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Dining on Talbot Campus

Whether you have a gap between your lectures, need a social location for group work or just fancy a coffee or snack, there are plenty of locations around Talbot Campus to suit your food and drink needs.

As well as coffee shops, the University also has a Cafe where you can get a lunch on the go, full meal or a sandwich if you're feeling hungry. The student shop is also handy if you need to get a drink, sandwich or a chocolate bar in a rush.

During term time, Dylans bar is a relaxing but social bar where you can grab a bite to eat and a drink and it's open late during term time. If you want to find out more about the social scene at BU and eating and drinking in the evening, take a look at our things to do page. 

There is a full list of the food and drink locations and their opening times below covering Dylans, Poole House, the Student Centre, Weymouth House and the Student Shop, all which can be found on Talbot Campus. 

What's available

Dylan's Bar

During term time Dylan's Bar is open from early morning until late, providing value for money food and drink and a laid back environment to chill or catch up with friends.

  • Monday-Friday: 9.00am-12.00am (11.00pm on Thursday)
  • Saturday: 12.00pm until late
  • Sunday: 12.00pm until 10.00pm


Naked Coffee
Pop in for a Fairtrade coffee and pastry on the way to the Library.

  • Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm (term time only)

Poole House Atrium

Starbucks Cafe
Selling a range of hot beverages, premium filled breads. This is an ideal spot for grabbing a quick bite to eat between lectures.

  • Monday-Friday: 8.00am-6.00pm (Sat-Sun: 9.30am-3.30pm)

Student Centre

Open from 8.30am there are cafes available on both the ground and third floor (term time only).

Weymouth House

Costa Coffee
With a selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries available.

  • Monday-Friday: 8.30am-4pm (term time only)

Student shops

Shops are available on campus for all your basic needs. Items on sale include milk, bread, ready-made sandwiches and even suntan cream.

The Fusion Building

Forum Café
Selling a range of hot beverages, homemade cakes and premium filled breads. This is an ideal spot for grabbing a quick bite to eat between lectures.

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm

Serving a selection of filled ciabattas toasted to order, and chef’s selected soup of the day.

  • Monday-Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm​

Serving hot breakfast and a chilled yoghurt bar, from 8:30am-11:15am. During lunch, the counter offers hearty British classics, an array of international dishes, and a premium salad bar from 12:00pm-2:30pm.

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30am-2:30pm

Offering artisan style pizzas made fresh daily and pasta specials.

  • Monday-Friday: 11:30pm-2:30pm

The Terrace Café (second floor)
Serving Starbucks hot beverages, chilled drinks, wraps, baguettes and salads, with access to the outdoor terrace.

  • Monday-Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Find out more

For more information about Chartwells' catering at Bournemouth University, please visit share the love website.