Where to Eat


UCD Arts Café

Located on the Ground Floor of the Arts Building (where the conference takes place). Good for pastries, all types of sandwiches, soups, snacks, teas, coffees, and cold drinks. No hot meals available.

UCD Main Restaurant

Hot and cold lunch options available

Full list of UCD Eateries


Dublin City Centre

The Queen of Tarts

Café and patisserie in the heart of the city centre. Great for weekend brunch.

Afternoon Tea at the Westbury Hotel

For that spot of old-school indulgence. A haven amidst the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Afternoon tea at the Westbury Hotel.

Hatch and Sons

“All day dining of an informal and easy nature. No fuss, just good, honest, Irish food.”

In the Little Museum of Dublin, Stephen’s Green.

Coppa Café

Housed in the Royal Hibernian Academy. A firm favourite with the locals for its self-professed “basic but beautiful” food. Tasty, hearty, quirky, and cosy. Right in the heart of the city centre, with a stunning art gallery on site. Perfect to while away the hours.

L. Mulligan’s Gastropub

Delightful gastropub with wonderful whiskey and craft beer menus. About a 20-minute trek from the city centre. Worth it if you have a day to explore.

Silk Road Café

If you visit only one gallery in Dublin, it must be the multi-award winning Chester Beatty Library for its rare and exquisite collection of artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. Whilst there, pop into the Silk Road Café for a wide range of ethnic culinary delights.


Fancy a treat?—An exquisite French treat? … then this is the spot for you! Amidst the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

The Twisted Pepper

For those hipster academics amongst you, The Twisted Pepper is an all round entertainment space. Coffee, food, craft ales, live & dj shows, AV events, talks, bookshop & a multi-media production suite.

Bloom Brasserie

High quality food and wine in a warm and welcoming and decidedly Irish atmosphere. Half-way between UCD and the city centre.

Fallon & Byrne

For that relaxing glass of wine and a quick bite, or for a more relaxed dinner, venture either to the wine bar (basement) or the restaurant (first floor). Right in the heart of town.


Fantastic food on a tiny budget, and great atmosphere to boot!


For the best cup of coffee in Dublin, just outside of the city centre, from the multi-award winning baristas, it’s a must for those of you who are serious about coffee …


“I like its simplicity, its cosiness, its down-to-earthness”. –Tom Doorley (Food Critic)

Worth the trek if you fancy something a little off the beaten track.

The Fumbally

One of Dublin’s best kept secrets. Delicious, nutritious, healthy yumminess. Relaxed and easy-going atmosphere. Well worth venturing about 20 minutes outside of the city centre.