When the area reopens six weeks later, the pent-up demand for food at a restaurant is high across the country with the availability of tables at very limited times from 7pm to 9pm. Shut down.
Open Table Restaurant Booking Engine Restaurants can accommodate up to six people at a dinner table on Saturday night at 8pm or within two hours of that time.
The site reported thousands of bookings in hundreds of restaurants in Irish cities and towns in the past 24 hours. Indicates that a serious fight for seats has begun on Saturday.
Ring-around restaurants are also showing a great appetite for food this weekend.
Trinity St. Pichet in Dublin said it was fully booked. “There has been a crazy fight for seats in the last few weeks and we have six groups,” he told the Irish Times when asked about bookings on Friday morning.
This was exactly what happened across the river at the Winding Stair in Dublin. “Booked me, very well,” a spokesman said.
“I have a table at 9:45 and the first two pairs, but the rest are chokers. We look forward to it every year, it’s a busy couple, but it’s great. ”
Tapas de Lola of Camden Center said, “It is still very well booked every Friday and Saturday between Christmas, and only some of the 5 to 9 sittings per week are available.
Fade St. Social was similarly booked Saturday night, with fewer availability in subsequent days, and the same story at Brassery 66, near the capital, South George Street.
Ard Bia in Galway said it was fully booked Saturday night. “People were nice and the moment the restrictions were lifted they started contacting,” a spokesman said. The same story in Kawa is the unavailability and limited number of early and late sittings on Saturday night.
The story was the same in Cork City, while demand in Kilkenny was equally high.
Charlie Shale, general manager of the Marker Hotel in Dublin, said he would like to welcome diners this weekend. Security will continue to be our priority and we are very open, ”he said.
He said most of the tables already taken by hotel guests were “Saturday availability is limited”.
“People can come out and sit in a safe environment and take care of properly trained people. Everyone is happy to be back and we are really looking forward to the next few weeks, ”he said.
He added that bookings are being made for meals at the hotel’s bars and walk-in guests are welcome. “I think there are a lot of local people who want to go out and have dinner. It will not be like last December, but it will be a good month, ”he said.
‘No large groups’
Adrian Cummins, head of the Restaurant Association of Ireland, said a similar year could be the busiest weekend at the Hospitality Center.
“This Saturday night has always been the main night. Restaurants in Dublin have been closed for six weeks, so there will always be demand, ”he told the Irish Times.
Restaurants usually only have two-thirds of the engineers, who usually serve and limit parties to groups of six or fewer. “There will be no big groups this year, but I’m not hungry for office parties where people want to go out three times a year with a close circle of friends.”
He said he was upset to some extent. “We want to do the right thing so we can be open in January and February,” he said.
He pointed out that this area has existed before. “This is not our first rodeo and we know we can do it and do it safely. When we opened earlier this year the staff did not get Kovid and we know that we would not be a problem if everyone did what they were supposed to do and followed the user guidelines. ”
“The finish line is for us to release the vaccine,” he suggested. That’s when people can “bring their lives back to normal.” It’s heartbreaking for everyone, people who have lost loved ones, lost their jobs, and their world has turned upside down. Everyone wants to see the end of it. ”