COVID-19 update: 20 May 2020

We're reopening! You can now grab a bite from the following outlets, Monday to Friday:

  • Nuts & Bolts 9AM–3PM
  • Collective 9AM–2.30PM
  • Chilton's 9AM–4PM

And from 21 May, you can return to your local – The Foundry, open 4PM til 10PM Monday to Friday.

We have full safety plans in place for each site, and we can't wait to welcome you back.

Please note that our other UCSA food and beverage outlets remain closed until further notice.

The Foundry

They've been watering UC students since ages ago, and now they're open in Haere-roa, 4pm til 10pm during term time.

Drop in for a coffee, a meal in their outdoor courtyard, or get stuck into one of the weekly rituals.

P.S. Don't forget to bring your V-Plate – it's your ticket to student discounts.


Term time: Mon–Fri, 4PM to 10PM

Outside regular hours: Event bookings only

General enquiries

E: thefoundry@ucsa.org.nz

P: (03) 369 0566

Music bookings

E: events@ucsa.org.nz

New menu

Our new Foundry menu takes you from brunch to dinner. Check it out.

The Foundry rituals

Monday Jingo: Musical bingo with a twist, and hosted by CANTA's Liam Donnelly. $2 per card, with prizes for four corners, a line and a full house. 7pm til late.

Tuesday Quiz: Our 'Believe it or Not' quiz is back! Registrations from 6.30pm, and the quiz starts at 7pm. Runs till late.

Wednesday Karaoke: Belt out some high notes and have a go at winning a spot prize. It's all for a laugh. 7pm till late.

Thursday MONO: MONO nights are legendary, with great acts from across NZ. Free entry with your student ID. The Foundry closes at 7pm, then re-opens for Mono punters at 8pm.

Friday Tunes in the Arvo: Live sounds from Tunesoc and RDU. 4 pm till 6pm.

Follow The Foundry

Bentley's Lounge

Bentley's Lounge is pretty much the smaller, cozier version of the Foundry, and it's perfect for smaller events.


Enjoy luxe finishes, an optional bar, and a big covered balcony overlooking the Avon. Bentley's is a private bar, which can be booked by arrangement.

Opening hours: By arrangement

For general enquiries:
Email: functions@ucsa.org.nz
Phone: (03) 369 0555
Find out more information, including capacity numbers, on our OnCampus website.


The Shilling Club

Good things to eat and drink!

Located in the center of UC's Ilam Campus, The Shilling Club is a relaxed restaurant, bar and cafe that serves amazing coffees and a wide selection of tasty food and drink.

They can be found in the sunny front-left corner of The Undercroft, at the bottom of the Puaka-James Hight Library building.

The Shilling Club's available for private function hire on week nights and over the weekend.

For reservation enquiries, phone: (03) 364 3303

For general enquiries, email: tsc@ucsa.org.nz