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The Catering Department is committed to providing our patients, staff and customers with good quality, nutritious food at all times taking into account food groups, optimum nutrition and the specific dietary needs of our patients.


The patient catering service team provides a full food service to over 100 patients daily from 9 ward kitchens, which are located throughout the hospital. The ward menu is based on a 4-week cycle offering a variety of healthy, wholesome and tasty dishes.

Some children require special diets or may need modifications to the normal ward menu because of their medical condition. The dieticians will order these diets / modifications or extra snacks on the “Special Diets” Request Sheet. Children who need special diets will be listed on the daily special diet sheet, which is given to the diet kitchen daily from the ward staff.

In order to comply with Food Safety Regulations,  we ask that parents do not bring outside food into the hospital to eat.

The restaurant, which is located in the basement, is serviced from the main hospital kitchen. The restaurant caters for over 300 staff and visitors.

The restaurant is open from  7.30am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday &
8.30am to 10.30am on Saturday & Sundays (Inc Bank Holidays)
Outside these hours a wide variety of food is available from the vending machines

The lunch menu provides four main course options for lunch which includes:

    • Vegetarian option
    • Gluten Free option
    • Halal option
    • A wide selection of healthy option foods

Contact Us

Marie O’Keeffe, Catering Manager
Children’s University Hospital,

Temple St, Dublin 1
Phone: 01 8784246
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 3.30 pm

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