Campus facilities




To make the most of your stay here with us at Heriot Watt University offers a range of facilities to enhance your stay in Edinburgh.

Catering facilities

There are a number of catering outlets on campus, accredited with the Healthy Living award, they offer guests a wide variety of meals, snacks and refreshment at excellent prices throughout the day.

The majority of our catering outlets are located in the heart of the campus within the Hugh Nisbet Building which is conveniently only a short walk from your Hall of Residence. Please refer to the poster and map in your Hall of Residence foyer for further information including opening times.


Full Scottish cooked breakfast is served in the Middle Floor Refectory 7 days a week. Healthy, lighter options are also provided.


Whatever you fancy from freshly made sandwiches, paninis and wraps to salads, baked potatoes, soup, all day breakfast, and more substantial main meals are all available throughout our various outlets. Please look out for our daily specials and meal deals.


The Middle Floor Refectory provides a tasty selection of main meals and indulgent desserts. Our experienced chefs are responsive to special dietary needs and will ensure that Vegetarians, Vegans, Coeliacs and religious needs are well catered for**.

Café Bar

Our Café Bar offers fair trade, freshly ground coffee; cappuccinos, espresso and lattes, alongside speciality teas, smoothies, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Why not treat yourself to something from their tempting selection of hot and cold light bites and delicious muffins, pastries and scones.

* Please note a more limited selection of catering outlets are open at weekends particularly during vacation periods.

** Please give advanced notice of any Special Dietary requirements you may have. This can be done when booking.

Excellent on-site amenties

  • General store offering an extensive range of produce, toiletries and gift ideas 
  • Sport and exercise centre 
  • The picturesque sunken garden with woodland campus walks and a jogging circuit 
  • Bank and ATM 
  • Launderette 
  • Medical Centre 
  • Bookshop
  • Hairdresser