Origins Bar & Grill /

Darwin College

Origins logo

Please note Origins will be closing at 21:00 until further notice.

Term Time Opening Hours

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 21:00

Saturday - Sunday

15:00 - 21:00


Food served

Monday - Friday

12:00 - 21:00

Saturday - Sunday

15:00 - 21:00

Vegetarian sticker label Vegetarian and vegan options always available

The food in Origins is packed full of smoky flavours and BBQ goodness. Think ribs, pulled meats, skewers and burgers, followed by tasty classic American desserts for those with a sweet tooth.

Want a lighter meal? With po’ boys, saucy fries and nachos, we have lunch and dinner sorted. Feeling hungry? Our sides can help! Choose from smoked mac ‘n’ cheese, sweet potato fries, dirty rice, giant beer battered onion rings and more!

If you’re into vegetarian or vegan food, we’ve crafted a smoky vegan three bean chilli, a delicious veggie burger, chopped salads and vegan homeslaw so you won’t miss out. Food is served until 21.00 every day, and choose from alcoholic or soft drinks at the bar.


Event Information

Wednesdays Local pianist, Luke Smith, playing every Wednesday lunchtime from 12:15pm to 2pm.
Tuesdays Ruby Tuesdays (during Spring and Autumn terms) from 20:30 till late. Indie and alternative music all night!
Sundays Origins pub quiz, from 20:00. Bring your friends, and test your knowledge on everything from music to current affairs!



Blackened Salmon dish




Catering Department, Kent Hospitality, University of Kent

For general catering enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827164 or email | For catering booking enquiries: +44 (0)1227 828000 or email

Last Updated: 21/03/2020