Some 50% Of Irish Diners Plan To Visit More Restaurants In January

By Robert McHugh
Some 50% Of Irish Diners Plan To Visit More Restaurants In January

New research from OpenTable has found that 50% of Irish diners plan to visit more restaurants in January in 2024, compared to the same month in 2023.

Furthermore, it is estimated that 35% of Irish diners plan on spending a little more this January, compared to January 2023, with an average of €59 per person, per meal.

Fifty one per cent (51%) of Irish diners will consider going vegan or vegetarian as part of Veganuary or a healthier diet in 2024.

Local Restaurants

In November, OpenTable released research that showed that over half (58%) of diners in Dublin would rather pay more to dine at a local restaurant, compared to 23% who would prefer to spend less at a restaurant further away.

Nearly a third (29%) of Dubliners cite that they choose to dine locally due to great offers, dining experiences, and set menus.


January Dining Experiences

OpenTable has noted that restaurants throughout Dublin have created new January dining experiences, ranging from ‘tasting menus to sharing feasts’.

A selection of restaurants offering January deals can be found as follows.

The Ivy Dawson Street

The Ivy Dawson Street is inviting visitors to step back in time, to 1917 – the year that the Ivy made its debut – with its 1917 Specials Menu.

Customers can enjoy tastes of this era with special dishes for €19.17 each.


For just €50 per person, diners can enjoy a new private dining experience in the Kraken Den in Ukiya.


This includes a set menu, karaoke, and sound system for up to three hours.


NoLIta is offering an Italian-inspired brunch menu including ‘bottomless Mimosas’ during the weekend, for just €19.95 per person.

Peperina City Bistro

Peperina City Bistro will give diners the opportunity to enjoy an Argentinian sharing feast for €39 per person, including empanadas and a traditional Argentinian charcoal asado [barbecue] grill.