Words: Shamim de Brún
Dining Week is a ten-day celebration of Ireland’s return to normality after years of lockdowns.
Customers who book via the Dining Week website will enjoy a twenty-five per cent discount on their food bill any time during the celebration. There is a booking fee of one euro but this will be donated directly to St Vincent de Paul. Bookings are open now and are available for groups of two to eight people.
Restaurants taking part include; Hen’s Teeth, The Guinea Pig, B Skewers BBQ SHOP, Bang Restaurant, Beef and Lobster, Bon Appetit, Cleaver East, Dillinger’s, Donnybrook Gastro Pub, Charlotte Quay, Nannetti’s and more.
Dining Week is supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland and Fáilte Ireland and sponsored by WorldPay from FIS.
James Lenehan, the entrepreneur behind EarlyTable, the platform hosting Dining Week, said, “It’s been a long and difficult two years for our hospitality industry, and we hope that DiningWeek is the kickstart that’s needed now. A small booking fee is required on the EarlyTable platform, but for DiningWeek, we decided to donate the fee to St Vincent de Paul given the great work they are doing to support the hosting of Ukrainian refugees”.
Garrett Clifford of Worldpay, sponsors of DiningWeek said: “Worldpay are thrilled to support Early Table with our sponsorship of Dining Week, a fantastic initiative to help and support our Restaurant sector in Ireland”.
Adrian Cummins of the Restaurants Association of Ireland said: “We are delighted to introduce Dining Week and see it as an ongoing initiative that will help support the restaurant industry. Dining Week will encourage patrons to re-engage with local eateries and celebrate quality food and hospitality across Ireland.”
To book a table during Dining Week, visit the website: www.diningweek.ie
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