Dining Hall Guide
The player can eat and cook with students and faculty at the dining hall.
The dining hall is located in the bottom left section of the monastery, to the north of the fishing pier. The dining hall is available from the very beginning, and serves as a place for Byleth to connect with their students over a meal. The player can also choose to take part in meal prep and cook with a student each week.
This guide contains the following information.
Sharing a Meal
Byleth can bond with students by eating with them.
Overview of Sharing a Meal
During the Explore Phase, Byleth can share a meal with two students by speaking to the Dining Hall Staff after completing the "Share a Bite" quest from the first chapter. The player can only eat with each student once per explore phase, and each meal costs one activity point. Other than that, there are no restrictions to how many meals you can have during each Explore Phase.
Choosing a Meal
Before sharing a meal with your students, the player must choose which meal to eat. Each free day, there will be a daily special (taken from the full menu) that does not require you to provide your own ingredients. This meal can only be eaten once (by Byleth and two students). After that, any subsequent meals will require the player to provide their own ingredients. Note that support point gains are halved when eating the daily special (see the Support Points guide for more details).
Each meal belongs to a certain category, this category will affect how much each student likes that particular meal. The categories are listed below.
The full menu of meals, along with their category and ingredients is listed in the following table. Only one of each listed ingredient is required, unless specified otherwise.
|Saghert and Cream||Peach Currant, Noa Fruit||Sweets|
|Sweet Bun Trio||Albinean Berries, Noa Fruit||Sweets|
|Pheasant Roast with Berry Sauce||Poultry, Albinean Berries||Sweets|
|Peach Sorbet||Peach Currant, Chickpeas||Sweets|
|Beast Meat Teppanyaki||Wild Game, Noa Fruit||Meat|
|Pickled Rabbit Skewers||Wild Game, Carrot||Meat|
|Daphnel Stew||Poultry, Onion||Meat|
|Gronder Meat Skewers||Wild Game, Onion||Meat|
|Derdriu-Style Fried Pheasant||Poultry, Carrot||Meat|
|Vegetable Pasta Salad||Cabbage, Onion, Carrot||Vegetables|
|Onion Gratin Soup||White Trout, Onion||Vegetables|
|Country-Style Red Turnip Plate||Verona, Turnip||Vegetables|
|Vegetable Stir-Fry||Tomato, Chickpeas, Cabbage||Vegetables|
|Grilled Herring||Albinean Herring, Turnip||Fish|
|Fish and Bean Soup||White Trout, Chickpeas||Fish|
|Fruit and Herring Tart||Albinean Herring, Noa Fruit||Fish|
|Fisherman's Bounty||White Trout, Teutates Loach||Fish|
|Fish Sandwich||Airmid Pike, Cabbage||Fish|
|Two-Fish Saute||Caledonian Gar, Albinean Herring||Fish|
|Bourgeois Pike||Airmid Pike, Carrot||Fish|
|Sauteed Jerky||Poultry, Chickpeas||Spicy|
|Spicy Fish and Turnip Stew||Teutates Loach, Turnip||Spicy|
|Sweet and Salty Whitefish Saute||Teutates Loach, Tomato||Spicy|
|Super-Spicy Fish Dango||White Trout, Tomato||Spicy|
|Sauteed Pheasant and Eggs||Poultry, Cabbage||Spicy|
|Garreg Mach Meat Pie||Wild Game, Tomato||Bitter|
|Cheesy Verona Stew||Teutates Loach, Verona||Bitter|
|Pickled Seafood and Vegetables||Caledonian Gar, Turnip||Bitter|
|Gautier Cheese Gratin||Poultry, Noa Fruit||Bitter|
|Cabbage and Herring Stew||Albinean Herring, Cabbage||Bitter|
|Small Fish Skewers||Airmid Goby x3||N/A|
|Fried Crayfish||Caledonian Crayfish x3||N/A|
Choosing meals that students enjoy will boost support and motivation.
Meal Preferences and Rewards
Not all students have the same taste. The meals that they like and dislike are linked with their personality, as well as the category of the meal. When Byleth shares a meal with students, support between them will increase. If the student is in your class, their motivation will also increase. Feeding your students meals that they enjoy will increase the amount of support and motivation gained. On the contrary, feeding students meals that they dislike will decrease the amount gained. Don't worry, students will never lose motivation or support points even if you continuously feed them meals they dislike.
The table below shows how much motivation is gained depending on the meal.
|Meal Preference||Motivation Bars Gained|
There are also various dining hall events that can boost the amount of support and motivation gained. The details of these events are explained in the following section. This table shows the motivation gain for those who are eligible for the event bonuses.
|Meal Preference||Motivation Bars Gained|
List of Liked Meals
The table below shows which meals are liked by which characters.
List of Disliked Meals
The table below shows which meals are disliked by which characters.
Dining Hall Events
The dining hall occasionally hosts events for specific groups of people to eat together.
Overview of Events
Sometimes, the dining hall will host events tailored for specific types of people. All eligible characters will receive increased bonuses from sharing a meal, described in the above section. The shared meal is set for events, and you will not have to expend ingredients. These events will be marked on the calendar. All of the available events are listed below.
|Faculty & Knight Mixer||Spicy Fish and Turnip Stew||A special menu of mature flavors for professors and knights. Effects are enhanced when dining with professors and knights.|
|Bonding Bites||Saghert and Cream||A special menu to bring professors and students together. Effects are enhanced when dining with students from your own house.|
|Sweet-Tooth Week||Peach Sorbet||During this joyous week, dine on scrumptious sweets imported from all across Fodlan. Effects are enhanced for those who love sweets.|
|Fish Bounty Festival||Fish Sandwich||A festival in the dining hall with plenty of fresh fish for all to enjoy. Effects are enhanced when dining a fish enthusiast.|
|Hunting Festival||Derdriu-Style Fried Pheasant||A festival in the dining hall featuring meats from practically every region. Effects are enhanced when dining with a meat enthusiast.|
|Head Chef Challenge||Random||A dish created for the head chef's challenge, using unknown ingredients. Luck will decide whether it's delicious or disastrous.|
Byleth can cook meals with students to boost their stats for the month.
Overview of Cooking Together
The player can expend one activity point during an Explore Phase to cook with their students. This can be done after completing the "Creative Cuisines" quest, available starting from chapter 2. Cooking together will build support between Byleth and whichever character they choose to cook with. It will also provide stat bonuses that last for the entirety of the month (including auxiliary battles, paralogues, and the mission battle), depending on which dish you need to cook.
Unlike dining hall events and daily specials, cooking together will require you to gather your own ingredients. These ingredients can be somewhat hard to find when compared to the basic ingredients required to cook regular dining hall dishes. They can found from auxiliary battles, gardening, or fishing. Some ingredients are also available for purchase from the marketplace merchants. The following table shows all of the available dishes, along with their ingredients list and their effects. Only one of each listed ingredient is needed.
|King of Beasts Steak||Duscur Bear||HP +3|
|Invincible Grill||Oghma Wolverine||Str +1|
|Hero Salad||Angelica||Mag +1|
|Queen Fish Sauté||Queen Loach||Dex +2|
|Swift Fish Gratin||Bullhead||Spd +1|
|Blessed Jelly||Morfis Plum||Lck +2|
|Immortality Stew||Teutates Pike||Def +1|
|Nirvana Cake||Boa Fruit||Res +1|
|Charming Soup||Nordslat||Cha +2|
|Sacred Beast Roast||Albinean Moose, Madred Kirsch||HP +1, Mag +1|
|Deified Fish||Goddess Messenger, Madred Kirsch||Dex +1, Spd +1, Def +1|
|Treasured Fruit Nectar||Zanado Treasure Fruit, Madred Kirsch||Mag +1, Res +1|
|The Best of Fodlan||Albinean Moose, Goddess Messenger, Zanado Treasure Fruit||All Stats +1|
Some characters are good at cooking, some are terrible at it. This is shown in the game when selecting which character to cook with. Cooking with a character is good at it will double the amount of support gained, whereas cooking with a character who sucks at it will halve the support gained. Cooking prowess (for some reason) has no effect on the stats gained.
The following units are good at cooking.
The following units are bad at cooking.