London Met’s new Highbury Canteen now open

London Metropolitan University has officially opened the doors of its brand new catering outlet, the Highbury Canteen.

Date: 12 March 2018

The new venue is located in the University’s Roding Building – an area of the Holloway campus that has been renovated and will be reintroduced as a vibrant teaching and learning facility on 20 March 2018.

Works on the Highbury Canteen began in August 2017 transforming what was previously called ‘Enrico’s Kitchen’ into a modern cafeteria featuring a new coffee shop and seating area.

Designed by Bond Bryan Architects the Canteen is now furnished with modern industrial-themed furniture to complement its stylish warehouse-inspired interior.

Deirdre Martin, Interim Head of Campus Services, said: “We want to ensure that everyone who is studying and working in the Roding building and the wider Holloway campus has access to great food in an environment that is relaxing and conveniently located following an intense study session.

“Highbury Canteen offers an extended hot food service with a ‘world foods’ theme that is sure to excite your taste buds! The new food hall serves a variety of options from dairy and gluten-free products to vegan and vegetarian cuisine.”

Mehmet Acar, London Met’s new Head Chef, said: “Our international themed menu is designed to reflect the great diversity of our students and staff.

“We’ll be doing live theatre cooking, featuring a different country theme every week and the food we offer will be Fairtrade.

“We want the student and staff experience of the Highbury Canteen to be an exciting one.”

The creation of this new facility takes place as part of the multi-million pound One Campus, One Community (OCOC) project.

Find out more about OCOC and its latest Islington campus development plans.