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 public. 

Cafe

A Costa Coffee outlet is available near serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and light snacks. Seating can be found on the ground floor in front of the cafe and on the first floor mezzanine level. Costa Coffee is open weekdays 7.30am to 7pm and at weekends 8am to 3pm.

Shop

There is a Little Fresh shop on the ground floor selling a range of healthy snacks and fruit, hot and cold food and stationery, magazines and newspapers. The shop is open on weekdays 7.30am to 7pm and at weekends 8am to 3pm. 

Vending machines

Vending machines are dotted around the hospital including in the urgent care centre waiting area.

 

The Royal Free Hospital

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

Just Dine restaurant at the Royal Free Hospital

The Just Dine 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.

Just Dine 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.