drinks and incredible edibles
the best meal IÕve tasted here," said Rachel Airey from
maths, tucking into her lunch at the newly opened senior
common room on Monday 8 October, following its transformation
into a stylish cafˇ bar.
new dˇcor seems to have won the approval of customers.
The well has been filled in to create seating space for
over 200 people, and new furniture and decoration creates
a more congenial atmosphere for informal meetings, or
that all-important break from work. "The round tables
make it cosier and much easier to talk," commented Nigel
Bruce from ISS.
manager Beverley Kenny said: "We really want to make sure
we offer the best service possible, so comments and feedback
are most welcome. We hope that staff and postgraduates
enjoy the new facilities, and come back for more."
service has been designed to respond to the needs of staff,
as Beverley Kenny explains: "ItÕs a new concept to open
first thing in the morning, with coffee and pastries for
breakfast, but we felt staff needed a place to either
come for take-away food, or to bring visitors for breakfast
meetings. WeÕve extended the lunch times as well to offer
as much flexibility as possible."
new kitchen with its own serving area means the food is
served closer to where itÕs cooked. This impressed Stephanie
Pollard from the trials unit (below): "You can
see what youÕre going to eat before you choose now. And
thereÕs more choice as well."
best of the old sits alongside the new, and not just in
the prices. As Dr Catherine Watson (above) Ń also
from the trials unit Ń said: "TheyÕve kept the soup Ń
my favourite!" ThereÕs still fish on Fridays and traditional
toasties, as well as new vegetarian options and a self-service
salad bar. Plans for the future include an official launch
in November and wine and cheese evenings.
cafˇ bar opens daily at 9.30am with lunch served between