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What’s on the menu at East Bank

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  • Written byLondon College of Fashion
  • Published date 01 June 2023
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Baxter Storey is an independent hospitality provider that provides all the catering services at University of the Arts London, with a focus on healthy, provenance and quality food, which is sustainably and locally sourced and caters for all requirements.

From the start of term on 25 September at London College of Fashion, UAL’s new East Bank campus, there will be food destinations with signature dishes and experiences shaping a new environment for LCF students and staff. What to expect? Pizzeria throughout the day, exceptional barista coffees, an evening bar, guest chef invitations, bubble tea and much more, let's take a look at the menus.

Picture of different types of bubble tea

Dining hall and canteen, Level 10

The canteen on level 10 will have a fresh and seasonal food offer, also responding to food trends. The canteen will be open Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3pm and payments will be made at each station making the service faster. There are four stations, three of which will serve a fixed weekly menu and a separate offer on Friday including fish and chips and nostalgic dishes. The global menu includes:

  • ‘All times Classics’ - European favourites
  • ‘Street food’ - American street eats
  • ‘International flavours’ - Indian and Asian
  • Guest-counter: Occasionally, Kimiko, Japanese kitchen rotating with other choices
  • Plant-based soup with surplus vegetables and bread made with regenerative flour by Wildfarmed
  • Seasonal salad bar with plant-based protein with every dressing and toppings imaginable
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Café, pizzeria and bar, Level 10

The café on level 10 offers artisan coffees, teas, juices with detox blends and an all-day pizza menu. This café turns into a bar from 5pm including non–alcoholic drinks. These destinations are open Monday - Friday during the following hours;

  • Café - 8am – 9pm
  • Bar - 5pm – 8.30pm
  • Pizzeria - 11am – 8pm

In the café on level 10 there will be a selection of:

  • Croissants, cookies and cakes
  • Doughnuts and brownies
  • Vegan cakes
  • Savoury options including baguettes with various fillings

In the Pizzeria on level 10 the hand-stretched dough, including vegetarian (VE) options, are made to order and will operate with a buzzer system:

  • Margherita (VE), mozzarella, tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil
  • Funghi (VE), mozzarella, mixed woodland mushrooms, tomato, extra virgin olive oil
  • Burrata, mozzarella, Italian cured ham, sunblush tomato, extra virgin olive oil
  • La bomba, mozzarella, spicy salami, dried chilli flakes, chilli oil
  • And new topping choices are to be confirmed!

Drapers Café, Ground Floor (open to the public)

Drapers Café on the ground floor offers a different coffee blend, tea, bubble tea, cold press juice, conscious cold beverages and alcoholic drinks. This inclusive offer accommodates plant-based and gluten-free treats, pastries, handmade toasties, seasonal salads, handcraft tarts and signature sausage rolls (plant-based included). The ground floor café will be open Monday – Saturday, 8.30am - 6pm.

Photo of a savoury croissant with avocado and tomatoes with

Sustainable food at UAL: food for thought, fuel for change

UAL is the first university in the UK to receive the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark award by the Soil Association across all canteen outlets at all six of its Colleges. We’re committed to creating a food culture that is focused on sustainability, embracing more plant-based dishes and sourcing our ingredients from local suppliers. Our outlets serve a great range of freshly prepared meals, including vegetarian and vegan options, and we encourage our community to cut down on disposables with offers and rewards for sustainable choices.

This means we provide high-quality food, that is healthy, ethical and uses lots of fresh ingredients. We choose seasonal produce because it tastes better, and has a big environmental impact. We buy from local suppliers wherever possible, to help reduces our food mileage and support local communities and businesses. 

If you are interested to know where our food at UAL comes from, what impact our coffees have on farmers, or how we are reducing our footprint, read our sustainability booklet (PDF 6.25MB).