Catering Services

Hospitality shop

We are still operating our online shop. You can order food supplies and food packages from the Hospitality Shop to suit individuals or flats sharing. We are Caterers with a strong reputation of providing high quality, fresh foods using local produce and suppliers and have a variety of supplies available to purchase. Items include locally sourced fresh, meat and eggs as well as your standard store cupboard items. Individual breakfast, handmade cakes and picnic boxes are also available to pre-order.

We can deliver within the Plymouth area (subject to available time slots). However, we may be able to offer some items for same-day delivery subject to availability of stock. All deliveries will be made between Monday to Friday. Minimum order charge of £15 applies. Alternatively, supplies can be pre-ordered and collected from The Container, University of Plymouth, Monday to Friday.

Contact catering@plymouth.ac.uk for more information on the products available or see the Hospitality Shop menu or halls food package menu.

Hospitality

We offer a variety of options to suit your hospitality needs. We aim to use as much locally produced free-range and Fairtrade ingredients in all our buffets and hamper packages.

Most needs can be catered for including gluten-free and vegan buffets, however, if you require any particular menu for your event please do not hesitate to contact us and we can create a bespoke menu, tailored to your occasion.

Our talented catering staff are available during the normal working week and out of hours at additional rates. We use the same ethical suppliers and purchasing on our hospitality menus as in our cafes, so you can enjoy our food and drink with the knowledge we do what we can no matter where you dine with us.

Our hospitality packages are designed to make your day easier, more enjoyable and to fit within your available budgets. When you book your rooms, please check you have separate spaces and tables for your catering to be served on or additional breakout spaces to minimise the disruption to your guests.

All hospitality orders carry a minimum charge of £15 including delivery.

To meet hospitality requests bookings are required 48 hours before the event. Late orders may not be accepted.

Our services are open to all, we are happy to accommodate external functions.

We want to thank you all for your continued support.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update – 7 September 2021

Cafés on Campus

Reservoir Cafe is open 8:00-15:00 serving an exclusively vegetarian menu with vegan options.

Drake's Kitchen is open 8:30–15:00 serving cooked breakfasts, hot lunch specials, coffee and cake.

Loafers Deli is open 8:30–15:30 serving breakfast baps, fresh sandwiches, Starbucks coffee and cake.

The Container is open 9:00–15:00 serving breakfast burritos, croissants, artisan sandwiches and more. The Picnic Box has returned with new sandwich fillings and irresistible brownies and bakes.

We are proud to continue the Hospitality Shop offer. We have essential supplies and treats available to pick up from The Container (pre-order essential). Avoid the checkout queues by contacting catering@plymouth.ac.uk for further details.

We are offering the same great value and low prices using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.  

Cafes on campus

The University offers a range of catering facilities for students, staff and visitors on campus. All eating areas are modern, self-service operations and prices are lower than many non-University outlets.

Fairtrade and locally produced products are widely promoted and the University operates a comprehensive recycling programme.


How to order

1. Choose your items from the menus below.

2. Email catering@plymouth.ac.uk with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Contact number
  • Goods required and quantity
  • Collection or delivery
  • Address (for delivery)
3. Pay via our Online Store using the reference number we send you.