Let’s Eat Out to Help Out Our Belfast’s City Centre Hospitality Businesses

As the UK Government’s 4-week initiative ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ gets underway, Belfast’s first citizen, Lord Mayor Alderman Frank McCoubrey was doing just that.

The Lord Mayor was joined for lunch at Mourne Seafood Bar, one of over 100 participating city restaurants, by Gerry Lennon (Visit Belfast), Stephen Mewha (Belfast One), Chris McCracken (Linen Quarter) and Paul McErlean (Destination CQ).

Visit Belfast, in partnership with Belfast One, Linen Quarter and Destination CQ have implemented a marketing campaign to promote eating out in Belfast in support of city centre businesses. The initiative is aimed at encouraging people across the UK and Northern Ireland to dine out Monday to Wednesday and receive 50% off their bill (up to £10 per head) from 3 to 31 August. The partnership marketing campaign is designed to drive footfall back into Belfast City Centre.

Alderman McCoubrey said: “The ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme is a great way to support our city centre hospitality businesses as they get back on their feet. It provides a great opportunity for people to return to the city, and enjoy dining out safely while getting up to £10 off their bill.

“Belfast’s hospitality is world-renowned and has played such an important part of the city’s regeneration of recent years.  It continues to be an exceptionally challenging time for our restaurants, cafes and gastro pubs and bars and they will be key to the City’s overall recovery.

“I welcome the partnership efforts between Visit Belfast and the three city centre BIDs in developing a Belfast campaign to attract customers back in to city restaurants, cafes and eateries – I encourage you to Eat Out to Help Out this August and do your bit in protecting the thousands of jobs within the our hospitality sector.”

Hundreds of millions of pounds have been invested in the city’s visitor economy over the last decade, making it a significant contributor to the city’s overall economic success.  In supporting this UK-wide initiative, Belfast hopes to safely attract people from across Northern Ireland back into the city centre. Visit Belfast’s Chief Executive Gerry Lennon said:

“Over the last few years, Belfast has become synonymous with great food and dining experiences.  It’s great to see such a variety of eateries participating in the initiative, from gastro pub to hotels and  fine dining restaurants, all working hard to ensure a responsible and welcoming environment for people to enjoy with confidence.”

 

 

Love Belfast
Belfast guide to restaurants, bars, nightclubs, concerts, events, hotels, entertainment, special offers, news, gossip, travel, festivals and culture. http://lovebelfast.co.uk

Related Articles

Restaurants offering takeaway and delivery

Restaurants in Northern Ireland are now returning to a delivery and pick-up service to continue to serve up their quality cuisine and fresh, local...

NI Takeaway Association Calls For End To 11pm Delivery Restriction

The Northern Ireland Takeaway Association today (October 21) warned that the sector is facing devastation unless current restrictions preventing deliveries after 11pm are ended...

Wild and wonderful places you can Eat Out to Help Out

On top of mountains, on board a Royal Yacht and even sat amongst llamas – these are just some of the wild and wonderful...

Leave a Reply

Stay Connected

82,511FansLike
61,888FollowersFollow
164,635FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Royal Caribbean International’s Black Friday Sale

$400 additional onboard spend on bookings make from 25 November to 1 December 2020 Royal Caribbean is offering guests up to $400 onboard spend on...

MARITIME BELFAST TRUST SETS SAIL ON A NEW CHAPTER IN THE CITY’S VIBRANT MARITIME HERITAGE

A new chapter will begin for Titanic Foundation Ltd, the charity responsible for promoting and preserving Belfast’s maritime heritage, as it becomes known as...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOMINO’S!  – DELIVERING PIPING HOT, FRESH PIZZA IN NORTHERN IRELAND FOR 25 YEARS

It was 1995 and we were all obsessed with Friends, ER and Oasis, or Blur. The Usual Suspects, Toy Story and Clueless were showing in cinemas as Domino’s, the nation’s favourite pizza, opened its...

How Has Technology Changed the Way We Consume Entertainment?

We have officially transitioned into the digital era where everything in our lives revolves around technology. Now, it’s impossible to go through the day...

Shelbourne Motors puts connectivity first in major new investment

Shelbourne Motors enlists Rainbow Communications to add new Cloud-based contact and online technology to its growing business One of Northern Ireland’s largest motor retail groups,...