07 May 2009



Meals, snacks and drinks are served on site throughout the day.




Provision of evening meals has moved from the R22 restaurant to Ridgeway House. This is because it is less efficient to keep all of R22 open in the evening, whereas Ridgeway House is always open; and it is felt that Ridgeway House may provide a nicer environment for evening meals. This change was discussed by the ISIS user committee in June 2016.

Restaurant Opening Times

Monday to Friday
Breakfast  7:30 - 9:30
Lunch  11:45 - 13:45

Ridgeway House

Monday to Friday
Dinner  18:15 - 20:15

Breakfast  7:30 - 9:30
Lunch  12:00 - 13:30
Dinner  18:15 - 20:15 

R1 Coffee Lounge

The R1 coffee lounge (situated on the first floor close to the library) selling hot drinks and snacks is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 16.00.

The User Lounge in the Experimental Hall R5.5 has a range of vending machines available.

Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Laboratory.

RAL pop-up food service

There is now a van selling drinks and snacks driving around the site.

The first run will start at 9am and will be offering a range of snacks, confectionery, crisps, bottles and cans.
Timings for the first run:

Stop One             9:00 - 9:20            Road 9 outside R25
Stop Two             9:25 - 9:45            Outside TS2 (R80) bridge
Stop Three          9:50 - 10:10          Road 8 by R5.5 (ISIS Flags)
Stop Four          10:15 - 10:35          Road 4 outside R65/R66

The second run will start at 11am and as well as offering the same range as the first run a selection of takeaway hot food will be available.
Timings for the second run:

Stop One           11:00 - 11:30          Road 9 outside R25
Stop Two           11:40 - 12:10          Outside TS2 (R80) bridge
Stop Three        12:20 - 12:50          Road 8 by R5.5 (ISIS Flags)
Stop Four          13:00 - 13:30          Road 4 outside R65/66