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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 lunch on the go, a 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. 

Here are the food and drink locations and their opening times covering Dylans, the Library, Fusion Building, Poole House, Student Centre 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: 9am-12am (11pm on Thursday)
  • Saturday: 12pm until late
  • Sunday: 12pm until 10pm

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: 8am-6pm (5pm during vacations)

Counter service

  • Monday-Friday: 8.30am-2.30pm (2pm during vacations)

Hot breakfast is served from from 8.30am-11.15am and lunch from 12pm-2.30pm. You can choose from hearty British classics, an array of international dishes, artisan style pizza and pasta specials, filled ciabattas, soup of the day and a premium salad bar.

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

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm


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

  • Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (term time only)

Poole House Atrium

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

  • Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm (5pm during vacations)
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9.30am-3.30pm

Student Centre

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

Student Shop

The Student Shop is located in Poole House Atrium and stocks all your basics, including; milk, bread, ready-made sandwiches and even suntan cream.

  • Monday-Friday: 8.30am-4pm

Find out more

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