Academy Restaurant

Academy Restaurant

We are proud of our state-of-the-art educational centre incorporating a restaurant, culinary school, beverage school and conference and meeting facilities.

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The Junction Food Hall

The Junction Food Hall

Location: Ground floor level of Block BC

Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 3pm

The Junction Food Hall is the largest catering outlet in our Belfast campus.

The Junction will offer an exciting menu ranging from modern street food and handheld dishes through to on-trend global cuisine and traditional favourites.

Customers can choose to sit-in or takeaway.

What's on offer

  • Asian influenced street food and Middle Eastern dishes
  • Rotating global concepts every week using the best of local produce blended with mouth-watering flavours from Mexico to India and everything in-between
  • Traditional local favourites you’ve come to expect and love
  • Build your dish the way you like it, cooked fresh to order and complemented by a range of delicious sides


Location: Block BC, Ground Floor

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 8am - 7pm

AromaRoma is a strong, drinks led coffee shop located on the ground floor level of Block BC.

The product range includes Starbucks 'We Proudly Brew' Coffee and a full range of Starbucks cold drinks, in addition to a range of fresh smoothies, pressed juices and Boba drinks.

Iced Drinks

  • Iced coffees
  • Cold brew latte
  • Nitro cold brew
  • Coffee Frappuccino

Espresso Drinks

  • Americano
  • Espresso
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte
  • Mocha
  • Flat white

Iced Tea

  • Shaken Hibiscus
  • Tea Lemonade
  • Peach Citrus
  • Green Tea Lemonade
  • Iced Tea
  • Toffee Nut Latte
  • Gingerbread Latte

Brewed Coffee and Other Drinks

  • Hot chocolate
  • Tea
  • Mango and strawberry
  • Tapioca pearls


  • Handmade cookies
  • Muffins
  • Biscuits
  • Hot savoury filled baps and rolls

Fresh Fruit Smoothies

  • Mango, strawberry, and raspberry
  • Kale, spinach, and wheatgrass
  • Apple, carrot, and ginger
  • Raspberry, apples, natural yoghurt, and oats
  • Kiwi, mango, and pineapple

Banana, prune, almond milk, and nut butter

Street Beats

Street Beats

Location: Block BC, Ground Floor

Opening Times: 8.30am - 4pm

Streetbeats, located on the ground floor level of Block BC, is simply Street Food at its very best. Quick serve handheld options including hot wraps, burritos and bao buns. Choose from one of our ready-to-go combos or have it made fresh your way from breakfast though to evening.


  • Breakfast burrito or brioche bap
  • Breakfast to go pot (in-house baked beans, chorizo & poached eggs)
  • Super smoothie bowl – thick smoothie with a range of nuts, seeds, fruits as toppings

LUNCH (Sample)

  • Bao bun and salad offer
  • Choose your protein - Cajun chicken, pulled pork, beef brisket or Halloumi
  • Choose your filling - Leaves, peppers, crispy onions, caramelised onions, coleslaw, Asian slaw, guacamole, cheddar cheese
  • Choose your dressing - BBQ, sweet chilli, Cajun, garlic mayo, Caesar, tomato & chilli jam, sour cream

SALADS (Sample)

  • Cumin roast carrot, avocado, coriander, and maple salad

Spiced cauliflower, chickpea, and pomegranate salad

Cathedral Quarter Social

Cathedral Quarter Social

Location: Block BC, Ground Floor

Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 11:30am - 6pm

Cathedral Quarter Social @UUSU Belfast or CQ Social for short, located on the ground floor level of Block BC, is the laid-back place to relax, have a bite to eat, a drink and a game of pool, watch sports and enjoy great entertainment across the week.

With regular favourites including pub quizzes, karaoke and open mic nights right through to drag queen bingo, comedy, live bands and DJs, this is the place to break from study and enjoy the finer things of University life.

  • A delicious range of Gourmet Toasties
  • Rotating food promos - Burger and Beer Night / Taco Tuesdays etc.
  • Great value range of beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails
  • Regular Drinks Promotions
The Point

The Point

Location: Block BC, Level 03

Opening Times: 8am - 3pm

The Point is situated on Level 3 of Block BC, convenient to teaching spaces, the atrium and student learning hub and will offer a premium grab n' eat range and an artisan coffee to keep you fuelled for the day.


  • Homemade scones
  • Danish pastries & croissants
  • Selection of fruit pots / granola pots
  • Selection of traybakes / Artisan cookies and patisserie
  • Hot and cold drink ranges


  • Overnight oats pots
  • Freshly baked croissants


  • Handcrafted sandwiches
  • Boxed salad
  • Selection of grab & go snacks
York Street Coffee

York Street Coffee

Location: Block BD, Ground Floor

Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 8.00am - 3pm

AKA: Square Wave

From early morning through to late afternoon, York Street Coffee, located on the ground floor level of Block BD, is known for quality coffee accompanied by a host of delicious sweet and savoury snacks.


  • Selection of traybakes
  • Artisan cookie selection
  • Fresh baked scones including daily speciality recipes
  • Sweet & savoury muffins
  • Hot drinks and herbal teas
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Fruit juices


  • Danish pastries & croissants
  • Selection of fruit pots
  • Selection of granola pots
  • Overnight oats pots


  • Pre-prepared sandwiches, wraps, and baps
  • Boxed salads

Paninis and Toasties

Paul & Henry

Paul & Henry

Location: Block BB, Level 02 (At Link Bridge)

Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm

AKA: The Link

Where artist meets artisan, this grab n' go offer is great for those in a hurry or the place to meet for a catch up.


  • Fresh baked scones
  • Muffins
  • Danish pastries & croissants
  • Selection of fruit pots and granola pots
  • Overnight oats pots


  • Selection of artisan tray-bakes and cookies
  • Freshly baked scones and muffins
  • Range of hand-cut sandwiches
  • Boxed ready-to-eat salads
  • Hot pots - Mac n’ Cheese, Italian Meatballs or Butternut Squash
  • Selection of rustic panini and ciabatta with hot or cold fillings
  • Soup with crusty artisan breads

Hot Drinks

  • Cappuccino
  • Latte
  • Americano
  • Espresso
  • Flat white
  • Hot chocolate
  • Tea

Herbal tea steeps - ginger, lemon, and blackcurrant



Location: Block BC, Level 06

Opening Times: 12pm - 4pm

VERT, located on Level 6 in Block BC, is a food focussed, plant-forward café. With nutritionally dense menus and supporting local growers through our use of seasonal produce, we create a mindful space to experience healthy, sustainable, purposeful food.

A seated restaurant with table service, and a relaxed atmosphere. In good weather you can enjoy outdoor dining on our Roof Terrace.

Plants & Grains

  • Freshly made soups
  • Daily hot pot dish
  • Sweet potato buddha bowl
  • Vegan satay

Healthier Salads

  • Shredded kale, sweetcorn, and quinoa salad
  • Cumin roast carrot, avocado, coriander, and maple salad
  • Spiced cauliflower, chickpea, and pomegranate salad
  • Tomato, roasted ricotta basil salad
  • Coronation cauliflower and pineapple salad

Energising Elixirs

  • Ginger, lemon, apple, and turmeric
  • Coconut water, pineapple chunks and ginger
  • Celery, cucumber, green apples, lime, and spinach

Raw beetroots, apple, and carrot



Location: Block BA, Ground Floor

Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm; Sat: 10am - 3pm

HJEM - a home. Place of origin or belonging.

HJEM coffee house, located on the ground floor level of Block BA (accessed via the Art Shop or Cathedral Gardens) is a welcome relaxing space where students and staff will feel comfortable calling in, saying hello and getting a takeaway or sitting in to do some work or catch up with friends.

Our quality coffee is supplied by a local roaster, and we also serve a monthly "guest blend" filter coffee, alongside proper loose-leaf tea and hot chocolate from a local master chocolatier.

Students and staff can choose from a great seasonal retail selection to include coffee beans, cups, and a range of locally produced chocolates and grab ‘n’ go items.

  • Porridge with fresh fruit and honey / Overnight oats (a range of options)
  • Rustic sourdough toast with jam, nut butters etc.
  • Soups
  • Toasties with a range of fillings
  • Pancakes with fresh fruit, cream, and Canadian maple syrup
  • Salads
  • Tray-bakes