Get festive in the Curve and Mucci's this December!
The Curve and Mucci's are getting into the Christmas spirit with a range of offers and food to deliver festive cheer during December! The Curve's hugely popular 'Twelve Deals of Christmas' promotion returns featuring a number of offers designed to thank customers for their support during 2013 - including a free mince pie with every large coffee at the Coffee Bar, alongside a free slice of gateaux with every main meal and free items served with the £5.95 two course Christmas meal on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Download the offer information and the festive menu to see what delights you can sample this year.
Mucci's is offering a more relaxed two or three course menu starting at £12.95 for the two course option including a glass of wine - the menu can be downloaded here and the team can be contacted to make bookings for larger parties.
Catering and Hospitality QM wish all their customers a 'Happy Christmas' and look forward to serving them during 2014!
Support Children in Need 2013!
On Friday 15th November 2013, the Curve, Mucci's and Nucleus will be offering a special 'Pudsey meal':
Fish ‘n’ Chips - £5.95
Served with mushy peas, lemon and tartare sauce
Pudsey lasagne - £5.00
served with garlic bread & side salad
Pudsey pizza - £6.95
Tomato, garlic, oregano, capers, olives, ancovies & mozzerella
Pudsey lasagne - £5.00
Served with garlic bread & side salad
Pudsey Margherita pizza - £5.00
Cheese & tomato
For every Pudsey meal purchased we will donate £1.00 to BBC Children in Need.
For more information on BBC Children in Need 2013, please visit: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008dk4b
November's Events in the Curve:
Celebrate Diwali - the Hindu festival of light
Join us in the Curve from Monday 4th November 2013 and enjoy celebratory food from just £4.00. More information available here: Diwali 2013
Beetroot and Kale are November's seasonal vegetables! Chefs in the Curve will be preparing a variety of meals throughout the month which incorporate these ingredients. Information on these vegetables is available in the outlet itself or as a download, please click the links below:
Wear and EAT Pink in support of breast cancer!
Join the Curve and Mucci's on Friday 25th October as we support the 'Wear it Pink' breast cancer campaign. Turn yourself pink inside out by wearing and EATING pink on the day! All donations will go to the charity.
For more information on Wear it Pink 2013, please visit: www.wearitpink.org
October's Events in the Curve:
The Curve Chocolate Feast 2013
Join us in the Curve on Monday 7th October for a celebration of all things chocolate! More information available here: Chocolate Feast 2013
Come into the Curve on Thursday 31st October 2013 and celebrate all things 'spooky'! Boost your energy levels for your 'trick or treating' and sample some of our spooky delights on our Halloween menu!
Elderberries and Pumpkin are October's seasonal vegetables! Chefs in the Curve will be preparing a variety of meals throughout the month which incorporate these ingredients. Information on these vegetables is available in the outlet itself or as a download, please click the links below:
Catering & Hospitality QM receives formal recognition in an awards scheme that celebrates high-quality and sustainable catering
Catering & Hospitality QM (the in house catering and hospitality supplier of Queen Mary) has earned the Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark in recognition of its commitment to serving healthy and ethical meals to students, staff and visitors in The Curve and The Hive.
The Curve's catering service provides close to 120,000 meals to customers throughout the year and The Hive provides 126,000 to guests staying with Queen Mary during the summer vacation, booked through Events & Hospitality QM the external hospitality brand of Queen Mary.
Independent, verified certification
Run by the Soil Association, the Food for Life Catering Mark is a UK-wide certification scheme, which provides an independent guarantee that food being served is fresh, free from controversial additives and better for animal welfare.
The bronze, silver and gold tiers encourage caterers to use more local, free range, fair trade and organic ingredients to produce healthier menus. The award also entitles both outlets to display the mark as a means of reassuring customers of the commitment.
The Bronze Standard ensures:
- No undesirable food additives or hydrogenated fats
- 75% of dishes are freshly prepared
- Meat is from farms which satisfy UK welfare standards
- Eggs are from cage-free hens
- Menus are seasonal
- Training is provided for catering staff
- No GM ingredients are used
- Free drinking water is prominently available
- No fish is served from the (MCS) ‘fish to avoid’ list
- Information is on display about food provenance
- Suppliers meet appropriate food safety standards
Achieving the Catering Mark may also help QM to move up the People & Planet Green League: the student campaign group has included the bronze Catering Mark in the sustainable food criteria for its league table of universities. Commenting on the achievement, the Head of Catering, Graham Brundle stated: “We’re delighted that The Curve and The Hive have achieved the Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark. We think it is important for businesses to take practical action to improve the food they serve. Our Bronze award demonstrates our commitment to good food, our customers and the environment.”
The success in achieving the Bronze Standard comes on the back of securing a 5* rating in the National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in The Curve, Mucci’s and the SCR Café which reflects that the outlets operate with a ‘Very Good’ level of hygiene. The scheme, which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland helps consumers choose where to eat out or shop by giving them information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, cafes, takeaways, hotels and food shops. Outlets are graded from 1 to 5 stars and the results are published online.
For more information please visit Sustainable Food or contact the Sustainability Team or Catering & Hospitality QM.
Moving in Weekend & Undergraduate Open Day Opening Hours
Moving In Weekend:
Saturday 14th September 2013
- The Curve: 08:00am to 19:30pm
- Mucci's: 10:00am to 16:00pm
- Foyer: 09:00am to 17:00pm
Sunday 15th September 2013
- The Curve: 08:00 to 19:30pm
- Mucci's: 10:00am to 16:00pm
- Foyer: CLOSED
Saturday 21st September 2013
- The Curve: 08:00am to 19:30pm
- Mucci's: 10:00am to 16:00pm
- Foyer: 09:00am to 17:00pm
September's Seasonal Vegetables & Chinese Week in the Curve:
Blackberries and Butternut Squash are this month's seasonal vegetables! Come along and sample a selection of dishes freshly prepared by our in-house Chefs. There will be a variety of meals on offer, each taking inspiration from these ingredients. Info on these vegetables is available in the outlet itself or as a download, please click the links below:
- Download the Blackberries fact sheet
- Download the Pancakes with Blackberry Compote recipe
- Download the Butternut Squash fact sheet
- Download the Stuffed Butternut Squash recipe
This month also sees us celebrate the Chinese Week from 23rd - 27th September, a week celebrating Chinese cuisine. Put together your own Chinese box for just £4.20.
Prepaid Meal Packages are back for 2013-14!
We are pleased to announce the launch of the pre-pay meal voucher scheme 2013-14 for use in the Curve. This promotion allows you to pay for your meals in advance, which represents a considerable saving on the daily walk in cash price!
There are two packages available; breakfast and evening meal or evening meal only, along with two payment options; full year or semester 1 only, allowing you flexibility dependent upon your budget.
For more information, terms and conditions & to purchase vouchers, please visit the Curve website:
August's Seasonal Vegetables & Week of the Ocean in the Curve:
Raspberries and Sweetcorn are this month's seasonal veggies! Chefs in the Curve will be preparing a variety of meals throughout the month which incorporate these ingredients. Information on these vegetables is available in the outlet itself or as a download, please click the links below:
- Download the Sweetcorn fact sheet
- Download the Cornbread recipe
- Download the Raspberries fact sheet
- Download the Discovery Apple and Raspberry Crumble Tart recipe
This month also sees us celebrate the Week of the Ocean from 12th - 16th August, a week dedicated to the production of dishes using sustainable fish.
July's Seasonal Vegetables & Recipes in the Curve:
Courgettes and Broad Beans are this month's seasonal veggies! Chefs in the Curve will be preparing a variety of meals throughout the month which incorporate these ingredients. Information on these vegetables is available in the outlet itself or as a download, please click the links below:
June's Seasonal Specials in the Curve:
Celebrate Wimbledon with Strawberries & Cream in the Curve!
This month in the Curve why not try the Wimbledon Special - Strawberries & Cream offer in celebration of the annual tennis championship!
June's Seasonal Vegetables & Recipes
Asparagus and Runner Beans are all the rage this month! Chefs in the Curve will be preparing delicious meals throughout the whole of June using these seasonal ingredients to! Information on these vegetables is available in the outlet itself or as a download, please click the links below:
May's Seasonal Specials in the Curve:
Enjoy the Best of British, Vegetarian Week & National Burger Day!
May is jam packed with special events in the Curve! First up we revel in all things British as introduce the 'Best of British' menu which will feature throughout the month. Our chefs will be conjuring up some traditional British tasty treats, ranging from dishes such as 'toad in the hole' to delicious pies and not forgetting delicious desserts!
May will also see 'Vegetarian Week' taking place from 20th - 24th May, which will see a range of vegetarian dishes from around the globe on offer from just £3.50.
Last, but by no means least - Tuesday 28th May is 'National Burger Day'. Come along and select your burger of choice from our special gourmet burger menu - available for one day only! All burgers are freshly prepared for just £4.25 each.
May's Seasonal Vegetables & Recipes
Radishes and Rocket are May's featured vegetables in the Curve. Come along anytime throughout may and sample some of our freshly prepared dishes, which take inspiration from these ingredients. Information on these vegetables is available in the outlet itself or as a download, please click the links below:
April's Seasonal Specials in the Curve:
Celebrate National Liquorice Day & Thai New Year!
National Liquorice day will give you the chance to sample products inspired by liquorice such as liquorice candy, liquorice coffee and liquorice spiced tea! You can also sample our unique liquorice flavoured cupcake for £1.00 or FREE with every large Coffee purchased from Starbucks! (located in the Curve).
Thai New Year will see a selection of delicious authentic Thai dishes, freshly prepared in-house by our Chefs.
April's Seasonal Vegetables & Recipes
Watercress and Jersey Royal New Potatoes are April's featured vegetables and our Chefs will be preparing delicious meals throughout the whole of April incorporating these seasonal ingredients! Information on these vegetables is available in the outlet itself or as a download, please click the links below:
March's Seasonal Specials in the Curve:
Celebrate National Nutritional Month & St Patrick's Day!
This month our Chefs encourage you to 'Get Your Plate in Shape' with National Nutrition Month! With the exception of one day when you can enjoy all things Irish and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the dedicated menu on Friday 15th March 2013: St. Patrick's Day 2013 Menu.
March's Seasonal Vegetables & Recipes
Blood Oranges and Spring Onions are March's featured vegetables and dishes will be created using these ingredients as an inspiration! Our chefs will be creating special dishes featuring these ingredients this month, so make sure you drop by and have a try! Information is available in the outlet or as a download:
Venture into the Foyer!
The new destination to be seen within at the Mile End Campus will opened on Monday 4th February - the 'Foyer' within the refurbished People's Palace is a vibrant, young and contemporary coffee shop offering a variety of tasty snacks to eat in or take away. The Foyer's aim is to become a beacon for coffee lovers to come and chat, meet up or work within offering genuine service and an inviting atmosphere over a cup of expertly roasted and brewed Eros Fairtrade coffee or if you prefer tea, Fairtrade London Tea Company offerings.
Alongside tea and coffee, the Foyer will be offering delicious cakes, brownies, muffins, popcorn, pretzels and a selection of 'retro' sweets - Liquorice Allsorts, Cola Cubes, Jelly Babies, Rhubarb and Custards, Dolly Mixtures and Gummy Bears amongst others.
The Foyer team look forward to welcoming you Monday to Friday 10am-5pm.
Catering Supports 'Go Green Week'
Go Green Week (11th - 17th February) is People & Planet's annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities. The Catering & Hospitality service are getting involved in support of the campaign...
Meat Free Monday - 11th February 2013
Enjoy delicious meat free dishes at Mucci's and the Curve, for more information please use the links below:
- Mucci's 'No Meat Monday' Menu
- Veggie DELI-cious special
- Vegetarian Chinese Box Meal Special
- Vegetarian Specials
Travel Light Tuesday - 12th February 2013
On Tuesday, as a bit of motivation, Starbucks will be offering a free muffin to anyone who purchases a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Simply come and see the volunteers outside the Curve between 8am - 10am to receive your token for a free muffin.
Local Food Thursday - 14th February 2013
Join us for a selection of mouth-watering selection of local foods, including a vegetarian option:
For more information about 'Go Green Week' please visit the Sustainability website.
February's Seasonal Specials in the Curve:
Are you 'naughty' or'nice'?!
February's themed event asks you to deliberate whether you are ‘naughty or nice’ when deciding upon which style of pancakes you prefer in celebration of Shrove Tuesday on 12th February! Each option costs just £2.50 - so which way will you be swayed? View the options here: Pancake Day in the Curve
February's Seasonal Vegetables & Recipes
Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Parsnips take to the floor as featured vegetables for February. Our chefs will be creating special dishes featuring these ingredients this month, so make sure you drop by and have a try! Information is available in the outlet or as a download:
Mwah Mwah Mucci's
It is that time of year again when cupid dusts off his arrow and heads out to shoot some hearts! In preparation for his arrival, Mucci’s has got that loving feeling and is offering a special Valentines Day Menu on Thursday 14h February, consisting of a delicious 3-course meal for just £12.95. So go on, treat your loved-one (or even yourself!). No booking necessary.
To view the menu, visit the Mucci’s website at: www.muccis.qmul.ac.uk.
The Curve and Mucci’s launch New Year changes
The Curve is proud to launch two new initiatives for 2013 – the first is monthly events – January sees a celebration of all things ‘Pie’ for National Pie Day on the 23rd January while the 25th January sees a traditional Burns’ Night menu to celebrate poet Robert Burns. More themed days will follow throughout each month of the year - keep an eye on the website for further information.
Alongside themed events the Curve is also launching a campaign to eat seasonal vegetables with monthly menus featuring those chosen. January sees Globe Artichoke and Swede being selected, with customers able to take away recipes using the seasonal vegetables to enjoy away from the Curve with the opportunity to learn more about each from the information in the restaurant.
- Download the Swede fact sheet
- Download the Spiced Swede Fritters recipe
- Download the Artichoke fact sheet
- Download the Artichoke & Chorizo Risotto recipe
January 2013 also heralds the launch of a new and updated Mucci’s menu, featuring new pizza flavours and changes to the Starters and Pasta dishes, alongside current favourites.
Cafe Bar at the Curve
The Cafe Bar as well as serving a full range of Starbucks hot drinks has introduced an exciting new range of fairtrade snacks and confectionery. These include a range of cookies, chocolate brownies, shortbread biscuits and muffins. The Cafe Bar also provides fresh fruit, kettle chips and our selection of homemade dessert pots.
Come and try "World Food" at the Curve
Try our fresh new lunchtime selection of main courses from around the world for only £4.00. We have weekly themed menu's served at the deli bar which change on a weekly basis and including Chinese, Italian, Thai, Indian and Mexican food, all cooked fresh in-house daily by our skilled team of chefs.