SIX HUNDRED MOUTHWATERING DISHES ON OFFER DURING BELFAST RESTAURANT WEEK
A choice of 600 mouthwatering dishes will be on offer in 40 City Centre restaurants during Belfast Restaurant Week which runs from 23 to 29 September. A joint venture between Belfast One and Destination CQ, the initiative will tickle the taste buds of diners seeking scrumptious steaks, Vegan feasts and delicious dining experiences with Asian, Italian and Mediterranean influences.
Diners will be encouraged to explore the number one shopping and leisure destination in Northern Ireland and stop off for lunch, dinner or the now famous Big Belfast Brunch - available in participating restaurants on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September.
Julie McCullagh, Marketing Manager, Belfast One, said: “Belfast Restaurant Week has fast become one of the most exciting and busiest weeks for restaurants in the Belfast City Centre events calendar. We brought the joint initiative to our local restaurants in February and we had more than 30 sign up, generating more than £150,000 for the local economy and driving an almost 20% increase in midweek evening footfall year on year in just seven days. This autumn we’re excited to further develop Belfast Restaurant Week to include a Producers Market with Taste The City where local chefs will demonstrate their culinary skills for foodies to recreate at home.”
Gareth Neill of Destination CQ welcomed the return of Belfast Restaurant Week and said: "Belfast Restaurant Week provides an opportunity to dine out in style, try new venues and support our fantastic independent restaurant scene in Belfast. Our expanded lunch and brunch offerings will have something for everyone.”
As well as dining out at some of Belfast’s finest restaurants from as little as £10 per person, those who crave creating their own instagrammable recipes at home can go along to the Taste The Island supported Taste The City Producers Market on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September in Writer’s Square where they will be inspired with demos by chefs from Belfast restaurants before stocking up on locally sourced and grown produce to take home, as well as live music and family fun from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day.
Gareth added: “We are delighted to be working with Tourism NI on the Taste The Island standout event 'Taste The City’ on 28th and 29th September as part of Belfast Restaurant Week, where the city's best chefs will be cooking alongside some of Northern Ireland's most formidable food and beverage producers.”
Belfast Restaurant Week, 23 to 29 September. Lunch from 12 noon to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday, is priced at £10.00 per person, dinner from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, Monday to Thursday is priced at £15.00 per person and advance booking is essential. Participating restaurants and menus can be found at www.belfastrestaurantweek.org. Follow Belfast Restaurant Week on Instagram at @BelfastRestaurantWeek19