Data from restaurant booking website OpenTable indicates that there was an average yearly increase of 12% in Irish restaurant bookings between July 7 and July 20.
This increase was the highest recorded among countries where OpenTable is popularly used, and followed an almost 100% year-on-year decrease during lockdown.
According to OpenTable, Irish restaurant bookings during the two week period peaked on July 19 at a 35% increase compared to last year.
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However, Dublin didn't fare as well as the rest of the country, with the number of bookings for the 385 Dublin restaurants on the OpenTable platform between July 7 and July 20 being 14% less than the norm for the same period in 2019, as reported by The Business Post.
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