Twitter tips: the best places to eat drink and hang out near your university

We asked students on Twitter to name their favourite restaurants, bars and things to do around their university. Choirs, kebabs and cocktails, find them all here...

@MissSophieAnn Sophie James

York Uni. Fave places are House of Trembling Madness, Evil Eye, Gatehouse Coffee on Walmgate Bar, Goji on Goodramgate ... and Betty's.

@Siobhandunne Siobhan Dunne

19 Gales farm shop at Uni of Birmingham – great for locally produced, cheap and yummy food.

@Amieshearer Amie Caitlin Shearer

@UniofNottingham Ocean nightclub, Coco Tang & Baa Bar, The Walk & Lee Rosy's cafes and "Itchy Feet" at Bodega

@Saskia_says Saskia Gregory

Uni of Glos. Join the choir – a great way to meet people and enjoy a sing-song!


Bar Baa (cheap colourful shots and a lively atmosphere) @livuni (University of Liverpool)

@OurSeaBee Robert Beavis

Numero Uno in Bristol – good place to eat. The Rice Box on Christmas Steps does a cheap daily special. Best that can be said of it.

@26mjw Matt Wallace

Anyone going to Lancs Uni, go to the Yorkshire House and the Merchants. Brilliant pubs.

@AndrewNichols88 Andrew Nichols

York Uni: near campus the Charles and the Deramore are the only real options. In town: House of Trembling Madness and Grays Court

@Mackam1983 Helen Dunn

York St John University. Best place to eat ... Oscars!! Yummmmyyyy

@NikDarlington Nik Darlington

In Bristol, you can't do much better than a weekend brunch at Deco Lounge (Cotham Hill)


Ye Olde White Horse at the LSE is small but friendly and has a nice selection of real ale.

@LiamMars Liam Whitton

Duke of Cambridge cocktails, G&Ds ice cream, Maxwell's cocktails, Balliol bar (students only) ... Oxford University

@Kevinharley55 Kevin Harley

School of Art, Bournville, BCU. We don't like to encourage our students to binge drink, or eat for that matter.

@KatyHolliday Katy Holliday

Manchester. Amazing jacket pots: Gemini cafe. For curry, Zouk. Drinks – Jabez Clegg, Sandbar, Font, Salisbury, Odder.

@Tc1415 Benjamin Lewis

Durham – has to be the North Bailey Club :-D

@Lukeynewton Luke Newton

Best bar the @umsunion bar nice, cheap and convenient. Manchester

@PeregrineDruid Lucent Askew

For Chinese buffet near Plymouth Uni you can't beat Buffet City, good student discount, too.

@MrBenB Ben Berraondo

When I was at #UCL you couldn't beat cocktails on Thursdays at UCLU ... Another great night was always Crush at #LSE, many messy nights.


In St Andrews Maisha (Indian) has student deal takeaway; Taste has cheapest coffee; Bouquiniste for second-hand books. Bella Italia has a student night (around 10% off) Sunday and Tuesday.

@JWCXI Jack W Cantwell

University of Plymouth. Club: Students Union Bar: Fresher & Professor

@RachelCeeCee Rachel C-C

University of Birmingham, amazing curry houses in Selly Oak. Favourite is Sundarbon, Tiverton Rd.

@Jonathanpryce Jonny Pryce

The Loaded Dog, Leicester: you can buy a snakebite for a quid, throw it on the pool table and no one minds.

@Me_madeleine Madeleine Wood

My campus has a brilliant place called Beer Bar, frequented by many a Lad and Ladette before, after and even during class. Glasgow Uni wins.

@JonRidge Jonathan Ridge

Good food and space to sit outside: has to be The Pub (that's actually its name), Manchester.

@Emmamartindale Emma Martindale

I second KatyHolliday's tweet in favour of Sandbar on Grosvenor St. Also Umami Japanese restaurant, Manchester.

@Corybernard Cory Bernard

Uni of Manchester. The Oxford Pub. Nice environment, decent couches & a 2-meal deal for £6. Y'all better quote me!

@MKMXM Mark Whiley

Uni of Reading. RISC (Reading International Solidarity Centre), Oakford Social Club and Wynford Arms. Pao Brasil Cafe and Miahs for food.

@Kirsty_mead Kirsty Mead

University of Hull. Monday nights at Piper in Hull are the best! £3 entry, £1 drinks and great music.

@OHHHkevin Kevin McNamara

University of Kent at Canterbury. Vegbox Cafe.

@Frasernesbitt Fraser Nesbitt

Uni of Bristol/UWE Bristol. Mbargos (@MbargoBristol) on Clifton Triangle. Cheap, great atmosphere, great night out.

@Liberob Robson Brown

#mycampus University of Surrey – the best kebab van in the world is across the roundabout from the Onslow Tesco in Guildford!

@Fernifernfern Fern

Uni of Bradford, Leeds Uni, Leeds Met – Otley Run. All that needs to be said.

@Fernifernfern Fern

Uni of Brad, taxis from Leeds are, like, £15-£18 if you phone up firms like Great Horton.

@Fernifernfern (Fern)

If you go to Leeds and like indie, check out @PropagandaLeeds on a Saturday night. IT'S AMAZING!

@Fernifernfern (Fern)

Uni of Bradford, Gasworks up Ivegate. For those who like rock/metal/pop-punk.

@Fernifernfern (Fern)

Uni of Bradford. Delius Lived Next Door (pub) just off of Gt Horton Road. A student fave.

@Sirpaddybaxter (Paddy Baxter)

The Beer Bar is the best pub in all Glasgow!

@Mo_Saqib (Mo Saqib)

Most will probs tweet alcoholic venues – so I'll tweet a non-alcoholic one! Five mins walk from South Campus [Manchester], in Rusholme's famous "Curry Mile", great ice-cream bar called Vanilla.

Thanks to all the students who tweeted

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