Food Options For Your Conference At DCU

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What makes a truly great conference? Location is a top priority, as are transport links and a professional, well-organised venue but it’s the catering options that make a conference or event stand out. At DCU, we offer a huge selection of catering options to suit all meeting types, sizes and budgets. Our conference venue and our staff emphasize healthy options for lunch, excellent service and offer a personalised service to each client. Here are some of the conference options available for your conference or event in Dublin.


For short meetings or early morning conferences, simple refreshments are enough to keep attendees engaged and satisfied. Our refreshments menu has something for everyone with everything from fruit and granola pots to delicious muffins, mini doughnuts, pastries, croissants and more. Of course, all of our menu options and refreshments come with an abundance of tea and coffee available for all.

Lunch Options

For something a little more substantial or if meeting attendees are with you for the day, order some delicious lunch we have something to suit all tastes and appetites. Order tea, coffee and biscuits for your guests with a sandwich and wrap selection filled with the freshest, tastiest ingredients. You can add on some fruit skewers and finger food too. We also offer a selection of deliciously healthy salad bowls and boxes with filings like chicken fillet with fresh goats cheese or Buffalo Mozzarella. For colder days, we offer hot main courses which include Beef and Guinness Casserole, Chinese Style Chicken Rice Stir fry and Irish Lamb Stew. Finish off your lunch with a delicious Crème Eclairs or a fresh fruit pot.

Canapé and Finger Food Selection

Canapes are an excellent addition to a meeting or networking event, creating a casual dining and chatting atmosphere. Our canopies are prepared to order using the freshest ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible. They’re great with a glass of wine while meeting attendees get to know each other during a breakout session. Choose four of our delicious canape options, which include Chicken Mousse with Tarragon Cream Cheese and Chive Tartlets, Seafood Tempura of Prawns Chilli and Lime Dip and Lamb Kofta with Minted Raita Grilled Chorizo with Rosemary and Garlic Roast Potato Skewers. Miniature Sweet Bites include Ganache and Tart Selections like Frangipane, Fruit Tart, Liqueur Crème Profiteroles, Chocolate and Salted Caramel Dipped Strawberry Selection.

Buffet Menu

Buffets are ideal for relaxed, casual dining atmospheres and allow meeting attendees to help themselves, saving you money and saving food waste. We offer one and two-course buffet options all served with a selection of freshly baked breads and tea/coffee. You can choose from a selection of chicken, beef, seafood and vegetarian dishes accompanies by two salads and a house mixed leaf salad and one dessert option to accompany fresh fruit salad. Our buffet portions are generous and will leave your guests feeling satisfied and ready to continue after lunch will a happily full stomach and a sharp mind. We also have BBQ buffet options for summer events in Dublin.

Banquet Lunch Menu

Served in the 1838 club, our banquet lunch is sure to impress visitors from far and wide. Choose one starter, a choice of two main courses and one of our satisfying desserts from our varied and extensive menu which caters to all tastes. Main courses include Slaney Roast Rump of Irish Lamb, Tomato and Cumin Jus on Rosemary Sweet Potato Galette or Grilled Sesame Crusted Salmon Fillet with Butter bean and Ginger Puree, Bok Choi, Gratin Potato. We offer both banquet lunch and dinner menus, depending on your event needs. We will do our best to accommodate any special requests and dietary requirements given adequate notice. Our emphasis is on fresh, delicious food that will leave a lasting positive impression with attendees, and we can amend our menus to suit tastes, requirements and budgets. Contact our friendly events team today to book your event in one of the premier conference venues in Dublin or arrange your catering.