Ground Café
Catering & Venue Hire
Welcome
Ground Café offers a catering service to staff and students on the Mile End campus. Whether you
require tea and coffee for a meeting or a drinks reception on a social occasion, Ground Café is happy
to arrange refreshments for you. We can deliver catering to any room within the Students’ Union
building, and can also host events within our venue and meeting room.
Ethical Statement
We are committed to sourcing and serving fairtrade products throughout the Students’ Union and
are always striving to make our outlets as environmentally friendly as possible.
We currently serve fair trade coffee, tea, sugar and fruit as well as a wide range of tasty chocolate
snacks.
How to Find Us
Ground Café is located behind the library on the Mile End campus: 327 Mile End Road, E1 4NS.
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
8am–6pm (reduced hours during the
summer and reading week)
Evenings / Weekends
Open for special events / on request
Contact Us
Email: t.galbardi@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 0207 882 8454
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Venue Hire
If you are interested in using Ground for an event, please feel free to pop by at any time to have a
look and discuss how we can help you plan your event. You can also contact us using the details on
page 3. Ground Café is an ideal venue for drinks receptions or events and has a standing capacity of
up to 200 people. It is also an ideal space for student communities to use.
Hire Cost
Day
Hours
Cost per hour
Monday - Friday
6pm - 11pm
£27.50
Saturday & Sunday
6am - 12am
£55
Dry Hire (Weekend Only)
Day
Hours
Cost per hour
Saturday & Sunday
6am - 12am
£130
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Students and Communities
Students and Communities price: £15 per hour. Terms and condition apply.
Please note that external caterers are not permitted within the venue.
Additional Waiting Staff
Additional waiting staff can be hired for £13 per hour.
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Breakfast
Prices are per person and are exclusive of VAT.
Classic Breakfast.............................................£4.50
A delicious freshly baked croissant or pain au
chocolat.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, orange juice and iced water.
Premium Breakfast........................................£6.50
Fresh croissants with butter and preserves (one per
person).
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, orange juice and iced water.
Grand Breakfast.............................................. £7.85
Cold ham and cheese croissant or tomato and
cheese croissant, fresh fruit and yoghurt.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, orange juice and iced water.
Healthy Breakfast...........................................£8.50
A variety of fruit, cereal bars and yogurt pots,
individual fruit juices or smoothies.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas and iced water.
Extras
Bagels, Danish pastries, muffins and premium
pastries available on request.
Need breakfast to go?
We can arrange ready bags for you or you can come
visit our coffee shop.
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Coffee Break
Prices are per person and are exclusive of VAT.
The Basics............................................................. £1.85
Freshly brewed coffee and a selection of Twining’s
teas.
Classic Coffee Break.....................................£2.60
An assortment of all your favourite biscuits.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, orange juice and iced water.
Premium Coffee Break................................ £3.65
An assortment of bite sized shortbread, rocky road
and brownie pieces.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, orange juice and iced water.
Afternoon Coffee Break............................. £4.75
Seasonal cakes with lemonade or iced tea.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, orange juice and iced water.
Healthy Break....................................................£5.50
Chocolate & yogurt coated rice cakes, cereal bars
and fruit with a selection of individual juices and
smoothies.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, orange juice and iced water.
Extras
Muffins, custard tarts, doughnuts, maple pecan and
more pastries available on request.
Premium and seasonal soft drinks available on
request.
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Lunches
Prices are per person and are exclusive of VAT.
Classic Lunch...................................................... £5.75
A selection of sandwiches (four pieces per person),
with an assortment of vegetarian, fish and meat
fillings.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, orange juice and iced water.
Working Lunch........................................................ £8
A selection of sandwiches, wraps and rolls with an
assortment of premium vegetarian, fish and meat
fillings (six pieces per person in total).
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, orange juice and iced water
Executive Lunch.............................................. £11.50
A selection of baguettes, wraps and rolls with an
assortment of premium vegetarian, fish and meat
fillings (six pieces per person in total), crisps and a
fresh seasonal fruit platter.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas, seasonal soft drinks and bottled
water
Healthy Lunch.......................................................... £9
Crudités and hummus, seasonal salads (fish/meat/
vegetarian) and fresh fruit.
Served with freshly brewed coffee, a selection of
Twining’s teas and bottled water.
Dietary requirements
Vegan/gluten free option available on request.
Need lunch to go?
We can arrange pre-packed meals or you can come
visit our coffee shop.
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Snacks
Crisps
£1.00
Popcorn
£1.10
Hummus/lentil/quinoa/veggie chips
£1.20
Fruit
£0.90
Seasonal fruit platter (minimum 4 person)
£2.35
Cake selection
£1.65
Premium cake selection
£2.50
Ricecake
£1.85
Nuts
£1.75
Giant Cookie
£1.75
Fairtrade flapjack / cocoa bar / brownie
£1.50
Muffin (Nutella / blueberry / lemon / chocolate and seasonal)
£1.95
Portuguese custard tart
£0.85
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Terms & Conditions
Cancellation Policy
If you wish to cancel your booking you must notify us verbally as soon as possible and also confirm
in writing by emailing t.galbardi@qmul.ac.uk
Cancellation terms differ depending on the booking type:
Venue hire
72 hrs notice
50% charge of total booking price
Less than 48 hrs notice
100% charge of total booking price
Refreshments
24 hrs notice
No charges incurred
Less than 24 hrs notice
100% charge of total booking price
Sandwich Lunches & Finger Buffets
48 hrs notice
No charges incurred
Less than 48 hrs notice
100% charge of total booking price
The notice period required relates to working days, Monday to Friday. For example, if your booking
is at 12pm on Monday, cancellation would need to be made by Thursday 12pm to incur no charges.
General
On rare occasions we may need substitute products with suitable alternatives. We endeavour to
inform you before the event, however, this may not always be possible.
Final Numbers
We require an update on your final numbers at least 48 hours before the event. After this time we
cannot change your numbers and the full cost will need to be paid.
Late Notice Bookings
If you wish to book any refreshments or food, you must contact us 24 hours prior to your event.
Bookings with over 20 guests will increase to 48 hours notice. You can contact us Monday-Friday
by emailing t.galbardi@qmul.ac.uk or by calling 020 7882 8977.
Bookings made 48 hours before the event may incur an additional charge.
Bookings for Monday must be made by Friday 11am.
Terms & Conditions
Payments
For all University departments we require an Agresso purchase order number prior the event . We
will not confirm the booking without PO number.
External bookings can pay by card, cheque or invoice.
Missing/Broken Equipment
Where equipment is delivered, customers are responsible for its security whilst in their charge.
Any damage or loss must be paid for. The charge will be added to the order value after the event.
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Contact Us
Email: t.galbardi@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 0207 882 8454
Address: 327 Mile End Road, E1 4NS
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