Food and drink at our hospitals

Across our three London hospitals we offer a wide range of food and drink for patients, visitors and the general public. There are also shops selling newspapers, magazines, books and phone cards. Our healthy food is served across restaurants, cafés, trolley services and vending machines.

Find out more about the healthy hospital food options we serve our patients at Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital:

Barnet Hospital

At Barnet Hospital we offer a wide range of food and drink for patients, visitors and the general public. We have a restaurant, café, trolley services and vending machines. 

Lifestyle Restaurant at Barnet Hospital

Barnet Hospital has a restaurant and a coffee shop, which actively promotes health and wellbeing for customers. 

The Lifestyle Restaurant, located to the left of the main entrance on the ground floor, serves a selection of food and drink including homemade daily specials, cooked breakfasts, a healthy breakfast selection of oats, cereals and fresh fruit, a range of hot meals, soup, salads, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pizzas. It also serves bean to cup coffee and a choice of desserts and healthy snacks.

The Lifestyle Restaurant is open every day 7.30am to 8pm. Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 11am, lunch 12 noon to 3pm and dinner 6pm to 8pm. Snacks and ‘lite bites’ are available at all other times.

Costa Coffee at Barnet Hospital

The Costa Coffee serves coffee and cold beverages, sandwiches, paninis, cakes and pastries. It is in the corridor that runs from the main entrance to the main lifts and is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 7.30pm.

Healthy food to take away at Barnet Hospital

There are vending machines located throughout the hospital, including in the A&E department, and we ensure they have healthy items. All products are available to take away via our retail outlets.

There is also a snack trolley service which visits wards and departments between 11am and 2pm Monday to Friday. 

 

Chase Farm Hospital

At Chase Farm Hospital we offer a wide range of food and drink for patients, visitors and the general public. Our offer is provided via a restaurant, hospital shop, trolley service and vending machines located at various areas throughout the hospital.

Lifestyle Restaurant at Chase Farm Hospital

The Lifestyle Restaurant is opposite the MRI unit. It serves salads, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, pizza, pasties/pies, desserts and healthy snacks. From 12 noon to 2.30pm there is a wide selection of hot food to choose from including healthy, balanced meals that contain protein, vegetables and carbohydrates, and all of which are under 500kcal. The restaurant also provides Costa Coffee and a large seating area for all visitors.

The Lifestyle Restaurant is open weekdays 8am to 6pm and at weekends 8am to 5pm. Breakfast is 7am to 10am; lunch is noon to 2.30pm; snacks are available at all times throughout the day.

The hospital shop at Chase Farm Hospital

The shop is near the main entrance next to the crèche. It provides hot breakfast items such as croissants, pastries and pecan and maple plaits. 

During the afternoon hot pies and savoury slices are provided. It also serves cold beverages, sandwiches and confectionery. Bean to cup coffee and a choice of desserts and healthy snacks and are provided throughout the day. 

The hospital shop is open weekdays 7am to 6pm and at weekends 8am to 4pm. 

Out and about

There are vending machines located throughout Chase Farm Hospital including the urgent care centre and Highlands corridor - opposite the x-ray department.

 

The Royal Free Hospital

The Royal Free Hospital has a restaurant and two cafés, promoting healthy eating in NHS food. 

Foodhouse Restaurant at the Royal Free Hospital

The Foodhouse Restaurant, located on the lower ground floor of the Royal Free hospital, serves a selection of food and drink including freshly made soups, salads, sandwiches and stir-frys made to offer. It also serves Tchibo coffee and a choice of desserts and healthy snacks.

Foodhouse serves breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday, from 7am to 3pm. To find it, follow the corridor from reception to the main lifts, past the William Wells Atrium.

Just Deli Café and Glass Café at the Royal Free Hospital

Just Deli Café serves a selection of hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, paninis, wraps and salads. It's open Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 8pm, and can also be found by following the corridor from reception to the main lifts. On Saturdays and Sundays the café is open from 7.30am to 6pm.

The Glass Café is a modern designer café located at the Royal Free Hospital's Pond Street entrance and provides delicious healthy food including sandwiches, salads, paninis and cakes and pastries to eat in or takeaway.

A range of speciality Costa coffees are available including cappuccino, latte, espresso and mocha. It is open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and is closed at weekends. 

Healthy food to take away at the Royal Free Hospital

There are a selection of vending machines located throughout the Royal Free Hospital, including in the A&E and theatre departments. These serve hot and cold beverages, soups and snacks including healthy food options.

The Royal Free Hospital also has Just Deli 2 Go, situated at the Roland Hill entrance. This coffee cart serves a selection of hot and cold beverages and a small range of snacks and fresh fruit. Just Deli 2 Go is open Monday to Friday, from 7.30am to 10.30am and then 3.30pm to 5.30pm.