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'Unprecedented demand' for return of Belfast Restaurant Week

Clare Maguire, managing director of Belfast One, and Gareth Neill of Cathedral Quarter BID welcome news that Belfast Restaurant Week will return from February 17-23

FOLLOWING the success of Belfast Restaurant Week in September, organisers of the initiative have been inundated with requests from diners and restaurateurs to confirm that the event will return in 2020.

And Belfast One and Cathedral Quarter BID have joined forces again to confirm that another Belfast Restaurant Week is taking place from February 17-23 next, with more than 40 restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars participating.

Following September's initiative, restaurants reported that an increase of up to 75 per cent in footfall during the special week, and all indicated that they would participate in similar future initiatives.

Clare Maguire, managing director of Belfast One, said: “With two highly successful Belfast Restaurant Week events under our belt in 2019, we are thrilled to be bringing it back to the city in February 2020.

"The event will run again during lunch and dinner service and we're even bringing back the hugely popular big Belfast brunch at the weekend.

"It's a cliché to say that it will be ‘bigger and better' but we have every confidence the food offering from our award winning city centre restaurants will not disappoint foodies visiting the city.”

Gareth Neill of Cathedral Quarter BID added: “Belfast's food and drink scene is unrivalled and a huge driver for the city centre.

"We are excited to be planning the return of Belfast Restaurant Week in February as it allows us to showcase and shine a spotlight on owners, chefs, and staff that make it the Belfast experience.

"The diversity of menus on offer and enticing price point allows people to try something new and get out and explore the city. We are incredibly proud to see this grow year on year.”

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