Food is such a big part of university life, where often the question arises between being able to go on a night out or eat properly for the week. I have a job, so I am quite fortunate that I get to eat out occasionally. Hopefully, I can give you a couple of tips if you are looking for somewhere to eat this year.
For brunch/breakfast there are a couple of options. For your modern European brunch, Boston Tea Party is a great place to head to; it’s down on the Barbican so it’s out the way of the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It’s a great place to meet your mates. Try the avocado, bacon and sourdough bread- it’s a game changer with a bit of tabasco. Follow it up with a breakfast smoothie. Price-wise, it’s pretty reasonable for a breakfast and drink.
If you’re looking for breakfast in a hurry on the way to the library, Loafers (next door to the SU shop) does a bacon sandwich and filter coffee for a good deal, worth it!
Finally for breakfast, Prime Café near Cookworthy Building does a great poached egg on toast; paired with a cappuccino it’s a great way to start the day at the business school. Its quite pricey for what you get though!
Lunch is pretty easy at uni with so many options available; my personal favourite at the moment is the Reservoir Café. They offer a great super green salad for under £5 and brownies which melt in your mouth. Definitely worth checking out, great as a post-gym snack and handy if you’re working on campus.
Mr Wok’s located on the main street outside uni is great for a cheap hearty meal. My favourite dish is the king prawn pad thai there. It’s normally quite busy, so be sure to get to lunch early if you want to be out in a hurry.
For supper, the Stable is always a good meal. On Tuesdays they offer a cider and a pizza for £10. So, great for going down with mates. The restaurant overlooks the harbour so you can have dinner with a view.
Also on the Barbican is RockFish. Offering gourmet fish and chips, it’s always busy! With unlimited chips with every order it’s easy to why. My favourite meal here is the catch of the day. Brought in straight off the fishing boats its great to taste local fish straight from the sea.
Finally, if you’re looking for something really cheap and sociable head over to Air bar opposite the Portland Square Building. They serve really cheap pizza and chicken, however in the summer nothing beats sitting outside enjoying a cold drink with your mates procrastinating over exams and coursework. Perfect for a lunch time drink with a bite to eat.