Who provides food at Sussex?

Find out about the food available on campus and check who to contact if you have a question.

About Chartwells

Chartwells are our catering partners for the majority of food outlets here at Sussex, including:

  • Arts Piazza
  • the Attenborough Centre
  • the Veg Bowl
  • Doctor's Orders
  • Eat Central and Tortilla
  • the Botanical Café
  • Library Café
  • Sussex Innovation Centre
  • the Bridge Café.

Find out about our commitment to sustainability on campus, from tackling food waste to sourcing responsibly.

Contact the team

If you have any questions, queries or ideas on things you would like to see, email cateringservices@compass-group.co.uk or follow @sussexfoodie on Instagram.

Catering jobs on campus

We provide students and local people with various kinds of catering work.


About the Students' Union

The University of Sussex Students' Union run:

  • Falmer Bar and The Deli
  • Northfield Bar
  • Room 76
  • the Union Shop
  • the Southern Co-operative.

Its trading company raises profits to help fund societies, sports clubs, campaigns and student representation, and outlets are staffed by current Sussex students or recent graduates.

Find out more about the Students' Union's bars, cafes and shops on campus as well as Falmer Market, the foodie bazaar held on Tuesdays and Thursdays on Falmer Quad.

About the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The IDS Bar and Kitchen is based in the IDS building next to the University Library. They serve delicious breakfasts, hot lunches, sandwiches and salads (including vegetarian and vegan options) to eat in or take away. Also homemade cakes, barista coffees. They have a fully licenced bar. Open 8am-9pm weekdays.

To contact the IDS catering team email CateringRequests@ids.ac.uk, call 01273 915605 or follow @ids_bar_kitchen on Instagram.

Find out more about the IDS Bar and Kitchen.

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