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VIDEO: This is what it's like to have lunch 100 feet in the air over Dublin

‘Dinner in the Sky’ has been in over 40 countries now but this week it came to Dublin…

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IT STARTED IN Belgium and they’ve done it in more than 40 different countries since but this week, ‘Dinner in the Sky’ came to Dublin.

Centra hosted a picnic in the air yesterday afternoon to promote its new gourmet sandwich range so we got to try out the contraption. Guest were strapped into their seats, like in a rollercoaster, and the seven tonne table was hoisted into the air by a large crane. In total, 100 people got the chance to dine in the clouds yesterday.

In a few countries, these sky-high restaurants have suspended a band or orchestra in the air to entertain their guests. At the Point Village in Dublin, we had some decent enough tunes pumped in through the speakers.

For the most part, the restaurant is stationary but they give it a bit of a spin halfway through so you can take in all of the views.

And those views were a bit of alright:

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Oh look, there’s Big Brother star and DJ Ray Shah…

If you’re afraid of heights, it’s probably a good idea not to look down:

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But, you’ll be glad to know, we all got down safely in the end. Unfortunately, Dinner in the Sky is not a permanent fixture in Dublin so you won’t have a chance to try it right now, but we have a feeling it’ll be back.

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