain:

  • UHT milk
  • Tea and coffee
  • A cereal bar
  • Soup in a tear-top can
  • A pot noodle

 

Where College is aware of a sudden need for self-isolation, a pack will be brought to your College room as a matter of course.  Otherwise, to obtain an emergency food pack, please contact the College Lodge (01865 274100).

Informal meals Payment Methods, Meal Prices and Subsidies

College members can pay with battels or bank card (except AMEX).  Please note that we do not accept cash.  

All our meals are priced according to the cost of the food, with a 'mark-up' towards the additional costs of staff, power, etc. College members receive different levels of subsidy and/or allowances on their food as follows:

Graduate Student Members: 50% subsidy on cooked food at informal meals
Guest of Student Member: 25% subsidy on cooked food at informal meals, plus VAT.
Members: Full price
Staff: Full price

 


Upper Common Room (UCR)

The UCR is open, and complimentary tea and coffee are available from the coffee machine. 

When charges are reintroduced, coffee and tea will continue to be free at the following times:

Monday-Friday    

10:30am - 11:30am

12:30pm - 2:30pm

6.30pm 8.30pm

 

On Saturdays, to coincide with brunch, complimentary coffee is served in the Hall rather than the UCR.

Children are allowed in the Common Room on Saturdays.


Wolfson Café

The Wolfson Café is situated next to the Lodge and serves hot and cold drinks and snacks from 8am to 4pm every weekday (Mon-Fri).

College members can pay with battels, bank card (not AMEX).  Please note that we do not accept cash.

Cafe wifi password: leonard

 

Temporary change to hours: 

Afternoons have been very, very quiet in the Café, and a lot of people are away from College right now.  So, from Monday, 2 August, we plan to open the Café from 8am to 12 noon, Monday to Friday. 

This makes sense on a practical level, and will also benefit the welfare of the Café staff.  We hope you agree.

We will of course increase hours again as soon as it makes sense, most probably early September but no later than the start of term

We hope to see you all in the Café then!


Sunday Coffee Shop

During term time, coffee and cakes are served by volunteers from 13:00-15:00 in the Upper Common Room in aid of AMREF, the College charity.


Wine orders

To order wine, download the Wine List Order Form (at the bottom of this page).  Follow the instructions on the form, then email it to groceries@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.  The wines will be left in the Lodge for collection within two working days, and the charge will be made to your battels account.

Please note that we do not confirm receipt of orders or email to tell you that your wine is ready.  If you hear nothing, please assume all is well, and that your wine will be delivered to the Lodge within two working days.

If you are self-isolating and resident in College, please add your building and room number to the form, and we will bring you the wine.


Sustainably sourced

The fish served in Hall is either Marine Stewardship Council certified or locally farmed.

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