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Best lunch spots in Peterborough

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Eating in Peterborough is never boring. The city has a wide variety of lunch options to offer, including vegetarian, halal and international. Check out the below list and find out where to grab lunch, brunch and snacks during lecture break. 


Peterborough Market

The lively market stalls are just 5-minute walk from the campus, offering a range of hot food such as Greek gourmet cuisines, Asian noodles, and many seasonal foods. Eat locally also helps to support local business and reduce carbon foot-print.

Where to find: Bridge Street, PE1 1HA


Rivergate Shopping Centre

This compact shopping arcade is also about 5-minute walk away from the campus. The places to eat include a Greek café, an Italian café and a bubble tea shop if you fancy try something adventurous. There is also a Thai grocery stores where you can shop new spices for your cooking.

Where to find: Peterborough PE1 1EL


Wirrina Cafe

Let’s admit, this is a must-have on the list! Wirrina café is located at the University House, offering sandwiches, pastries and beverage. Vegan options and a piece of fruit are just £1 during lunchtime, because we believe students shouldn’t be broke over feeding themselves.

Where to find: University House, Bishop's Rd, Peterborough PE1 5BW



In 2021, Greggs ranked the most popular dining brand in Britain. Whether you’re international or home students, you will find a sandwich or pastry to enjoy with an affordable price. Students get a freebie via Studentbeans when you buy a sandwich deal.

Where to find: 27 Bridge St, Peterborough PE1 1HJ


German Donor Kebab

A variety range of grilled meat and vegetable with a quick service. German Donor Kebab is a filling choice for your lunch.

Where to find: 48 Bridge St, Peterborough PE1 1DT


Argo Lounge

If you’d like to sit down and eat in a warm atmosphere, this is the place. There are many options from mains, baguettes, tapas and beverage with various deals.

Where to find: 7 Bridge St, Peterborough PE1 1EH



We all love Starbucks on a study day. This well-located Starbucks offers a Cathedral view, several lunch choices, and well-known beverage. Don’t forget, show your student ID and get 10% off!

Where to find: Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1YD


Pizza Parlour

Their famous ½ woodfire pizza deal with 3 toppings, chips and salad for just £4.95 at lunch time makes an ideal spot for students.

Where to find: 5 Cowgate, Peterborough PE1 1LR


Franco Manca

If you’re in a mood to treat yourself a pizza, this is the perfect place. Pizza price is affordable from £5.95 and they have constant student offers via myunidays such as pizza and a soft drink for just under a tenner.

Where to find: Unit 2, 1-4 Long Causeway, Peterborough PE1 1YD



A place full of quick bites of oriental flavours. Chopstix is national chain where you can customise your main dish. They’re also Vegan friendly. 10% off for students. 

Where to find: 34 Long Causeway, Peterborough PE1 1YJ



You wouldn’t except Boots to be on the list, but they do offer a healthy value £3.39 meal deal including a main, a snack and a drink! Students get 10% off if you sign up a Boots card.

Where to find: Ground Floor, Queensgate Centre, Peterborough PE1 1NW


Marks & Spencer’s

Similarly, M&S has a selection of grab-to-eat meal deals, and 25% off for students via myunidays.

Where to find: Ground Floor, Queensgate Centre, Peterborough PE1 1NW



A long-lasting popular choice worldwide. There are many value choices such as wrap of the day, and you will not miss your lecture thanks to the quick waiting time.

Where to find: 57/58 Queensgate Centre, Peterborough PE1 1NH


Burger King

BK is a specialist grilled burger fast food restaurant chain. Get their APP to unlock burgers for just under £2.

Where to find: Queensgate unit 66/67, Queensgate, Peterborough PE1 1NT


I hope this article gives you some inspirations of eating around campus. Last but not least, bringing your own lunchbox is great idea and we have a microwave on site to facilitate this.

Do you have any favourite lunch places to go in Peterborough? Comment below and let us know!


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