The Refectory

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: 20/09/2021

WEEK 1MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Hot Deli CounterKatsu Chicken Burger

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Sweetcorn

Vegan Hotdog & Onions (V)

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Curly Fries

Chilli Beans

Loaded Beef Burger

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Corn on the Cob

Southern Fried Chicken Burger

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Wedges

BBQ Beans

Bombay Vegetable Burger (V)

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Minted Peas

Brunch

7 item breakfast

Croissants

Cereal

Fruit

Yoghurt

Roast Dinner

Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding

Cheese, Veg & Potato Pie (V)

Seasonal Veg & Potatoes

Classic Counter

Luxury Crispy Fishcake with Hollandaise Mayo

Vegan Schnitzel with a Zigeuner Sauce (VE)

With sides

1/2 Rotisserie Chicken & Sauces

Cauliflower & Spinach Balti Pie (VE)

With sides

Homemade Sausage & Potato Slice with Onion Gravy

Vegetable & Quorn Cottage Pie with Onion Gravy (VE)

With sides

Traditional Beef & Tomato Lasagne

All day Breakfast Burrito (VE)

With sides

Deep Fried Crispy Fish

Battered Jumbo Sausage

Mexican Bean Vegan Sausage Roll (VE)

With sides

Slice of Veg or Meat Pizza

Chips

BBQ Beans

Deli Bar

Tossed Bar

Soup & Roll

Jacket Potato Bar

Cooked Breakfast

Deli Bar

Tossed Bar

Soup & Roll

Jacket Potato Bar

Pasta CounterCourgette & Tomato Ragu (V)Beef BologneseRustic Arrabiata (V)Pesto Vegetables (V)Three Cheese & Chive (V)
Pizza CounterMeat & vegetarian choices dailyMeat & vegetarian choices dailyMeat & vegetarian choices dailyMeat & vegetarian choices dailyMeat & vegetarian choices daily
Soup and RollLentil (V)
Tomato & Basil (V)Roasted Butternut Squash & Chilli (V)
Carrot & Coriander (V)
Vegetable (V)
Street Food Bowl CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Hot DessertChocolate Chip Sponge & Chocolate SauceAlmond & Raspberry Tart with Custard SauceToffee Apple Crumble & Vanilla CustardJam Roly Poly & Creamy Custard SauceCreamed Rice Pudding & Various Toppings
Tossed CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Jacket Potato CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Cold Deli CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Live WokAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily

Week commencing: 27/09/2021

WEEK 2MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Hot Deli CounterLincolnshire Sausage & Fried Onions in a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Sweetcorn

Chilli Bean & Cheese Flatbread (V)

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Curly Fries

Chilli Beans

Fishfinger & Mushy Pea Butty

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Corn on the Cob

Sweet Chilli Vegan Nugget Wrap (V)

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Wedges

BBQ Beans

Tandoori Chicken Wrap

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Minted Peas

Brunch

7 item breakfast

Croissants

Cereal

Fruit

Yoghurt

Roast Dinner

Roast Turkey, Yorkshire Pudding & Cranberry Sauce

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Root Veg Topping (V)

Sides:

Seasonal Veg & Potatoes

Classic CounterChicken Mushroom & Bacon Pie with Gravy

Savoury Mince Cobbler

With sides

Tomato & Spinach Stuffed Fish with a Mornay Sauce

Aloo Gobi Pasty

With sides

Braised Pork Steak with Apple Relish

Battered Tofu Pieces in Sweet & Sour Sauce with Rice

With sides

Italian Chicken Steak with Tomato & Olive Sauce

Crispy Mediterranean Potato Cake

With sides

Deep Fried Crispy Fish

Battered Jumbo Sausage

Vegan Bacon & Cheese Turnover

With sides

Diavolo (V) or Pepperoni Flatbread

Sides:

Chips

BBQ Beans

Deli Bar

Tossed Bar

Soup & Roll

Jacket Potato Bar

Cooked Breakfast

Deli Bar

Tossed Bar

Soup & Roll

Jacket Potato Bar

Pasta CounterTomato & Basil Pasata (V)Ham & Mushroom CarbonaraTomato & Mascarpone (V)Cheese & Broccoli (V)Spicy Roasted Pepper & Tomato (V)
Pizza CounterMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices daily
Soup and RollCurried Vegetable (V)

Leek & Potato (V)Minestrone (V)Spicy Parsnip (V)Farmhouse Vegetable (V)
Street Food Bowl CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Hot DessertBakewell Sponge & Custard SauceApple and Pear Strudel with Caramel SauceBanoffee Crumble & Vanilla CustardTangy Lemon Sponge & Custard SaucePancake with various toppings & Squirty Cream
Tossed CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Jacket Potato CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Cold Deli CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Live WokAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily

Week commencing: 4/10/2021

WEEK 3MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Hot Deli CounterMac n Cheese Burger (V)

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Sweetcorn

Bombay Chicken Flatbread

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Curly Fries

Chilli Beans

Roast Beef & Onion Baguette

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

chips

Corn on the Cob

Vegetable Pakora Burger (V)

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Wedges

BBQ Beans

Spicy Chicken Fajita

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Minted Peas

Brunch

7 item breakfast

Croissants

Cereal

Fruit

Yoghurt

Roast Dinner

Roast Pork & Apple Sauce with Yorkshire Pudding

Wild Mushroom & Pea Risotto Cake (V)

Sides:

Seasonal Veg & Potatoes

Classic CounterCrispy Breaded Chicken Kiev

Spiced Jackfruit & Vegetable Strudel (VE)

With sides

Salmon en Croute with Lemon Butter Sauce

Vegan Schnitzel & Jaeger Sauce (VE)

With sides

Paprika Rotisserie 1/2 Chicken & Sauces

Vegetable & Cheese Calzone (VE)

With sides

Beef & Pepperoni Lasagne

Jumbo Spring Rolls, Rice & Sweet & Sour Sauce (VE)

With sides

Deep Fried Crispy Fish

Battered Jumbo Sausage

Red Onion & Cheese Pasty (VE)

With sides

Slice of Pizza

Sides:

Chips

BBQ Beans

Deli Bar

Tossed Bar

Soup & Roll

Jacket Potato Bar

Cooked Breakfast

Deli Bar

Tossed Bar

Soup & Roll

Jacket Potato Bar

Pasta CounterMarinara Sauce (V)Chicken in Cream SauceQuorn Bolognese (V)Garlic Mushroom (V)Rocket Pesto (V)
Pizza CounterMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices daily
Soup & RollMinted Pea (V)Vegetable Broth (V)Tomato & Basil (V)Vegetable Goulash (V)Vegetable & Lentil (V)
Street Food Bowl CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Hot DessertChocolate & Vanilla Sponge & Chocolate SauceApple Pie with Custard SauceFruit Crumble & Vanilla CustardSticky Toffee Pudding & Caramel SauceCreamed Rice Pudding & Various Toppings
Tossed CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Jacket Potato CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Cold Deli CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Live WokAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily

Week commencing: 11/10/2021

WEEK 4MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Hot Deli CounterChicken Ranch Style Burger

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Sweetcorn

Smoky BBQ Slow Roasted Beef Baguette

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Curly Fries

Chilli Beans

Chilli Bean & Cheese Burrito (V)

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Corn on the Cob

Sweet Chilli Halloumi Burger (V)

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Wedges

BBQ Beans

Crispy Chicken Wrap

Sides:

Coleslaw

Potato Salad

Chips

Minted Peas

Brunch

7 item breakfast

Croissants

Cereal

Fruit

Yoghurt

Roast Dinner

Roast Chicken with Stuffing & Yorkshire Pudding

Cheese, Leek & Sweet Potato Pie (V)

Sides:

Seasonal Veg & Potatoes

Classic CounterSteak & Potato Pie

Braised Quorn Sausages & Onions (VE)

With sides

Peppered Mackerel with Lime & Coriander Salsa

Vegetable Cottage Pie with Root Veg Topping & Onion Gravy (VE)

With sides

Chicken Breast with Pink Peppercorn Sauce

Aubergine & Courgette Lasagne (VE)

With sides

Pork Stroganoff & Braised Rice

Wild Mushroom, Leek & Chestnut Pie (VE)

With sides

Deep Fried Crispy Fish

Battered Jumbo Sausage

Curried Sweet Potato Pasty (VE)

With sides

Diavolo or Pepperoni Flatbread

Chips

BBQ Beans

Deli Bar

Tossed Bar

Soup & Roll

Jacket Potato Bar

Cooked Breakfast

Sdeli Bar

Tossed Bar

Soup & Roll

Jacket Potato Bar

Pasta CounterButternut & Tomato (V)Spicy PepperoniVegetable Ragu (V)Cauliflower Cheese (V)Creamy Garlic & Spinach (V)
Pizza CounterMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices dailyMeat and vegetarian choices daily
Soup and RollCurried Lentil (V)Spicy Tomato (V)Mushroom & Thyme (V)Leek & Potato (V)Chunky Vegetable (V)
Street Food Bowl CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Hot DessertVanilla Sponge with Fruit Compote Topping & Custard SauceCoconut & Jam Tart with Vanilla SauceApple & Blackberry Crumble & Custard SauceLuxury Bread & Butter Pudding Custard SaucePancake with various toppings & Squirty Cream
Tossed CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Jacket Potato CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Cold Deli CounterAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
Live WokAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable dailyAvailable daily
The Refectory Google Map

Virtual tour

Want to check the Refectory out for yourself? Take a look at our virtual tour.

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.