Food and drink

Food and drink have a significant impact on the environment. LSE Catering are committed to providing and procuring sustainable and healthy food for LSE's staff and students, and LSE provide you with the facilities you need to build good food and drink habits for the future!


LSE Catering sustainability 

LSE Catering have demonstrated their commitment to providing sustainable and healthy food in the Environmental, Sustainable and Healthy Food Policy and Targets

In June 2016 LSE Catering received a ‘Two-Star – Excellent Rating’ from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) for the Catered Halls and the Central Restaurants. LSE is the first London University to be accredited stars.  The central restaurants score was in the top 80% for all SRA accredited universities and the halls in the top 70%.

Check out LSE Catering's webpages for more information.

Water fountains 

LSE has 63 water fountains for you to refill a water bottle, save yourself money and reduce your environmental footprint. Check out the Food and Drink Facilities Guide for a map of where the water fountains are. 

Bottled water has a high environmental impact. Millions of barrels of oil are used to manufacture plastic bottles and transporting bottled water around the world produces more carbon emissions.

On the LSE campus we charge an additional 10p levy on all bottles of water sold which goes to the School's Sustainable Projects Fund.


LSE Smart Mugs and reusable water bottles

water bottles

LSE Catering have sell LSE reusable water bottles. The eco-friendly, collapsible cold drink bottles are on sale for £5.50, and can be bought from any LSE catering outlets.



keep cup

The reusableLSE Smart Mug is excellent for purchasing takeaway tea and coffee on and off campus. Purchase a reusable LSE Smart Mug for £8.50 and receive a free Fairtrade coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Enjoy a 10p discount every time you use it again at LSE Catering outlets.


 You can buy these at:

  • The Garrick (Columbia House)
  • 4th Floor Restaurant (Old Building)
  • Café 54  (New Academic Building)
  • Mezzanine Café  (Old Building)
  • The Bean Counter (32 Lincoln's Inn Fields)
  • Senior Dining Room  (Old Building)

Feel good food days

The Fourth Floor Restaurant in the Old Building hold regular events to raise awareness about the environmental impact of the food we eat. Customers are offered extra vegetarian options, and a meat reduced menu.