Located in the Gilbert Scott Building (directly opposite the Main Gate), The Gilchrist is the first of our outlets to reopen, with our other fourteen outlets gradually reopening throughout the summer months.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back and in order to keep our colleagues safe and to allow you to eat and drink with complete confidence, we have introduced a number of additional measures to ensure not only a friendly and welcoming environment but also a safe one.
So, what can you expect?
Enhanced Cleaning Measures
Alongside the introduction of new customer hand sanitation stations, our already rigorous cleaning protocols have been reviewed and enhanced, and our colleagues have received additional training and essential PPE to ensure their own wellbeing as well as yours.
Amended Opening Hours
From 29 June 2020, The Gilchrist will be open from 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.
As we move through each phase of lockdown being eased, more retail outlets will reopen with increased hours.
Alongside limiting the number of customers in our outlets at any one time, we have installed clear physical distancing floor markings and acrylic screens at till points, and we will have a strict one-way system in operation.
Grab, Tap and Go
All catering transactions will be cashless, allowing you to purchase delicious food and drinks from our newly launched product range with confidence and ease.
Designed to offer as wide a choice as possible, our new takeaway menu (including customer favourite Starbucks) can be enjoyed in a number of areas around the University whilst our own seating areas remain out of bounds initially. Colleagues in our outlets will be able to advise which University areas are open and available to customers to enjoy their refreshments.
In Other News
Coming soon... The UoG Food App!
We are delighted to announce that we will be launching the new UoG Food App in the coming months! Customers will be able to order (and pay) in advance from our new takeaway menu, selecting the most convenient area for them to collect their order, with a variety of collection points available across campus. We are incredibly excited to offer our customers this new service, designed specifically to make life just that little bit easier for everyone as we look forward to returning to our beautiful campus.
And finally... Supporting the community
During lockdown we have been incredibly honoured to have had the opportunity to work alongside several wonderful charities to provide a food bank service, supporting our local community through the COVID-19 crisis. We wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all UoG staff who have given and continue to give their time, energy and enthusiasm. They have made a huge difference and we are hugely proud of all they have achieved.