April's monthly 9 giveaways have arrived! And this month we've got mega restaurant vouchers, food and wine hampers, a whiskey experience, coffee, meal prep delivery and more! Being automatically entered into our monthly giveaways is just one of the perks of being signed up to ATF Insiders - our premium service that allows us to operate independently, with no #ad, #collab or #invite across any of our channels.
Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders by midnight on Monday 17th April will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on Tuesday 18th April. Here's what you could win this month...
1) A €200 voucher for Eleven, Loughlinstown
What was formerly the restaurant upstairs in Whelehans Wines in Loughlinstown has been taken over by John Farrell (777, The Butcher's Grill, Dillinger's), and suddenly South County Dublin has a new wood-burning grill worth making a beeline for. Eleven (named after the N11 it sits on) has a 45-seat dining room, bar seating for up to 20, and a high top table area seating another 30. A terrace at the back will be open by summer for outdoor dining.
Eleven opens from Wednesday - Saturday for dinner, with brunch on Saturday and daytime dining on Sunday (featuring the eternally in demand Sunday roast). You can drop in for cocktails at the bar, have a few small plates (like charred prawns with lardo, bisque and sorrel) or book in for the whole hog (like handmade pasta, BBQ monkfish and Côte de Boeuf). Their Oyster Happy Hour (weekdays from 17:00 - 19:00) is another good reason to visit, with €2 oysters and €2 off cocktails. Eleven have given us a €200 voucher to give away to one very lucky Insider this month, so you can do your worst on all that flame-grilled food and cocktails.
2) A €200 voucher for Pearl Brasserie
Pearl Brasserie in Dublin 2 opened its doors an amazing 23 years ago, and chef-owner Sebastien Masi and team have been delivering French fine dining in a warm and welcoming atmosphere ever since. You can visit Wednesday - Friday for their two-course €39 lunch, or go in the evening for their à la carte or tasting menus, and they've have given us a €200 voucher to give away to one of you this month, so the choice is yours (we'd do lunch and go all out on the wine). Check out Pearl Brasserie here.
3) A Dunne & Crescenzi Italian Hamper Worth €200
Dunne and Crescenzi, on Dublin's South Frederick Street, has just been been nominated for best wine experience in Ireland at the Irish Restaurant Awards, and to celebrate they've given us an an Italian wine and food hamper worth €200 to give away. In it you'll find a bottle of Dei 2017 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a bottle of Elio Grasso 2013 Barolo, and lots more treats like pasta, coffee and Italian biscuits. Since opening in 1999, Dunne and Crescenzi has been sourcing wines from producers from every region in Italy, and today their list features over 200 different bottles, that can be enjoyed at their city centre, Dundrum, and Kildare Village restaurants. Check them out here.
4) €100 Voucher For Network & All Good Wine Bar
Network has long been part of the Dublin coffee and brunch hit list, but then they turned it into All Good Wine Bar on Friday and Saturday nights, and there was yet another reason to amble up Aungier Street. We've got a €50 voucher for Network and a €50 voucher for All Good Wine Bar to give away this month, so you can head in early for 'Notions on Toast', then come back later on for natural wines and tunes from their weekly changing roster of DJs. Check out what's coming up here.
5) Two Tickets For Whiskey Live & A Single Malt Masterclass
Whiskey Live, Ireland's premier whiskey tasting event, is back at the RDS on the 19th and 20th of May, Tickets are €44 (ex booking fee) and include all sampling once you're inside, along with a welcome pack, and bottled water throughout, so the only extra cash you'll need is if you want to buy food, purchase a full bottle to bring home, or buy an exclusive rare dram at the 'Dream Dram Bar'. We've got two tickets for Saturday evening to give away, along with two tickets for the Bushmills Single Malt Masterclass, including rare and unreleased drams that have been quietly maturing in their warehouses. Check out the the weekend's line up here, including masterclasses from some of the world's best whiskey brands, and a minimum of €10 from each ticket is being donated to Down Syndrome Dublin, so you can feel even better about your sipping.
6) €100 Voucher For Brickyard
Loved Dundrum gastropub Brickyard reopened last month after undergoing a transformation, but regulars were relieved that the menu is mostly the same, with a couple of new additions. The chicken wings, mac-and-cheese bites, and burgers have survived, with newbies including broccoli pakora with coriander chutney, mint yoghurt and fermented jalapenos, and 10 hour braised iberico pork cheek with mustard mash and caramelised onion gravy. Dinner is served seven days a week, with brunch on weekends, and with 25 beers on tap and an updated cocktail menu, you'll have plenty to spend this month's €100 voucher on if you win. Check out Brickyard here.
7) Two Weeks Of Healthy Meals Delivered From Parallel Meals
Eaten too many Easter eggs and need to get back on track? When we reviewed meal prep services last year Parallel Meals came out on top for sheer deliciousness, and they've given us two weeks of breakfasts, snacks and a main to give away to one of our Insiders this month. There's a new menu every week featuring dishes like peanut butter cup protein oats, spinach and ricotta lasagne, and coconut chicken curry, and this is a meal prep service that feels more like a treat than calorie-restricted torture. Check out Parallel Meals here.
8) €100 Worth Of Coffee From Imbibe Coffee
Café, restaurant and customer favourite Imbibe Coffee turn the big 5 on May 1st, and they're celebrating with a very special Coffee Club. Through their monthly club they bring coffees to Ireland that have never been here before, and for their fifth birthday it's the very rare "Wush Wush" (around €25 per 100g). It's from an award winning farm called El Placer in Colombia, who they rate as one of the best in the world, and say "this is coffee that doesn't taste like coffee." Imbibe donate 1% of all revenue to Women's Aid and 1% to origin projects, but for their fifth birthday they're upping this to 5% on all coffee club sales to each. They're also giving us €100 worth of coffee, including Wush Wush. to give away this month, and you can check out their great work here.
9) A €100 Voucher For Camile Thai
Camile Thai recently celebrated Ireland’s first National Good Mood Day, with the launch of their new Good Mood Honey Duck Stir Fry. A source of mood and energy boosting vitamin C, their new stir fry features honey roast duck, stir fried with broccoli, pomegranate, spring onions, and mint in a ginger-sesame sauce, with the sweetness of locally sourced, OpenHive honey, produced by Camile Thai-supported native Irish honeybees. For the month of April, customers can also enjoy 15% off the entire menu using the code GM15, and one All The Food Insider is going to win a €100 Camile Thai voucher - that will definitely put you in a good mood.
Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for April 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 Monday 17th April (to be entered in this month's draw). 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.