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    Welcome to Catering Services, and a special welcome to all new students and staff. We hope you will enjoy our broad range of high quality, value-for-money food and hospitality facilities.

    Catering at the University's Oxford based campuses is provided by Gather & Gather. To find out what food is on offer in your campus visit:  Food at Brookes.

    Update on reduced catering provision (week commencing 4 July 2022):

    Due to reduced staff numbers as a result of Covid-19 symptoms, the University’s caterers Gather & Gather has consolidated its resources across outlets on campus. It has therefore been agreed that:

    • Clerici Cafe will remain open on Monday 4 July but not open on Tuesday 5 July. The cafe will remain closed until increased staffing numbers allow the outlet to reopen. The nearest alternative outlet on the Headington Campus is Cafe Central, which is located in the Forum of the John Henry Brookes Building.
    • Wheatley Cafe will remain open on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July, which will include the provision for catered events. The cafe will not open on Wednesday 6 July and will remain closed until increased staffing numbers allow the outlet to reopen. Vending machines can be found on the ground floor of R Block on the Wheatley Campus.

    • The Harcourt Hill refectory remains open but staff are asked, where possible, to avoid use during peak times (8.30am to 9.15am and 12.30pm to 1.15pm) over the summer months. This is due to use by language schools and the reduced catering staff capacity we are currently experiencing. Colleagues who do visit during the busy morning period are welcome to make use of the complimentary tea or coffee urns. At these times you may also have to open the blinds on the chiller units which will be closed at peak times to avoid language students thinking this to be part of their buffet service.

    • Hospitality services are currently suspended across all campuses.

    We apologise for any inconvenience that these changes might cause - details of alternative catering provision can be found on these webpages. 

    Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, this situation will remain under review on a week by week basis - thank you for your patience.

    Summer 2022 opening times:

    Opening times for Summer 2022 across the University's Oxford campuses can be found online.

    Semester opening times are:

    Headington - Cafe Central, 7.30am to 8.00pm (Monday to Friday) and 8.30am to 5.00pm (weekends). 

    Headington - The Deli, 8.00am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday). 

    Headington - Clerici Cafe, 8.00am to 5.00pm (Monday to Friday). 

    Headington - Taylors Yard, 11.30am to 2.30pm (Monday to Friday).  

    Headington - Avo Cafe, TBC.

    Headington - The Terrace, 11.30am to 2.30pm (Monday to Friday). 

    Headington - Brookes Co-Op, open daily from 7.00am to 10.00pm. Brookes Co-op is on Deliveroo, so you can now order groceries to your door.

    Wheatley - The Hub, 8.00am to 3.00pm (Monday to Friday). 

    Harcourt - Restaurant, 9.00am to 2.30pm (Monday to Friday). 

    Harcourt - Kitchen Cafe, 8.00am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday).

    Marston Rd - Restaurant, 8.00am to 2.00pm (Monday to Friday).

    Marston Road - Cafe, 8.30am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday). 

    Swindon - Cafe, 8.00am to 5.00pm.  

  • Promotion of healthy eating and ethical catering

    We provide a range of healthy options available at all campuses and identified on menus. Fairtrade, organic and local sourcing will be used where applicable. Meat will be sourced from farms with high levels of animal care and fish will be sourced from sustainable fisheries.

    We are committed to ensuring that our services meet the needs of the diverse and multicultural community at Oxford Brookes. 

    Catering for events

    We provide hospitality for internal events held by staff or students.

    View the Hospitality Brochure here

    Book internal hospitality by clicking the link below. New users can register for an account by clicking on the 'Sign in' button on the top right of the screen and then selecting 'Register'. Please register your new account using your Oxford Brookes email address. When you have selected the items you wish to order, you will need a Brookes cost and activity code to complete the booking. More information on booking hospitality with us can be found on the first page of the hospitality brochure linked above.  

    Online hospitality form »

    If you are an external party and wish to hold a catered event here at Brookes, Please visit Oxford Brookes Venues for more details.