ABERDEEN Restaurant Week has been hailed as the best ever by local businesses.
The event was extended by two weeks in a bid to give a boost to an industry already suffering hugely from the Covid-19 measures.
It proved extremely popular with north-east residents, with the majority of venues reporting a huge increase in covers across the duration of the event, and many fully booked each night.
Adrian Watson, chief executive of organisers Aberdeen Inspired, said: “It has been evident from the feedback we have had across the board from participating restaurants that this Aberdeen Restaurant Week has given a huge uplift and increased sales.
“It has been great to see restaurants and cafes that have been through so much and worked so hard to keep going whilst adhering to the sectors operating restrictions, welcoming back customers safely and enjoying success throughout the extended two weeks of the event. The fact that a number have decided to further extend the promotional offers on beyond ARW is testament to the power of it and demonstrates what an impact it has made during a difficult time.”
Tippling House’s offering during Aberdeen Restaurant Week proved so popular that the business has decided to extend the promotion themselves for a further week.
Adrian Gomes, The Tippling House owner, said: “Aberdeen Restaurant Week has essentially been Aberdeen’s version of Eat Out to Help Out, boosting the local hospitality industry at a crucial stage in the restrictions.
“We’ve had a very successful fortnight, even extending the menu for a further week, just to fit as many enquiries in.”