Student dining

Supporting a child’s healthy eating in turn supports healthy learning. Newton Abbot College boasts three, five star rated eateries, available to staff and students that offer a wide range of delicious and healthy dining options. Our cafés and restaurants are open from early morning through to the end of the College day.

The main Green Tree Restaurant, Café DC and the College Café offer a wide range of daily options, from breakfast items through to hot and cold baguettes, pasta pots, salads and paninis and a daily, freshly prepared range of seasonal stir fries from the teppan grill. Hot and cold drinks are also available throughout the College day.

Find out more about the College’s catering provider, Innovate.


    Innovate by name and nature. Food choice, flexibility, quality, and speed are at the heart of what we do. Inspired by the best and most fashionable high street concepts, we pride ourselves on fusing fantastic quality food with quick service.

    Everything has to start with fantastic quality and responsible food. Across our wide, diverse, and ever-changing menus, we ensure that everything is safe, sustainable and tastes great. We only source from farmers, wholesalers and catering butchers that are audited to UKAS accredited standards and meet the highest possible assurance levels.

    We have a huge variety of really exciting dishes to try! We’re talking about global street food, our famous curry Thursdays, modern vegetarian and vegan, and traditional fish and chips. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at all times of the day.

    In addition to great food in great environments, we are committed to becoming an ‘Impact Organisation’ and doing whatever we can to create a better world. We operate a sustainable and responsible business model, minimising packaging (especially plastics), food waste and energy consumption, whilst maximising recycling and composting.

    As an Impact Food Group caterer, our vision and values are entirely aligned to working with our schools to create a positive food culture and helping more students eat better food.

    Allergies and Diabetes

    The catering team ensures there are options for vegetarians, vegans, gluten intolerance and Coeliacs. The catering team work with students and their parents and carers, as well as obtaining support and advice from Torbay Hospital. This gives students the confidence that their individual meal choices are right for them.

    Free School Meals

    You will need to be eligible for free school meals and apply with Devon County Council. For more information and to discuss eligibility, please contact them directly on 0345 155 1019.

    Devon County Council will respond with their decision directly to applicants.

    Biometrics and sQuid Payment System

    Students are not encouraged to bring cash to College to pay for meals as we operate a cashless biometric fingerprint recognition system, supported by online payment provider sQuid, that allows parents, carers and students to control and review spending. To find out more and how to register with sQuid, please click here.

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