Bank Holiday Opening Times 28/05/2018

The following Kent Hospitality outlets are open on Monday 23rd May 2018:

Dolche Vita – Brunch (08:00 – 14:00), Dinner (17:30 – 19:30)

CARGO (12:00 – 23:00)

K-Bar (12:00 – 23:00)

The following Kent Hospitality’s outlets are closed:

Origins, Sibson Café, Rutherford Dining Hall, Bag It, Mungo’s, Create, The Street Kitchen, Sports Café, Hut 8, No.1 and The Galvanising Shop Café

 

Hut 8 Exam Survival Deal

Exam season is nearly upon us, and you know what that means… Extensive library sessions, not nearly enough sleep and sporadic meal arrangements to name a few!

Well, Hut 8 is here to help you out. They’ve crafted an ‘Exam Survival Deal’ so you don’t have to worry about dinner (or lunch – there’s no judgement here). It includes a 12″ pizza of your choice (Chicken Supreme is our favourite), skinny fries, 3 chicken wings, some tasty churros and a drink to wash it all down with. And the best bit? The ‘Exam Survival Deal’ only costs £8.

Interested? We thought so. The deal starts on Tuesday 8th May and runs till the end of term on Friday 15th June.

Hut 8 is located in Turing College, and is open 12:00 – 23:00, Tuesday – Sunday.

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Tag you Instagram foodie images with #unikentfood or @unikentfood, and you might win a meal for 2!

How does the Sugar Tax Affect Me?

The UK’s first ever sugar tax comes into force today. Read the facts below to discover how it affects you.

What is the Sugar Tax?

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy, nicknamed the ‘Sugar Tax’, was announced by the Chancellor at the 2016 budget. The two tiered levy will apply to the producers and importers of soft drinks containing high amounts of added sugar. This is expected to bring the Treasury an extra £240m.

Why is it happening?

The Government’s objective is to combat escalating rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes, especially amongst children.

In 2015, a study undertaken by the University of Cambridge highlighted why a sugar tax would be beneficial to the British public. Their researchers discovered that 8,000 cases of type 2 diabetes a year were linked to sugary drinks consumption.

It has been said that the money raised by the soft drinks levy will be spent on increased funding for sport in primary schools.

Who’s affected?

Major suppliers such as Britvic, Coca-Cola, Fever-Tree, Fentimans and Red Bull are most affected by the levy. However, some big name brands have slashed their sugar content ahead of the introduction. It is now estimated that more than 40% of all drinks that would have otherwise been affected have been reformulated with less sugar. For example, IRN-BRU has decreased its sugar content by approximately 50% ahead of the levy. The amount of sugar per 100ml will reduce from 10.3g to 4.7g.

Drinks that aren’t liable for the levy are: 75% milk based drinks, soya/almond milk, de-alcoholised beer or wine, fruit juice or vegetable juice (no added sugar), liquid drink flavouring, and infant formula.

How will it affect me?

The simplest response to the sugar tax is for drinks companies to pass on price changes to their customers. But they could choose to change prices by more or less than the tax.

Approximately just over 20% of our supplier’s soft drinks range has been affected by the levy. Therefore Kent Hospitality outlets (Mungo’s, Dolche Vita, Origins, etc.) will be raising the price of the following drinks by £0.10 to accommodate this:

  • 7 Up
  • Cherry Coke
  • Coca Cola
  • Pepsi
  • Red Bull

For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-your-drink-is-liable-for-the-soft-drinks-industry-levy

Vegan Options on Campus

Veganism is becoming more popular than ever, with events such as Veganuary and Meat Free Monday gaining a huge following – especially among young people. We are continuously finding ways to incorporate more vegan options onto our catering menus across our outlets on the Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Here’s a handy guide on vegan options at Kent Hospitality outlets:

Canterbury

Sibson CaféSibson Building, Canterbury

Sibson Café’s menu changes weekly, but they always have plenty of vegan options and most meat dishes can be adapted to be suitable for vegans too! Some examples of vegan dishes include:

  • Buddha Bowls with herby tabbouleh
  • Sesame Tofu stir fry
  • Minted Pea Risotto
  • Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Other options:

  • Jacket/Sweet Potatoes (ask for sunflower spread)
  • Vegan toppings: baked beans, harissa hummus

Dairy-free milk

  • Soya

 

Origins – Darwin College, Canterbury

These vegetarian options at Origins can all be made vegan, as Origins stocks vegan cheese, vegan mayonnaise and vegan homeslaw. Please ask at the till for your dish to be made vegan, and our chefs will be happy to adapt them!

  • BBQ Pulled Mushroom Texas Toast
  • BBQ Pulled Mushroom Proper Nachos
  • BBQ Pulled Mushroom Po’ Boy
  • Naked Chopped Salad
  • BBQ Pulled Mushroom Topped Salad

Side Shows:

  • Rustic Skin-On Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Dirty Veggie Rice
  • Homeslaw
  • Chopped Side Salad
  • Corn on the Cob

Dairy-free milk:

  • Soya

 

K-Bar – Keynes College, Canterbury

K-Bar have a new range of paninis, and now stock vegan cheese! These vegetarian paninis are vegan if you swap out the cheese for vegan cheese:

  • Brie & Caramelised Onion
  • Mediterranean Vegetables & Cheese
  • The Vanilla Bean Frappé is vegan

Dairy-free milk:

  • Soya
  • Coconut
  • Almond

 

Dolche Vita – Keynes College, Canterbury

  • Black Rice, Quinoa and Butternut Squash
  • Chilli Hummus with Toasted Pitta
  • Italian Roasted Pepper Salad
  • Red Thai Vegetable Curry (vegan on request, please ask your server at the till)
  • Tofu or Vegetable Ramen (ask for no egg)

Add Ons:

  • Bowl of Fries

Dairy-free milk:

  • Soya

 

Mungo’s – Eliot College, Canterbury

  • Falafel Salad (ask for the yogurt and mint dressing to be substituted for another)
  • The Spinach and Falafel Quarter Pounder (ask for the yogurt and mint dressing to be substituted for another)

Add Ons

  • Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries

Dairy-free milk:

  • Soya

 

The Street Kitchen – Jarman Plaza, Canterbury

The Street Kitchen serves up delicious food, fast! There is always a vegan option, or a vegetarian option that can easily be adapted for vegans. Ask your server, they’ll be happy to help!

 

The Sports Café – Sports Centre, Canterbury

The Sports Café stocks Vega© plant-based protein powder in chocolate and vanilla to create your perfect protein shake!

Dairy-free milk:

  • Soya

 

Rutherford Dining Hall – Rutherford College, Canterbury

Rutherford Dining Hall’s menu changes daily, and they always have a salad bar filled to the brim with delicious salads and veggies. They have a daily Wok Bar (which is also on a Wednesday evening) that can easily cater a hot vegan stir fry cooked to order in front of your eyes!

 

Medway

No1 – Rochester Building, Medway

  • Orzo Pasta and Roasted Tomato salad
  • Creamy Avocado Pasta
  • Hummus, Avocado and Tomato sandwich (ask for vegan spread)

Extras:

  • Fries
  • Curly Fries

Breakfast:

  • Toast & Jam

Dairy-free milk:

  • Soya

 

Cargo Bar – Liberty Quays, Medway

  • Tandoori Cauliflower and Red Lentil Dahl (with vegan mayonnaise)
  • Spicy Five Bean and Sweet Potato Chilli (without sour cream)
  • Vegetable Fajitas (without sour cream)

Extras:

  • Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries

 

The Galvanising Shop Café – The Dockyard, Medway

  • Jacket Potato with Roasted Vegetables (no spread)
  • Jacket Potato with Baked Beans (no spread)

Extras:

  • Curly Fries
  • Fries

Breakfast:

  • Breakfast Pot – Berry Compote and Crunchy Golden Granola with dairy-free yogurt
  • Toast & Jam

Dairy-free milk:

  • Soya

Happy 1st Birthday, The Street Kitchen!

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This week, The Street Kitchen is celebrating its 1st birthday. Join the party, visit them for some tasty street food, and you might just bag yourself a freebie!

Every day this week they will be offering a FREE cookie with every main takeaway dish, courtesy of Vanilla & Muscovado who supply them with some exceedingly delicious homemade treats, baked right here on the university campus.

Want to know what they’re rustling up this week? Look no further than their birthday menu below…

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th January 2018

Slow-Cooked Beef Brisket Roll £4
Pulled, slow-cooked beef brisket with celeriac and horseradish coleslaw in a poppy seed sourdough roll.

Pulled Aubergine & Grilled Halloumi Roll £4
Pulled aubergine, grilled halloumi and creamy coleslaw in a poppy seed sourdough roll.
Vegan? Just say, we can make our vegetarian dish suitable for vegans.

Sticky Honey and Soy Chicken Wings £4
Served with a Sriracha mayonnaise.

Add sweet potato fries and salad for £1
Add halloumi fries and Sriracha mayonnaise for £1.50

  

As part of their birthday celebrations, we asked Street Kitchen chef, Sam Ranger, some quick fire questions…

Favourite ingredient to cook with?
I love cooking with shellfish. It’s delicious, healthy and can be so simple. I’ll go for mussels but someone else can prepare them.

Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?
Can I have both? Just switch it around every now and then. Start the day with a curry and end it with poached eggs and avocado on toast.

Favourite Canterbury restaurant?
Café Des Amis has always been a favourite for great sharing food and atmosphere… and tequila.

Cake or Pie?
Pie all the way.

Ingredient you’re most afraid of?
The puffer fish.

Brussels sprouts or cauliflower?
If I absolutely must… cauliflower. The amount of butter and pancetta you need to make brussel sprouts edible isn’t healthy.

Last meal on earth?
I’d start with a ‘plateau de fruits de mer’, a giant platter of fresh seafood. Followed by a sizeable Ribeye steak, chargrilled, served with chips cooked in duck fat and a béarnaise sauce.

Pancakes or omelettes?
Definitely omelettes, no competition.

Midnight snack of choice?
A grilled cheese toastie.

Guilty food pleasure?
Adding more cheese to the toastie.

 

January Sale

2 weeks. 15 deals. £5 each.

 

Kent Hospitality are having a January Sale! We’ve cut the prices of your favourite dishes for two whole weeks. Using the KentOne card to pay? Save 5% on your purchase!

    

    

    

    

While stocks last. Offer valid 15/01/2018 – 28/01/2018 (inclusive).