The University of Southampton

Porridge and a filter coffee or tea for £1

Our cost of living iniative - porridge and a hot drink - will still be available over the vacation in Hartley Library Starbucks 8-10am on the on  23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th December.


Christmas is coming...... See below our Christmas vacation opening times below, all outlets are closed over the Univeristy closure period unless otherwise indicated:

The Arlott: 0800-1700

The Terrace Restaurant: 1130-1400 (closed on the 22nd December)

Lounge Café: 0800-1600

Blue Room: CLOSED

La Piazza Food Court and Coffee Bar: CLOSED

Library Starbucks: 0800-1600 (open on  23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th December)

Interchange Kiosk: 0800-1500

B85 Café: CLOSED

Bolderwood Café: 0830-1500

Avenue Café: 0830-1600

NOC Restaurant & Coffee Bar: 0830-1600

WSA Café: 0830-1600

Artisian: 0800-1600

The Boiler House Bar: CLOSED


Fry Up Friday in the Terrace Restaurant 10 November 2022

This Friday sees the launch of 'Fry Up Friday' in the Terrace Restaurant - offering a five piece cooked breakfast with a tea or coffee for £2 between 8am-10am. This new initiative is result of the Cost of Living Task Force Meeting which is chaired by Kieron Broadhead; the group have been looking at ways the university can ensure support to our students and staff during an economically challenging period.

The Blue Room 10 October 2022

This week we launched our new fine dining winter menu in The Blue Room. Contact to make a reservation, please note we require a pre-order for all bookings at least two days prior to arrival. We look forward to welcoming you.

The Blue Room 26 September 2022

Our chefs are busy working on a fantastic new fine dining menu for the Blue Room Restaurant which will be launching later this term. In the meantime we are continuing to offer a brasserie menu - tables available by pre-booking only. To book your table please contact

Building 38 – Terrace Restaurant reopening 26 September 2022

This academic year the Catering team is delighted to announce the re-opening of the Terrace Restaurant (formerly known as the Staff Club) in Building 38. Serving a variety of hot meals and salads daily at affordable prices and skilfully prepared by its talented team of chefs, the Terrace Restaurant will be open from 26 September – Monday to Friday 11:30 until 14:00.

The Arlott will continue to serve barista prepared triple certified coffee along with a range of delicious cakes, pastries and lighter lunch options.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit over the summer, come down and see the new refurbished seating areas offering a social hub for our community and the perfect space to meet with colleagues during your working day.

Opening of the Boiler House Bar 23 September 2022

The Catering team is also excited to announce the opening of the Boiler House Bar at Wessex Lane halls of residence this September. Providing a fantastic, shared space for students to meet, the kitchen and bar will be open Monday to Saturday between 14:00 and 20:00 serving a range of soft and alcoholic drinks and hot and cold snacks. Coffee vending will be available 24/7. To support our environment and community, pre-packaged retail items from across our 9:00 – 17:00 Grab and Go outlets will be collected at end of service and sold at a reduced price to students.