Enjoy healthy and fresh food on campus in The Refectory

Great Food at Leeds is committed to providing healthy and fresh food for customers with different dietary requirements and we are able to provide a selection of gluten-free and Halal certified products in The Refectory.



When you arrive at The Refectory you’ll be asked to wait at the entrance, where a member of The Refectory staff will call you forward to let you know when you can go inside. When queuing outside, please maintain a 2m distance between you and the person in front of you.

In addition to the current food safety and social distancing controls we have in place, to keep both our Refectory customers and colleagues safe, we ask all of our customers to follow this advice when inside The Refectory:


  • Wear a face mask or covering at all times
  • Remember to wash your hands before and after entering The Refectory
  • Keep 2 meters away from others
  • Please pick up only what you intend to buy /use
  • Pay using contactless card or app



We use recycled packaging that is safe and designed to keep your food fresh, and piping hot.



Thank you for your patience and in the meantime, if we can be of any assistance please do get in touch with us. For general enquiries please email gfal@leeds.ac.uk.

Join Great Food at Leeds for a live Q&A with Chef Lisa on instagram this Thursday 21 May at 11:45am. We’ll be discussing all things food and cooking at home over the Bank Holiday.

Simply follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share your questions to us in the comments section below and we’ll select the best ones for the Q&A!

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Chef Bio

Lisa joined the Great Food at Leeds team in 2007, before then she had served 15 years in the Royal Air Force. Her first RAF camp was ‘RAF Finningley’ in Doncaster and was stationed around the UK with tours consisting of the Falklands, Italy, Germany and Kuwait.

Food to me is a good morale booster. So making food that is enjoyed by everyone is what keeps the passion for cooking a necessity for me”.

Her catering knowledge and experience is extensive, from cooking for hungry soldiers in the field with basic rations, to fine dining senior dignitaries and members of the Royal family!