Septembers's ATF Insider giveaways are here! And this month we've got a night in a city centre hotel, tickets to a Champagne supper club, restaurant vouchers for some of the city's best and loads more. Our ATF Insider subscription service is how we operate independently, ad and invite free, with everything featured on ATF paid for by us, so if you're not already signed up and get value from our content, we would love your support.
Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders by midnight on Sunday 17th September will be entered into the draw, and winners will be picked and notified on Monday 18th September. Here's what's up for grabs...
1) An overnight stay in The Hendrick, Smithfield with breakfast, antipasti, and a bottle of wine worth €350
The Hendrick in Smithfield, Ireland's first street art hotel, is giving one lucky ATF Insider a night away in one of the city's most vibrant neighbourhoods. You'll enjoy bed and breakfast, with an antipasti board and a bottle of house wine the night before, amongst some of the hotel's 270 works of Irish and international art. The Hendrick is near The Lighthouse Cinema and The Cobblestone Pub if you fancy live music, or the countless restaurants, bars and bakeries of Smithfield - which we're always happy to provide recommendations for.
(Excludes September, Bank Holiday weekends and key seasonal holidays)
2) €100 voucher for Pickle and a copy of Spice Box
Sunil Ghai of Pickle has been at the forefront of Indian cuisine in Dublin for over a decade and has just released his first cook book, Spice Box - easy, everyday Indian food to cook at home. We know how many of you are big time Pickle fans so we're delighted to have a copy of the book to give away this month, along with a €100 voucher for Pickle, so you can get your fill of venison samosas, goat keema and masala cheese chilli naan, and get fired up for trying your hand at home.
3) A €120 voucher for the reopened Legal Eagle
Their beloved gastropub tradition is still being honoured with their signature pickles, homemade crisps and treacle tarts, and the nose-to-tail vibes are still there with PX-braised ox cheek in bone marrow sauce, and Pigs on the Green chorizo with cider-braised onions. Feasting also takes pride of place with roast lamb, whole fish, wood-fired chicken and a host of sharing courses, and we've got a €120 voucher to give away this month so one of our Insiders can head in to take full advantage of their brand new bag.
4) Two tickets for a Champagne supper club at The Conrad
The Coburg's supper club is back with a Champagne and oyster instalment featuring one of our favs - Henriot. On Thursday 21st September, diners will enjoy four Champagnes from the Henriot catalogue, paired with oysters; goats cheese and beetroot; halibut in a Champagne and oyster sauce, and dessert, with tickets priced at €79. We've got two tickets for what sounds like a great night to give away, but if you can't wait to see if you're a winner you can reserve your place here.
5) A €150 voucher to spend at Cluck Chicken
Cluck Chicken have been brightening up Walkinstown with their free-range, buttermilk-fried chicken burgers, tenders and wings since 2020, and now Tallaght has in on the action as they've just opened their first bricks and mortar site in The Square. To celebrate we've got a €150 voucher to give away to one ATF Insider this month, which will let you work your way through most of their menu, including the famous 'Mother Clucker hun bun', truffle parmesan tenders, and 'Banging Buffalo' loaded fries. See the menu here.
6) €100 to spend at Blossom Artisan Bakery & Buddy's Farmer's Market
We found two excellent reasons to make a trip to Dublin 11 this month, with our discovery of new bakery Blossom, and not so new indoor farmer's market Buddy's, which sit in the same building in Ballymun Industrial Park. We thought Blossom's morning buns, almond croissants and fruit and nut danishes could go head to head with Dublin's best (there's Imbibe coffee too), and Buddy's is a treasure chest of Irish (mainly Dublin) produce which we've seen nowhere else. A necessary detour if you're taking a trip to IKEA or Decathlon, and a very welcome addition to the northside. We've got a €50 voucher for Blossom to give away and another €50 for Buddy's, so one of you will be heading over to fill your boots with bread, pastries, eggs, fruit, veg and whatever else you want to throw in your basket.
7) A Hamper of Wicklow's best produce to celebrate Irish Food & Drink Month
Irish Food & Drink Month returns this October with a set of events aimed at celebrating all of the brilliant food and drink being produced in Wicklow. On Thursday 19th and Friday 20th, a Beár Bia (Irish for Food Bar) pop up is happening in Hen’s Teeth in Dublin 8, with a four-course menu featuring Wicklow’s finest food & drink producers. Tickets are €65 each (plus booking fee) including drink pairings, and you can get them here. We have an amazing hamper to give away this month so one of you can enjoy some of Wicklow's best at home, including Fercullen Single Malt Whiskey, Wicklow Way blackberry wine, Nibbed Cacao, Chocolate Garden of Ireland chocolates, Olly's Honey, Wicklow Rapeseed Oil, Mic's Chilli, Janet's Country Fayre relish and Le Paysan paté.
8) €100 voucher for Iciar's new cheese and wine bar in Blackrock
Iciar Cheese Bar, in the Frascati Centre in Blackrock, have gone full on Paris in Dublin with the opening of their new cheese and wine bar, complete with hanging plants and Eiffel Tower doodles. They're serving cheese boards, salads, French patisserie and other treats, as well as that all important French wine, and they're open Tuesday - Sunday. To celebrate Blackrock's newest hangout for cheese and wine, we've got a €100 voucher for Iciar to give away, so one lucky Insider will be heading over for a belly-full of France's finest.
9) Two tickets to the launch of Urban Brewing's Oyster Festival, plus a €50 voucher for more food and drinks
Urban Brewing in the CHQ building are running an Oyster Festival from Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd of September pairing garnished oysters with their signature stouts. Head Chef Dan will be taking attendees through sourcing, shucking, garnishing & pairing with Irish Stouts on a special launch night guided experience on Tuesday 19th, and we've got two tickets to give away (or for another night of you choice), plus a €50 voucher to try other food and drinks after you've had your oysters and stout. They'll be open for walk-ins throughout the weekend if you fancy trying oysters with calamansi & shallot; pomegranate and lemon thyme; or buttermilk, dill oil & picked onion.
Everyone signed up to ATF Insiders for September (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 by midnight on Sunday 17th September. 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.