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Eating and drinking at the Festival

There are several places to eat and drink at the British Science Festival on the University of Birmingham campus.

Visit the Flask and Bunsen, the place to eat, drink and mingle. Events and activities take place throughout the day and evening. We will be open from Saturday - Thursday 9.00 – 20.00 (21.00 on Sun & Mon). The bar open from 12.00

Staff House    Hot food, snacks and sandwiches

Bratby Bar, Sunday 11.00 –  16.00

Bratby Bar, Monday – Thursday, 12.00 – 14.00 and 17.00 – 23.00      

Noble Room, Monday – Thursday 12.00 – 14.00

Café Aroma, Monday – Thursday 9.00 – 16.00

Coffee and light refreshments are available from:

Costa Coffee in the Bramall Music Building, Sunday – Thursday  8.00 – 16.00

Costa Coffee in University Square, Saturday & Sunday 8.00 - 18.00

Starbucks in Muirhead Tower, Sunday – Thursday   8.00 – 18.00

Birmingham city centre has a wide variety of cuisines on offer, to suit all budgets. See the Visit Birmingham website for more details