Not so long ago, nobody went out to eat in the city centre of Belfast. It’s taken years of hard work and dedication by local chefs to bring people in, but all that hard work may have been for nothing as the hospitality industry struggles to cope with the impact of the ongoing flags protests.

After a dismal Christmas, many may not make it to the spring. Taste of Ulster supports the Backin’ Belfast campaign 100 per cent. It stands with the rest of the people of Northern Ireland who want peace and our evening economy restored.

Show your support by pledging to eat in three different places over the next week. Why not breakfast in one, lunch in another and dinner somewhere else?  If we all did this, it would give bars and restaurants much needed revenue boost and show them we want our city back.