Restaurants in Galway are being invited to sign up to Dining Week, a new hospitality incentive taking place from 19 to 28 April.
Using a new booking platform ‘Early Table’, the ten-day promotion will give a much-needed boost to the restaurant sector after two years of lockdowns.
Over 130 restaurants nationwide, from bistros to fine dining, have already registered to make the most of the opportunity to see their business benefit from a package of promotions aimed at filling tables at quiet times.
Dining Week is supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, with over 300 restaurants expected to take part.
Diners who book early via the Early Table platform will receive a 25% discount on their food, filling tables that would otherwise sit idle.
Restaurants load tables onto the Early Table platform according to how many extra customers they want to attract on that given day or night.
Through a comprehensive marketing and PR programme, Dining Week will be promoted to over 1 million potential diners, across media, broadcast and online.
James Lenehan, the entrepreneur behind the new Early Table dining platform, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of Dining Week and would like to thank the Restaurant Association, Failte Ireland and WorldPay for their support for this new industry initiative.
“We believe a nationwide Dining Week event is long overdue and we hope it can become an annual showcase for the Irish restaurant sector, encouraging people to explore new tastes while saving 25% off their food.”