We will make sure you are well-fed during your time at Leeds, whether you are working, studying or just visiting us. We have a fantastic variety of places to eat, thanks to Leeds University Union and Great Food at Leeds.
Places to eat
There are many places for you to try on campus; here are some of our favourites. Opening hours quoted are during term time. For more information contact the venue.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 7pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm
As well as being a major gig venue in the evenings, the Refectory is the main catering outlet on campus, offering a variety of hot and cold food. We cater for a range of dietary requirements and our award-winning head chef sources local ingredients as much as possible.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 5.50pm
Hugo is our Camionnette café which sells fresh baguettes, coffee and patisseries. This little van is fantastic when you are looking for a sophisticated bite to eat between meetings or lectures.
Parkinson Court Café
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4pm
Take in the opulent surroundings of the renowned Parkinson Court while you enjoy your lunch.
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am - 5pm. Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 3pm
Sip coffee while watching the ducks swim among our water fountains at Waterside Café. Its a beautiful place to eat when its sunny.
Opening hours: Monday Friday 8am 4pm
PURE serves up craft coffee and healthy handmade salads and sandwiches in the Worsley building.
Leeds University Union
Leeds University Union also has some wonderful places to eat and drink.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11am - 3pm
If youre looking for something quick, fresh and healthy the Salad Box offers build your own wraps and salads as well as pasta and soup as part of an affordable meal deal.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am 6pm
This quirky café is a great place to meet friends or colleagues, study over coffee and cake and take a break from the office. It has furniture sourced from around the University which gives it a cosy and eclectic feel while making sure good tables and chairs dont go to waste! It is definitely a café worth looking for.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 11am midnight. Friday 11am - 1am. Saturday and Sunday noon - midnight
Our on-campus bar is a great place to unwind after a busy day at work or studying and kick start the weekend. They also offer a high-quality and varied menu, suitable for most dietary requirements, including an all day breakfast.
LUU Farmers' Market
Opening hours: Mondays 9.30 4pm
The market visits every Monday during term time with some must-see stalls which include:
- a deli
- a greengrocer who delivers boxes of seasonal vegetables to your door
- a bakery which sells excellent brownies
- the hog roast van (this is very popular so watch out for queues)
Meet in Leeds
If youre looking to host an event at the University that requires fine dining, we can help you. Find out more about our catering services.