The figures are revealed as hospitality venues in Ireland settle into new trading, having reopened for outside service from 7 June. Indoor service is scheduled to return on 5 July in ROI. In Northern Ireland, indoor hospitality resumed on 24 May.
CGA’s research highlights the value of outdoor space to the confidence and spending of consumers in Ireland. Three in five (59%) say they feel confident about visiting venues with outdoor areas—17 percentage points higher than the number feeling confident about eating and drinking out in general (42%). Well over a quarter (28%) of consumers think outlets’ outdoor spaces are now more important than they were before the pandemic.