Two coffee cups on saucers placed on a table and held by two students

Food and Drink

Telford's abundant dining spots are sure to help you discover your ideal meal. On campus, there’s the Greenshoots Deli along with the Common Room Restaurant, perfect for grabbing a hot drink, bite to eat or to socialise with friends.  

Meanwhile at Southwater in the town centre, you’ll be spoiled for choice, with all the chain eateries you’d hope for; Nando’s, Bella Italia, Miller & Carter, Zizzi, Pizza Express, and Wagamama. You'll also find independent offerings like Putt Putt Noodle serving Asian-inspired meals alongside mini-golf!

You can also cosy-up with a shot of caffeine in Coffee #1 and Starbucks, plus local outlets such Aroma Café Bar and Jamaica Blue. Tuck into some heavenly sweet goods at the Little Dessert Shop, Planet Doughnut and Krispy Kreme or grab a speciality drink at Bubble CiTea or Fuel Juice Bar.  

A drink with cream and a paper straw served in a mug stylised as a glass jar
Shelves in Planet Doughnut stocked with different doughnuts and their price listings
Tables and chairs in Putt Putt Noodle restaurant with overhead lights and lampshades
Zizzi outdoor seating: tables, chairs and benches arranged outside a restaurant front with prominent ZIZZI signage

Top 5 places to eat, drink and relax!

Planet Doughnut is a haven for doughnut-lovers and those with a sweet tooth. Nestled in the vibrant Telford Centre, whether you’re looking for a bite to eat or a box to takeaway, this artisanal doughnut shop stands out for its creative flavours and vegan-friendly options.  

Located just behind The Telford Centre is Southwater, a scenic outdoor restaurant complex offering visitors a diverse array of dining options, including British and global cuisines.  

Whether it’s Wagamama, Nando’s, Bella Italia, Novello Lounge, TGI Fridays, Miller & Carter, Costa or Creams – Southwater has something to satisfy everyone.  

Looking for something a bit different? Putt Putt Noodle inside The Telford Centre is an epic Asian-inspired adventure golf bar with three unique courses, bar and restaurant serving delicious noodles, sushi and more. We think its a great social spot to hang out, eat and play! 

Need a caffeine fix? Then Coffee#1 is your go-to. Besides serving great coffee and speciality teas, this place also offers a wide selection of cakes and savoury options if you get hungry in between lectures. The perfect choice for some relaxed alone-time or a drink with friends.  

As well as boasting a great selection of shops covering fashion, health & beauty, discount stores and more, Forge Retail Park has a great selection of food and drink options.

Grab a quick meal at Five Guys, McDonald's, Costa, or Starbucks or head to Sainsbury's for a snack or to do the weekly shop.