Origins Bar and Grill


Darwin College, 1st Floor


09:00 – 23:00, Monday - Friday
12:00 – 23:00, Saturday - Sunday

Hot food served

12:00 - 21:00, Monday - Friday
15:00 - 21:00, Saturday - Sunday

Experience the flavours of America’s Deep South at Origins Bar and Grill. They’ll be rustling up smoky pitmaster classics such as beef brisket, ribs, pulled meats, steaks, and gourmet burgers.

For those with a sweet tooth, customers can follow their meal with one of Origins tasty classic American desserts. Why not try their New England Pecan Pie or Skillet S’mores?

If meat isn’t your thing, and you’re more into vegetarian or vegan food, you’ll find smoky vegan BBQ pulled mushrooms, a delicious veggie burger, halloumi skewers, chopped salad and vegan homeslaw - so you won’t be missing out.

Feeling extra ravenous? Boost your meal with a delicious side or two. You’ll have lots to choose from, including mac ‘n’ cheese, sweet potato fries, dirty rice, giant beer battered onion rings and corn on the cob.

Origins is also a great place to hang out in-between lectures or in the evening with friends. Chill out on our comfy sofas with a hot barista coffee or something cold from the bar.

View the current Origins menu

vegetarian logo Vegetarian and healthy eating options always available

Contact us

(+44) 01227 823943

Events line up

Local pianist, Luke Smith, every Wednesday lunchtime

Ruby Tuesdays, every Tuesday (during spring and autumn terms) from 20:30 to 01:00 - Origins is transformed into the entertainment venue where you can reminisce by listening to some of the best indie and alternative music from then and now.

The Origins pub quiz, every Sunday at 20:00 – this quiz is fun, informative and very entertaining! Why not bring your friends along and test your knowledge on everything from music to current affairs? With lots of great prizes to be won and laughs to be had, Friday evenings will never be the same again.




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Catering Department, Kent Hospitality, University of Kent

For all catering enquiries contact the catering office: +44 (0)1227 827164 or email

Last Updated: 02/11/2017