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Girl sitting outside Arts Cafe at picnic bench with a coffee cup

Restaurants and Coffee Shops

Across campus students have a wide choice of restaurants and coffee shops to suit all tastes and budgets. All catering outlets on campus also accept payment by Tcard!

The Buttery Food Court

Located just off the main square, the Buttery offers a wide range of food choices. This is a great place to meet and catch up with friends between lectures. We offer a full breakfast range, made-to-order deli bar featuring a wide range of breads and fillings, a hot food offer and salad bar. The Food Court regularly features 'meal deal' promotions or themed food events. Located in the famous Vaults, we offer a delicious range of Lavazza coffee drinks.

Sit and enjoy or take away, either way we will be delighted to see you.

Opening Hours: 7.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 3.00pm on Fridays.

The Arts Café

Our hugely popular cafe, located adjacent to the Book of Kells exhibition and Old Library has become a destination cafe on campus, offering a range of hot and cold beverages, mouth-watering pastries and grab-and-go food offers. This is the ideal venue for those rushing from one appointment to another.

Opening Hours: 8.00am to 7.00pm Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 6.00pm on Fridays.

The Old Dining Hall

Located in the historic surroundings off main square, students can dine in the elegant spendour of the Dining Hall. We offer a selection of hot dishes, soups and desserts. This is open at lunchtime only in term. Opening Hours: 12 noon to 3.00pm Monday to Friday

Aras and Phiarsaigh Coffee Area

This little oasis at the centre of campus is a great place to grab a tea or coffee on the run. Kickstart your day in the “Aras” ideally located near to the day nursery, the theatre and the IT centre. If you need a “pick me up” during the day, you will not be disappointed. Opening Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 3.30pm on Fridays.

Westland Eats

Located in the Hamilton building, this is the newest eatery on campus offering a choice of three distinct food offers. It includes a Costa Cafe, Gastro (hot food offer) along with Freshii, the latest healthy food offer featuring salads, wraps, burritos and freshly made juices.

Opening Hours:

Costa Cafe : 8.00am to 6.00pm (5.30 on Friday)
Gastro: 8.30am to 2.30pm
Freshii: 8.30am to 4.00pm (3.00pm on Friday)


Staff Restaurants

In addition to our staff being welcome at any of the restaurants listed above on campus, we would like to let you know about the following areas which are exclusively for staff of Trinity College.

The East Dining Hall

Accessed through the Common Room, the Dining hall or via the stairs at the rear of the catering building, this private dining room serves lunch, which includes a full range of hot meals, desserts and a salad bar. We also serve a choice of soups.

Opening Hours: 12 noon to 3.00pm Monday to Friday

The 1592 Restaurant

This exclusive fine dining restaurant is ideal for staff who wish to entertain guests at lunchtime. Please see our 1592 page for further details.

Opening Hours: 12.30pm to 2.30pm Monday to Friday

Delivered Catering

We have developed a new delivered hospitality menu and would be delighted to cater for your office meeting or training sessions, for further information, please contact ext. 1779 or email catering@tcd.ie


Off Campus Dining options

For students located in either St. James's hospital or Tallaght hospital, KSG operates cafes in both sites with a premium Starbucks coffee offer, deli made-to-order sandwich range and grab-and-go snacks to suit all palates and pockets.

Opening Hours in the Old Stone Building , St James’ Hospital
8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday
8.00am to 3.30pm on Fridays

Opening Hours in Tallaght Hospital
8.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday
8.00am to 3.00pm on Friday




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Last updated: December 08 2016
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