Everyday Dining

Everyday Dining at Hughes

Meal times are an important aspect of collegiate life. They provide you the opportunity to catch up with friends or meet College members in other areas of study. Hughes has an exceptional reputation for great food and we encourage all college members to take advantage of the great food on offer in our Dining Hall.

In response to current regulations, the College has adjusted dining arrangements and timings. The Dining Hall in the Fenner’s building provides eat-in meals (subject to current distancing requirements) and “grab-and-go” options.

Dining Hall opening times:
Mon-Fri 12 noon to 2pm
Sat and Sun (brunch service) 11am to 1pm


The Suzanne Ziegler Garden Café on the Lower Lawn (behind the Wileman Building) serves hot and cold drinks and lighter food options.

Café opening times:
Mon-Fri 10am to 4pm


Wine bar opening times (from 20 May):
Thurs-Sat 6pm to 11pm


For everyone’s safety, eating areas are arranged for social distancing.

Paying for Meals

College members must buy credit in advance (placed on their university cards) for all meals. This can be purchased by cash or cheque at the Finance Office, or online via the UPay booking system. (Please contact finance@hughes.cam.ac.uk if you have any difficulties with the system.)

Mobile phones

During everyday meals, electronic devices should be used unobtrusively and in a manner that will not disturb others. We recommend that voice calls are taken in the foyer.

For Formal Hall please keep mobile phones off or on silent mode during drinks and dinner. Use of any electronic device should be kept to a minimum, and must not be intrusive or disrespectful to your fellow diners. In particular, voice calls should only be made in the foyer.