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 welcome to take advantage of our catering and retail outlets.

1875 Restaurant

1875 Opening Hours

Monday to Friday

Breakfast Service 0830 - 1045 hours

Lunch Service 1100 - 1430 hours

University Retail Shop

Retail Shop Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 0830 - 1630 hours

The shop provides retail products, hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, cakes & fruit 08.30 – 16.30 hours

Starbucks Coffee Pod

We have an excellent Starbucks Coffee Pod service located in the atrium of the university serving a variety of Starbucks drinks and snacks.

Opening hours - September to April Inc.

Monday to Thursday - 08.30 -19.00

Friday - 08.30 – 16.30

Saturday & Sunday  - 10.00 – 17.00

Opening hours - May to August  Inc.

Monday to Friday 8.30 – 3.30

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 the library (LRC) and next to the lifts closest to the university entrance. Levels 2 (hot beverages & confectionery) and 3 (cold drinks & confectionery) of the building outside the Halle lecture Theatre and lecture room 2156.

Opening Hours

Vending Service  - available 24/7

Hospitality Service (Meetings, Conferences & Events)

Our catering partner BaxterStorey provide a variety of catering options. These can be booked through the Catering Online Booking Form.

Corporate Service (University Executive)

These services are supplied all year round to the student population and all other clients as required.

Payment Methods used on Campus

Point of Sale - Payment Methods

  • 1875 operates 3 till points
  • 2 till points accept Smartcards only
  • 1 till point accept Smartcards and cash payments from Visitors to campus
  • The University Retail Shop operates 2 till points both points accept Smartcards
  • Visitors to the shop can pay for purchases with debit/visa, there is no minimum spend required
  • Vending machines are located on Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 and accept Smartcard payments only

QMU Smart Cards

  • Staff & Student Smartcards are accepted as a method of payment in 1875, Starbucks & the QMU Retail Shop.
  • Departmental Hospitality Cards can be requested by Budget Holders and used to make purchases in the Catering & Retail Services Department.

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 Shop


Or alternatively fill in our Customer Comment Cards located at each of the 3 outlets and post your comments in the post boxes provided.

Thank you for Your Feeback.