Formal Dinner every Wednesday: 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm
Monday to Friday 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm
Wednesday Evening 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm
Also available for private events
Clare Hall Members are welcome to enjoy the catering facilities at Robinson College when our dining room is closed on weekends.
Clare Hall also offers a ‘Light Lunch’ option as part of the menu choices in the dining hall. Consisting of soup (or sharing board when available) and a sandwich it is a lighter, less expensive option for our members. Light lunches are priced at £3.50 for students and £5.50 for all other College members and staff.
These dinners offer the chance to meet and talk with fellow College members in a slightly more formal environment. They are held on Wednesdays at 7.00 for 7.30 pm, and consist of a three-course served meal with coffee.
How to book a Formal Dinner
Reservations for Formal Dinner are now made through your UPAY account accessed at www.upay.co.uk
When making your booking, please remember to enter details of any special dietary requirements that you or your guests have, at the appropriate stage.
Booking closes at 13.45 the day before. For cancellations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before bookings close. There are no refunds for cancellations advised after the close of booking.
For further assistance, please access our guide on how to book using UPAY here.
Prices and Payment
All members of the College pay for meals using Upaychilli and cash is not accepted in the Dining Hall. Any allowances are credited to your card. Meals will then be charged to your card. Payments for guests will also be via their College member/host’s Upaychilli account. Cash can, however, be accepted at the bar and for other purchases in College.
For returning Life Members without a University card who are staying in College, a ‘Guest Room Meals Card' will be available from the Porters’ Lodge.
If you are an authorised GSB member arranging a Formal Hall Swap, these must have prior agreement from the Senior Tutor. You will also need to tell us the number of guests you are bringing, the name of the College that the students are from and which students from Clare Hall are co-hosting the event with you. Formal Hall Swaps are limited to two per term and for 20 guests at each event.
The use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets is not permitted at dining events. Please ensure that your devices are switched off or silenced before meals begin.
Dining Hall Dress Code
In keeping with the general ethos of the College, informal dress is acceptable for all meals except Formal Halls, where jacket and tie are the guideline standard for gentlemen, and Feasts, where dinner suits are welcomed but are not essential. Appropriate attire for ladies is at their discretion. Gowns are rarely worn in College, except at Graduation Dinners.