International dining at the heart of campus

Posted by nm365 at Dec 30, 2020 11:00 PM |
Our new Campus Kitchen in Percy Gee

With the opening of the newly refurbished Percy Gee building came the anticipation of a whole host of new eateries for staff, students and visitors to enjoy when on campus. From African and Caribbean flavours, to hand-stretched, Italian style pizza, all of the Kitchen Campus outlets are now open.

We’ve put together this handy guide to the food outlets available on campus, including location and opening times. Please be aware, though, that opening times and availability of certain items may vary due to various challenges with manufacturing, supply chains and staff recruitment. For this reason, the IV café in the Maurice Shock Building is currently closed. Make sure you check LSP’s website for the very latest information (and their menus are all available for you to browse, too).

Here’s what’s waiting for you to sample this academic year. Full selection of outlets to be open from Monday 27 September.

We encourage you to wear a mask, unless exempt, in crowded spaces.


Opening times: Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm

The first 100% plant-based outlet on campus that provides a range of delicious vegan friendly, Asian inspired food and drink. As part of our ethical catering commitment, we recognise the responsibility to provide healthy and sustainable food and drink for our customers.

Craft Coffee House

Opening times: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Craft Coffee House is built on tapping into Leicester’s craft skills-based heritage of manufacturing and textiles through its brand while simultaneously providing ethically sourced barista-made coffees and high quality, flavoursome bites to eat.


Opening times: Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm

Astrovan is a fully converted airstream van, that has already created a buzz with students on social media by taking loaded fries and baked crushed potatoes to another level, some say out of this world! The uniqueness of this outlet pays homage to the University’s transformational project of the Space Park Leicester collaborative development.


Opening times: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm

Soul brings even more variety and diversity of food through its African and Caribbean inspired flavours and spices. Working collaboratively with the Students’ Union African and Caribbean Society to create the outlet name and suggested dishes, plus with feedback from customers wanting more food choices on campus, this outlet brings spice, grilled flavours, and variety to the forefront.


Opening times: Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm

Queens brings the taste of Italy to the University of Leicester, with hand-stretched pizzas topped with fresh ingredients and cooked in a matter of minutes in a large copper fitted wood-fired pizza oven. Italian patisseries are available to entice the sweet tooth which can be paired perfectly with Italian roasted multi-regional coffees.

Campus Kitchen isn’t the only place you can eat, drink and socialise on campus. Here are the other outlets that will be open from Monday 27 September.


Opening times: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Starbucks is tucked away behind the new Campus Kitchen, within The SU Square of the Percy Gee Building, and serves up all your favourite drinks. Did you know that all profits made at our Starbucks branch go directly into improving the student experience?

Craft Coffee van

Opening times: Monday-Friday, 8.30-11am

A repurposed silver Citroen van parked in Centenary Square and serving up your morning dose of caffeine.

Library Café

Opening times: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

This modern café serves sandwiches, cakes and barista-made Craft coffee. A place for students to take a break from studying and staff to relax in a quieter environment.

Attenborough Arts Café

Opening times: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Located on the ground floor of the Attenborough Arts Centre, just outside of the main campus, the Attenborough Arts Café offers a range of hot and cold bites, as well as cakes and snacks.

Atrium Café

Opening times: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Located on the ground floor of the George Davis Building, the student named Atrium Café is the perfect place for students to relax after a lecture, or staff to meet for lunch.

Village Pub

Opening times: flexible – visit the outlet and see the board for details.

The Village Pub is located in the heart of the Oadby Halls of residence, and serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Follow @your_lsp to keep up to date with daily opening times.

Union Street Food Market

Opening times: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Home to the miniature food court of Pearls Bubble Tea and The Pantry, this outlet also combines a grab-and-go section of delicious sandwiches, salads, sweet treats, convenient items for a quick shop and a selection of hot and cold drinks.


Opening times: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

This café, situated at the University’s Brookfield campus, serves sandwiches, fresh cakes and a daily ‘hot dish of the day’.

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