Eat, Drink & Shop
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Cantina offers vegan junk food at an affordable price for both you and the planet. With seasonal menus, locally available produce, passion for sustainability, and mouth-watering flavours, Cantina is the place to get your new favourite burger meal and loaded fries. Find Cantina on the -1 floor of the Union building.
There is a cash machine located in our Union Square area next to the Amazon Lockers that charges 65p per transaction. Alternatively, you can access cash through our Cash Back facility with purchases in our Coop store during trading hours. There is also a free-to-use cash machine in the Arnold Ziff building.
If you are an international student looking to open a bank account, visit the University Of Leeds page for guidance.
Grab a meal deal at lunchtime or do your entire weekly shopping without leaving the campus at our Co-op supermarket. Our Co-op is a franchise, meaning you can take advantage of their great products, while the profit made is reinvested into your student experience. Find Co-op on the -1 level of the Union building.
Located at the heart of the Union building, Common Ground is a vibrant and cosy space to catch up with friends and studies. With a selection of hot and cold drinks, pastries, sandwiches, and more, it is a popular lunch destination.
Whether you’re looking for a hot and tasty breakfast to start your day or for something to satisfy your sweet tooth – Cooplands has got your covered! Pop in for freshly baked pies and pasties, made-to-order sandwiches, vegan options, and an extended hot food menu. Find the bakery on the -1 floor of the Union building.
Function is your space to play with, and this super flexible venue can be used for everything from society meetings to parties and performances.
Just let us know what you’re planning, and book it for free.
Gear is your one-stop shop for all things Uni of Leeds – come in to grab your uni merch! Located on the -1 floor of the Union building (and available online), Gear has everything you need to show the world your alma mater and commemorate your time at Leeds – classic hoodies and soft toys included.
Gear Bespoke Branded Clothing
Did you know that LUU’s merchandise shop Gear can provide clubs, societies and other student groups with bespoke branded clothing and accessories?
It’s the convenient way to get kitted out, with the Gear team doing most of the hard work for you.
Green Action Food Co-op
The Green Action Food Co-op is a volunteer-run store that exists to provide cost-price ethical food and low-waste essentials. It is run by the Green Action society. Find the shop on the -1 floor of the Union building.
Located on the -1 floor of the Union building, Humpit is a fast food outlet with a difference, offering freshly made filled pitas and salad boxes with hummus, falafel, pickles and sauces, as well as their famous meal-size hummus bowls. Fresh drinks and a range of sides and snacks are available here, too. It’s 100% plant-based and 100% delicious.
LUU Venue Hire Buffet
You can pre-order food and drinks for your event at LUU. We cater to groups large and small, offering a choice from three delicious buffet types.
View our menus to decide the best food option and price point for your event.
Old Bar is LUU’s traditional pub, which has been serving students real ale and pub food since 1939. You can always expect a lively atmosphere here – support your team by catching a sports game, test your general knowledge at the Thursday pub quiz, and enjoy live music by local artists and musical societies on Sundays.
Pearls Bubble Tea
Try one of Pearls’ unique flavours of this delicious Taiwanese drink, made from antioxidant-rich black or green tea combined with creamy extracts, natural fruit flavourings and tapioca pearls or jelly. It’s happiness in a cup!
Pyramid – along with nearby Mango Studio – is a space for students to study, eat and chill.
Designed with those who bring in their own food or choose to-go options in mind, these spaces have tables and chairs and can be used however you like – whether it’s a quick pit stop for lunch, or a more relaxed spot to study. It’s a perfect spot for days with a mix of online and on-campus classes.
Did you know? Pyramid Theatre is one of only nine in-the-round theatres in the UK. Take your performance to the next level and let the audience see you do your thing from every angle.
This special space can seat up to 200 people and can also be set up as a 160-seat studio theatre. It is used to host theatre and dance performances, comedy nights and film screenings.
Riley Smith Theatre
The Riley Smith Theatre is our oldest, most established venue, having hosted countless performances and ceremonies down the years before its recent refurbishment.
Scream & Starbucks
Located on the -1 floor of the Union building, Scream is LUU’s very own ice-cream parlour, and it is accompanied by a Starbucks outlet. Come over to treat yourself to ice-cream, hot and cold drinks, and pastries.
Stylus is the answer to all your live music and night out needs.
Home to our infamous club night Fruity, this venue is decked out with a brilliant sound system and all you need to put on a successful club night or gig.
Stylus is available to book for LUU societies and external promoters alike.
Tantino is the home of comfort food, and is the newest store to open at LUU. Tantino specialises in focaccia base pizza slices, make-your-own mac’n’cheese, and pasta salads.
So many great choices for meat eaters and vegetarians, and most options are Halal. Tantino is located on level 1, next door to Humpit.
LUU is home to one of Leeds’ biggest outdoor terraces. With a whole variety of indoor and outdoor seating options, it is an excellent space to get some work done, meet your friends, and celebrate with pizza and cocktails/mocktails till late. Find Terrace on the ground floor of the Union building.
Welcome to Union Shop – a well-stocked stationery shop right here on campus for all your notebooks, pens, art supplies, and even gifts and cards. There’s a Collect+ service too, so you’ll never miss a birthday again. No need to panic about running out of pens before a lecture – Union Shop has got you covered.
If you love Japanese food, Waki Maki has got you covered. This Japanese fusion street food outlet serves up jumbo sushi rolls, poke bowls, katsu curries, ramen and more for a hit of freshness whenever you want it. Come and find Waki Maki on the -1 floor of the Union building, and get your soon-to-be favourite Japanese food to go.