We are delighted to be able to start to re-open all our catering outlets again as our students return to campus.  Full details of opening hours and menu details can be found below. 

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 Scottish Government guidelines around hospitality, there are some restrictions in place but we do still have our friendly team of staff to guide you & keep you safe.

You might also like to note that the University website has a dedicated coronavirus section, which is continually being updated: Coronavirus Information


Catering & Retail Services aim to provide a broad range of high quality, value for money food services and is provided by QMU's catering services partner BaxterStorey.

As well as staff and students, the local community are very welcome to take advantage of our catering and retail outlets.

Maggie’s Bar & Café

Opening hours (from Wednesday 8th September):

  • Monday to Friday 8.30am - 10.30pm (8pm for food)
    Saturday & Sunday 9am - 10.30pm (8pm for food)

For full menu details, please look at our Maggie's Bar and Café Facebook page.

Here are the important factors to remember:

  • We would advise booking a table through Maggie's Facebook to avoid disappointment.
  • Everyone will be asked to give their contact details on arrival.  This will be your name & either contact number or email. This is a legal requirement for this space.  
  • You can either use our app 'Round' to order at your table or you can go up to the bar to place your order.
  • We still encourage all payments to be contactless.

We must comply with the Scottish Government guidance and we ask for your support with this.  

Here’s what to expect in Maggie’s:

  • Please wear a face covering when you move throughout the spaces (unless you have an exception).  Our staff will all be wearing face coverings.
  • We ask that you use the sanitiser station as you enter Maggie’s.


Get the App on Apple devices

Get the App on Google play store 

Take away? 
Download Round, order to collect, pick up, enjoy 

Delivery across Campus?
Download Round, order to table 100, put your address or room number into the requests box (this is extremely important for us to know where we're going!!), delivery, enjoy 

Please look at our Maggie's Facebook page for more details.

Maggie's has obtained the 'We're Good To Go' mark which is the UK-wide industry standard highlighting our commitment to following all government guidance and best practice around COVID-19.

Starbucks Coffee Pod

Starbucks is located in the main academic building atrium offering a selection of drinks and snacks.

Opening Hours (from Monday 13th September): 

  • Monday to Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm


Espresso Tall Grande Venti
Americano £2.05 £2.35 £2.55
Latte £2.35 £2.65 £2.90
Cappuccino £2.35 £2.65 £2.90
Mocha £2.45 £2.70 £2.85
Caramel Macchiato £2.75 £3.05 £3.40
Espresso Solo: £1.50 Doppio: £1.95  


Tea Tall Grande Venti
Teas £1.45 £1.65 £1.80
Chai tea Latte £2.80 £3.05 £3.40


Chocolate Tall Grande Venti
Classic Hot Chocolate £2.45 £2.70 £2.85


Frappuccino Tall Grande
Caramel, Coffee £3.73 £4.03


Iced Drinks Tall Grande
Americano £2.09 £2.33
Latte £2.40 £2.64
Mocha £2.49 £2.71
Caramel Macchiato £2.78 £3.03
Chai Tea £2.60 £2.82


Espresso Roast £0.47
Soya Milk £0.47
Hot Water £0.47
Syrup £0.39

Download PDF Menu

1875 Restaurant

1875 is located in the main academic building offering a lunch service.  

Opening Hours (from Monday 20th September):

  • Monday to Friday 11am - 2.30pm


University Retail Facilities

Our shop can be located within the 1875 servery area.  This is operational Monday to Friday 11am-2.30pm.  We also have a small outlet in Maggie's, this is open Monday to Friday 9am - 10.30pm.

We stock a wide variety of household items along with confectionery and stationary.

If there is something you would like to see us stock in our retail space, please do just let us know by emailing our Catering Manager, Julie Smith.

Vending Service

We have a number of vending machines that are available on campus. These are located on:

Level 1 (cold drinks, hot drinks & confectionery) in 1875 
Level 2 (hot beverages & confectionery) outside Lecture Theatre 2156
Level 3 (cold drinks & confectionery) outside the Halle Lecture Theatre

Opening Hours

Monday - Sunday 8am - 5pm

*Out with these hours accessible 24/7 with valid Student/Staff card only

Please note:  all vending machines accept Smartcard payments only

Hospitality Service (Meetings)

We will be re-launching our Hospitality Service shortly.  Watch this space for further details.


Point of Sale - Payment Methods QMU Way2Pay

Point of Sale - Payment Methods QMU Way2Pay

  • All our catering outlets accept Smartcards, QR Code via the App, Apple Pay, Google Pay, contactless with no minimum spend required and cash payments from Students, Staff and Visitors to campus
  • Vending machines are located in 1875, Level 1, 2 & 3 in the main academic building accept Smartcard payments only
  • Vending machines in Accommodation and the Sports Department accept cash only

QMU Smart Cards

  • Departmental Hospitality Cards can be requested by Budget Holders and used to make purchases in the Catering & Retail Services Department.
  • Visitors who receive a Smartcard on arrival can load cash onto the card at the 2 loading kiosks and use the cards in all Catering outlets

Add Funds to your Smartcard - Online Payments - Add Funds

Catering Online Bookings - Catering Online Booking Form


QMU and our catering partner BaxterStorey value your custom and more importantly Your Feedback to ensure we are providing a good service, good quality food and that the menu variety suits your tastes.

You can either complete the Online Customer Feedback Forms by clicking on the following (intranet) links:

1875 Food Court

University Mini Shops


Or alternatively fill in our Customer Comment Cards located at each outlet and post your comments in the post boxes provided.

Thank you for Your Feedback.


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