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Dining at Trinity

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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! cashless payment facility across the campus

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 Perch

Over the Summer, this cafe has been given a brand new look. Located in the Arts Building adjacent to the Book of Kells exhibition and the Old Library, offering a range of hot and cold beverages, mouth-watering pastries and sandwiches 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 Friday

The Old Dining Hall

Located in the historic surroundings off Front Square, students are served a selection of hot dishes, soups and desserts and can dine in the elegant splendour of the dining hall. This is open 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. Kick-start 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 Friday

Gastro Deli

Located in the Hamilton building concourse, it includes a Costa Cafe and a Gastro Deli with delicious made to order sandwiches, panini and wraps and a range of pastries, confectionery and snacks.

Opening Hours:
Costa Cafe : 8.00am to 6.00pm - 5.30pm on Friday
Gastro: 10.30am to 2.30pm

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Staff Restaurants

In addition to our staff being welcome at any of the restaurants listed above, we would like to let you know about The East Dining Hall which is 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 elegant fine dining restaurant opens for lunch daily from 12.00noon to 2.30pm during the academic term and is open to all guests. This is the ideal place, centrally located to the left as you enter the Dining Hall off Parliament Square, to entertain guests or simply treat yourself and your colleagues.

Due to limited seating capacity, booking is recommended and department charge codes if applicable should be given at the time of booking.

Reservation Request Form

Menu - 21st - 25th May

Tel: 01-8961592

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 Friday

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


The traditional Commons meal is served Monday to Friday to the Fellows and Scholars of the College. It is served in the Old Dining Hall at 6.15pm Monday to Thursday and at 1.05pm on Fridays and during out of term periods.

For further information on Commons for Scholars, please visit the Scholars website (opens in a new browser window).
For further information on Commons for Fellows, please visit the Scholars website (opens in a new browser window).


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