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Offering everything from hot meals to a quick grab and go solution, you'll find everything you need right here.

Welcome to the JBR Refectory

Visit the JBR Refectory situated in the Jeremy Bentham Room, between the North and South Cloisters. Here you will find our food court with a multitude of offers to tempt you. JBR delivers a new standard of quality and consistency with ever-changing new and exciting menus as well as a number of great value promotions. Open for breakfast and lunch, we provide a full range of hot and cold quick bites, snacks and main meals.

JBR Awarded Food for Life Accreditation

We are very pleased to announce that all of our counters in the JBR have achieved the Food For Life accreditation, which is awarded to food providers by the Soil Association as an independent endorsement of the quality, provenance and sustainability of the food they provide. It looks at criteria such as use of fresh ingredients, complying with national nutrition standards and meeting UK standards for animal welfare.

The Catering Mark is open to all food providers. The Bronze, Silver and Gold tiers recognise caterers who serve more locally produced, healthy and organic food. Caterers with the Bronze Catering Mark serve seasonal meals which are freshly prepared and free from undesirable additives including MSG, tartazine and aspartame. No GM ingredients are used and all eggs are from cage-free hens. Caterers with the Silver Catering Mark use at least 5% organic ingredients as well as a selction of UK or local produce and offer healthier menus.

The Bowl (now Noodle Bar) and Grill counters have been awarded the Sliver accreditation and the Wrap'd, World and Med Deli counters have achieved Bronze accreditation.

Token System

The JBR Refectory operates a pre-pay token system, with three simple price points -£3, £4, £5- and three easy steps:

1. On the approach to the till decide what you fancy eating from our menu offers
2. Pay at the till and receive your token
3. Head to your chosen destination and exchange your token for your food

A drink is included with every purchase*

*We highly encourage you to choose a healthier option and grab water from our water dispenser located just round the corner from the Noodle Bar.

Our Offers

Noodle Bar is prepared fresh and fast in front of you - delicious noodle or rice wonders!

World is open for breakfast with a traditional full English, through to the afternoon with some of your favourite comfort foods from around the world.

Grill is probably one of our most popular offers; it's where you can find a ready supply of delicious grilled chicken. Every day the marinade on offer changes but the chicken tastes just as good. Grill'd also serves a sumptuous range of burgers - delicious!

Wrap'd offers delicious, freshly-made assorted wraps- select your filling and we'll wrap it up in front of you

Mediterranean Deli brings you the freshly prepared baguettes with flavours to suit all tastes. You can also eat some fantastic salads here with an ever-changing selection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Choices*

*Please note that all of our counters offer a vegetarian option.

Old Refectory Café

Situated in the Old Refectory, our coffee shop serves Sodexo's triple accredited Aspretto Coffee. Aspretto is certified Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and 100% Organic. We also use 100% recycled paper, 100% recyclable branded cups and non-polluting vegetable-based inks for printed materials. Sodexo donates a set financial contribution to the STOP Hunger charity for every pound of tea and coffee sold.

Whether you're in a hurry and on the move or you have time to relax in the seating area, there are hot snacks, drinks, crisps and confectionery for you to enjoy.

School of Engineering Café

Situated on Gower Street, the School of Engineering Café features Sodexo's triple accredited coffee Aspretto, served by our trained baristas; giving you the perfect cup of coffee every time. We also serve sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

Costa Express

For a quick out of hours option you'll find a Costa Express situated just inside the South Junction in the Bloomsbury Campus.

Pizza Neo

We have recently opened a new grab-and-go pizza outlet located next to the Science Library in Malet Place. The outlet offers freshly baked pizzas as well as a range of hot beverages including Aspretto coffee, sandwiches, snacks and a selection of confectionary.

Since the opening, Pizza Neo proved to be a very popular destination during lunchtime rushes. Appetizing pizzas are not the only product on offer; in the mornings you can start your busy day with a cup of tea or Aspretto coffee as well as delicious breakfast calzones.


Our Megavan is situated outside, in the Wilkins Quad. Serving our triple-certified Aspretto coffee along with baguettes, confectionery and cold drinks. This is the perfect pit-stop if you want to grab something on the go, or enjoy a well-deserved treat while catching some fresh air.

UCL Environmental Policy

We care about the environment and therefore we always seek new ways of improvement to contribute to the surrounding we operate in. The JBR Refectory was proudly recognised by Green Impact Universities and Colleges environmental accreditation programme with a Bronze award this year.  

To find out more about the Sodexo Environmental Policy for UCL please click ‘here'

Opening Times

JBR Refectory
Monday to Friday
Breakfast 8.30am to 10.30am
Lunch 11.30am to 2.30pm

Monday to Friday (term time)
8am to 6pm
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