As you may remember a few weeks back we told you that Belfast City Hall has been shortlisted as one of 25 top places to eat lunch in the UK. Well, now all the counting’s been done and its just been announced as number three in the Top Ten places to eat lunch outdoors in the UK as part of the Kingsmill Lunch Spots campaign.
The fresh thinking local bread brand, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, encouraged people to nominate their favourite Lunch Spot via the Kingsmill Facebook page.
The iconic Belfast City Hall, situated in the heart of the city has become a favourite resting spot for office workers, students and tourists initially beating off competition from 10,000 entries to make it into the Top 25 shortlist. A panel of judges made up of representatives from tourist boards across the UK and Kingsmill whittled down the thousands of entries, based on a number of factors including easy accessibility and free entry to all. People were then given the chance to vote their favourite into the Top Ten.
Victoria Brown, Allied Bakeries explained: “We are delighted that the public has got behind our Kingsmill Lunch Spots campaign and helped to make Belfast City Hall the number three Lunch Spot in the UK.
“It’s a massive achievement and the large number of votes received really does demonstrate that we all enjoy eating lunch in beautiful outdoor locations. Thank you to all our voters!”
Ruth Burns, NITB’s Destination Marketing and PR manager continued: “As summer approaches, we all look for great places to visit and take a lunch break outside.
“We have so many picturesque locations right on our doorstep and it’s great to see Belfast City Hall representing Northern Ireland in this Kingsmill UK wide competition.”
To view the stunning images captured of the Kingsmill Top Ten Lunch Spots and to read all about what makes these locations stand out above other nominations, please visit www.facebook.com/Kingsmill
The Top Ten Lunch Spots are as follows: (in alphabetical order)
Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland
Belfast City Hall
Box Hill, Surrey
Coast Road, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria
Cow & Calf Rocks, West Yorkshire
Elan Valley Reservoir, Mid-Wales
Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds
Rhosneigr Beach, North-West Wales
Stokes Bay Beach, Hampshire
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