Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy


Lincoln has an excellent reputation for its food and our kitchen team are able to cater for most dietary needs. The majority of students eat in College, whether in Hall or the College bar (Deep Hall), so mealtimes tend to be very sociable and provide a good opportunity to mix with other Lincoln students. Food and drink in College is heavily subsidised, making dining in College affordable.


Our dining hall is open daily throughout term, and during much of the vacation periods. During term the following meals are served:

Days Times Type Guests Prices 2023-24 Booking required?
Breakfast Mon-Sat 8am-9am Servery 1 £1.45-£5.45 No
Brunch Sunday 11am-11.30am Servery 1 £5.50 Yes
Lunch Mon-Sat 12.35pm-1.30pm Servery 3 £3.30-£6.35 Yes, if you have a dietary requirement*
Dinner Sun-Fri 6pm-6.30pm Servery 3 £3.70 - £6.75 Yes, if you have a dietary requirement*
Mon-Fri 7.15pm Formal 3 £7.10 Lincoln £11.95 Guest Yes
Sunday 7.30pm Formal 0 £7.10 Yes
Great Hall Thursdays in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 7.15pm Formal 2 £11.75 Lincoln £15.75 Guests Yes
High Table Mon and Tues 7.15pm High Table (MCR only) 0** £34.00 Yes

*  vegetarians do not need to book in advance

** some students with special meal entitlements (e.g. Senior Scholars, Wardens or Junior Deans) may be permitted to bring guests.

Deep Hall

Monday through Friday during term time you can purchase pastries, hot and cold drinks, light lunches (including baguettes, baps, salads, soup etc.) and snacks from Deep Hall.

The most up to date information on Deep Hall will appear on the College website in September.


All students must pay a non-refundable catering charge which can be set against meals purchased in Hall and Deep Hall. For those on the 'In College' plan the charge is £249.75 per term, for those on the 'Out of College' plan (including all graduate students) the charge is £109.00 per term. For questions about catering charges, please contact the Accounts Office.


Undergraduates in their third and fourth years, as well as all graduate students, have access to shared kitchens in their accommodation. Kitchen facilities are also available in the Junior Common Room (JCR) for undergraduates and the Middle Common Room (MCR) for graduates.

Where next?

  • Learn more about the welfare and health support available at LincolnRead more
  • Discover our undergraduate accommodationRead more
  • Find out more about our undergraduate common room, the JCRRead more