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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge


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Our dining hall and cafeteria are found in the Dome. The Dome offers a wide range of options for food and our catering team is able to accommodate allergies and food requests. Food is sourced from sustainable sources and local suppliers, where possible. 

Cafeteria Services 

Salad Bar in the Cafeteria











These timings may vary slightly. For the latest Dome opening hours please visit the My Medwards Dome page

  • Lunch is served Monday to Friday from 12:30 – 13:30.  
  • Dinner is served every day from 18:00 – 19:00. 
  • Our famous brunch (commonly called the best in Cambridge!) is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 – 13:30. 

Each service includes a variety of options of hot and cold food and drink, and you can choose from Vegan, Vegetarian, Fish and Meat options. The menus will show when Halal options are available. There is also a full salad bar, soup with rolls and hot and cold puddings. There is a chilled cabinet containing packaged sandwiches, seasonal items, a variety of soft drinks, yoghurt and fresh fruit salad. Crisps, popcorn and chocolate are available near the till.

You can have a look at the menus on our My Medwards Dome page

Formal Hall 

Formal Hall is a traditional and very popular part of College life. It is a formal three-course dinner served by College staff in the Dome every Tuesday and each first Friday of the month during Term. There are also special, themed ‘Super Halls’ held on occasions such as Halloween, Pink Week, and Christmas. 

Christmas Super Hall














Murray Edwards operates a cashless till system. Students are encouraged to pay money into individual Student Debit Card accounts, which can then be used via the student's ID card, to pay for meals in the Dome dining hall. By using the cashless system, you receive a 10% discount on the cash price of meals.  In addition, students from Murray Edwards pay subsidised member's prices.

Cooking facilities 

All rooms in Murray Edwards also have access to kitchen areas where you can cook your own food. Kitchens are fully equipped with ovens, hobs, microwaves and fridges. Please visit our accommodation pages for more information.