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Formal Hall

Dining at Formal Hall is a traditional and very聽popular part of College life.

Formal Hall is a three course dinner served by College staff by candlelight in our beautiful dining hall.

There's a聽dress code:聽suit and聽tie or聽cocktail dress, and聽students and Fellows wear their academic聽gowns. It's part of the classic Cambridge experience and always a memorable occasion.

At Jesus we have a Formal Hall five times a week at聽7.30pm: Tuesday to Friday and on Sundays.聽Postgraduates dine separately on Wednesday nights in Upper Hall.

You can bring up to three guests, so it鈥檚 a great way to celebrate a聽special occasion with family or聽friends. Guests must also follow the dress code and the 聽for Formal Hall.聽

Formal Hall tickets

Our Formal Halls are very popular, and it's聽a good idea to book your tickets up to seven聽days ahead to avoid disappointment, especially on Sundays or if there is a themed dinner.

You can book your ticket and let us know about any dietary requirements you or your guests might have up until 3pm the day before the Formal Hall or by 3pm on the Friday before if you are going to Hall on a聽Sunday night.

  • Tickets cost 拢7.10 for Jesus聽undergraduates and 拢9.40 for each guest and for postgraduates.
  • Tickets for Postgraduate Halls on Wednesdays are 拢10.40 for College members and 拢14.35 for guests, and the ticket price includes port and cheese after the meal.

You can buy your tickets on聽the , the College intranet. If you haven't paid the kitchen fixed charge聽then your聽ticket price will be聽the same as for guests. Unfortunately聽we can't transfer tickets or give refunds.

We provide iced water but you will need to bring other drinks in yourself. You're聽allowed to bring soft drinks and up to a 750ml bottle of wine per person. The College bar sells a good聽range of reasonably priced wine.

When to arrive

On the night we recommend getting to the hall before 7.15pm because there's often a queue. Everyone must be seated by 7.30pm, when聽the Master says grace.聽

Menus and special diets

We publish the menu for each Formal Hall聽at least a week in advance, you can find them posted outside the Hall or , the College intranet.

We can accommodate most dietary needs but there might be a small supplementary charge for special requirements. If you have any questions about allergies, or any other aspect of聽your booking, please contact the Manciple鈥檚 office by calling聽+44 (0)1223 339485 or emailing聽manciple@jesus.cam.ac.uk.

Group bookings

Group bookings are only permitted on Tuesday聽or聽Wednesday聽evenings for a maximum of 30 people.聽You'll need written permission from the Dean for聽group bookings of five聽or more guests.

Before contacting the Dean, please email the Manciple鈥檚 office on聽manciple@jesus.cam.ac.uk聽to check availability on the date you want to invite your group. Then you can apply for , the College intranet.

Please allow at least two聽weeks for your request聽to be approved. We have to restrict the number of group bookings during Easter term, if possible please book for another term.

Children under the age of 16 are allowed to dine聽but you'll need to get written permission from the Dean.聽

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