Coronavirus updates – for Catering and Retail customers

From Tuesday 5th January 2021, our campus is open to staff, students and external visitors.  However, you should only attend campus under the exceptions listed on the Scottish Government website

Full details of all our catering outlet offerings and opening times can be found below. 

Due to the COVID-19 Scottish Government guidelines around hospitality, it won’t feel quite the same when you visit our catering outlets on campus.  However, we do still have our friendly team of staff in all areas to guide you & keep you safe.

Please remember, only 2 people from 2 separate households can meet together outdoors.  We must comply with this Scottish Government guidance and we ask for your support with this.

You might also like to note that 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.

1875 Restaurant

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

Opening Hours (Semester 2):

  • Closed



Starbucks Coffee Pod

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

Opening Hours (Semester 2)

  • Closed


Espresso Tall Grande Venti
Americano £1.89 £2.09 £2.37
Latte £2.19 £2.44 £2.66
Cappuccino £2.19 £2.44 £2.66
Mocha £2.26 £2.51 £2.66
Caramel Macchiato £2.56 £2.82 £3.14
Espresso Solo: £1.40 Doppio: £1.80  


Tea Tall Grande Venti
Teas £1.34 £1.51 £1.66
Chai tea Latte £2.60 £2.82 £3.14


Chocolate Tall Grande Venti
Classic Hot Chocolate £2.51 £2.82 £3.14


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

Maggie’s Bar & Café

Maggie's (in the Students' Union) is offering a take-away service only.

Opening hours (Semester 2)

  • Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm

Take-away service only:

  • We will be offering take-away breakfast & lunch, barista coffees & soft drinks and all the other goodies all day.
  • We also have our full shop selling all your essential items and can offer a delivery service.
  • For full menu details, please look at our Facebook page @Maggiesbarandcafe
  • Remember you can use our Round app to pre-order.

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.

University Retail Facilities

We have small retail outlets in both our 1875 servery area and in Maggie's.  

There is 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 spaces, please do just let us know by emailing our Catering Manager Julie Smith: jsmith3@qmu.ac.uk 

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 8:00-17:00

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

Please note:  all vending machines accept Smartcards payments only

Hospitality Service (Meetings)

There is no Hospitality Service running due to COVID-19.  We hope to have this service up & running again soon.


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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Find us on www.browzer.co.uk/QMU

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