student dining

there are plenty of self-catering dining options for our students living on campus.

university of buckingham refectory

throughout the day, there are hot and cold snacks available, speciality teas and coffees and a wide range of cold drinks to eat in or to take away. at lunchtime we serve a variety of freshly-made meat, vegetarian and pasta dishes. there are a number of fast food menus to choose from where items are cooked to order and can take approximately 8 to 10 minutes. if you are in a hurry you can choose from a variety of freshly made sandwiches and wraps, home-made cakes, or the deli bar. the refectory is open until 17:30 mondays to friday in term time. there are “meal deals” and “special offers” available on a regular basis. out of hours, there are vending machines dotted around the campus.

  • breakfast 08:30 – 11:45
  • lunch 12:00 – 14:00
  • call orders 12:00 – 17:30 + hot meal from 16:30 to 17:30
  • deli bar 10:30 – 14:00

and, if you fancy something to remind you of home, just bring in a recipe and the catering staff will be delighted to put it on the menu!

cafédirect coffee shop, verney park

we have self-catering dining options at our verney psrk campus too. cafédirect at verney park serves freshly ground fair-trade coffee and a wide range of other fair-trade products which are available to eat in or take away. items for sale include cakes, danish pastries, breakfast rolls, paninis, pane tascas, tostatos, meat and vegetarian pies (hot and ready to eat in minutes!), fresh sandwiches, salads, fruit, soft drinks and much more.
opening hours: monday – friday 08:00 – 16:00 (hot food served 10:00 – 14:30)

theme days and special events

throughout the year, our speciality theme days are popular and fun. we try to cater for our many nationalities so themes are very often cultural in flavour, with authentic menus from the world’s cuisine. themes have included mexican day, mardi gras and asian wraps.

daytime and evening bbqs are often held throughout the summer, some alongside events in the bar, such as our calypso barbecue with steel band.

We also cater for special University events & for the su societies . For example, the law Society’s hot Indian buffet and the Osaka students’ oriental buffet.

Student  Bar -  self-catering dining optionsthe bar (otm)

you can find the bar, more commonly known as the otm in tanlaw mill. a hive of activity, day and evening, full of special deals on drinks, just for students of buckingham university.  you’ll come here to meet up with friends, make new ones, enjoy one of the many themed nights running all week long, dance the night away or kick back in the comfortable booths while enjoying one of the many cocktails and mocktails on offer.

look out for the special nights on wednesday’s and friday’s when the societies pump out special themed parties for the student population.

opening hours

monday – saturday: 11:00 – 23:00 (extended to 2am / 4am on special nights)
sunday: 11:00 – 22:30

self-catering dining options in and around buckingham

whether for a special night out, for a cheap and cheerful lunch, or to take away, buckingham has lots of dining experiences to offer.

restaurants and fast food

market hill
tel: +44 (0)7531 939688
baguette bar and traditional english tea room
bee’s cafe (formerly the crust cafe / posties)
market hill (above the post office)
buckingham fish bar
11 well street
tel: +44 (0)1280 814312
fish and chips takeaway
buckingham fort
17 west street
tel: +44 (0)1280 822842
Indian restaurant & takeaway service
buckingham tandoori
39 nelson street
tel: +44 (0)1280 812184
Indian takeaway & delivery
Chardonnay’s Restaurant & Bar
best western hotel
tel: +44 (0)1280 822622
restaurant and sunday carvery
8 meadow walk
tel: +44 (0)1280 815069
Peking & Szechuan cuisine & takeaway service
china cottage
8 high street
tel: +44 (0)1280 813074
chinese takeaway
desperate dan the kebab van
market square (evenings)
dipalee tandoori
18 castle street
tel: +44 (0)1280 813151 & 813925
Indian restaurant & takeaway
domino’s pizza
2 bridge street
tel: +44 (0)1280 822000
takeaway pizzas
11a cornwall place
tel: +44 (0)1280 816959
chinese buffet with set prices for lunch and dinner
esquires coffee house
30 west street
tel: +44 (0)1280 824113
fair trade and organic coffee
the fireside
cornwall place
tel: +44 (0)1280 822533
breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, tapas, coffee, cakes.
the garage
well street
tel: +44 (0)1280 832300
restaurant and wine bar
gelateria gazzeria
meadow walk
tel: +44 (0)1280 822161
italian ice cream parlour
golden crust
21 market hill
tel: +44 (0)1280 822161
sandwich bar takeaway
Gyre & Gimble
2 cornwall place
tel: +44 (0)1280 816322
artisan coffee shop
meadow row tea rooms (blackhams china)
meadow row
tel: +44 (0)1280 814031
snacks and light lunches
nelson street restaurant
53/54 nelson street
tel: +44 (0)1280 815556
modern english dishes with an international twist
pam’s place cafe
4 west street
tel: +44 (0)1280 823933
vegetarian and gluten-free lunches
Prego Restaurant & Wine Bar
4 high street
tel: +44 (0)1280 821205
italian restaurant
36 high street
tel: +44 (0)1280 823844
italian restaurant
red chilli gold
9 high street
tel: +44 (0)1280 822226
indian and bangladeshi restaurant. takeaway and delivery service.
roosters kebab house
5 high street
tel: +44 (0)1280 824500
Takeaway kebabs, pizzas, burgers & delivery
8b market hill
tel: +44 (0)1280 815269
fish and chips takeaway
8/10 market hill
tel: +44 (0)1280 822543
sandwich bar
Tesco Coffee Shop (Harris & Hoole)
tesco, buckingham ring road
Sandwiches, snacks & main meals, with takeaway service
vibin’s cafe bar and grill
15 cornwall place
tel: +44 (0)1280 308150
food and drink from breakfast to evening meal
villiers hotel
castle street
tel: +44 (0)1280 822444
high class restaurant. 10% off for restaurant club members.
west street local
28 west street
tel: +44 (0)1280 817049
baguette bar, sandwiches, paninis, coffee and tea

see below for local pubs serving food.

more restaurants

For other local areas & additional eating places, see the following external links.

stony stratfordguide to where to eat and more
oxfordmore places to eat out in oxford

Pubs & clubs

the great british pub is an excellent place to meet up with friends, and, often, have a good value meal. here are a selection of local buckingham pubs and, for clubs in milton keynes, see the milton keynes knowhere guide for information.

pubs in buckingham

pub name features
thirteen high street (grand junction) satellite tv, juke box & pool tables, live music in The Granary
Villiers (Swan & Castle) well used by students, even though drinks are pricey, pleasant atmosphere, decor attractive but seating limited, food served at lunchtimes, restaurant
white hart recently refurbished with lots of seating, extensive menu
mitre pool table, juke box and darts board, traditional english pub with log fire, camra 2009 and cask marque accredited
three cups small establishment with one pool table, beer averagely priced, good place for quiet drink
buckingham inn (whale)now re-opened for “smokehouse” food and live sport on t.v.
new inn live music, darts, dominoes, quizzes, live sport
king’s head now re-opened as a coffee and gin bar with food and music
woolpack relaxed atmosphere, food available, riverside beer garden, live music most weeks

pubs in surrounding villages

pub name features
old thatched inn, adstock informal dining in a relaxed atmosphere
tel: +44 (0) 1296 712584
check out their website
wheatsheaf, maids moreton Good value bar & restaurant meals
tel: +44 (0) 1280 815433
white hart, preston bissett excellent small restaurant (booking essential)
tel: +44 (0) 1280 847969
crown, gawcott fantastic sunday lunch; quiz night on monday night; great pub lunches; large pub garden
tel: +44 (0) 1280 822322.