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’.)

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



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