Food and drink

There is a diverse range of catering facilities on the School campus offering food and drink for all tastes, dietary needs and budgets. Please discuss your requirements with the duty manager if you have allergies, a religious or lifestyle diet.


Wherever you decide to eat, please think about reducing the amount of packaging from take-aways and use the communal recycling stations provided around campus to dispose of the packaging and food waste.

Over 70 water fountains are provided around the campus for you to rinse/refill your bottle.  Find your nearest one here.

Please note: the opening times listed below are for term time. Please see the Catering Services web pages for any amendments to these times during vacations.

Food Club loyalty app


Sign up to get a free hot drink and start collecting points each time you buy food and drink in LSE Catering outlets.

For everything you need to know about the Food Club loyalty scheme, including how to sign up and where to collect and spend your points - visit: FoodClub by LSE

LSE KeepCup


LSE smart mug

Reduce single use plastics by purchasing a reusable LSE KeepCup from any LSE Catering outlet and receive your first hot drink free.


Reusable collapsible water bottle

Eco water bottle

Eco friendly, reusable, collapsible water bottle available to purchase from LSE Catering outlets.  The bottles are discounted to £3.50 while stocks last. 

Holds up to 500ml of liquid but when empty can be squished up to fit into your pocket or handbag!

4th Floor Restaurant (LSE)

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Location: 4th floor, Old Building, Houghton Street

Term-time hours: Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 6:30pm

Full opening hours and menu

LSE’s main student restaurant offering a huge choice of great value hot and cold meals throughout the day. Renowned for its daily changing international dishes, vegetarian options, great salad bar, street food options fries and pizzas. Spacious and bustling with access to the roof terrace seating area. 

The Bean Counter (LSE)

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Location: Basement, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Term-time hours: Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm

Full opening hours and menu.

Contemporary café offering speciality hot and cold drinks, including freshly squeezed juices and made to order smoothies. Food options include freshly made sandwiches on artisan breads and delicious salads, a selection of tasty hot snacks and pastries, fresh fruit and yogurt pots and tempting cookies and cakes.  

Beveridge Cafe

Beveridge cafe

Location: Ground floor, Centre Building, Houghton Street

Term-time hours: Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Full opening hours and menu.

Barista handmade quality triple-certified coffees and teas, with exciting healthy freshly made salads and snacks, cold drinks and fresh bakery products.  Use of KeepCups encouraged.


Beaver's Brew Cafe

Beavers Brew

Location: Ground floor, The Marshall Building

Term-time hours: Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 6pm

Full opening hours and menu.

Quality barista coffees, speciality teas, freshly squeezed juices or smoothies and our speciality superfood drinks. Looking for something more substantial? Try one of our hand-made sandwiches on artisan bread or a lovingly crafted healthy freshly made salad. We also have delicious cookies and cakes to tempt you. 


Cafe 54 (LSE)

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Location: Ground floor, New Academic Building

Term-time hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 6.30pm  Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 - 6.00pm

Full opening hours and menu. 

Open to everyone, all year round this is the ideal place to “grab and go” from a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and salads, hot snacks and light meals.

Fawcett Cafe

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Location:  Reception area Pankhurst and Fawcett House 

Term-time hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4pm  

Full opening hours and menu.

Ethically sourced coffees with your choice of oat, almond, coconut and soya milk. Try our healthy and nourishing vegan and vegetarian all-day snacks and treats.

The Denning Learning Cafe (SU)

Denning Cafe

Location: 1st floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW)

Opening times: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Offers a relaxed environment where students can pick up a coffee, sandwich and selection of cakes and pastries. It has a broad menu of hot and cold food, including pizzas, jacket potatoes and pies.  Seating for approximately 150 people.

LSE Garrick (LSE)

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Location: corner of Houghton Street/Aldwych

Term-time hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm (ground floor) 8 - 10.30am (downstairs breakfast), 12 - 2.30pm (downstairs lunch)

Full opening hours and menu

Open all year round to staff, students and members of the public the warm and friendly vibe of the ground floor offers speciality hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, sushi and freshly baked pastries. Visit Downstairs in the Garrick to kick start your day with one of our superb, cooked to order breakfasts. At lunchtime enjoy delicious quality home cooked meals and special salads. 

The Plaza Cafe (LSE)

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Location: John Watkins Plaza

Term-time hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 8:30pm;  Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm

Full opening hours and menu

Conveniently located near the library this is an ideal place to take a break and refuel while studying. Enjoy hot and cold drinks, light snacks, fantastic range of sandwiches and sweet treats.

The Shaw Cafe vegan/vegetarian (LSE)


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Location: Ground floor, New Academic Building

Term-time hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 5:30pm

Full opening hours and menu

Visit the Shaw Cafe for freshly prepared, wholesome breakfasts, lunches and treats. Try our organic vegan soups with vegan and artisan breads. Enjoy our colourful salad bowls with all the goodness of crunchy vegetables and zesty dressings. Get energised with our ethically sourced coffee and your choice of oat, almond, coconut and soya milk. Treat yourself to a slice of vegan cake or one of our chia fruit puddings.


Staff Dining Room and coffee bar (LSE)

Staff dining room

Location: 5th Floor, Old Building

Term-time hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4.30pm (coffee bar); Monday – Friday, 12.30pm – 2.15pm (dining room)

Full opening hours and menu

An excellent lunch-time dining service and coffee bar.  SCR members receive discount but both members and non-members are welcome.

The Three Tuns Bar (SU)

3 Tuns

Location: Ground floor Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Opening times: Please check website for current opening times.

The historic SU bar offers a place for students to sit and relax during the day and a broad selection of drinks.

Weston Vegan Cafe (SU)

Weston cafe

Location: 6th floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Opening times: Currently closed, seating area is available.  Please check the website for updates.

Wright's Bar

Wrights Bar

Location: Houghton Street

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 7am- 6pm; Saturday, 7am – 1pm

An old-school British style café offering breakfasts, sandwiches and hot beverages.

Coopers Resturant and Bar


Location: 49a Lincoln's Inn Fields

Opening times: currently closed, please check website for updates.

Fields Bar and Kitchen

Lincolns Inn Fields

Location: next to tennis courts, Lincoln's Inn Fields

Opening times: temporarily closed, please see website for updates.

Boasting two outdoor terraces, an open kitchen and a wood fired oven, the modern wood-clad restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed lunch of freshly baked pizzas and salads.  LSE staff and students can enjoy a 25% discount on food.

George IV Pub (LSE)

George IV Pub

Location: corner of Portugal Street and Portsmouth Street

Opening times: Monday – Wednesday, 12 noon – 9pm; Thursday - Friday, 12noon - 11pm

The LSE's very own traditional pub with an array of real ales, cold beers, wines and spirits.  There's also a selection of 'pub grub' on offer throughout the day.  Menu and more...

Ye Old White Horse

Wrights Bar at Graduations

Location: 2 St Clement's Lane

Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 11am – 11pm (food served 12 noon – 8pm); Sunday, 12 noon - 8pm (term time only)

Owned by LSE but independently operated, Ye Old White Horse is an intimate pub in keeping with the history of the area where all are welcome.

Where to eat your own food

  • Students' Salon, King's Chambers - (microwave and boiling water facility available).
  • Saw Swee Hock Student Centre 2nd floor, outside Faith Centre (microwave facility available).
  • UG common room, 4th floor, Old Building (microwave and boiling water facility available).
  • Roof terraces, 2nd and 6th floor, Centre Building; 4th floor, Old Building; 8th floor, New Academic Building and 6th floor Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (when not reserved for functions). 
  • Escape Social Space in the Library foyer (cold and pre-packaged food only).  Please note eating is not permitted in the rest of the Library.  
  • Centre Building ground, 1st and 2nd floors.
  • 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields basement, ground and lower ground break out spaces.  Post Graduate common room LG.05a (PGT access only) microwave and boiling water facility available.
  • New Academic Building Plaza; Atrium (cold and pre-packaged food only); lower ground lobby (occasionally closed for private School events); 1st and 2nd floor mezzanine and communal areas.

Sustainable catering

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

In summer 2018, they received the maximum award of Three Stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), for all four LSE Catered Halls and LSE campus restaurants. This is an improvement from 2016 when Two Stars was awarded.

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

Check out LSE Catering's webpages for more information and get involved with Sustainability at LSE here.

Student Facilities Guide food map