Campus Dining

Location
London, ON
Undergrads
20,056
Tuition (in-state)
$20,141 ($4,727)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Senior

Campus Dining: The campus meal plan is pretty flexible. There are many popular restaurants that we can use our meal plan towards, like Tim Hortons, Harvey's, Pizza Pizza, Jack Astor's, Yogurty's, etc. You can also use it to pay for food within the residence buildings and on campus and the food they serve isn't bad. They all have fresh fruit and salad bars all the time and a specialty bar, like Stir Fry bar each night.

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2 College Student

Campus Dining: Campus Commodification – Unfortunately dining on campus is usually quite over-priced and lacking in calue for your money. There are many restaurants and places to grab a bite to eat, as well as numerous tim hortons. There is a wide variety of different ethnic dishes which is nice. However, the variety doesn't make up for the lack of quality or expensive prices.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Aside from the UCC, which offers lots of variety and quality food, I would rate the food in most dining halls as average, but certainly not as good as I could make at home. I am a big fan of the Wave, which is a sit-down restaurant on campus with great food and great atmosphere.

The restaurants near campus more than make up for this however.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is definitely lacking at UWO. I would have to say the selection is limited and the prices are outrageous. It's a monopoly.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food on campus is too expensive. While there are many locations that I would frequent more often because the food is healthy and convenient, it would not be viable to eat there every day. Clearly to improve profits at Centre Spot and other such locations Western needs to renegotiate pricing with its franchises in order to increase student purchases.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 136th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 138th
    Best Quality Food
  • 154th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 182nd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 213rd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren A. Moore
Hometown
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Major
BA in English Literature with a minor in Health Sciences
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There are great food options on campus. Dormitory-wise, it's easy to gain the Freshman 15, but if you're smart, it can be avoided. Nearly every cafeteria has a salad bar with a variety of vegetables, and the hot food usually has healthy options like chicken and vegetables. Additionally, residences rotate their food frequently, so you will never get sick of the food. It's completely affordable, and a residence meal plan is definitely the greatest route to take; you'll save a ton of money. Each meal will cost somewhere between $3 and $5 for a lot of food. 

Flex dollars can be used on campus, and there are a variety of tax-free plans for upper-year students. There are a lot of chains, with Subway, Manchu Wok, and Teriyaki Experience being the most popular. Additionally, there are lots of on-campus places where you can chill with your friends and partake in a variety of food options. The Spoke is a favorite among students for its pita wraps, nachos, and fries. The Wave is a bit pricier, but the food quality speaks for itself. Expect to see more interesting menu items if you venture to this popular student restaurant!

Facts & Statistics

Freshman Meal Plan Required?
No
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
  • Elgin Hall
  • Perth Hall
  • Saugeen-Maitland Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Manchu Wok
  • Subway
  • Teriyaki Experience
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • B.E.L.T. sandwich from Tim Hortons
  • Tim Hortons' bagels
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • CLT wrap at the Spoke
  • Pad Thai from the Wave
  • Subway in the UCC
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • The Spoke
  • Vending machines
24-Hour Dining
Tim Hortons in the UCC during exam periods
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • Eastside Mario's (94 Fanshawe Park Rd. only)
  • McGinnis Landing (666 Wonderland Rd. N only)
  • Oar House (666 Wonderland Rd. N only)
  • Oscar Taylor's Steak & Seafood
  • Subway (1181 Western Rd. & 275 Wharncliffe Rd. N only)
  • Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill (735 Wonderland Rd. N only)
  • Windermere Manor
Special Options
Grocerycheckout.com has a great delivery service at a cheap price. Residence meal plans have tons of different options for students. Whether you're vegan or eat certain foods for religious reasons, you'll find a way to eat comfortably at Western.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Delaware Hall
Location: Delaware Hall
Food: A variety of hot and cold foods with both healthy and unhealthy options
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Elgin Hall
Location: Elgin Hall
Food: A variety of hot and cold foods with both healthy and unhealthy options
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Essex Hall
Location: Essex Hall
Food: A variety of hot and cold foods with both healthy and unhealthy options
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Medway-Sydenham Hall
Location: Medway-Sydenham Hall
Food: A variety of hot and cold foods with both healthy and unhealthy options
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Perth Hall
Location: Perth Hall
Food: A variety of hot and cold foods with both healthy and unhealthy options
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Saugeen-Maitland Hall
Location: Saugeen-Maitland Hall
Food: A variety of hot and cold foods with both healthy and unhealthy options
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Spoke
Location: UCC
Food: Diner food
Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-12 a.m.
The Wave
Location: UCC
Food: Standard restaurant food
Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

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