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Take a look at two sample menus provided by CH&Co to get an idea of the delicious food options you can expect in UCL's catered halls.

Sample Menu Week 1

Monday

Soup

Roasted Squash, Coconut & Chilli
Mains/ TraditionalCream Chicken, Mushroom, Leek & Smoked Cheddar Pie, Steamed New Potatoes.
Street FoodLamb, Mint & Apricot Koftas, Toasted Wholemeal Pitta, Chilli Yoghurt, Tabbouleh Salad.
VegetarianGrilled Halloumi, Sweet Potato, Homemade Flatbread, Toasted Corn Salsa.
VeganBroccoli, Tofu & Aubergine Thai Yellow Curry, Steamed Rice, Raw Asian Slaw.
VegetablesRoasted Heritage Carrots

Dessert 

Warm Triple Chocolate Sponge
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Freekeh Tabbouleh, Broad Bean, Pea & Preserved Lemon.
  2. Harissa Roasted Heritage Carrots, Labneh & Coriander
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein.
Tuesday
SoupLeek, Potato & Watercress.
Mains/ TraditionalSalmon & Smoked Haddock Fishcake, Free Range Poached Egg, Shaved Fennel Salad.
Street FoodBuffalo Chicken Wings, Blue Cheese Dressing, Crispy Shallots, Sweet Potato Fries.
VegetarianMediterranean Vegetable, Spinach & Ricotta Lasagne, Toasted Garlic Ciabatta.
VeganCauliflower, Squash & Chickpea Tagine, Bulgar Wheat Tabbouleh, Coconut Yoghurt.
VegetablesCharred Broccoli

Dessert 

Apple & Berry Strudel, Vanilla Custard
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Cajun Spiced Sweet Potato, Coriander & Bulgar Wheat
  2. Roasted Squash, Butterbeans & Baby Spinach
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein.
Wednesday
SoupChickpea, Harissa & Coriander
Mains/ TraditionalBasil & Oregano Beef Meatballs, Spaghetti, Garlic Flatbread
Street FoodPork Belly, Soy Egg, Rice Noodle and Pak Choi Ramen
VegetarianRed Pepper, Feta Cheese, Roquette & Basil Frittata, Steamed Fine Beans
VeganShwarma Chestnut & Oyster Mushroom Kebab, Pickled Onion & Chillies & Chips
VegetablesRoasted Pumpkin

Dessert 

American Pancakes, Caramelised Banana, Toffee Sauce
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Farro Grain, Roasted Fennel, Beets, Tarragon & Lemon Dressing.
  2. Broad Bean, New Potato & Roasted Sprout Salad, Pickled Chillies.
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein.
Thursday
SoupMushroom & Thyme
Mains/ TraditionalButter Chicken, Masalla Sauce, Basmati Rice, Roti Bread, Onion & Coriander Bhaji 
Street FoodRas El Hanout Grilled Chicken Wrap, Pomegranate & Roasted Aubergine Salad, Sweet Potato Fries
VegetarianRoasted Root Vegetable, Goats Cheese & Thyme Wellington, Steamed Greens
VeganBeetroot & Chickpea Burger, Toasted Bun, Vegan Mayo, Avocado & Sweet Potato Fries
VegetablesSag Aloo / Charred Cauliflower

Dessert 

Mississippi Mud Pie
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Pea, Soy & Broad Bean Smash, Feta Cheese & Savoury Granola
  2. Harissa Roasted Heritage Carrots, Labneh & Coriander
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein.
Friday
SoupRoasted Tomato & Basil
Mains/ TraditionalBeer Battered Cod, Chunky Chips, Garden or Mushy Peas, Homemade Tartare, Lemon
Street FoodPulled Beef Burrito, Black Beans, Rice, Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, Flour Tortilla, Sweet Potato Fries
VegetarianRoasted Squash, Sage & Garden Pea Rissotto, Shaved Parmesan, Green Salad
VeganChargrilled Pepper, Vegan Cheese, Black Olive & Baby Spinach Pizza, Green Salad
VegetablesSteamed Whole Green Beans

Dessert 

Pear, Blackberry & Cinnamon Crumble, Custard
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Freekeh, Roasted Cauliflower, Chicory & Broccoli
  2. Roasted Squash, Ginger Chilli Tomatoes & Lime Yoghurt
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein.
Saturday
SoupSweetcorn, Parsley & Potato Chowder
Mains/ TraditionalCottage Pie, Sweet Potato & Cheddar Cheese Mash, Steamed Greens
Street FoodButtermilk Chicken Burger, Kimchi Slaw, Toasted Brioche, Sriracha Mayo, French Fries
VeganMushroom, Lentil & Tomato Ragu, Penne Pasta, Charred Broccoli
VegetablesSteamed Greens

Dessert 

Banana & Toasted Coconut Fritters
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Charred Aubergines, Sorrell Yoghurt, Pickled Radish
  2. Dukkah Toasted Chickpea, Cucumber & Quinoa Tabbouleh
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein.
Sunday
SoupThai Flat Noodle, Coriander & Sesame
Mains/ TraditionalRoasted Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Sage Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, Homemade Gravy
Street FoodCajun Spiced Pork Belly Taco, Salsa Roja, Lime, Red Rice, Pickled red Onions, Raw Slaw
VeganSweet Potato Falafel, Romesco Sauce, Fattoush Salad, Raw Slaw, 
VegetablesSteamed Hispi Cabbage

Dessert 

Warm Raspberry Bakewell Tart
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Pearl Barley, Rainbow Chard, Roasted Beets & Parsley
  2. Fine Bean, Broad Bean & Mange Tout Toasted Garlic & Almonds
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein.

Sample Menu Week 2

Monday
SoupRoot Vegetable, Barley & Parsley Stew
Mains/ TraditionalGrilled Chicken Nicoise Salad, Free Range Egg, Fine Bean, Black Olives, Toasted Garlic Flatbread
Street FoodLamb Keema Curry, Naan Bread, Carrot Pickle, Rice, Mint & Coriander Chutney, Bombay Potatoes
VegetarianTenderstem Broccoli, Rice Noodle, Shitake Mushroom & Sesame Stir Fry, Crispy Tofu
VeganVegan Macaroni Cheese, Leek, Baby Spinach Bake, Dressed Baby Gem & Cherry Tomato Salad
VegetablesSteamed Greens 

Dessert 

Flourless Dark Chocolate & Sesame Brownie
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Roasted Aubergine, Shredded Radish, Oregano & Mint
  2. Winter Greens, Burnt Spring Onion Dressing & Pickled Red Chilli
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein
Tuesday
SoupPlum Tomato, Garlic & Basil
Mains/ TraditionalMeat Feast Pizza, Pepperoni, Spicy Beef, Mushroom, Green pepper & Grilled Chicken, Mixed Salad
Street FoodButtermilk Chicken, Waffle, Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce, Fries, Pickled and Crispy Shallots
VegetarianPulled Jackfruit & Sweet Potato Tacos, Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Black Beans, Burnt Corn Cob
VeganRose Harissa Roasted Cauliflower Steak, Mint Tabbouleh, Pomegranate Coconut Yoghurt, Roasted Squash
VegetablesRoasted Harissa Squash

Dessert 

Apple & Forest Fruit Crumble, Vanilla Custard
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Miso Dressed Charred Broccoli, Shitake Mushroom & Tarragon
  2. Kohlrabi Slaw, Avocado Cream & Dried Cranberries 
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein
Wednesday
SoupSweet Potato, Coriander & Chilli
Mains/ TraditionalTraditional Fish Pie, Creamy Dill Mashed Potato Topping, Honey Glazed Carrots
Street FoodCrispy Chicken Katsu Curry, Steamed Chinese Cabbage & Pak Choi, Long Grain Rice, 
VegetarianMacaroni Cheese Burger, Sriracha Sauce, Cos Lettuce, Brioche Bun & French Fries
VeganQuinoa Falafel Budda Bowl, Lemon & Chilli Dressing, Edamame, Pickled Cabbage, Crispy Tofu
VegetablesSteamed Fine Beans

Dessert 

Steamed Jam & Toasted Coconut Sponge
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Tabbouleh, Fresh Mint, Caramelised Lemon & Red Quinoa
  2. Roasted Cauliflower, Cherry Tomato & Preserved Lemon
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein
Thursday
SoupSpiced Celeriac 
Mains/ TraditionalCumberland Sausages, Caramelised Red Onion Gravy, Creamy Maris Piper Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Leeks
Street FoodGrilled Turkey, Chilli & Coriander Burger, Brioche Bun, Gorchang Mayo, Cos Lettuce, Sweet Potato Fries
VegetarianCajun Spiced Vegetable, Black Bean & Cheddar Quesidallas, Tomato Salsa, Guacamole & Rice
VeganSpiced Jackfruit Burger, Vegan Bun Kale and avocado slaw, Lime Vegan Mayo, Sweet Potato Fries
VegetablesSweetcorn Cobs

Dessert 

Lemon Tart, Crème Fraiche
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Vegan Toasted Yeast & Almond Savoy Cabbage Slaw
  2. Slow Roasted Heritage Beets, Crème Fraiche & Pickled Onions
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein
Friday
SoupPotato, Lentil & Chickpea Broth
Mains/ TraditionalBattered Haddock Fillet, Chunky Chips Mushy or Garden Peas, Homemade Tartare, Lemon Wedges
Street FoodPork Belly Bhan Mi, Pickled Shredded Mouli & Carrot, Sweet Chilli Mayo, Coriander, Asian Slaw
VegetarianBuffalo Mozzarella, Roquette, Tomato & Roasted Pepper Pizza, Mixed Green Salad
VeganPak Choi, Beansprout, Shitake Mushroom & Crispy Chilli Tofu Ramen, Kimchi Slaw
VegetablesSteamed Chinese Cabbage & Pak Choi

Dessert 

Warm Banana & Toffee Drizzle Cake 
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Shaved Fennel, Sumac, Orange & Burnt Feta Cheese 
  2. Roasted Squash, Apple, Blue Cheese Dressing, Pickled Walnuts
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein
Saturday
SoupCarrot & Toasted Cumin Seed
Mains/ TraditionalSteak, Mushroom & Ale Puff Pastry Topped Pie, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Greens
Street FoodCrispy Chicken Wings, Sticky Miso, Sesame & Spring Onion Glaze, Sweet Potato Fries, Pickled Slaw 
VeganCauliflower Wings, Sriracha Vegan Mayo, Pickled Shallots, Guacamole, Sweet Potato Fries
VegetablesCharred Broccoli

Dessert 

Belgian Waffle, Summer Fruits, Whipped Cream
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Charred Aubergines, Cardamom Yoghurt, Preserved Lemon
  2. Asian Slaw, Pickled Kohlrabi, Chinese Cabbage & Sesame
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein
Sunday
SoupCaramelised French Onion, Garlic Crouton
Mains/ TraditionalHoney & Apple Glazed Roast Gammon, Thyme Roasted New Potatoes, Cauliflower Cheese, Gravy
Street FoodRed Thai Beef Curry, Toasted Coconut, Pak Choi, Coriander Rice, Prawn Crackers
VeganAubergine, Mange Tout & Sweet Potato Massaman Curry, Basmati Rice, Pickled Radish Slaw
VegetablesBraised Red Cabbage

Dessert 

Apple & Cinnamon Pie, Custard
Big Bowl Salads
  1. Chilli Dressed Greens, Edamame, Mange Tout & Nigella Seed
  2. Roasted Squash, Tahini, Zatar, Red Onion & Wild Roquette
Salad Bar & ProteinsA Selection of Compound Salads with a Meat, Fish & Vegetarian Protein

Standard options

Breakfast and evening meals are provided Monday to Friday and weekend lunches.

Breakfast

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.

Lunch and Dinners

Enjoy delicious and healthy soups, a wide variety of hot meals, a salad bar and much more.

Speciality meals

We hold regular themed Special dinners which cultivate food from different parts of the world or celebrate international holidays like Korean or Caribbean Bar, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hanukah or and Christmas.