January's monthly 9 giveaway is here! And no surprise it's got a bit of a New Year, new me theme, from vouchers for new openings, to feel-good brunch, to a Lunar New Year inspired hamper - we're confident that winning one of these will be sure to rid you of any January blues. Our nine monthly giveaways is one of the ways we thank our supporters for letting us stay #ad, #collab and #invite free, and keep the focus on telling you about the best food, without compromise.
Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders by midnight on Tuesday 17th January will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on Wednesday 18th January. Here's what's in this month's line up...
1) Weekend lunch for four at Hang Dai Chinese
Hang Dai Chinese are now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm, meaning there's a new long lunch spot in town, and to celebrate we're sending one of you plus three of your most loved friends for an afternoon in one of Dublin's coolest restaurants. You'll start with bubbles, snacks and small plates, before moving onto a family style feast for mains featuring their signature Skeaghanore roast duck and market fish, as well as other dishes and sides. And in case that's not enough there's going to be wine and cocktails too. What a day... (You can book in here)
2) Dinner and drinks for four at 57 The Headline
57 The Headline on Clanbrassil Street has moved from bar to restaurant over the past few years, with an increased focus on food and wine at good value prices. From their much loved Sunday roast to their legendary smash burgers, and 14 wines by the glass as well as a small, frequently-changing bottle list at reasonable mark ups, it's not hard to see why it's become a local favourite in Dublin 8. This month one of our insiders will be able to work their way through most of the menu with dinner and drinks for four people to the value of €120. Check them out here.
3) Sunday brunch for four at As One
We are always looking for new places for Sunday Brunch, so we were excited to hear that from January 29th As One will open on the last Sunday of the month for all of your breakfast muffin, potato hash and mimosa needs - with an all in option for €32 a head. We've got brunch for four to give away, including a brunch dish, small plate, dessert and a cocktail each, and we recommend bringing food sharing friends so you can try the whole menu.
4) A €100 voucher For Umi
Love falafel? Who doesn't, especially when it comes from Middle Eastern flavour specialists Umi, whose falafel mix is prepared fresh every morning with fourteen ingredients. We've got a €100 voucher for Umi to give away which can be used at any of their locations in Dublin, Cork or Belfast, and if you've yet to try their ultra tasty, incredible value food, it won't take more than a couple of bites to see what the fuss is about.
5) The Nutbutter tasting experience for four
Nutbutter have just launched a three-course tasting experience for anyone wanting to tip their toe into flexitarianism, and we're sending one of you to try it out with three friends. You'll start with a chef's selection of plant-based and meat tacos, for mains everyone chooses a bowl and protein of their choice accompanied by chef's sides, and you'll finish with dessert of either plant-based chocolate mousse, coconut sagu or miso panna cotta. Check out Nutbutter here,
6) Two bumper hampers from Asia Market
The 2023 Lunar New Year starts this week, and who better to kick off celebrations than Asia Market. They've given us one of their 'Taste The Trends' Bites Boxes, to give away, with sweet and savoury snacks like salted egg popcorn, crispy Korean-style seaweed with almonds, and hot chilli chicken ramen. You'll also get their Lunar New Year Celebration Cocktail Kit, so you can welcome the year of the rabbit in style with the fiery ‘Soju Mule’ - an Asian twist on the classic 'Moscow Mule', and a creamy strawberry-flavoured Snowball-esque, ‘Yaku Chika’. Check out their hampers here.
7) A €100 voucher for V-Face
V-Face, one of the city's best spots for vegan and vegetarian food, have launched their first ad campaign on social media and at bus stops in Dublin. They want us to 'give animals a break', imagining all the things they might get up to in their free time - like pigs doing yoga and hens having a party - rather than the shock tactics more commonly used to put people off eating meat. We've got a €100 voucher up for grabs this month, and we strongly recommend you try their 'Hot Chick' burger.
8) A foraging tour for two with Howth Foraging
Nicole Dunne runs foraging tours around Howth year round, ranging from identifying edible mushrooms, to wild-growing winter greens, to a special love-themed walk for Valentine's Day featuring edible flowers and wild berries, and ending with sloe gin prosecco cocktails. You can see details of upcoming tours here, and we've got a €100 voucher to give away to one of you this month which will get you a tour for two. Follow Howth Foraging on Instagram here.
9) A €100 voucher for Yeeros
Greek souvlaki bar Yeeros have arrived on the southside, so no more trekking to Drumcondra for gyros, grilled meat platters and loukoumades (Greek donuts) if you live on that side of the city. You'll find them on Wexford Street, next door to The Jar and just across the road from Against The Grain, and it's got to be one of the best (and best value) options for a quick bite to eat in this bar-filled stretch of town. The lunch deals are particularly good value, as are their sharing platters, but one of you can try it all with a €100 voucher. Check out Yeeros here.
Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for January will be automatically entered into the prize draw - you don't need to do anything. If you're not signed up yet join here and support independent content in Dublin and beyond, and get answers to all of your burning questions about eating out, here and abroad, directly from us.