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We offer three great Eating Plans to suit all lifestyles and accommodation types. They all offer the same great food that is designed to be healthy and nutritious and to help you succeed with your studies. You can upgrade any self-catered hall room with an Eating Plan as you apply for Halls or visit the Me@Reading portal to apply at any time.

Eating Plans are charged to your University bill, that you or a parent/guardian/sponsor can pay via guest payments. Our Silver entry level plan offers discounted meals at our largest sites and a free drink with any full meal. You are free to spend your weekly credit as you wish in the designated outlets on food (non-food & alcohol are among the few exclusions). This plan is included with rooms at St. Patrick’s Hall.

Our Gold Plan, popular with 2nd and 3rd Year students, offers a larger range of outlets to choose from, including Library Cafe, while continuing to offer freedom to spend as you wish and covering around 8 meals per week. An unlimited hot drinks package is included.

The most popular option, used by around two-thirds of the Clever Cuisine students, is our Platinum Plan. This covers all your meals each day as well as providing a free drinks package (you choose either soft or hot drinks each week) as well as the freedom to spend as you wish. This plan is included with rooms at Dunsden Crescent, Wantage and Windsor Halls.

All our plans can be used at Park Market, which is focussed on whole foods (think superfoods such as nuts, seeds, dried fruits and whole grains) so you can spend any unused credit on healthy and nutritious snacks, food and drinks. If you have any questions or need help choosing please contact us.

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Clever Cuisine SilverClever Cuisine GoldClever Cuisine Platinum
How much do I get per week? £40.25£42.00£72.80
How many meals can this cover?5-76-818-21
Included in your rent at Wantage, Dunsden Crescent and Windsor Halls
Included in your rent at St. Patrick’s
Can be purchased by students in self-catered
rooms or private housing
Drinks Plan Included?Free drink with a main mealUnlimited hot drinks packageChoice of either unlimited soft drinks package or hot drinks package on a weekly basis
Exclusive discounts of up to 50% off meals at Park Eat, Wantage or St. Patrick’s
Priority benefits such as queue jumping and free entry to events
15% off hot drinks at cafes & 5% off other ready to eat food


You can use your plan in a wide variety of outlets. Here are the outlets that participate in Clever Cuisine.

Silver Plan

Park Eat

St. Patrick’s

Eat at the Square

Market Place at the Square

Roastology at the Square

The Dairy

Park Market

Gold & Platinum Plans

Park Eat

Park Market

Roastology at Eat at the Square

The Market Place at the Square

Park Bar


St. Patricks

Eat at the Square

The Dairy

Library Café

Dol.che Vita

SportsPark Café

Agriculture Café

Architecture Café  


Our Clever Cuisine team are available to help, contact us below.