In Food we Share

We cater for a diverse community of residents and meals are designed to be as international as possible. We cater for vegetarians. All meat from the Servery is Halal.

The Dining Hall is the heart of the International House community where students from around Australia and World eat together and share ideas. All catered residents receive 3 meals a day, 7 days a week.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast that includes a range of cereals, milk, fruit, toast, hot drinks and hot breakfast options. There is always a hot option for lunch or help yourself to something from the salad bar. If you cannot get back from class you can order a packed lunch to take with you in the morning. Dinner is the choice of three hot meals or salads; if your classes run late or you have to attend an event you can order a dinner to be kept for you. Every semester resident elected Food Coordinators work with the Catering Staff to design menus that satisfy the wide range of tastes and cultural needs of residents.

Meals are served in the Servery and eaten in the Dining Hall. After you have finished your meal please bring your food and utensils to the Coffee Room. Residents are not expected to wash up but they must place waste in the Coffee Room bins provided and put your cutlery and crockery in the containers provided. If residents wish to offer meals to non-residents meal tickets must be purchased from the Office and presented to catering staff.

Drinks and snacks are available from the vending machines in the Coffee Room and also from the IHMA Shop which opens nightly. Residents are able to use the pantry kitchens and the Party Room kitchen to prepare additional snacks and meals.

Meal Times during Semester

Dining Room Weekdays Weekends & Public Holidays
Breakfast 7.30 - 9.30am 8.30 - 10.30am
Lunch 12.30 - 1.30pm 12.30 - 1.30pm
Dinner 5.30 - 7pm 5.30 - 6.30pm

A Month of Meals

The tables below show an average month of meals at IH. Residents are very welcome to suggest meal ideas to the food coordinators and the catering staff. Constructive feedback is also welcome.

  Meat Free Monday (Optional) Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Breakfast   Hot and Continental Breakfast served daily     
Lunch

Chicken dumplings with rice noodles

Fish cocktails, calamari rings & fries 

Assorted salads

Laksa

Fried rice

Chicken or salmon patty burgers with sweet potato wedges

Lasagna
Dinner 1 

Thai style BBQ seafood with stir-fried vegetables

Grilled chicken breast fillets with lemon sauce & steamed mixed vegetables

Sweet & sour pork with stir-fried vegetables & rice

Roast lamb with baked vegetables

Bacon & mushroom linguini with steamed baby carrots and grilled zucchini 

Chilean roast chicken chat potatoes in garlic butter, sweet potato & bokchoy

Veal schnitzel with mushroom sauce & stir-fried vegetables  

Dinner 2

Marinated falafel with stir-fried vegetables

Grilled beef steak with pepper sauce & steamed mixed vegetables

Honey soy and garlic beef stir- fry with stir-fried vegetables & rice

Miso pan fried fish with soy & sesame seed with baked vegetables

Paprika chicken thigh pieces with rice & steamed baby carrots & grilled zucchini

Seafood curry & rice with bokchoy

Paneer chicken makkani  with rice & stir-fried vegetables

Vegetarian

Bok choy, mushroom & tofu stir-fry

Grilled eggplant with pepper sauce & steamed vegetables

Sweet & sour tofu with stir-fried vegetables & rice

Pumpkin and ricotta patties with baked vegetables

Tomato, okra mushroom and tofu linguini

Chickpeas curry & rice with bokchoy

Paneer  makkani  with rice & stir-fried vegetables

 

  Meat Free Monday (Optional) Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Breakfast   Hot and Continental Breakfast served daily     
Lunch

Caesar salad wraps

Sweet potato chicken or beef pie

Assorted salads

Pizza

Macaroni cheese

Moussaka

Nachos
Dinner 1 

Char sui roast pork

Hoisin grilled chicken pieces with stir-fried vegetables

Lamb shanks with steamed mixed vegetables & silver beet

Peppery chicken curry with rice & bokchoy

Lamb & vegetable casserole with rice

Roast turkey with cranberry sauce & baked vegetables

Plum & ginger chicken with stir-fry vegetables

Dinner 2

Vegetable quinoa pilaf

BBQ beef spare ribs with stir-fried vegetables

Baked fish in orange sauce with steamed mixed vegetables & silver beet

Fruity beef casserole with potato mash & bokchoy

Chorizo,seafood & vegetable casserole with rice

Chili con carne with baked vegetables

Salmon linguini  with stir-fry vegetables

Vegetarian

Lentil & cauliflower curry

Pumpkin, spinach & ricotta gratin with stir-fried vegetables  

Lentils, mushroom, capsicum, spinach & bocconcini pie

Fragrant egg curry & lima casserole with rice & bokchoy

Pasta with bruschetta, mushroom & spinach

Vegetarian biryani with baked vegetables

Vegetarian Mexican lasagna with stir-fry vegetables

 

  Meat Free Monday (Optional) Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Breakfast   Hot and Continental Breakfast served daily     
Lunch

Sweet chili chicken pieces with sweet potato wedges

Chicken schnitzel burgers

Open Sandwiches

Assorted salads

Laksa

Grilled chicken, beef or veg kebabs with piripiri sauce

Lasagna

Dinner 1 

Orange and soy chicken pieces

Beef steak with tomato & onion sauce

Honey stir-fried vegetables

Beef satay

Paprika baked potatoes carrots beans & bokchoy

Teriyaki chicken

with steamed mixed vegetables

Salami & mushroom linguini

Corn on cob, beans & carrots

Seafood casserole

Mixed baked vegetables

Silver beet

Hoisin roast lamb

Steamed chat potatoes, marinatedzucchinis & eggplant

Dinner 2

Vegetable & cashew nut curry

Karaage  chicken

Honey stir-fried vegetables

Pan fried fish with fragrant sauce

Paprika baked potatoes carrots beans & bokchoy

Tomato cauliflower & lamb curry

with steamed mixed vegetables

Buttermilk pan  fried chicken

Corn on cob, beans & carrots

Soy & sesame beef

Mixed baked vegetables

Silver beet

Char- grilled ginger chicken thigh fillets

Steamed chat potatoes, marinatedzucchinis & eggplant

Vegetarian

Egg noodle & vegetable stir-fry

Couscous stuffed vegetables

Spinach & ricotta filo pie

Eggplant dhal

Five spice vegetable stir-fry

Tomato cannelloni

Lentil fetta & pumpkin pasta

 

  Meat Free Monday (Optional) Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Breakfast   Hot and Continental Breakfast served daily     
Lunch

Chicken dumplings with rice noodles

Crumbed fish, onion rings and calamari with chips

 BBQ

 Pizza

Nachos

Beef/ chicken /vegetarian pies with mashed potato and gravy

Thai green curry chicken pieces

Dinner 1 

Glazed chili lime chicken pieces

Beef tataki with coloured stir-fried vegetables & rice

Pork belly tikka with cumin rice

Balsamic roast vegetables

Beef rendang

Satay chicken & vegetable stir-fry

Bay roasted smashed potatoes, bok chow & beans

Daube beef

Soy honey roast chicken

Dinner 2

Marrakesh eggplant and tomato

Fish curry

Lamb shanks in cranberry sauce

Balsamic roast vegetables

Chicken and spinach curry

Pan fried fish in mango sauce

Bay roasted smashed potatoes, bok chow & beans

Sweet & sour pork

Lamb korma

Vegetarian

Baked gnocchi spanakopita with currents & pine nuts

Baked kumara with taleggio

Balti matta  paneer

BBQ halloumi & eggplant stacks

Beetroot & feta filo bake

Cashew & vegetable stir-fry

Bean & spinach korma

Self-catered Accommodation

Self-catered residents (those living in the Maze Apartments) are provided with a limited number of complimentary meal tickets to be used for either lunch or dinner, to give them the opportunity to engage with the whole IH community.