Dining at Hughes

Hughes Hall prides itself on its excellent food which is carefully prepared by its own dedicated in-house catering team. The college has deservedly earned a reputation for delivering good food, and is proud of its recent award from the Cambridge City Council ‘Scores on the Doors’ scheme of a maximum five stars for cleanliness and food hygiene.

Most meals are provided in the dining hall with a buffet/self service. These include lunch and dinner on Monday to Friday, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings – sometimes replaced by a popular carvery on Sundays. Meals are not served during some periods of holiday closure.

In additional to regular meals, the College provides formal, waiter-service dinners known as Formal Halls. These occur about twice a week, usually during term.

Topping up your Dining credit via Upay
Please go to the UPay site to top-up your credit or make a Formal Hall booking. (NB. In Upay, you may need to click the menu button (top right, horizontal lines logo), before seeing ‘Top-Up’ or ‘Events’.) If you have any issues with this service, please contact the Finance Department

The College adheres to the Universitiy’s Catering Managers’ Committee Sustainable Food Policy, which is available here.

Please see the Everyday Dining section for temporary arrangements related to the coronavirus response.



Hughes Hall was recently ranked amongst the top five Cambridge Colleges for fine dining