The Irish Times Food Critic Competition

Food Month

Ever wondered what it’s like to be paid to eat out at some of Ireland’s top restaurants?
Would you love the chance to have people read your opinions on food?

Catherine Cleary Win the opportunity to join our food critic Catherine Cleary as she reviews a restaurant. Join her for a meal and then afterwards, you’ll have the chance to tell our readers what you thought.

To win, use 50 words or less to review a slice of toast
(butter and marmalade optional).
The most inventive, witty entry will be chosen by Catherine at the end of Food Month.
Closing date is November 30th. The winner will be announced in the Saturday Magazine on December 7th.

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Terms & Conditions

  • The promoters are The Irish Times Limited, The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2.
  • The prize is dinner with The Irish Times food critic Catherine Cleary and the opportunity to tell readers of The Irish Times what you thought.
  • To enter this competition, you must submit a review of a slice of toast. The review must be 50 words or less in order to be considered as a valid entry.
  • Employees or agents of The Irish Times, and their families or other persons connected with this promotion are not eligible to enter.
  • A valid entry consists of entrant’s name and email address.
  • Prize is as offered and no cash alternative will apply.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter this promotion.
  • Entries must be entered online in the form above.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The judging will be carried out by what Catherine Cleary deems to be the most inventive and witty entry.
  • The promoters reserves the right to change any aspect of the prize.
  • The prize will be subject to any additional terms and conditions of the suppliers of the prize.
  • The promoters shall not be liable for any loss, consequential damage of any nature, in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise by acceptance of the terms and conditions or in connection with the prize. 
  • The promoters are excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize.
  • The winner may be required to participate in unpaid promotional related publicity undertaken by the promoter or it's associated companies.
  • Entry is for people of 18 years of age and over.
  • By entering this competition you are agreeing that any submissions made become the property The Irish Times Ltd.
  • Entry to this promotion shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions.
  • The promoters reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.
  • These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and subject to the jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.
  • Competition ends Saturday 30th November.