The food experience is a vitally important part of the school day.

At St Martin's Ampleforth we aim to provide interesting, nutritionally balanced meals with plenty of variety to provide for all preferences, lifestyles and dietary needs.  Dishes are carefully selected to appeal to the age group of the pupils whilst introducing new and varied foods.  Every lunch time there is a choice of two main dishes including a vegetarian option, fresh potatoes, or other carbohydrate, fresh vegetables and a salad bar.  Fresh fruit is always available.

The majority of meals are served in the atmospheric Great Chamber and there is no need to miss a meal as packed meals can be ordered for those who cannot get to the refectory because of their activities.

Feedback on the service is obtained via the pupil food committee who make suggestions for new dishes and tell us what they like or dislike. We take their views very seriously and endeavour to make changes to reflect their feedback.

Pupils with allergies or special dietary considerations are carefully catered for and we are happy to discuss individual requirements with parents to ensure their children receive the food they need to keep them healthy and to maximise their academic and sporting achievements.