For details of when we are open please visit our opening hours page.
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.
On the menu
A wide selection of wholesome ingredients and fillings for you to choose and build your own tossed salad or jacket potato.
Serving a traditional English breakfast between 8-11am, then delicious hand-crafted hot sandwiches during the day.
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.
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.
Our deli(cious) sandwiches are made fresh every day in our Central Production Unit, based at the Refectory.
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.
Food for the brain accreditation
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.
Did you know?
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.
Want to check the Refectory out for yourself? Take a look at our virtual tour.
Students who live in catered accommodation on campus (Ellerslie, Lyddon & Charles Morris Halls) eat in The Refectory using the Meal Plan Package.
The Refectory is an iconic venue that can be transformed to provide fine dining for large conference dinners as well as Graduation Celebrations.