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ATF Insiders - April's Monthly 9 Giveaways

It's April, which means nine brand new giveaways for our biggest supporters, and this month we've got a very big tab at the buzziest new opening in town, vouchers for new openings, a luxury food hamper and loads more.


Our ATF Insider service is how we remain ad free, pay our writers, pay for our meals, and operate independently to give you the only advice you need about eating out in Dublin, so if you enjoy our content, you might consider signing up...



Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders by midnight tomorrow, 17th April, will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on the 18th April. Here's what we've got lined up for you this month...


1) A €200 tab for Sister 7 & Fidelity Studio


You can't possibly have missed Big Fan opening restaurant number two last week in Smithfield, but in case you need the downlow on Sister 7, it's this week's once over. It's next door to Fidelity (from Whiplash beer) in the brand new Fidelity Studio, and the teams have cleverly combined to use beer in the menu - there's crackers made from spent beer grains and a Whiplash dark sour vinegar for the dumplings. It's all very clever and very delicious, and we're sending one of you in for a very good time with a €200 tab for food and drinks for four people.



2) Peculiar Afternoon Tea for two at The College Green Hotel


The College Green Hotel Dublin has just brought back their Peculiar Afternoon Tea, and we're sending one of our Insiders into their beautiful Atrium lounge to try it out.

This time there's a tropical twist, so after spiced barbeque chicken Waldorf salad ciabatta and buttermilk scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream; you'll move onto passionfruit crunch pillows on allspice biscuits, and chocolate tarts with pineapple and lime jam. If you want something stronger than tea, their gin-based cocktail, "The Pillars of Antiquity", is served from a teapot and infused with spices and citrus, and there's a non-alcoholic sparkling tea available too. The Peculiar Afternoon Tea is €75 per person and available Monday – Sunday: 12:00 pm – 17:30 pm. Click here for all the details and to make a booking.



3) €100 voucher for The Terrace @ The Conrad


The Terrace at the five-star Conrad Dublin, has been reinvented by in-demand Irish artist Ciara O'Neill (she of those amazing vases), to merge the vibrancy of Dublin's city life with the tranquillity of an outdoor space. Right in the heart of the city on Earlsfort Terrace, it's ideal for after-work drinks, to throw the bags down post-shopping, or for weekend brunch, with the menu featuring sharing plates, salads and sandwiches, along with cocktails and craft beers. We've got a €100 voucher to give away this month to celebrate the arty new relaunch, and you can keep up with The Conrad on Instagram here.



4) A €100 voucher for Ingredient Pop-Up in Skerries


Ingredient head chef Andrew Kelly (ex-Bastible) and front of house Kate Kettle worked together in Potager, and have now gone it alone with their new pop-up, which will be operating out of Olive Café & Deli in Skerries for the next three months. There's a seasonal tasting menu for €70 and an à la carte with dishes like fried polenta, black garlic and Hegarty's cheddar; and braised featherblade with gremolata, Roscoff onions and red wine jus. To book a table email ingredientskerries@gmail.com or DM them on Instagram.



5) Pizzas, beer and a brewery tour @ Rascal's Brewing


Everyone's favourite brewery, Rascal's in Inchicore, have just added four new pizzas to their menu, so if you've been slacking on a visit, consider this a sign. The new pizzas include their April special "Don't worry, Brie happy", with Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Brie, garlic oil, chilli flakes, balsamic glaze, pine nuts and wild garlic, as well as "The Sausage Royale", "Sweet pie of mine", and the veggie "Liberty Belle" (see the current menu here). To celebrate we've got a premium brewery tour, including a guided beer tasting for four people to give away, followed by four pizzas and pints of your choice. (Tours are run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and are subject to availability.)



6) €100 Voucher for Surge Coffee & Wine


Surge has specialty coffee and natural wine wrapped up for Clontarf, and now they've brought the goods to their second location in Grand Canal Dock. Find them serving coffee, Medialuna pastries and Greenville Deli sandwiches seven days a week, and from Thursday - Saturday the wine and sharing platters come out until late - there's live piano too. We're giving one of you a €100 voucher this month which can be used on anything you like, in either of their locations.


7) Two places to the summer brunch launch @ Urban Brewing


There's a new summer brunch option coming to the city centre, and we're giving away two spots to the exclusive press launch this Saturday 20th April. One of you and a friend will be heading into Urban Brewing in the CHQ Building to spend the afternoon on the terrace sampling their new crepes, brunch dishes, prosecco sangria jugs and summer cocktails, while enjoying live tunes from the DJ booth. You'll get to schmooze with press, influencers and industry bods, and there'll be prizes on offer throughout the day. For the rest of you, brunch at Urban Brewing is available Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm. Check out the menus (which includes fried chicken French toast and Cumberland sausage sandwiches) and book here.



8) Two tickets to Whiskey Live and a Fercullen Masterclass


Whiskey Live is back in the RDS from Friday 17th - Sunday 19th May, and it's going to be the biggest one yet, with more exhibitors than ever before! Every Irish whiskey maker you can think of will be there, including Middleton, Red Breast, Teelings and Bushmills, as well as whiskeys from Scotland, Japan and the US (see the exhibitor list here). It's not just for whiskey drinkers either - there'll be plenty of cocktails, gins and other drinks available to sample and purchase. Tickets are €48.46 (including booking fee and €10 to charity partners Down Syndrome Dublin), and everything is free to taste once you're inside. We've got two tickets to the Saturday night session to give away as well as two tickets to the Fercullen Masterclass at 19:30. Get tickets for the event and masterclasses here.



9) A luxury Italian food hamper from Little Italy


Little Italy in Smithfield have long been Dublin's primo source of the best quality Italian ingredients in the city, from every obscure pasta shape you can think of, to top imported olive oils and vinegars, to all of the best Italian snacks. Go in person to check out their fresh meats and cheeses, only available for delivery to certain areas - it's our first port of call for premium pizza toppings. We've got a luxury food hamper worth €100 from Little Italy to give away this month,  including some of their best sellers, hand picked directly from Italy and exclusive to Little Italy, so you'll be living La Dolce Vita in your kitchen, for a few weeks anyway.



Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for April (new and old) will be automatically entered into the prize draw - you don't need to do anything. If you're not signed up yet join here before midnight on the 17th April to be in with a chance of winning. You'll be supporting independent content in Dublin and beyond, and be able to get answers to all of your burning questions about eating out, here and abroad, directly from us.

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