Food, Drink & Services

At your Students' Union, we have a vast array of food and drink services - from Bars to big food outlets, we are your perfect stop for a midday meal, an evening drink, or live entertainment. Want to make a corporate booking? No problem, you can enquire below.

About Luther's Bar Food Services Venue Corporate Bookings Conference Rooms


Following the current government guidance & rules, a lot of our food and drink services are currently not operating. Down below, you can check out which of our services are currently operating.

About Us

Originally opening back in 1925, the facilities and outlets at your Students' Union definitely have changed quite a bit. Since a massive £8M refurbishment in 2010, funded by the University, the building has opened up to include a vast array of food outlets, a Santander, a bar and terrace, as well as the newly added Co-op franchise. Head down into the lower level of the Students' Union, our basement 'Venue' is the home to events, club nights, and gigs. Take a look at what we have on offer below and come into the Students' Union to test them out for yourself.

Luther's Bar & Terrace

Located in the Students' Union building, Luther's can be found nestled down the main staircase from the main NUSU entrance, or around the back (the official entrance) of the Students' Union on the terrace. We serve hot food throughout the day and have our very own Starbucks on the bar to give you that shot of caffeine when needed. We always have big deals on too! 

Throughout term-time, we usually have a lot of events running in Luthers. On Tuesday's we would usually have the University Challenged Quiz and on Friday's,  Busker's Afternoons (in association with Need Music) where you can enjoy the best of new musicians and artists on campus. 

Luther's is open Mon - Fri (11am-5pm)

Food on the Go

Over the past year, we have increased the amount of amazing food selection in the Student's Union Building. Whether you are looking for that midday snack, a good meal deal, a cheeky pizza or something to really fill a spot - we have everything you'll ever need. Our resident outlets have always included Domino's, but in the past two years we have expanded, opening up a Humpit Hummus and Shijo. These can all be found on Level -1 in the Students' Union and you can access these via Luther's Bar, the staircase down from the SU's main doors, or via the left-hand side entrance.

Shijo will re-open on Wednesday 28th April (Mon Fri 10am-2pm)

The Co-op

The biggest and most exciting food-related news we have is that we have officially opened a Co-op franchise within the Students' Union, replacing the SU Shop. This venture is the first one in the North East, and the second ever in the country. With an amazing selection of meal deals, a bakery and all the usual essentials, the Co-op will become the first on-campus supermarket.

The Co-op is currently open, in line with the government safety guidelines.

Opening Times


Venue is the location of choice for any student looking for the next big music act. Our classic, underground vibe provides the perfect backdrop to some of the UK's finest musical talents, as well as the most memorable club nights of your University life.

But that’s not all. Venue can also be adapted for use as a sleek corporate event space. With on-site technicians and unique partitions, flexibility and professionalism are key. Suitable for any purpose – corporate event, business fair or conference. Venue is the perfect location for corporate bookings and events.

Corporate Bookings

With a 1,800 person capacity, you certainly won’t lack space, while the area-size can easily be reduced down for more intimate gatherings using modern partitions. The flexibility of the space is its key selling point, with a full-length bar, Dorma Audible walls that keep the noise either in or out, and contemporary, minimalistic décor providing the ideal backdrop for any corporate event or conference. The Venue also has its own AV and PA system with onsite technicians ready to tailor the setup to suit your needs.


Conference Rooms

We also offer boardroom and classroom meeting spaces and larger conference rooms. These include PCs, projector use, DVDs, AV equipment and USB ports- perfect for a no-stress start to a presentation or important meeting. Presentation podiums and fully-functional microphones add an extra layer of professionalism. Catering available on request.