Helpful information for work and study

Catering and Facilities

There are a number of places to find some food and drink while at work.


Staff Break Areas

Staff break areas are available in the WGH‎ wellbeing wing (previously the Medical library) and the Medical Education Centre (3rd floor OPD building).


Catering Facilities

Staff dining room – 07.00-19.30 (7 days)

Hot drinks, cold food and snacks are available all day.
Hot food is available from:

  • Breakfast 07:00 -10:00

  • Lunch 11:45 – 14:00

  • Supper 16:30 – 19:00

Aroma coffee bar (RVB) – 08.00-16:00 (7 days)

Available all day:

Hot drinks

  • Cold foods/drinks

  • Hot filled rolls (bacon and poached eggs)

  • Baked potatoes

  • Snacks

Following the withdrawal of services from the RVS, the following has been put in place:

  • The AFB food outlet has reopened (8am to 8pm) 7 days per week

  • The ECC café (south corridor) has reopened (8am to 4pm) Monday to Friday

  • The ADB shop has reopened (8am to 4pm) Monday to Friday

COMING SOON (following feedback from the WGH Catering Survey)

OPD Baguette Bar Trial towards the end of August. This will be a made on request facility.

Changes to the ABD and AFB current facilities and the possibility of a new shop.


Outwith WGH

Coffee and snacks

  • Costa Coffee at Craigleith Retail Park (Groathill Avenue and Craigleith Road) – open 8am-8pm M-F, 8.30am-6pm Sat, 9.30am-6pm Sun

  • KFC at Craigleith Retail Park – open 11am-9pm daily

  • M&S Food Hall at Craigleith Retail Park – open 8am-8pm M-F, 8am-7pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun

  • Ronaq Indian Restaurant at Craigleith Road/Crewe Road South roundabout – open 12-11pm M-F, 2-11pm Sat-Sun, lunch menu served until 5pm

  • McDonald’s on Telford Road – open 6am-midnight daily

  • Scottish Engineer on Telford Road – serves food 9am-9pm daily

  • Sainsbury’s cafe (within superstore at Craigleith Retail Park) – open 8am-7pm M-F, 7.30am-7pm Sat, 8am-6pm Sun

  • Morrisons cafe (within Morrisons on Ferry Road) - open 8am-7pm M-W and Sat, 8am-8pm Th-F, 7am-6pm Sun

Local shops

  • Sainsbury’s Superstore at Craigleith Retail Park – open 7am-10pm M-Sat, 8am-10pm Sun; petrol station open 7am-10.30pm M-Sat, 7.30am-10pm Sun

  • Waitrose on Comely Bank Road – open 8am-9pm M-F, 8am-8pm Sat, 9am-8pm Sun

  • Morrisons on Ferry Road – open 8am-10pm M-Sat, 9am-8pm Sun; petrol station open 7am-10.30pm M-Sat, 8am-9pm Sun; dry cleaning on site

  • Shell station at Crewe Road South/Ferry Road roundabout – 24 hour shop and Costa Express

Banks and cashpoints

  • Cash point located inside Alexander Donald Building, in the corridor between the main entrance and the WRVS Shop

  • Cash points at Morrisons, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s

  • Bank of Scotland branch on Comely Bank Road (at the roundabout)


Showers & Changing Rooms

Showering facilities are available in the Basement of the Alexander Donald building – follow laundry signs

Domestic Supervisors can advise the access code you can get a locker key from the domestic supervisors for a deposit of £10.