University Cafes and Catering


The University of Edinburgh offers a diverse range of catering services from coffee shops, catered halls and hotels to outside catering and fine dining. We are passionate about food and, through the University’s “Good Food Policy”, we are proud to promote local companies across all our menus and to shout about our wonderful, like-minded suppliers who support us, and us them, in our journey to showcase the very best of what Scotland can offer.

Good food for all - our guide to local suppliers

We take pride in our food food provenance, find out more on our brochure below: 

Good food policy

The University of Edinburgh takes a whole-institution approach to food and its connection to health and sustainability.

The University’s Good Food Policy sets out our ambitions in five key areas: sourcing, provision, practice, research, learning and teaching and leadership and culture. The policy was first approved in 2016 and then updated in 2020.

Find out more on the Social Responsibility and Sustainability website

Our pledge of more veg with Peas Please

The University of Edinburgh is increasing the amount of vegetables it serves to encourage students and staff to eat an extra portion per day.

It's one of three positive commitments the University made in joining the Peas Please initiative in January 2020. 

Find out more on the Social Responsibility and Sustainability website


Good food procurement

Highlighting the procurement steps taken at the University of Edinburgh for our catering outlets and services.

Good food awards

Some of the awards The University of Edinburgh has won for excellence in our catering.

Good nutrition awards

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing fresh food and healthy alternatives in our outlets, we have been we have received a number of awards.