Elior has invested £600,000 in the catering facilities at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London.
The aim of the refurbishment was to make the school's existing refectory a more contemporary and customer-focused space, the company said.
New features include a coffee bar serving Fairtrade and eco-friendly coffee, a seating area with wifi workstations and five serving areas offering a range of healthy and affordable food options.
Paul Fisher, director of education for Elior, described the food offer as one that will attract students to stay on-site and use the facilities.
"The new Purple Pepper counter offers vegetarian and vegan only food, while Love Smoothies provides fresh, healthy juices and smoothies that are made right in front of the customers," he explained."
Other concepts to launch at the site are &Cake, Heavenly Burger, Pizza Foundry, deli-concept Go Sasa, build your own soup offer Umami, and street food-focused ChU.
Mike Haddon, head of facilities management at the school, said: "We awarded Elior the five-year deal to provide our catering last year and we are delighted to see the results. Our students can now enjoy a fresh, varied menu which rivals that offered on the high street."
A food recycling scheme is scheduled to launch in the next few months.
By Janie Manzoori-Stamford
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