Students Staff

Colchester Campus

Food and drink

University of Essex
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Canteen offers a taste of home, with wholesome freshly-cooked dishes from around the world.

With its friendly atmosphere, Canteen serves up traditional English and international dishes, all cooked in our own kitchens. This includes daily vegetarian and vegan options as well as a Sunday carvery, Curry Club every weekday evening, traditional fish and chips, full English breakfast and a dedicated Omelette Bar.

Opening times

  • Autumn term: Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 11.30am (Breakfast), 12.00pm-4.00pm (Lunch), 5.00pm-9.00pm (Dinner)
  • Autumn term: Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am - 11.30am (Breakfast), 12.00pm-5.00pm (Lunch)
  • Daily menu

    Christmas in Canteen

    Christmas is on its way, don’t forget to book yourself a table at Canteen to celebrate between 11-15 December. You’ll receive a free bottle of prosecco for a party of 6 if you book in November! To book please call 2385 or email

  • Christmas menu
  • Fusion Wok

    You can currently find Fusion Wok in Canteen in the evenings. Find us on the squares during the day!

  • Check out what's on offer
  • Exclusive deals with Essex Food Rewards

    Essex Food Rewards brings you exclusive multi buy deals on a selected range of products bought in store.

  • 7 item breakfast-Buy 9, get 1 FREE!
  • Selected hot drinks-Buy 9, get 1 FREE!
  • News and Offers

    Make sure you're up to date with all our new products and special offers.

    Find this outlet

    Canteen is located in Square 3 between Union and Refresh.

    Contact details

    Telephone 01206 872457

    Canteen is operated by Essex Food and accepts Essex Food Rewards.