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.
Carbon emissions are included on our menus in order to support staff, students and visitors to make informed choices on their food. You can find out more about how these figures are calculated here.
Good food for all - our guide to local suppliers
We take pride in our good 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.
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.