Food, Drink and Retail

Hungry? There are lots of places to eat and drink on campus, whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or something in between.

We are lucky enough to have 14 cafes or food outlets across campus, each with its own style, vibe and food selection - so you’re never too far away from a hot meal, refreshment or a quick snack! Whatever your budget, we've got you covered!

Students' Union - Ground Floor & First Floor Food Court

The Sudents' Union Building hosts a vast variety of food and drink outlets on the first floor food court, as well as Union Brew bar on the ground floor. Let's not forget the Bear Essentials shop as well - the cheapest shop on campus!


Sgt Peppers

Sgt. Peppers

Located on 1st floor, serving the nation’s favourite dishes such as fish & chips, roast dinners and pies.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 3pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Mexican

Cocina Mexicana

Cocina Mexicana brings a flavour of Mexico! Choose a delicious main meal for only £4.50 from a choice of salads, soft shell or crispy tacos loaded with toppings.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Noodle Exchange

Noodle Exchange

Brought to you by popular demand, grab a bowl full of goodness at Noodle Exchange! Choose your noodle, broth, and vegetables for £3.50.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Closed

Grab-it Food outlet

Grab-it Grub

Create your own sandwiches or pack your potato with daily choices of freshly prepared and healthy salads and meats.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Baskin Robbins

Baskin Robbins

Explore all of our ice cream flavours at Baskin Robbins. And if you are not sure what flavour you want to buy - try before you buy!

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Roots Food Outlet

Roots

Roots, specialising in vegetarian and vegan food, has menus designed by our award winning chefs, with large meals or a smaller Snack Deal for £4.00.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Closed

Mexicana Food Outlet

Cocina Mexicana

Cocina Mexicana brings a flavour of Mexico! Choose a delicious main meal for only £4.50 from a choice of salads, soft shell or crispy tacos loaded with toppings.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Bear Essentials Students Association Shop

The Bear Essentials

The Bear Essentials offers you cheap sandwich meal deals for a quick lunch. It also offers University hoodies and tshirts at affordable prices.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 9am– 5pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Union Brew Cafe and Bar

Union Brew Bar

Union Brew, the newly refurbished café bar on the ground floor, offers hot and cold drinks, hot breakfast bites, lunch meal deals and a bar selling craft beers and lagers.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 8.30am– 5pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 8.30am– 5pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Cafes and Bars Across Campus


The Works Bar at Hillhead

The Works Bar at Hillhead

The Works is located at Hillhead Student Village. It hosts a number of live music events, karaoke and monthly pub quizzes.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon–Sat: 5pm–11pm
Sun: 11.30am-2.00pm, 5–11pm

Hardback Cafe

Hardback Cafe at Sir Duncan Rice Library

Located at the Sir Duncan Rice Library, Hardback Cafe offers hot drinks, refreshments, sandwich meal deals and snack items.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Thurs: 8:30am - 8pm
Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
Sat - Sun: 11am - 4pm

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 8:30am - 4pm
Sat: 11am - 3.30pm 
Sun: closed

Taylor Made Cafe

Taylor Made Cafe

Located under the arches beside Elphinstone Hall, Taylor Made offers fantastic sandwiches, wraps and house specials as well as delicious soups and a variety of cakes and bakes.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 8.15am – 3.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Closed

MacRobert's Cafe

MacRobert's Cafe

Located in the MacRobert Building, a selection of hot and cold drinks and sandwiches, salads, cakes, baked potatoes and snacks are all available to purchase.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 8.30am– 3.45pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 8.30am– 2.45pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Tiki at Suttie Cafe

Tiki Cafe at Suttie

Our Tiki Cafe, located in the Suttie Centre, Foresterhill, offers a wide selection of hot and cold snacks, hot drinks and other refreshments.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 8am– 5pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 8am– 5pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Urban Cafe at IMS, Foresterhill

Urban Cafe at IMS

Located within the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) Building at Foresterhill, Urban Cafe sells soup, snacks, sandwiches and light lunches as well as hot drinks.

Opening Hours (term-time)
Mon – Fri: 8.30am– 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

(vacation)
Mon – Fri: 8.30am– 2.30pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Delivered Catering on Campus - Campus Services

Delivered Catering on Campus

Whether you need to order catering for working lunches or large meetings, our dedicated Delivered Catering team are happy to assist in suggesting a wide range of menu options, tailored to suit you.

This is a delivered service, typically non-staffed, for venues at the University of Aberdeen.

University Gifts and Clothing

University Gifts and Clothing

Whether you are looking for a memento of your time at the University of Aberdeen, or searching for gifts for friends, colleagues and family, you can buy a huge variety of University gifts and clothing from the Bear Essentials on the ground floor of the Students' Association or through the Online Store.