Food & Drink

Please take a look at our exciting WINE SALE here. The full wine list will return after the sale is over.

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. Please note that the UCR and LCR are closed until further notice.

 

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 through the College's catering office.

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. Orders placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday. Orders are charged to your top-up account—make sure you have topped 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.

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. 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, card and cash.  Please note that AMEX is not accepted.

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

 


Formal Dining by Household

We are now offering Wolfson Members living in College the opportunity of formal dining, with a dedicated dining room per household group.   This will take the form of a three-course meal with drinks, followed by tea and coffee. 

Although this is available only to those living in College right now, we hope to open the dinners to groups living outside of College, later in the term.

Meals will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays during Trinity Term.  Only 3 households will be able to be catered for on each date – one household per dining room. 

We need a minimum of four diners for a household dinner to go ahead.  If your household has fewer than four diners, please wait until later in the term, when we expect to be able to host mixed household groups, including groups living outside of College.

The bookings will be opened initially only for the first three weeks of term.  Additional bookings will be made available as term progresses.

The booking process is:

  • First agree a date and dining room within your household.
  • Each person must then book their own place on the selected date and room, and specify diets, via the Gateway. 
  • No guests are allowed, so each person has to make their own booking. 
  • If you have a non-College member of your household who you would like to attend, please email catering.administration@wolfson.ox.ac.uk, giving details of the household, the date and room of the dinner, name of the person being booked in, and any dietary requirements.
  • Payment is taken when you make your booking, so please be sure to have credit on your top-up account.
  • Be careful to book into the correct room, as there will be three available on each date. 
  • Crucially, if there is already a booking from another household, please choose another date/room.  We can’t have two groups in one room.

Other details:

  • The meal: three-course meal with drinks.  Tea and coffee to follow.
  • Dates: Wednesday and Friday during full term.  Initially only for the first three weeks of term.  Additional bookings will be made available as term progresses.
  • Time: On the day of the meal, come to your room at 7pm (there will be a list of names on each door).  Meal service will commence at 7.15pm.  To enable staff to clear the rooms, please be sure to vacate by 10pm.
  • Cut-off for bookings and cancellations: 9am on the day before the meal.
  • Place: Private Dining Room, Coffee Room, and Committee Room (these are three of the top floor dining rooms in the main building).  One room per household. 
  • Price:  Includes drinks.  Subsidised rate of £18.00 for each student.  Non-student College members pay £37.50 (includes £1.50 vat on food).  
  • Seating: There will be no table plan.  A list of names will be posted on the door to each room.
  • Dress: Smart.

Groceries Online During Lockdown

College residents in isolation can order groceries 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. You can collect your order from the Hall between 12pm and 2pm the next day.

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.


Upper Common Room (UCR)

Please note that the UCR and LCR are closed until further notice. Complementary coffee and tea are available in Hall during lunch and dinner.


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, card and cash.  Please note that AMEX is not accepted and that the Café till is no longer able to look up accounts by customer name.

Cafe wifi password: leonard


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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