Dining Week Aids SVP

Hundreds of restaurants nationwide are signed up and ready to fill their tables for "Dining Week". Customers that book via the www.diningweek.ie website will enjoy a 25% discount on their food bill, with their €1 booking fee being donated to St Vincent de Paul.

Together with giving a much needed boost to the restaurants, the ten day promotion (from 19th to 28th April) is a celebration of a return to normality after years of lockdowns. The scheme is available for bookings from two to eight people.

Dining Week is supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, and sponsored by WorldPay from FIS, with over 200 restaurants expected to take part. EarlyTable, the platform hosting Dining Week, expects to reach up to one million customers through its upcoming media campaign and this should result in thousands of people seizing the opportunity to socialise and save.

James Lenehan, the entrepreneur behind the new EarlyTable dining platform 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."

Director of Regional Development with Failte Ireland, Paul Keeley, said: "Food plays an important role in the overall tourism experience and helps create a lasting memory of Irish culture. Dining Week offers a great opportunity for restaurants, giving them total control in terms of flexing their pricing on a dedicated platform that will attract customers, helping to generate footfall and optimise revenue for their business across the days of the week that they target."

If you would like to sign up your restaurant for free to participate in Dining Week, contact: mason.mcgovern@earlytable.ie / 085 730 6327.