Summer food on campus

Posted 1 month ago

Here are all the best spots.

Having sunny warm days over the last few weeks has given way to outdoor games, walks in the fields around campus and spontaneous picnics by the lake. I’ve found myself spending a lot of time outdoors with friends and it has been the perfect opportunity to try out the summer treats in our food outlets.

There is such a huge variety that is available across campus; whether you’re in the mood for something light and refreshing or a hearty meal, the summer menu has got you covered.

For a lovely lunch with friends, the refreshing vegan salads at the Parade or a meal deal from the Market are perfect, especially when paired with the charming view of the ducks by the lake. These options make for an effortless, impromptu picnic. To elevate the experience, you can indulge in one of the bubble teas from 4W, or if you’re feeling adventurous, try their peach vanilla ice tea or cherry lemonade—both are incredibly refreshing on a warm day.

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I’ve found myself taking a lot more walks around campus to destress and I usually pair it with some dessert or a smoothie to treat myself. The ice cream from the Sports Cafe has been quite popular among my friends and personally I would recommend the strawberry clotted cream flavour- it’s the perfect balance of sweetness and creaminess which reminds me of cheesecake! If you’d rather a smoothie, they can be found at Pitstop, 4W and the Sports Cafe and they have a good range of different flavours.

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Make the most of this weather and explore the summer food campus has to offer. Whether you're planning a picnic by the lake, craving a refreshing drink or something sweet, there's something for everyone to enjoy.