The Foundry

They've been watering UC students since ages ago, and now they're open in Haere-roa, 8.30am til late 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.


13 January to 09 February, Mon-Fri: 8.30am–4pm

Term time: Monday–Friday, 8.30am–Late

Outside regular hours: Event bookings only

General enquiries

E: thefoundry@ucsa.org.nz

P: (03) 369 0566

Music bookings

E: events@ucsa.org.nz


Sliders, fried chicken, share platters and more. Check it out.

Foundry Feed

Cheap eats five days a week during term time.

  • $5 with BYO dish and cutlery.
  • Served 11.30am weekdays (til servings run out).
  • V-Plate student deal only.
  • Disposable packaging add 50c.
  • Disposable cutlery add 50c.
  • Runs during term-time, Mon-Fri.
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