The St Catharine's Dining Hall is one of the largest of the Cambridge Colleges, making it the ideal venue for high-quality dining and receptions on a grand scale.
The College Hall is currently undergoing a refurbishment as part of a remodelling of the College' Central Spaces which is due to complete in the summer of 2022. The project will deliver a stylish, streamlined community space for our Members, Fellows staff, and conference guests, essential to meet the needs of a 21st-century College.
The brief for the project was to deliver wide ranging improvements in a scheme that transforms the Hall and associated areas into a space that matches the quality and serviceability of the McGrath Centre.
The central spaces project will provide – for the first time – direct access between existing buildings (see above). With links to the McGrath Centre, the bar and the JCR, a new ‘Garden Room’ will offer a bright and beautiful new area that connects to a new atrium located in the area at the side of the current Hall.
To allow us to provide our usual catering services during the building project, an impressive dining facility, named as the ‘Catzebo’ by students, is now in place on Main Court. The new facility will allow us to continue to offer a College dining experience for conferences and events catering for up to 180 guests.
The 'Catezbo' Dining Hall seats up to 180 for dining and provides the perfect setting for formal dinners during vacation periods. With views over Main Court the Catezbo provides a modern and flexible dining venue in a historic setting.