Cooked breakfast is served from 08:00-09:00 on weekdays, with continental breakfast available until 10:00. A hot lunch is served each weekday from 11:45-14:00, though there is a salad bar, sandwiches, and soup also available. Brunch - a Hatfield favourite consisting of your choice of 7 options - takes place at the weekends from 11:30-13:30 (though there is a continental breakfast served from 08:00-11:00). Any changes to normal meal times are announced each week in the JCR and Weekly Welfare emails, and advertised around college in advance.
A choice of vegetarian options are included at each meal service, including formal meals. Any particular dietary requirements can be catered for so please contact our Food and Beverage Services Manager, Darryl McNary, upon arrival to college.
Livers-in are required to bring their meal card (issued during Freshers Week) to each meal service. Replacement cards are available at the Porters' Lodge for £5, though we'd recommend you check the hall first as it's bound to show up somewhere!
Hatfielders are very fond of our catering team, who have been rewarded on multiple occasions for excellent food and service. The views of the JCR are represented to the catering team by the Facilities Officer, JCR Secretary and the Food Reps who sit on the college's Catering Working Groups. If you have any feedback, make sure to let them know!
NEW: In the Easter Term of 2018, Hatfield has been chosen to trial a new style of catering system which proved popular at Trevellyan College in the previous term and which the university would like to see be eventually rolled out in all colleges. This new system would enable students to maintain having well-balanced meals in college but would also enable students to receive food at one of the various cafés at the Science Site should they wish, instead of a lunch meal in college. Don't panic however as meals such as brunch and dinner will remain, just with more variety of food on offer! If this new system proves successful, it will likely be introduced to Hatfielders livers-in for the 2018/19 academic year. If you are a current student and wish to provide feedback on the new system (be it good or bad!), do not hesistate to contact the Facilities Officer or the JCR Secretary.
College Meal Times:
Breakfast: 08.00-10.00 (Cooked Breakfast until 09:00)
Dinner: 17.00-18.00 (There will also be late dinner at another college) Formals: 19.00
Saturday & Sunday
Continental Breakfast: 08.00-11.00
If you have commitments that mean you cannot make a meal you can sign up for a packed meal!