The Archibald Hay Mess cafe

in the Drill Hall Library. Here you can relax with a cup of coffee or select from a range of sandwiches, salads and cakes. Particularly useful are our techno booths where you can work as a group around a large screen.

Food and drink is served from 10.30am until 7.30pm Monday to Thursday and 10am to 5.30pm on Friday. Outside of the catering hours the area is still open and hot/cold drinks and snacks are available from the vending machines.

Union shopping

Kent Union runs several food and drink outlets across campus for all your daily essentials. Essentials is situated next to the venue, by student activities, with Extras and Unique just next door. Parkwood Essentials can be found next to Woodys bar in Parkwood.

Sandwiches, fresh fruit and veg, frozen food, bake & bite, wine, beer and spirits, toiletries and much more.



Rum Tum’s shop


  • 0830 – 1500, Monday to Friday (term time only)

Located near to Eliot College reception, Rum Tum’s shop specialises in selling hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and baguettes, pies and pastry products, sweet and savoury snacks and confectionery

KBS servery


  • 0930 – 1530, Monday – Friday (term time)

Conveniently located in the foyer of Kent Business School, the servery is a great place to grab a tasty lunch in a rush.

On offer is a range of delicious sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and snacks to keep you going.

You are welcome to use your KentOne card at the servery.

Rutherford dining hall


  • Breakfast:  0800 – 0930 (Monday – Friday), 0800 – 0930 (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Lunch:  1200 – 1345 (Monday – Friday), 1130 – 1345 (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Dinner:  1730-1930 (Monday –Sunday)
  • Brunch:  0930 – 1345 (Saturday and Sunday term time only)

Please note opening hours vary in the vacation period, please check the Hospitality website for current information

The dining hall is located in the centre of Rutherford College and offers ‘value for money’ catering for students and staff.

This traditional cafeteria-style outlet offers a wide range of breakfast, lunch and evening meals, with a new menu every day including vegetarian dishes and an extensive salad bar.

Dolche Vita


  • 0830 – 1700, Monday – Friday (term time only)
    Please note opening hours vary in the vacation period, please check the Hospitality website for current information

Food served

  • 1200 – 1600, Monday – Friday

Dolche Vita is located in Keynes College (opposite K-Bar).

The menu boasts an extensive selection of flavours and fusion dishes from across the world, which customers can watch being freshly prepared to order.

A wide range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and savoury snacks is also available at Dolche Vita.

Why not dine alfresco and enjoy the delightful view of the Keynes duck pond? Or maybe eat your takeaway food in the comfort of the nearby Keynes Lounge.

Beagle restaurant


  • 1200 – 1500, Monday – Friday, for lunch (term time only)
  • or bookable for evening dining

Situated on the first floor of Darwin College, the Beagle is our flagship fine dining restaurant and is an ideal venue for corporate entertaining and private bookings.

The lunch menu changes regularly and offers a variety of locally-sourced produce (see below for current menu options).

Please note that menu items may be subject to change without notice, dependent on availability.

To make a booking email


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