The University of Leeds campus has some of the most interesting buildings in Leeds, making it perfect for Instagram!

Parkinson Court

Located inside the Parkinson Building, a true hub of the university for meeting, socialising and working. Also brilliant for Instagram pics on ‘Parky steps’ with friends!

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Edit Room

Hidden within the popular Edward Boyle Library, The Edit Room offers a contemporary haven for those who are seeking study breaks and social spaces. With a great selection of hot drinks and pizzas, this café is definitely worth checking out. The marble, bronze and wooden table surfaces will also frame your flat white perfectly!

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Worsley Café

A great rustic retreat in the Worsley Building, the Worsley café located on level 9 is a healthy focused artisan café serving their very own unique Dark Woods coffee range. This stylish café would be a great setting to take a snap of your coffee in.

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Our Waterside café is located level 8 Roger Stevens and is a scenic café overlooking the new sustainable pond. This café also serves Costa Coffee, so for any Costa fans, no need to go off campus in search for a Costa, we have it all on campus.

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Sam Judd. A chair is a difficult thing

Built from repurposed chairs, this interesting sculpture located by the union is a fantastic place to sit and take in the campus environment.


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Follow our fantastic tutorial brought to you by our Deli(very) chefs  to learn in a minute how to make Roast Vegetable Kuku, a recipe inspired by our International Menu!


1 Garlic Clove
1 Red Pepper
1 Orange Pepper
1 Courgette
1 Aubergine
5-6 cherry tomatoes
6 eggs
1 teaspoon of Ras el hanout spice

Finely chop and press a garlic clove
Dice all vegetables Crack eggs into a bowl, add spice mix and whisk
Pan fry all vegetables and place in a clingflim-lined tray
Pour over the egg mixture and leave to chill in the fridge for 20 minutes
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees and then bake for 20 minutes or until the mixture is firm.

Find out more about our international menus here:…

Join us on Wednesday 24 October for a wicked Halloween and Bonfire Night inspired cookery demonstration, hosted by the Gruesome Global Community and Great Ghouls at Leeds!

Professional chefs will teach you how to cook Halloween and Bonfire Night themed dishes. You’ll also have a chance to taste the food, so make sure to come along with a monster appetite.

The session will be fun, interactive and a great chance to meet others with a passion for food.

Fancy dress encouraged!

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Our Delivery team have worked hard to bring our customers the best winter-inspired menus, full of colourful seasonal ingredients with autumnal twists and hearty flavours.

The new menus have been expertly designed by Simon Wood, Head of Food Development for Great Food at Leeds, and the aim of the menus is to reflect people’s ever-changing eating habits so that vegetarian and vegans are well represented on all of our menus. Simon explained, “the inspiration behind the menus including the new Winter range is to promote the best of seasonal Yorkshire ingredients with interesting innovative dishes that will inspire our customers to try them”. Anthony Lowe, Conference and Events Manager, also said: “We like to innovate and create new products and dishes to remain ahead of the competition”. With fantastic dishes such as; Beetroot Pakora, Leek and Smoked Cheese Bon Bons and Sticky Chilli Popcorn Salmon Chunks, there is a lot to be excited this month with Deli(very)!

Get ready to feast your eyes on our brand new, ‘Winter Menu’ and ‘Yorkshire Deluxe Menu’, ready to order from 24 September. You can also keep up to date with Deli(very) by subscribing to the mailing list.

Join us for a cooking demonstration hosted by Great Food at Leeds and Global Community!

Professional chefs will teach you how to cook affordable, delicious and healthy meals. You’ll have a chance to taste the food as well as an opportunity to share top tips on the best places to buy local and international food in Leeds.

The session will be fun, interactive and a great chance to meet others with a passion for food.

The Refectory is based next to Leeds University Union. Please contact with any questions or access needs.


Book your place here:  

Make a transaction between September and October for your chance to win free lunch all year!

  1. Download the Refresh Loyalty UniLeeds App
  2. Simply make a transaction between September and October for your chance to win free lunch all year!

Terms and Conditions

Refresh Competition

  1. Great Food at Leeds reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition or rules without notice in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside of Great Food at Leeds’ reasonable control. Any changes will be posted within these terms and conditions or on the Great Food at Leeds website.

Competition Entries

  1. Entrants must download the Refresh app and make a transaction by 31.10.2018 to be entered into the competition prize draw. No entries will be accepted after this date. Existing customers who are signed up to the Refresh app will also be entered into the prize draw.
  2. The competition is available to all Refresh card holders who download the app.

We’re looking forward to opening our doors to you at on Saturday 6th October.

Whether it’s a quiet coffee or a belly-busting meal, we have something for all the family right here on campus for Open Day!

So, wherever you are on campus you’re not far away from a refreshing drink and good food!

The Refectory 08:00 – 16:00
Baines Wing Café
Business School Café 08.30–16.00
Café Maia at Ziff 08.30–16.00
Café Seven at Worsley 08.30–16.00
Caffè Nero 10.00–16.00
Fuse Cafe 08.30–16.00
Parkinson Court Café 08.30–16.00
Physics Coffee Bar 09.00–15.30
The Edit Room Café in Edward Boyle 08.30–16.00
Waterside Café 08.30–16.00

Newly formed Leeds University Union society Food4Change are launching the Worth my Earth campaign in collaboration with Great Food At Leeds. 

During exam season, it’s easy to fall off track with eating healthily when you’re busy revising and feeling stressed. The Worth my Earth campaign and Food4Change society have designed resources to help you make small changes that can boost your brain for optimal function during your exams. Nutrient sources posters can help you understand where you can get meat-free sources of Iron and Protein to contribute to a healthy balanced diet.

Explore the Worth my Earth website for more tips and advice on eating a healthy balanced diet during exam season.

Follow LUU Food4Change on Instagram for quick tips and recipe inspiration, or get involved with the society yourself!

Great Food at Leeds is proud to have been awarded the ‘Food for the Brain’ Nutritional Accreditation for the 6th year in a row. Find out more about Food for the Brain.

Enjoy the finest Yorkshire grub each day at the Specials Counter in The Refectory, from 30/04/2018 – 06/05/2018.

Here at Great Food at Leeds we know that buying local produce means that we can cut down our food miles, bringing you fresher food that tastes better and is more nutritious. Win-win!

We’ve decided to celebrate this Tour de Yorkshire-style, showcasing the local suppliers through a Yorkshire themed menu, each day’s line-up inspired by the route the tour takes through the region.


Find out more about the Refectory.

Great Food at Leeds (GFAL) is delighted to announce that it has received the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s highest accolade, a three star ‘Food Made Good’ sustainability rating. The team achieved an overall score of 70% over three main categories; Sourcing, Society and Environment.

GFAL scored exceptionally highly in the following areas:

  • Supporting the community through volunteering time, raising money, donating surplus food, and working with the local community to make a difference.
  • Monitoring and reducing food waste.
  • Treating customers and staff fairly.
  • Supporting farmers to keep supply chains healthy and predictable.

Beverley Kenny MBE, Deputy Director of Commercial Services, saidReceiving the highest rating at the first attempt is a fantastic achievement. It is a reflection of the commitment of the entire team and the hard work they do every day, ensuring the catering service supports the sustainable aims and objectives of the University. We look forward to using the feedback from the Sustainable Restaurant Association report to guide improvements in sustainability across our catering outlets”.

Find out more about the Sustainable Restaurant Association