Here at deli(very) we’re passionate about providing the best possible service to our customers on campus and we would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of our proudest achievements from the last year.

You said, we did…

1. You asked for an improved website

Our team worked with online user-experience experts and focus groups to identify specific issues when ordering online and made recommendations to improve the experience for our customers.

We have updated our website, improved our photography and food categories based on the findings which have resulted in an improved customer journey with a quicker end result meaning “less clicks to order”.

2. You asked for more options

This year we updated our offers to ensure choice and variety including the Seasonal and a Taste of Yorkshire menus with the option of wraps at different price points.

We extended our sweet selection with more options with Gluten Free & Vegan as standard and offer an extensive selection of different locally sourced cake.

You also asked for healthier breakfast options so we have now added fruit with our continental combo.

3. You asked for more clarity around allergens

In October we launched a composite allergen sheet which is now delivered with all orders. We will shortly be supplying this information on new labels for all dishes made on campus giving you the customer clear information.

4. You asked us to become more sustainable

You asked us to reduce the number of plastic bottles used, and we are now encouraging the use of water jugs to be provided and no longer provide water as standard with every food order.

We have reduced the amount of single-use plastic trays and lids from our delivered service sandwich offer which has meant a saving on average of 500 plastic trays and lids per week.  This number is also set to increase by the end of the March 2020 as our new recyclable packaging range expands to cover our entire deli(very) menu will come into operation. More news to follow…

Get involved

We are always looking for mixed groups of staff who work at the University to take part in our focus groups. If you would like to contribute please register your interest below.


To celebrate the New Year and the launch of our new fantastic breakfast offer we’re offering GFaL Club members a free Breakfast Bowl at The Refectory. Simply scan your GFaL Club app at the till and members can enjoy a Breakfast Bowl for free in The Refectory on Monday 20 January between 8.00-8.30 am.

Terms & Conditions

  1. The Promoter is Great Food at Leeds, University of Leeds, LS29JT
  2. Promotion period: Participate between 08:00- 8:30am on Monday 20 January 2020
  3. Participants: must scan their GFAL Club app or Refresh/ GFAL club card to receive a free Breakfast Bowl
  4. The gift: One free Breakfast Bowl while stocks last.
  5. One Gift per GFaL club customer during the Promotion Period. Gifts are redeemable immediately. Participating in The Refectory only.
  6. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who appears to be trying to cheat or claim a second Gift or if they are not acting within the spirit of the promotion.
  7. The Gift is not transferable or exchangeable and there is no cash alternative. If for any reason the Gift is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative breakfast item of the customers choosing and subject to availability.

Here at deli(very) we’re passionate about providing the best possible service to our customers on campus and we’d love to hear your opinion on our future menus and products.

We are always looking for mixed groups of staff who work at the University of Leeds to take part in focus groups. If you would like to contribute to the focus groups please register your interest below and we’ll contact you when something comes up!

If you are adopting a plant-based diet or are more of a flexitarian, there’s plenty of vegan and vegetarian breakfast options for you to choose from on campus!


New! The Refectory – Build Your Own Breakfast Bowl  (V) (VE)

The Refectory serve a combination of hot and cold breakfast items, including great offers such as the new ‘Build Your Own Breakfast Bowl’. Choose a base of fresh porridge or cereal with your choice of three toppings and a sauce for only £3.35,  or a sizzling 5 item breakfast deal for £2.75.

The Edit Room – When you’re on the way to a lecture or work (V)

Situated on the ground floor of the Edward Boyle Library, the cafe provides healthy breakfast options such as toast, mueslis and porridge.  Coffee lovers will also enjoy the specially selected roast from local suppliers, Dark Woods Coffee.

Baines Wing – When you’re craving a breakfast classic (V) (VE)

Situated between the School of Healthcare and the Great Hall, Baines Wing Café has a large seating area including its own secluded courtyard. Served until 11am, the café offers a selection of freshly baked pastries and hot breakfast items including vegetarian sausage baguettes, egg sandwiches and beans on toast . Freshly ground Fairtrade tea and coffee is also on offer all day.  


Our Sustainable Pledge

We are  fully committed to the University Climate pledge to reduce our carbon emissions by 35% by 2020 and be carbon zero by 2030. In 2020 we will continue to reduce the overall meat content across our meals and increase the amount of meat-free/vegan meals available. Read the pledge

Smarter eating during exams 

We’re open longer – check out our exam opening hours


During exam season, it’s easy to fall off track with eating healthily when you’re busy revising and feeling stressed.  So why not try our ‘Snack Heroes’ ideas below that will not only see you through the day but are tasty too!

Supercharged salads
Max up the flavour at The Refectory’s Tossed salad bar. Build your own scrumptious salad starting with a base of chickpeas, couscous or pasta, a deli item and three salad items. Finish with a selection of yummy dressings.
The Refectory, served from 11:30am, £3.96

Wok this way
Want nutritional comfort food in a hurry? The Hot Wok counter has a choice of noodles, rice, vegetables, meats and sauces to create your own sizzling dish of goodliness.
The Refectory, served from 11:30am, £3.70

Stay smooth
Brighten up your morning or afternoon with a delicious smoothie from Affine. Made in-store daily, our smoothies are crammed full of fresh ingredients.
ultimate way to get the boost of vitamins you need to feel energised and keep the mind sharp!
Affine, served from 8am, £2.45

The Doozy Life

Our healthy vending machines on the Red Route corridor and level 7 of the Worsley Building are quick and easy to use, allowing you to pay with cash, card or contactless.
Stripping the menu of sugary drinks and fatty snacks, our Doozy machines provide a range of gluten-free and vegan products, not to mention high protein/fibre options.

We’re open longer  – check out our exam opening hours 

Enjoy a vegan or veggie breakfast on campus