RARE by Lidl Ireland

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An exclusive pop-up restaurant experience in the heart of Dublin

RARE by Lidl – An exclusive pop-up restaurant experience in the heart of Dublin where guests dined in complete darkness.

Create // The Brief

The brief was to create a pop-up restaurant where guests were in complete darkness.

Experience //

RARE by @lidlireland was an experience like no other. The experience begins in a pitch-black dining room where our servers, wearing night-vision goggles, were guided and assisted guests to their table. It was a journey that made guests re-evaluate their perception of taste, smell and touch.

We’ve worked with award-winning chef Gary O’Hanlon to create a mouth-watering menu which showcases the very best of our Bord Bia Quality Assured Irish beef. Guests awakened their senses in a very unique environment.


With 2 sittings per night, over 4 days, the event served 450 curious customers and had 12,500 people on the waiting list! There were lots of new challenges in this project so it took a great team to pull it off.

Big thanks to Lidl Ireland team & our partners on this one, Catchevents .#rarebylidl #Experiential #Events #ThisisCatapult All proceeds from the event were donated to Lidl’s charity partner Jigsaw – @jigsaw_ymh

Project Credits
  • Event date: 22/04/2019
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Client: Lidl Ireland
Catapult Team
  • Producer: Barry O Reilly
  • Creative: Steve O’Sullivan
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