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    So, I know that University of Leicester offer one vegetarian option at each meal, but I'm just wondering if it's going to be cauliflower cheese every single day? :dry: Have any fellow vegetarians had difficulties in catered halls? I can't really be bothered to cook next year and I'm not overly fussy, but I won't stand for being fed something cheesy at every meal! I want to make sure it's a varied diet still.
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    As a veggie this is one of the reasons why I chose to go self catered. The foods will never be hugely inspiring and if there's no choice then it just makes masters worse. Don't expect anything nicer than school dinners.

    I don't know about Leicester but it's often possible to eat in catered halls and pay on a day-by-day basis.
    Don't forget that you will almost certainly move into a shared house for second year where you'll have to cook for yours elf anyway

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    Again, I'm not at Leicester, but I have the option of choosing to eat in halls or self-cater on a day-on-day basis, so I just have to check the menu in advance (not sure how much flexibility other Unis grant in this regard). We recently had a new chef, who's actually been producing some wonderfully inspired veggie options, so I'm a happy bunny

    I actually applied to Leicester as one of my UCAS options, and I seem to remember that they had about 3 or 4 weekly menus on rotation, with decent veggie options


    Edit: Here you go: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/catering/menus-1
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    (Original post by uthred50)
    Again, I'm not at Leicester, but I have the option of choosing to eat in halls or self-cater on a day-on-day basis, so I just have to check the menu in advance (not sure how much flexibility other Unis grant in this regard). We recently had a new chef, who's actually been producing some wonderfully inspired veggie options, so I'm a happy bunny

    I actually applied to Leicester as one of my UCAS options, and I seem to remember that they had about 3 or 4 weekly menus on rotation, with decent veggie options


    Edit: Here you go: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/catering/menus-1
    Oooh, thanks

    The problem is the self-catered accommodation is mostly separate from the main site and I want to be amongst the centre of things really. At the open day I think they said it was a 4 week rota for meat dishes and 2 week rota for veggie dishes. So I suppose at least there has to be SOME variety. I had been cutting out dairy somewhat as well, but that'll go out the window I'm sure!

    The thing you linked has some lovely sounding stuff on there, but I think it's different to the catered menu unfortunately (although it's not entirely clear). I think these are meals that you pay for in the restaurants.

    nice to hear someone's getting some decent food!
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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    As a veggie this is one of the reasons why I chose to go self catered. The foods will never be hugely inspiring and if there's no choice then it just makes masters worse. Don't expect anything nicer than school dinners.

    I don't know about Leicester but it's often possible to eat in catered halls and pay on a day-by-day basis.
    Don't forget that you will almost certainly move into a shared house for second year where you'll have to cook for yours elf anyway

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    Yeah, I think the self-catered halls are not as integrated, and if you're catered you're pretty much catered fully and without being able to opt-out.

    I'm 22 and have been cooking for myself since I was 17 and my mum said 'If you stop eating meat I'll stop cooking you dinner' so 2nd year won't be much of a shock. I just want to be lazy for a year haha!
 
 
 
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