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.
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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