N.U.in Ireland: UCD students share common kitchens on each floor in the Belgrove student residence, and cook their meals themselves. While it may be an initial adjustment for students, with a little perseverance, cooking meals can become a bonding experience for flatmates. If students need a break from cooking, there are also cafes and restaurants in and around campus that students can access to grab a coffee or quick meal.
Students may pick up groceries while on campus, in Dublin's city centre, or a short bus ride from the Montrose student residence. Listed below are some grocery stores and food markets that students might find convenient:
- Centra: convenience store located on UCD's campus that has hot food, as well as groceries available
- Tesco: full-scale grocery store located south of the student residence, and accessed via bus
- Fruit market: a quick walk from the Montrose is a fresh fruit market with seasonal produce
- Superquinn: full-scale grocery store located ten minutes by bus to the east of campus