Food and drink at Goodenough College

Goodenough College offers good quality food, three times a day every day of the year. You canenjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the picturesque Great Hall or comfortable Freddie’s Café, with meals available either on an ad-hoc basis or by signing up to our great value Meal Plans. All Members’ meals are subsidised by the College. We aim to accommodate specific dietary needs and to offer regular vegan and halal choices on the menus.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines we have more limited catering services than usual but are still able to offer a breakfast, lunch and dinner takeaway service from the Great Hall.

Our caterers Holroyd Howe specialise in providing freshly prepared, nutritious food and pride themselves on getting to know those they feed and becoming part of the College community. A main course with unlimited sides costs £5.35. However, if you plan to eat at the College regularly you should sign up for one of our Meal Plans which offers substantially better value at £4.94 per meal, while still allowing you the flexibility to choose when to eat at the College.

If you prefer to cook your own meals, there are kitchen facilities available, and of course our central London location means you will be spoilt for choice if you want to eat out. Each term the College also holds a variety of dining events where every Member is invited to dine for free.

More information on each dining option is available below:

Catering Options at Goodenough

Catering times

Breakfast: Lunch: Dinner:
Monday – Friday 07:30 – 10:15 Monday – Friday 12:00 – 14:30 Monday – Friday 18:30 – 20:30
Saturday – Sunday 08:00 – 12:00 Saturday and Sunday – 12:00 – 14:00 Saturday – Sunday 18:00 – 20:00

Freddie’s Café and Restaurant is open Monday to Friday 10:00 – 23:00 and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 22:30.


With its oak panelling, gilded crests and portraits of the College Founders, our Great Hall offers a wonderful setting to come together and eat a meal with friends. Breakfast in the Great Hall includes continental and cooked options, so you can get the day off to a great start.