The DINEAU Meal Plan gives you a great way to budget for food and drink when you're at University, giving you great flexibility to dine in our CafeTierra Food Court. There are a great choice of dishes to choose from, every day, enjoy a cooked breakfast, freshly made deli baguettes or a home cooked hot meal, or why not treat yourself to a COSTA coffee?
How does it work?
You pre-pay an amount in advance for a full term or the full academic year. Once you've paid, every day, £10 will be loaded onto your student ID card for you to spend on food and non-alcholic drinks. This refreshes daily; unspent funds cannot be carried over. The plan cannot be used in the student bars on campus.
When can I use it?
You can use your DINEAU Meal Plan from 8am to 11.30am and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday during Term Time.
Where can I use it?
You can use your DINEAU Meal Plan in the CafeTierra Food Court with six different food outlets providing everything from a Full English breakfast and COSTA Coffee to a noodle bar and sandwich deli.
Will £10 be enough for a day? What if I need more?
£10 will give you enough to cover three meals a day (Check out our menus below to see the kind of dishes on offer and the prices) Don't worry, if you want to spend more than the £10.00, you can use cash or the Touch Pay cashess scheme at the till to add to the value on your card. Simply click here for more information on Touch Pay.
We've taken your feedback on board for the Meal Plans and you can now choose from an even great range of dishes when you're on the DINEAU Meal Plan. Here are just a few of the dishes available in the CafeTierra Food Court:
"The Big Breakfast" Full English Breakfast £3.39
The Vegetarian cooked breakfast £2.69
Cereals 99p Porridge 89p Breakfast Baps from £1.89 Slice of buttered toast with jam 44p
Glass of fruit juice 55p
Your COSTA Coffee favourites
Regular Americano £1.79 Regular Latte/Cappuccino £2.15 Regular Mocha £2.29 Tea £1.39
Jacket Potato with baked beans or cheese £2.69
Jacket Potato with Tuna or Chilli £2.99
Fresh deli made baguettes with choice of fillings from £2.29 - £3.29
Salad shakers from £1.99 to £2.99
Range of sandwiches from £1.99 and paninis from £3.29
Hot Wok sweet and sour vegetables with noodles £3.59
Szchuen Pork with noodles £3.99
Hot Wok meal deal with noodles and bottled soft drink £4.99
American Burger Meal Deal £2.60
Beef in pepper sauce with potatoes and vegetables £3.49
Rollover Hot Dog Meal Deal £3.10
Breaded haddock with potatoes and vegetables £3.99
Honey and Sesame pork with potatoes and vegetables £3.99
Mixed bean casserole with potatoes and vegetables £2.85
Lancashire Hot Pot with potatoes and vegetables £3.99
Seafood paella £3.99
Hot puddings from 99p
Pastries and Croissants from 85p
Chocolates, Cakes, Muffins, Flapjacks, Shortbreads and other snacks from 60p
500ml bottles Coca Cola, Pepsi, Tango, 7up £1.20
Bottled water £1.00
Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate from 99p
Catering@Aston, DINEAU Catered Scheme, Room MB G10, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET
Choose whether you'd like to pay by term or for the full year, you will then be directed to the Aston University "Quick Pay" website where you can enter your details and pay using a credit or debit card. Your plan will then automatically be activated at the start of Term in October. When you make your payment online, this is taken as acceptance of the terms and conditions. The full Terms and Conditions are available online. Click here. (Opens in new window)
Meal Plan Cost
Term 1: 5th October to 20th December 2014: 11 Weeks/55 Days
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Term 2: 11th January to 28th March 2015: 11 Weeks/55 Days
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Term 3: 19th April to 13th June 2015: 8 Weeks/40 Days
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Full Year: 30 Weeks/150 Days
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If you have any specific dietary requirements that you would like to check we are able to accommodate within the meal plans, or any other questions regarding the catered packages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org