UCL Accommodation


Food in halls

Find out about your food or catering options while staying in UCL Accommodation including menus, meal cards and special dietary requirement information.

Catering is available at Ifor Evans Hall and Ramsay Hall. These UCL Halls provide breakfast and evening meals Monday to Friday, with brunch served on the weekends. 

Residents will need to make their own arrangements for meals outside of the food service times within their hall.

Please note that there is no food service before the official move-in weekend, on Bank Holidays, College closure days, Christmas break and Easter break.


Both our catered accommodation halls - Ifor Evans Hall and Ramsay Hall - offer a variety of food, including vegan, vegetarian, fish and meat options. UCL uses Gather & Gather as their catering provider.


Served 7:45-9:30 Monday-Friday, Students can enjoy a continental breakfast or a full English breakfast, all served with Fairtrade Union Coffee from our artisan roasters in east London, tea and a range of juices.

Brunch and Dinners

Enjoy delicious and healthy soups, a wide variety of hot meals, a salad bar and much more. Brunch served 11.30-13:30 Saturday & Sunday. Dinner served 17:00-19:00 Monday-Friday.

Speciality meals


Meat sourcing and Halal meat

In line with Company Policy along with the majority of catering facilities, supermarkets and restaurants in England, all the chicken and lamb that we use in our kitchens is pre-stunned before it is killed. The Muslim Council of Great Britain has agreed that pre-stunned meat can be deemed as Halal as long as a blessing/prayer is said at the time of killing. Download the PDF to read the statement in full.

Copies of our chicken & lamb Halal certificates are available to see from the Catering manager should you wish to do so.


Allergies are taken extremely seriously so every meal prepared on site has an allergen note. If you suffer from any allergy, please advise the Gather & Gather Team personally. 

See our sample menus

Meal Cards

A meal card will be issued for students in Ifor Evans Hall and Ramsay Hall on arrival. You will be asked to show your meal card to the front-line team member at each meal time.


You will need to speak to the catering team to purchase meal passes for your guests. Please be aware that you are not allowed to share your meal card with anyone, under any circumstances. 


Food Made Good Award

Gather & Gather are part of the Sustainable Restaurant Association community. They are dedicated to making every meal served as sustainable as possible. 

Their three-star Food Made Good Award is the culmination of a year of ambitious progress and innovative change across their kitchens.

Our provider, Gather & Gather, offers:

  • Free range eggs
  • Red Tractor certified meat (including halal chicken and beef)
  • MSC certified fish

No disposables 

In order to minimise the negative impact on the environment, no disposable plates or cutlery are used in the dining halls.

Find out more about Gather & Gather sustainability commitments and our promise 

Packed dinner

If you know you are going to miss your dinner, you can order a packed dinner the day before. Please give the team at least 24h notice. Your packed dinner will include: 

  • sandwich or baguette
  • bag of crisps
  • fruit
  • confectionary item
  • a drink or bottle of water

Please follow the steps below to order your packed dinner. 

Order in advance

To ensure availability please order your packed dinner at breakfast the day before you need it. 

Complete order book

Place your order by adding the following details to the order book in the canteen (servery).

  • Date packed dinner required
  • Your full name
  • Your room number
  • Dietary requirements (vegan, allergies etc)

Collect your order on the requested day at breakfast. Remember to bring your meal pass.