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Durham University

St John's College

College meals for members living out

St John's students living out are warmly welcome to eat meals in the College dining hall during term-time (and of course, to attend our free weekly formal dinners). We offer two different options to suit your specific preferences: single meal tickets and meal pattern tickets. The discounted meals are also offered to all our Senior Common Room members.

Single meal tickets

Single meal tickets can be bought in advance from College Reception. This is ideal if you just want to take a few, or ad hoc meals in College rather than regularly. The costs per meal are:

  • Breakfast £4.95*
  • Lunch £5.60
  • Dinner £5.60

Meal pattern ticket

Alternatively you can purchase a tailored meal pattern ticket for a whole term and receive a 25% discount on your purchase.** Examples of these options are:

  • 5 breakfasts per week (Monday to Friday)
  • 5 lunches per week (Monday to Friday)
  • 5 dinners per week (Monday to Friday)
  • 2 brunches per week (Saturday and Sunday)

You can combine different options to suit your schedule and preference. To buy a meal pattern ticket please contact who will arrange your tailored meal card and raise an invoice for the whole term. The offer of single meal and meal pattern tickets are also available to St John's Senior Common Room members, subject to availability.

* Breakfast tickets should be bought at least the day before from the College Reception, but the Catering team may be able to provide a meal ticket on the day if you pay in cash.

**When purchasing the meal pattern ticket, please note that there will be no refund for meals booked but not taken.


Contact us

Catering team

St John's College 
3 South Bailey 

Office hours: 09:0017:00

T: 0191 334 3852


St John's College, Durham is a recognised College of Durham University and incorporates Cranmer Hall. Charity No. 1141701 Limited Company No. 113496 (England and Wales) VAT No. 334 6364 57.