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Thousands enjoy Liverpool Restaurant Week as it announces it will be back next year

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Thousands enjoy Liverpool Restaurant Week as it announces it will be back next year

Food and drink venues have given their seal of approval to Liverpool Restaurant Week after offers worth £237k were taken up by diners enjoying the special deals in the city. 

Over 75 venues took part in Liverpool Restaurant Week, organised by Liverpool BID Company. Each venue created culinary and drink offers ranging from £5 to £35. Over 13,800 individual downloads of those offers were made from the website.

Food and drink is worth millions to the Liverpool city region economy. In the first three months of 2024, £76m was spent in Liverpool venues. In 2022, food and drink spend in Liverpool was £0.851bn. The average visitor spends £29.98 on food and drink when they come to the city. 

It also contributed to footfall in the city centre. On Bold Street, which had 16 offers as part of Liverpool Restaurant Week, footfall rose by 19% compared with the same week last year. There were around an extra 50,000 visitors in the city centre. 

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For restaurants who took part, the week was a great success. 78% of local restaurants surveyed said they thought it had brought it extra business, with increases from the previous week reaching up to 40%. 

Nedwah Abdo from Haute Dolci on Bold Street said:

“Liverpool Restaurant Week was a huge success for us. We were able to showcase our exquisite menu from brunch, heavenly desserts and refreshing drinks at a low price. As we are newly opened this offer allowed a lot of new people to try out our menu for the first time and hopefully, they will become loyal customers. We are also looking at keeping a similar offer on for the next few months for the people who didn’t get a chance to visit us during Liverpool Restaurant Week.”

Becky Todd from Leaf agrees:

“We were delighted to have taken part in Liverpool Restaurant Week.  It was a brilliant way to showcase all of the delicious food and drink the city has to offer.  We loved welcoming new faces and regulars into our venues to enjoy our deal and see what else we have to offer.  We can’t wait for next year!

Emma Hocknell is the BDM from Hawksmoor:

‘It was a no brainer for ourselves at Hawksmoor to get involved with Liverpool Restaurant Week, it was a fantastic week of collaboration across the city for the hospitality scene. The amount of brilliant offers available meant the city was spoilt for choice with dining options. We loved showcasing Hawksmoor to hundreds of first time visitors and we would most definitely take part again.’

Bill Addy is the CEO of Liverpool BID Company:

“For us and for our levy payers, our work focuses on how we can give more value to the city centre, not just to businesses but visitors as well. The impact of Liverpool Restaurant Week shows that our ambition was met. We wanted to increase the profile of the food and drink offers in the city, to encourage more visits and for people to explore the city plate by plate, trying somewhere new. We will be bringing Liverpool Restaurant Week back as it has been so warmly received by venues and diners alike”. 

Liverpool Restaurant Week will return in 2025, dates to be confirmed. 

Find more information about Liverpool Restaurant Week here.

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