Dine in the Dark

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During the month of November, restaurants across Ireland challenge their guests to dine in the dark to raise awareness and vital funds for life changing sight loss services in Ireland. This immersive experience allows people to challenge their thinking around sight loss and the people affected by it.

NCBI’s wonderful Dine in the Dark event, in association with RAI, returns again after last year’s success. Your diners wear blindfolds while eating from your mouth-watering menu. As they attempt to dine in darkness, the meal becomes a remarkable sensory encounter that heightens people’s sense of taste, touch, smell, and communication – and most of all, fun. Normal barriers collapse and guests begin to feast their imagination, not their eyes. You can design a set menu or simply offer your regular choices.

Each restaurant adds a €10 surcharge to the price of the meal which is donated to NCBI.

While it is impossible to fully simulate life with sight loss, diners will get an insight of what it’s like to live life as a blind or vision impaired person. And while they experience this fabulous feast of food, fun and imagination, a minimum of €10 from every meal will be donated by participating restaurants to the National Council for the Blind’s crucial work supporting people with sight loss.

Some of the restaurants participating in the campaign this year include:


Morelands Grill

The Westin,Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2


Dine in the Dark event taking place on the 10th of November

For more details click here.


La Reserve

53 Ranelagh village  Ranelagh, Dublin


Dine in the Dark event taking ,place on the 8th of November

For more details click here.


You & Me Family Restaurant

9 Swords Road, Dublin 9



Dine in the Dark event taking place on the 8th of November

For more details click here.

Limestone Taverns, Teach Na Teamhrach

Balreask Cross, Trim Road, Navan


Dine in the Dark event taking place on 10th of November

For more details click here.


Springhill Court Hotel 

Waterford Rd, Kilkenny


Dine in the Dark event to take place on the 10th of November

For more details click here.


For a full list of the restaurants taking place in the NCBI‘s Dine in the Dark campaign or to make a donation to the cause please click here.

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