Our Dining Hall is a pleasant and spacious environment in which our pupils and teachers can enjoy a wide selection of hot or cold food at mealtimes. All our food is cooked and prepared in our own kitchens from fresh ingredients each day and our award winning catering team actively engage with our pupils to promote healthy choices and encourage ideas and suggestions for new dishes.
A three-course lunch at Dollar Academy costs £3.50 (snack items such as sandwiches and wraps from the Deli Bar - 'McNabb and Grabb' - are priced individually), a three-course evening meals cost £3.50 and a full breakfast costs £3.50. All meals are included within the fees for boarding pupils. Our day pupils use a cashless bio-metric system, which enables parents to pay in advance for the school meal and to receive details of the food choices that their child is making.
A selection of freshly baked breads, cereals, hot filled rolls, juices and hot beverages are available each morning, along with a full cooked or continental breakfast.
Breakfast is served for boarders between 7:45am and 8:15am, Monday to Saturday, and between 8:45am and 9:00am on Sunday. Day pupils can purchase breakfast items to eat in or take away between 7:45am and 8:15am on school days.
A good, three-course meal is available daily at the main servery offering a choice of hot food, including a vegetarian option. Freshly-made salads and fresh fruit are always available.
The Dining Hall also operates a deli bar - McNabb & Grabb - which offers a wide selection of wholesome sandwiches, hot foods and drinks, together with a wide selection of branded coffees and teas. We also offer a very popular food concept called Pasta King, a pot of freshly-cooked pasta with a choice of sauces.
Pupils may purchase a variety of drinks at the tills or from the vending machines. Water is always freely available.
Pupils may bring a packed lunch to school, and should eat this in the Dining Hall. There are several very nice delis and bakeries in Dollar and pupils who choose to purchase lunch from these local shops are also encouraged to eat this in the Dining Hall.
Lunch is served between 12:15pm and 1:00pm, Monday to Friday, and between 1:00pm and 1:30pm at the weekend.
In the evenings we offer a three-course meal with a choice of dishes. Dinner is served from 5:00pm to 5:30pm on weekdays, 6:00pm to 6:30pm on Saturdays and 5:30pm to 6:00pm on Sunday. Our menus are planned in advance and include a choice of dishes to cater for the particular dietary requirements of our boarders.
Day pupils can purchase dinner in the dining hall between 5:00pm and 5:30pm on school days.
Our boarding pupils are also provided with a late evening supper, which is usually a light dish, chosen by the pupils and served in the boarding houses around 9:00pm.