BiCon is primarily a self-catering event and for those of you staying on site there’s always the option of cooking in your kitchen (reminder of what is in your flats is on our accommodation page), but if you want to go further afield there are plenty of options.

This Google map link will show you Tesco and the shopping centre.

On campus

Atmosphere Bar and Café – 1st Floor, University House

There is a brief Atmosphere webpage about facilities including charging facilities for gadgets.

There are drinks and food menus available but BiCon can't guarantee everything on those will be available as it is university vacation time and opening hours have been extended a bit for us.

The bar serves drinks and a limited range of bar snacks like pizza, nachos, crisps and sweets.

Bar Opening times

  • Thursday 3pm-11pm.
  • Friday 12.30pm-11pm.
  • Saturday 12.30pm to 1am.
  • Sunday CLOSED.

The café serves non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and meals.

Café Opening times

  • Thursday until 5pm.
  • Friday 11.30am to 5pm.
  • Saturday 9am to 6pm.
  • Sunday – CLOSED.

BiCon 2018 has had to agree a minimum spend to get the bar and café open, so if you can afford to eat and drink there please do – it will help keep our final bill down.

Own food

Please do not bring your own food into the Atmosphere Bar and Café. You can eat your own food in the Purple Zone downstairs in the same building (University House).

Off campus

There is a large shopping centre and a Tesco Extra (large supermarket) about a mile away from BiCon’s venue.

Salford Shopping Centre

Address: 1a Hankinson Way, M6 5JA. (1 mile on foot, 1.4 miles by car)
There are several food shops, cafes,a pharmacy, opticians and more.

Main opening times

  • Thu-Sat: 9am-5:30pm.
  • Sun: 9am-4pm.


Address: Pendleton Way, M6 5JG (1.1 miles on foot, 1.6 miles by car).
Fuel, Café open till 6pm and a pharmacy.

Opening times

  • Thu-Sat: 6am to midnight.
  • Sun: 11am to 5pm.


These takeaways are listed for your information and have not been verified by the team.

McDonalds [24/7 Drive Thru] (0.4 mile) 3 Cross Lane. M5 4BN.

Chilli (Indian) 0161 736 9456 (0.8 mile) 72A Broad St. Manchester M6 5BZ.

Mr Cook (Chinese) 0161 839 2229 (0.9 mile) 1 Regent Trading Estate, Oldfield Rd. M5 4DE.

LA Pizza (pizza, kebab, fried chicken) 0161 925 9832 (0.6 mile) 7-9 Cross Ln. Manchester M5 4BN.

Chung’s Chippy 0161 834 3866 (0.8 mile) 19 Oldfield Rd. M5 4NE.