Canteen offers a taste of home, with wholesome freshly-cooked dishes from around the world. Looking for a hearty breakfast to get you ready for the day? Or, does a freshly made wok or pasta bowl for lunch take your fancy? Then head to Canteen! Our friendly team will look after you and ensure you leave well-nourished and ready for your next lecture. Outside seating is also available.

Opening times

  • 7.00am - 11.30am, Monday to Friday (breakfast/brunch menu)
  • 12.00pm - 3.00pm, Monday to Friday (lunch/dinner menu)

Cashless payments only

Currently, Essex Food are not accepting cash payments in outlets. Please pay by card or contactless payment method. Alternatively, download the Essex Food Rewards app to pay and collect loyalty points on every purchase by choosing loyalty and cashless payment when you set up your account.


Our pasta and wok stations alternate on a weekly basis. We also serve home-style cooking alongside our pasta and wok menus. This is published on our social media channels and advertised outside Canteen.

 Please note, we in the process of ensuring our menus are accessible.

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Find this outlet

Canteen is located in Square 3 next to Crumbs.

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Get in touch
Telephone: 01206 872457