Coronavirus updates – for Catering and Retail customers

From Saturday 5th June the restrictions around hospitality ease again as we move into Level 1 of the Scottish Government route map. 

Full details of Maggie's offering and opening times can be found below. 

Our other outlets (1875, Starbucks & main shop) will remain closed for now.

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 Scottish Government guidelines around hospitality, there are restrictions in place but we do still have our friendly team of staff to guide you & keep you safe.

Whilst our campus is open to staff, students and external visitors, you should only attend campus under the exceptions listed on the Scottish Government website

You might also like to note that the 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.

Maggie’s Bar & Café

Maggie's (in the Students' Union) is delighted to be fully open again.

Opening hours 

  • Monday to Wednesday 9am - 7pm (6pm for food)
    Thursday to Saturday 9am - 10.30pm (8pm for food)
    Sunday 9am - 8pm (7pm for food)

For full menu details, please look at our Maggie's Bar and Café Facebook page.

Here are the important factors to remember:

  • We would advise booking a table through Maggie's Facebook to avoid disappointment.
  • Everyone will be asked to give their contact details on arrival.  This will be your name & either contact number or email. This is a legal requirement for this space.  
  • Your order will be taken at your table or you can use app ‘Round’ (download from your App Store).  Please do not go up to the bar to order.
  • We encourage all payments to be contactless.
  • Please remember that we can only allow:
    From Monday 17th May - 3 households (up to 6 people) to sit together indoors, maximum 2 hour booking slot.  This increases to 8 households (up to 8 people) if you sit outside.
    From Saturday 5th June - 3 households (up to 8 people) to sit together indoors.  This increases to 12 households (up to 12 people) if you sit outside.
  • We can serve alcohol indoors & outside.

We must comply with the Scottish Government guidance and we ask for your support with this.  It is particularly important that all our customers adhere to the household rules.  This includes staff who attend campus for essential reasons.

Here’s what to expect in Maggie’s:

  • We are operating to 1m+ distancing.
  • Please wear a face covering when you move throughout the spaces (unless you have an exception).  Our staff will all be wearing face coverings.
  • Please do not move the furniture inside or outside Maggie’s.
  • Please do pay special attention to the directional signage.
  • There is a one-way entrance & exit system.  Please look out for the directional signage & maintain physical distancing throughout.
  • We ask that you use the sanitiser station as you enter Maggie’s.

Please note: We unfortunately still cannot accept your re-usable cups. Sorry.

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.

Starbucks Coffee Pod

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

Opening Hours: 

  • Starbucks is currently 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

University Retail Facilities

We currently have a small retail outlet 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 space, please do just let us know by emailing our Catering Manager, Julie Smith: jsmith3@qmu.ac.uk 

1875 Restaurant

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

Opening Hours:

  • 1875 is currently closed



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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