The Silver entry-level plan offers discounted meals at our largest sites and seven coffee or soft drink credits each week. 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. Unlimited coffee or soft 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 of your meals each day, as well as providing two free drinks packages (unlimited coffee and soft 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 focused 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.
In our latest survey, 90% of students using Clever Cuisine say it makes their Life Easier and 79% say it positively impacts their student experience. See how our plans compare below;
*Drinks Plans require a compatible RFID enabled University branded bottle or cup and activating at a till each week. At time of writing a coffee cup starts at £3.50 and soft drinks bottle from £9.95 inc. VAT.
Looking for Information for 2022/23? As a guide for budgeting please use £42.56 (Silver), £47.11 (Gold) and £77.00 (Platinum). These are estimates only and not confirmed costs, so are subject to change and are based on an inflation rate of 5% rounded up to the nearest total divisible by 7.
Illustrative costs for Eating Plans are as below for 2021/22. Catered Hall Rooms are automatically opted into the designated plan for the particular room type/hall and this billed as part of the Hall Fees – no further action is required. Please only purchase Eating Plans directly from us if you are living in Self-Catered Accommodation or a private house. Eating Plans go on sale from 1st August each year.
Term and Annual costs are illustrative and may vary according to your circumstances, for example, early arrivals. We charge based on the weekly cost. Eating Plans are charged to your University bill, that you or a parent/guardian/sponsor can pay via guest payments. **St Patrick’s Residents receive an additional Dinner on Friday 17 September at St. Patrick’s Dining.
Your Clever Cuisine Plan offers you a great range of advantages such as not having to use shared kitchens and nutritious meals to keep you healthy! We have a very different approach to food to most Universities, carefully crafting food each day from scratch avoiding highly processed and fried foods. Find out more about our commitment to Menus of Change and how we are using our Academic expertise to improve.
A few examples of using Clever Cuisine are below;
Clever Cuisine is available to any University Student regardless of where you live. Catered Hall Rooms included a specific Eating Plan and are a great value. Alternatively, opt for Self-Catered and select any Eating Plan.
Our Clever Cuisine team are available to help, contact us below.