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The Refectory

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Please visit our opening hours page for the latest information on our catering facilities.
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Café Info

Located right at the heart of University campus, the contemporary Refectory venue offers a wide range of hot and cold food each day.

Our mouth-watering menus are freshly prepared by our award-winning chefs on campus and we offer a  choice of breakfast (served 8- 11am) hand-crafted Hot Sandwiches, Deli Bar, Salad Bar, Vegan Bar, Pizza and Pasta.

SALAD BAR
A wide selection of wholesome ingredients and fillings for you to choose and build your own tossed salad or jacket potato.

HANDCRAFTED
Serving a traditional English breakfast between 8-11am, then delicious hand-crafted hot sandwiches during the day.

DELI BAR
Build your own wrap or baguette with a wide range of toppings/fillings with a selection of breads.

COFFEE AND CAKE
Freshly baked cakes and treats from our local suppliers with bean to cup coffee stations.

SPECIALS
From fish and chip Friday to traditional Yorkshire Roast. The specials bar rotates each day to give you something extra special.

GREEN AND GO
Delicious homemade plant-based food that is far from boring!

STREET FOOD AND ITALIAN
Discover world cuisine with dishes from all over the world, including authentic pizza and pasta dishes. Always complimented with fresh vegetable options.

GRAB AND GO
Enjoy a selection of sandwich meal deals made in house as well as our new ‘Cook at Home’ range.

Great Food at Leeds are 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.

DELI(CIOUS) SANDWICHES

Our deli(cious) sandwiches are made fresh every day in our Central Production Unit, based at the Refectory.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Great Food at Leeds are committed to providing healthy and fresh food for customers with different dietary requirements.

HALAL FOOD PRODUCTS
Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to answer any questions that you might have about Halal meat.

OUR FOOD SYMBOLS
We use Food Symbols on our labels and menus throughout Great Food at Leeds to help you see learn more about the food you’re eating.

The University of Leeds is proud to have been awarded the ‘Food for the Brain’ Nutritional Accreditation annually since 2012.

The Great Food at Leeds team have been  praised for their impressive focus on sustainability, seasonality and provenance of products with 45% of suppliers being within 20 miles of the University. They were also complimented for their expanding range of gluten-free products and continued enthusiasm and commitment to Food for the Brain and healthy eating. Other areas of praise were the quality of snacks and drink, high fibre content and low levels of processed fats, artificial additives and essential fats.

Food for the Brain is a charitable foundation working to inform, educate and empower individuals to change their diet and lifestyle and take greater control of their own mental health.

The Refectory does not only serve delicious hot and cold food throughout the day, it also becomes an iconic music venue at night!

Music legends, such as The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Bob Marley, have all graced this venue with their presence. Perhaps the most famous live recording ever made – The Who Live at Leeds – was also recorded there.

Accessibility

Visit the AccessAble website for an access guide to The Refectory.

Green Tourism Gold

The Refectory has been credited Gold by Green Tourism for sustainable business operations. Find out more about our Green Tourism Gold award.

Green Tourism Gold Food Hygiene Rating is 5 - Very Good

  • Location

    University precinct next to the Student Union

  • Speciality

    A range of food from around the world

  • Food

    Hand-crafted Hot Sandwiches, Deli Bar, Salad Bar, Classics, Pizza and Pasta, The Ranch and much more

Week commencing: 08/02/2021

WEEK 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Hot Sandwich from £3.70
Chips £1.75
Sides £1
Spicy Chicken Burger

Sides:

Chips

Corn on the Cob

Side Salad

Mexican Beef and Bean Burrito

Sides:
Chips

Mexican Sweetcorn

Side Salad

Jumbo Fish Finger and Mushy Pea Butty

Sides:

Chips

BBQ Beans

Side Salad

Spicy Vegetable and Onion Bhaji Wrap
sides:

Chips

Spicy Dahl

Side Salad

Pulled BBQ Pork and Crispy apple Slaw

Sides:

Chips

Onion Rings

Side Salad

Daily Specials

From £3.55
Sides £0.80

Homemade Cottage Pie with Buttered Mash Potato Topping

(GF)

Sides:

Cauliflower Cheese

Minted Garden Peas

Sautéed Potato and Onion

Chips

Crispy Breaded Thai Fishcake

Sides:

Sesame Green Beans

Glazed Carrots

Parsley New Potatoes

Chips

Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice

(GF)

Sides:
Sautéed Vegetables

Peas/Sweetcorn

Bombay Roasted Potatoes

Chips

Roast Leg of Pork with Apple Sauce

(GF)

Sides:

Broccoli florets

Roasted Root veg

Rosemary Roast Potatoes

Chips

Deep Fried Crispy Battered Fish

Sides:

Ratatouille Vegetables

Mushy Peas

Baked Beans

Curry Sauce

New Potatoes

Chips

Green and Go Vegan Bar
from £3.25

Sides 80p

Lentil Shepherds Pie with Root Vegetable and Potato Topping

Sides:

Cauliflower Cheese

Minted Garden Peas

Sautéed Potato and Onions

Chips

Sweet Potato and Courgette Curry and Rice

(GF)

Sides:

Sesame Green Beans

Lemon Glazed Carrots

Parsley New Potatoes

Chips

Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine with Jewelled Cous Cous

Sides:

Sautéed Vegetables

Peas/Sweetcorn

Bombay Roasted Potatoes

Chips

Roasted Carrot Risotto Cake

(GF)

Sides:

Broccoli florets

Roasted Root veg

Rosemary Roast Potatoes

Chips

Butternut squash and Butterbean Strudel

Sides:

Ratatouille Vegetables

Mushy Peas

Baked Beans

New Potatoes

Chips

Pasta Dish
from £3.35

Chips £1.75

Sides £1

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne

V

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Courgette and Tomato Pasta Bake

VE

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Spaghetti Bolognese

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Spaghetti Bolognese

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Pasta Arrabiatta

(VE)

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Soup and Roll £2.55Tomato & basil (V)

Curried Parsnip
(V)
Roasted butternut squash
and chilli (v)
Leek and potato (v)

Vegetable and Lentil
(V)
DELI BAR
FILLED WRAP £3.50
FILLED BAGUETTE £3.65
ARTISAN PIZZA £4.65
Prepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every day
Tossed Salad
£3.95
Prepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every day
Baked Potato
£3.60
Choose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leaves

Week commencing: 15/02/2021

WEEK 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Hot Sandwich from £3.70
Chips £1.75
Sides £1
Cheese Burger with fried Onions and Relish with

Chips

Sides:
Corn on the Cob

Side salad

Chicken Tikka Wrap with Mint Yogurt and Onion Bhajis with

Chips

Sides:
Bombay Vegetables

Side salad

Sausage Patty with Egg and Hash Brown Muffin with

Chips

Sides:
BQ Beans

Side salad

Southern Fried Chicken Tortilla Wrap with Cheese and Spicy Tomatoes with Chips

Sides:
Mexican Sweetcorn

Side salad

Stacker Burger with Onion Rings, tomato and Relish with Chips

VE

Sides:
BBQ Beans

Side Salad

Daily Specials

From £3.55
Sides £0.80

Homemade Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Sides:
Cauliflower Cheese

Peas/Sweetcorn

Creamy Mash Potato

Chips

Baked Fillet of Fish on an Onion Bhaji Crust and Curry Sauce

(GF)

Sides:
Broccoli Florets

Baton Carrots

Bombay New Potatoes

Chips

Chinese Chicken Curry and Egg Fried rice

Sides:
Stir fried Vegetables

Peas/Sweetcorn

Garlic New Potatoes

Chips

oast Chicken Breast with Sausage Stuffing

Sides:
Roasted Root Vegetables

Steamed Cabbage

Paprika Roasted Potatoes

Chips

Deep Fried Crispy Battered Fish

Sides:

Medley Of Vegetables

Mushy Peas

Curry Sauce

Baked Beans

New Potatoes

Chips

Green and Go Vegan Bar
from £3.25

Sides 80p

Sausage and Vegetable Hotpot

Sides:
Cauliflower Cheese

Peas/Sweetcorn Creamed

Chips

Curried Vegetable Potato Cake

(GF)

Sides:
Broccoli Florets

Baton Carrots

Bombay New Potatoes

Chips

Vegetable Balti and Turmeric Rice

(GF)

Sides:

Stir fried Vegetables

Peas/Sweetcorn

Garlic New Potatoes

Chips

Mediterranean Vegetable Strudel

Sides:

Roasted Root Vegetables

Steamed Cabbage

Paprika Roasted Potatoes

Chips

Cheese, Leek and Sweet potato Pasty

Sides:
Medley Of Vegetables

Mushy Peas

Baked Beans

New Potatoes

Chips

Pasta Dish
from £3.35

Chips £1.75

Sides £1

Root Vegetable and Tomato Lasagne

V

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Ham and Mushroom Carbonara pasta

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Macaroni Cheese Pasta Bake with Herb Crumble Topping

V

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Quorn and Vegetable Spaghetti Bolognese

V

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Penne Pasta in a Tomato and Cream Cheese Sauce

V

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Soup and Roll £2.55Chilli Tomato and Basil
(V)

Chunky Vegetable
(V)
Minestrone
(V)
Roasted Butternut squash
(V)

Roasted Butternut squash
(V)
DELI BAR
FILLED WRAP £3.50
FILLED BAGUETTE £3.65
ARTISAN PIZZA £4.65
Prepared fresh in-house every day.Prepared fresh in-house every day.Prepared fresh in-house every day.Prepared fresh in-house every day.Prepared fresh in-house every day.
Tossed salad
£3.95
Prepared fresh in-house every day.Prepared fresh in-house every day.Prepared fresh in-house every day.Prepared fresh in-house every day.Prepared fresh in-house every day.
Baked Potato
£3.60
Choose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leaves.Choose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leaves.Choose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leaves.Choose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leaves.Choose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leaves.

Week commencing: 25/01/2021

WEEK 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Hot Sandwich from £3.70
Chips £1.75
Sides £1
Mexican Chicken, Rice and Bean Buritto

With Chips

Sides:
Chilli and Garlic Corn on the cob

Side Salad

Roasted Beef, Potatoes and Onions Yorkshire Pudding Wrap

With Chips

Sides:
Onion Rings

Side Salad

Stacker Burger

With Chips

(VE)

Sides:

BBQ Beans

Side Salad

Tandoori Chicken and Onion Bhaji Wrap

With Chips

Sides:
Spicy Dahl

Side salad

Spicy Chicken Burger

With Chips

Sides:
Corn on the Cob

Side Salad

Daily Specials

From £3.55
Sides £0.80

Homemade Steak and Potato Pie

Sides:

Cauliflower Cheese Garden Peas

Sautéed Potatoes & Onions

Chips

Smoked Haddock and Spinach Fishcake

Sides:

Green Vegetables

Baton Carrots

Parsley New Potatoes

Chips

Balti Chicken Curry and Rice

Sides:

Sautéed Vegetables

Peas/Sweetcorn

Turmeric Roasted Potatoes

Chips

Roast Breast of Turkey, Stuffing & Chipolata

Sides:
Broccoli Florets

Syrup Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Potatoes

Chips

Deep Fried Crispy Battered Fish

Sides:

Medley of Vegetables

Mushy Peas

Curry Sauce

Baked Beans

New Potatoes

Chips

Green and Go Vegan Bar
from £3.25

Sides 80p

Lentil Shepherds Pie with Root Vegetable and Potato Topping

Sides:

Cauliflower Cheese

Minted Garden Peas

Sautéed Potato and Onions

Chips

Cauliflower and Sweet potato Dhansak with Rice

(GF)
Sides:

Green Vegetables

Baton Carrots

Parsley New Potatoes

Chips

Spicy Vegetable and Tomato Strudel

Sides:

Sautéed Vegetables

Peas/Sweetcorn

Turmeric Roasted Potatoes

Chips

Wild Mushroom and Pea Risotto Cake

(GF)
Sides:

Broccoli Florets

Syrup Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Potatoes

Chips

Vegetable Chilli and Dirty Rice

(GF)
Sides:

Medley of Vegetables

Mushy Peas

Baked Beans

New Potatoes

Chips

Pasta Dish
from £3.35

Chips £1.75

Sides £1

Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Courgette and Tomato Pasta Bake

VE

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Spaghetti Bolognese

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne

(V)

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Rustic Tomato and Basil Pasta Bake

VE

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Soup and Roll £2.55Tomato & basil (V)

Curried Vegetable
(V)
Roasted butternut squash
and chilli (v)
Leek and potato (v)

Vegetable Broth
(V)
DELI BAR
FILLED WRAP £3.50
FILLED BAGUETTE £3.65
ARTISAN PIZZA £4.65
Prepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every day
TOSSED SALAD
£3.95
Prepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every day
Baked Potato
£3.60
Choose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leaves
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Week commencing: 01/03/2021

WEEK 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Hot Sandwich from £3.70
Chips £1.75
Sides £1
Mexican Jackfruit, Rice and Bean Burritto with Chips

V

Sides:

Garlic
Chilli Corn on the Cob
Side salad

Roast turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Baguette with Chips

Sides:

Onion Rings
Side salad

Spicy falafel, Peppers and Houmous Wrap with Chips

V

Sides:
Corn on the Cob

Side Salad

Cheese Burger and Chips

Sides:

BBQ Beans

Side Salad

Cajun Chicken and Sweetcorn Salsa in a Tortilla Wrap with Chips

Sides:

Onion Rings

Side Salad

Daily Specials

From £3.55
Sides £0.80

Homemade Chicken, Leek & Mushroom Pie

Sides:
Baton Carrots

Garden Peas

Herby Roast Potatoes

Chips

Thai Red Fish & Prawn Curry and Rice

(GF)

Sides:
Green Beans

Lemon Glazed Carrots

Parsley New Potatoes

Chips

Spiced Moroccan Chicken & Vegetable Tagine with jewelled Cous Cous

Sides:
Sautéed Vegetables Peas/Sweetcorn

Garlic Roasted potatoes

Chips

Garlic & Paprika Roasted Chicken Breast with Tomato Sauce

(GF)
Sides:

Broccoli Florets

Syrup Roasted Root vegetables

Creamed Chive Potatoes

Chips

Deep Fried Crispy Battered Fish

Sides:
Medley of Vegetables

Mushy Peas

Curry Sauce

Baked Beans

New Potatoes

Chips

Green and Go Vegan Bar
from £3.25

Sides 80p

Cheese, Vegetable and Potato Pie

Sides

Baton Carrots

Garden Peas

Herby Roast Potatoes

Chips

Massaman Curry and Turmeric Rice

(GF)
Sides

Green Beans

Lemon Glazed Carrots

Parsley New Potatoes

Chips

Curried Vegetable Potato Cake

(GF)
Sides

Sautéed Vegetables Peas/Sweetcorn

Garlic Roasted potatoes

Chips

Mediterranean Vegetable Strudel

Sides

Broccoli Florets

Syrup Roasted Root vegetables

Creamed Chive Potatoes

Chips

Cheese, Potato and Bean Pasty

Sides
Medley Of Vegetables

Mushy Peas

Baked Beans

New Potatoes

Chips

Pasta Dish
from £3.35

Chips £1.75

Sides £1

Beef and Mushroom Lasagne

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Rustic Tomato and Basil Pasta

VE

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Spicy Courgette and Pepper Pasta Bake

VE

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Cheese and Tomato Macaroni Bake

V

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Garlic Mushroom and Thyme Penne Pasta

V

Sides:
Salad
Doughballs

Chips

Soup and Roll £2.55Spiced Lentil

(V)

Vegetable
(V)
Carrot and Coriander
(V)
Thai Sweet Potato
(V)
Tomato and Vegetable
(V)
DELI BAR
FILLED WRAP £3.50
FILLED BAGUETTE £3.65
ARTISAN PIZZA £4.65
Prepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every day
TOSSED SALAD
£3.95
Prepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every dayPrepared fresh in-house every day
BAKED POTATO
£3.60
Choose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leavesChoose from a variety of fillings. Served with mixed leaves
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Meal Plan

Students who live in catered accommodation on campus (Ellerslie, Lyddon & Charles Morris Halls) eat in The Refectory using the Meal Plan Package.

Fine Dining

The Refectory is an iconic venue that can be transformed to provide fine dining for large conference dinners as well as Graduation Celebrations.