5th – 12th November in participating restauraunts nationwide

Feast your imagination,
not your eyes!

During the second week in November 2017, 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. In NCBI we know that just because someone can’t see shouldn’t mean they don’t have a vision for their future. We are in the business of changing lives and are looking for great restaurants and people to support us in achieving this.

We are thrilled to announce that Irish celebrity chef Neven Maguire will act as our Dine in the Dark Ambassador, supporting us in media activity from the launch date to the conclusion of the project. Neven is well known for his award-winning MacNean House & Restaurant. He has published 12 cookbooks and is currently filming his 8th series of ‘Home Chef’ for RTE.


Dine in the Dark is a wonderful way to shine a unique and exciting spotlight on your restaurant while helping a great cause. Over an evening – or a few evenings during the second week of November – you can boost your bookings, create a wonderful dining atmosphere and light up your social media as you offer your customers a joyful, unforgettable and intriguing dining experience.

10 from every meal sold will support the National Council for the Blind of Ireland to provide life-changing services to blind and vision-impaired people across the country. Everyday in our centres, we provide practical and emotional support, rehabilitation services and hands-on training to help people who are blind or vision impaired to live independently and confidently.