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Cafés, Restaurants and Shops

Cafes, restaurants, shops and food takeaway facilities in our main hospital sites

Gartnavel General Hospital

Cafés

  • Aroma Café/Staff Dining: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 2.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • Aroma Beatson: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • Centre for Integrative Care: HLA+ obtained
  • Deco Coffee Bar: Open Monday to Friday 7.30am – 8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • RVS café: Open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 12.30pm – 4.30pm (HLA+ obtained)

Shops

WH Smith: Open Monday to Friday 7.30am – 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm (progressing towards HRS)

Gartnavel Royal Hospital

Cafés

  • Gartnavel Royal Hub Café: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 3.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.30am to 4.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Cafés

  • Aroma QEB: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • Aroma Plus Campsie: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 3.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • Aroma Lomond Room: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • Mabel McGinlay’s QEB Building: Open Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm, Friday 9.00am – 3.30pm) (HLA obtained)
  • RVS Maternity (Teabar): Open daily 10.00am – 2.00pm (progressing towards HLA)

Shops

  • WH Smith QEB Building: Open Monday to Friday 7.00am – 8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 7.00pm) (progressing towards HRS)
  • WH Smith Old Building: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm then 6.00pm to 8.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm) (progressing towards HRS)
  • WH Smith Trolley service: Open Monday & Wednesday 10.00am – 1.00pm at QEB, Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am – 1.00pm in Old Building (progressing towards HRS)
Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Cafés

  • Staff Dining Room: Open 8.00am – 2.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • League of Friends Tea Bar: Open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 1.00pm – 3.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • RVS Larkfield Centre (Teabar): Open Monday to Sunday 1.00pm to 4.00pm (HLA obtained)

Shops

  • RVS Main Entrance: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 7.45pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm (progressing towards HRS)
Leverndale

Cafés

  • Leverndale Dining Room: Open 8.00am to 2.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • Leverndale Café connect: Open Monday to Friday 10.30am – 3.00pm, Saturday and Sunday closed (progressing towards HLA)
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Cafés

  • Aroma 1st Floor Dining: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm (progressing towards HLA+)
  • Aroma 1st Floor Coffee Shop: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm (progressing towards HLA+)
  • Aroma RHC: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm (progressing towards HLA+)
  • Aroma T&LC: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm (progressing towards HLA+)
  • Camden Food Co: Open Monday to Sunday 8.00am – 8.00pm (progressing towards HLA)
  • Soup and Juice Co: Open Monday to Sunday 7.00am – 9.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • RVS Westmarc: Open Monday to Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm, Saturday and Sunday closed (progressing towards HLA)
  • RVS Maternity: Open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 12.00 noon – 4.00pm (progressing towards HLA)

Shops

  • WH Smith: Open Monday to Friday 7.00am – 9.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 8.00am – 8.00pm (progressing towards HRS)
  • M&S Simple Food: Monday to Friday 6am – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 6.30am – 7.30pm
Royal Alexandra Hospital

Cafés

  • Dining Room: Open 8.00am – 2.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • RVS café: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm (HLA obtained, progressing towards HLA and HRS combined)

Shops

  • RVS shop: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11.00am – 5.00pm (progressing towards HRS)
Rowanbank

Café

  • Rowanbank Clinic: Open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
Stobhill Hospital
  • Aroma Café Ground Floor: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • Aroma Plus 3rd Floor: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm (HLA+ obtained)
Vale of Leven District General Hospital

Cafés

  • Staff and Visitors Dining Room: Open 8.00am – 2.30pm (HLA+ obtained)
  • Churches Tea Bar: Open Monday to Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm (progressing towards HLA)

Shops

  • RVS Shop Front Entrance: Open Monday 8.00am – 8.00pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 1.00pm – 4.00pm (progressing towards HRS)
New Victoria Hospital

Cafés

  • Aroma café Ground Floor New Victoria: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm) (HLA+ obtained)
  • Aroma Plus 2nd Floor New Victoria: Open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm) (HLA+ obtained)

Food Retail Policy within NHSGGC

Our suppliers are required to comply with our Food Retail Policy which promotes access to healthier food and drink choices for patients, visitors and staff throughout our facilities. We are committed to developing an ‘exemplar’ position with regards to the food and drink offered for sale within our facilities.

The policy sets out nutritional specification for food and drink for sale by NHSGGC and external retailers on NHS premises, to ensure healthy choices are available.

The policy is aligned to National Standards aiming to improve healthy eating including Healthy Living Award (HLA) and the Scottish Government Health Care Retail Standard (HRS).  

Food Retail Policy within our facilities

Cafés, coffee shops, restaurants and sandwich bars

A range of cafés etc. are provided across our hospitals, some are operated by the NHS (Aroma) and others are operated by partner organisations. They are all required to achieve the Healthy Living Award (HLA). All NHS operated cafés comply with HLA plus award.

For more information available in your hospital please see links below:

Shops and trolley services

A range of shops and trolley services are available across our hospitals. All providers are required to comply with our Food Retail Policy and Scottish Government Health Care Retail Standard (HRS). We are working with our providers to fully implement the policy by April 2017 and ensure all retail outlets and shops:

  • Provide a range of healthy options
  • Clearly promote healthy options 
  • Only promote healthy options at point of sale 
  • Provide at least 70% of all drinks offered are sugar free 
  • Exclude commercial advertising of products high in sugar and/or fat.
Vending and drinks machines

We operate a number of snacks, meal and drinks vending machines across our hospital sites. All machines comply with our Food Retail Policy (and vending policy), this requires:

  • All Snack Vending will include 50% of ‘healthy choices’
  • All Drink Vending contains only sugar free items 
  • All Meal Vending achieves HLA criteria
  • Exclude commercial advertising of products high in sugar and/or fat.