Kingsmill announced that Belfast City Hall has been shortlisted as one of the top 25 places to eat lunch outdoors in the UK - beating off competition from 10,000 entries.
In partnership with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Kingsmill is searching for the UK’s top ten Lunch Spots and is calling on the support of the people across Belfast to vote Belfast City Hall into the top ten before the deadline of 29 April!
People are now encouraged to visit www.facebook.com/Kingsmill to register their vote.
A panel of judges made up of representatives from tourist boards across the UK and Kingsmill decided the top 25 shortlist based on a number of factors including accessibility and free entry to all.
Television and radio presenter, Emma-Louise Johnston is encouraging local people to really get behind the campaign: “It’s great to see a local Belfast location triumph over so many other outdoor Lunch Spots across the UK to make it this far. Please log on to Kingsmill’s Facebook page and vote to get our Lunch Spot into the top 10 – every vote counts!”
Victoria Brown, Allied Bakeries explained: “As summer approaches, we all love to eat lunch outside. We’ve got some beautiful locations in Northern Ireland so we are delighted Belfast City Hall has beaten off stiff competition to make it into the top 25 UK shortlist.
“We want to encourage the public across Belfast to really get behind the campaign locally and get voting ahead of the closing deadline.”
Ruth Burns, NITB’s Destination Marketing and PR manager continued: “Northern Ireland has so many picturesque areas to visit and set up your own Lunch Spots. We’re really pleased that this location has been voted into the top 25 and it is a well deserved contender to make it into the top ten UK places to eat lunch outdoors – so get voting!”
The Kingsmill Lunch Spots campaign is in support of The Big Lunch 2013, an initiative to get as many people as possible across the UK to have lunch with their neighbours, for a few hours of community, friendship and fun.