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Refreshments on the day

Find out where to get food on campus and off

University Catering


Take a break for lunch and treat yourself and your guests to a FREE meal deal (includes sandwich or pasty, snack and a drink).

Simply show your applicant Experience Day Guide or booking confirmation to one of these cafes: Cafe Coco (next to the Students' Union), Eldon Building Cafe, Park Building Cafe, Anglesea Building Cafe, Portland Building Cafe and The Hub (Dennis Sciama Building).

Did you know that we are a top 20 university for being vegan-friendly?


Don't forget to stay hydrated. Take a breather throughout your visit at any of our University catering outlets. Just ask an ambassador or a member of staff for directions to your nearest one. 

We strongly encourage all guests to bring along their own reusable hot drink cups and water bottles to save on waste. You can refill your bottle at these water stations across campus.

External Catering

Fancy sampling the local cuisine for lunch?

Or are you making a day out of your visit by exploring the local area? 

We have some great food options here in Portsmouth from independent bistros to your more well-known and loved restaurants. 

Gunwharf Quays

Head to our outlet shopping centre for an early dinner. Here you'll find a number of restaurants and cafes to suit all taste buds. 

You can also visit the spinnaker tower and get a bird's eye view of Portsmouth and the coast of the Isle of Wight. 

Palmerston Road/Osborne Road

Here is where you will find many of our independent restaurants. Again there is plenty of choice, from authentic Italian pizzas to Portuguese cuisine or Indian tapas. 

This area is popular with our second and third year students as it's slightly away from the city centre and based in Southsea. 

Ask our staff and students on the day for recommendations, they'll be happy to help.