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Food and drink

Food and drink

We have many places across campus for you to relax with a coffee or a meal, or to grab something to take away. The current opening times are listed below.

Make sure to follow us for menu updates, delicious offers and more.

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Richmond Building

Atrium Starbucks Coffee Bar

Open Mon - Fri 08:00 to 16:00

Bringing the high street to the atrium with trademark handcrafted barista coffee including seasonal delights, sweet treats, and both hot and cold sandwiches. Enjoy our breakfast sandwich and coffee deal for only £2.00!


Re-opening September 2022

An ever-changing offer of street food from around the world, great value for anyone on the go at £3.00 or less per portion.   

Richmond Eatery

Open Mon - Fri 08:30 to 11:00, 12:00 to 14:00

Closed from 29 July. Re-opening September 2022

The hot breakfast menu includes Red Tractor bacon and vegetarian options, as well as a delicious Egg Bar (RSPCA assured). All served alongside a continental selection and fresh fruit. 

For lunch, the hot counters serve a menu from around the world; choose from street, loaded or bistro options. Offering a daily soup and full salad bar, as well as a selection of grab-and-go sandwiches, sweet treats, and snacks.

The Atrium Shop

Open Mon - Fri 09:00 to 15:00

A range of drinks, meal deals and snacks to see you through the day, as well as stationery, gifts and cards.

Student Central

Student Central Coffee Society Bar

Open Mon - Fri Re-opening September 2022 | Coffee available 24 hours self-serve

Fairtrade certified coffee - ready whenever you are. Enjoy our breakfast sandwich and coffee deal for only £2.00!

Shawarma served Mon - Fri 11:30 to 15:30. Our ever-popular shawarma is halal chicken marinated in flavour of the week, hand wrapped in a kobez wrap finished with a selection of sauces and dry slaw.  

Student Central Shop

Open Mon - Fri 09:00 to 15:00

Hot and cold drinks, meal deals and pizza fresh from the oven are all available here. Stock up on your kitchen cupboard essentials, stationery as well as your University branded clothing and merchandise.

Bars and entertainment

The University bars are the go-to destination for students on campus. So when you have a break in your schedule, come and socialise with friends and colleagues whilst enjoying some great food and drink. 

Get in touch with Clare Wilson if you would like to arrange a private event or function.

Follow our social media for information on upcoming events, tickets and offers.

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The Sports Bar

Re-opening September 2022

The Sports Bar is a social hub for everyone. Share a delicious pizza and catch up with friends, grab a drink and watch the latest sports fixtures in our relaxed social space.

The Amp Bar

Re-opening September 2022

The Amp Bar has become the biggest student nightclub in Bradford. Previous acts have included the likes of Stormzy, Scouting for Girls, Mistajam and Kyla.

We have a variety of resident DJs and acts too, who feature at the venue’s themed weekly nights, playing a mix of genres, both new and old. 

The Escape Lounge

Available for private hire

The University’s best kept secret bar – the perfect venue for celebrating a range of occasions, from birthdays to private celebrations to old school reunions!

Central Shakes Diner

Re-opening September 2022

Central Shakes Diner is the campus’ hidden gem. From Freak-shakes to toasties, all bursting with tongue-tingling flavours, Central Shakes has it all! Come play our arcade games whilst you enjoy your break. 

Best Bar None

We are accredited by Best Bar None, a scheme supported by the Home Office and drinks industry that aims to improve standards in the evening and nighttime economy.

Through a combination of responsible management, ongoing improvements, and social responsibility, we share Best Bar None’s goal to help provide a safer night out to all.

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Bradford at Night

Bradford at Night is a Bradford BID initiative set up to promote business development and investment for the benefit of its members and other businesses within the evening economy. A key initiative of Bradford at night is the relaunch of Bradford city centre PubWatch, with over thirty venues and partners participating in the scheme. 


We’re proud to champion the effort of creating a safe, secure, and responsibly led drinking environment in all licensed premises throughout the city centre including our campus. 


Our participation in the scheme supports and strengthens the aim of improving the ambience of the environment in and around premises in the PubWatch area, and enhances the safety, security, comfort and wellbeing of customers and staff so that their visit is a pleasurable occasion, which they will wish to repeat.

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Too Good To Go

Every day on campus, unsold produce would go to waste, but as part of our fight against food waste it is being offered to staff, students and the local community at a discounted price through the Too Good To Go app. The app lets you buy food that would otherwise go to waste at a great price. 

Each year, more than one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption goes to waste. The most up to date figure are over 2.5 billion tons worth of food is wasted every year. Food waste is responsible for 10% of the global greenhouse gas emissions – in fact, if food loss and waste were its own country it would be the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Climate experts agree that reducing food waste is one of the most important things we can do to address global warming.

How does it work? To get started download the Too Good To Go app for free. Once you've registered you will see all the outlets local to you that are signed up, and join the fight against food waste. Then simply purchase a Magic Bag through the app and collect it within the allotted collection window. You won’t know exactly what’s in your Magic Bag until you pick it up - it’s all part of the surprise – but we aim to include £9 of goods and sell these bags at £3.

Sustainable Collection

In line with the University of Bradford's sustainability objectives, we are delighted both our on-campus shops stock our range of ‘Zero Negativity’ leisurewear, stationery, and holdalls which sit alongside a new season's range of Fairtrade t-shirts, bags, and more.  

All of the Zero Negativity products on sale at the University shops are certified as being made from organic cotton, recycled plastic, or a blend of the two. These have a drastically lower carbon footprint than conventional cotton or virgin polyester. They are made using only water-based, solvent-free, plastic-free inks and heat transfers for garment decoration - even the transfer backings are made of PET, which is all recycled!

The embroidery is manufactured in the UK or in the 'green city' of Freiburg, Germany. It is made with recycled water, uses 60% less water than standard embroidery, and contains no hazardous substances which are often used in the dye process. Using this kind of embroidery maintains the organic certification of our products. Any tags attached to garments are made of recycled card, attached by recycled string, and even the invoice in every box is made of recycled paper.

So now you can show your support and make a difference by shopping on-campus at the University. Little steps help us all be more sustainable.  

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At the University of Bradford, we envision a world of inclusion and equality of opportunity where people want to, and can, make a difference. We are committed to support, promote and work in line with the Fairtrade guidelines for universities.

Fairtrade is part of our strategy to achieve the University’s goal of making a difference for a better, more inclusive sustainable world. By supporting, advocating, and working towards the guidelines and principles of the Fairtrade Forum, we are contributing to a more sustainable world. 

When you choose Fairtrade, you’re joining a global Fairtrade community of farmers, workers, businesses and consumers that’s tackling some of the biggest problems facing the planet right now. Whether that’s climate change, women’s rights, child labour or poverty, you can be proud that you’re choosing to be part of the solution. 

We hope all our students, staff and partners will join us in our journey towards a more sustainable and equitable world. 

Find out more about our Fairtrade mission.

Special diets and allergies

Please advise us of any special requirements or allergies you have at the time of booking. Every effort will be made to provide suitable dishes.

For example, vegetarian options are illustrated with (v) and all soup ordered for hospitality will be vegetarian unless specified. Gluten/wheat-free products are available on request. Halal meat and poultry are available on request.

Please note: traces of nuts may be found in some dishes so please ensure that you check before ordering if there is a risk to anyone present. If you have any allergy concerns at all please discuss these with a member of the BaxterStorey team.

We understand that food allergies can present a serious concern for some of our customers. If you would like information on the allergen content of our foods, our staff will be happy to assist.

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