Mange at Mooch
Fed up of greasy takeaways and anti-Atkins hall food? If so, we recommend paying a visit to Mooch on campus. It was only built last year so as far as student unions go, it’s pretty swanky. Mooch boasts comfy sofas, pool tables, friendly staff and cheap food – providing everything you need for a good afternoon/evening. Food is served daily until 9pm and the menu is student friendly: varied and honestly priced. We recommend the Thai Fishcakes for £3.25 – just remember to show your student card to ensure you pay the student rates. Have a post-dinner drink on the terrace and then stroll back to halls or, alternatively, continue your night in The Venue next door. Done!
138 High Road, Beeston
0115 925 8158
Dino’s is the ultimate in cheap, unwholesome and fast food for Freshers. It is the perfect solution for staving off hunger if you don’t mind the added exercise of dabbing the grease off your pizza onto the cardboard box. They do some great deals for delivery on campus, such as any two 9” pizzas for £5. They also have a selection of kebabs, drinks and desserts, including Haagen Dazs for a mere £1.50. To see a menu and price list head to www.eatstudent.com, which has full menus for all of these restaurants. For a similar dining experience with later opening hours, call D2 on 0115 9788811.
10 Lenton Boulevard, Lenton
0115 950 1119
Arco’s is a higher class Dino’s for those living off campus in Lenton. The staff are friendly, patient, laugh rather than moan at those falling out the door, and even give the occasional drunk a balloon around Christmas time. Choosing a topping could not be easier, since they are in the cabinet in front of you. Coherent sentences are not even needed – you can point.
8 Lenton Boulevard, Lenton
0115 911 6868
There’s a ten percent discount for students at this Chinese takeaway, but don’t forget to mention it when ordering and to bring ID. The exclusive student deals make it a viable option for those who want to order in food on a tight budget. The Special Dinner boxes are a bargain, the price may be small but the portion size is decent. If you are even hungrier, there are Special Set Dinners, which can be ordered for up to 5 people, complete with prawn crackers, starter(s), main(s) and fried rice.
The Ocean Burger Van
Believe the hype. There is no other way to end a 5-hour session in Nottingham University’s biggest night out than with an ocean burger. You may scoff at the thought of fast food being disgusting or simply be more of a kebab lover, but for some unknown reason, the burger van will still beckon after a dip in the Ocean. For the connoisseurs amongst you, cheese, bacon and onions are available as extras, although Roquefort has yet to make an appearance. If you’re wondering why no other food stuff from this glorious establishment has been mentioned, rest assured. I’m sure they do have other food, but if you’re not ordering a burger, you’re in the wrong place…See you in the Ocean!