A full house for food!
IN GREYSTONES Anthony Doherty of the Woodlands Lodge expects to have a full house on Valentine’s night but said they have cut their prices significantly to deal with the economic downturn.
‘The bookings are going well so far and based on the current trends we expect to have between 150 and 160 people sitting on the night. We have dropped our prices this year to cope with the credit crunch and are offering even better value for money than normal.’
Last year a four course meal with a glass of champagne was €42.40 per person while it has been cut to €29.50 this year in line with the current economic situation.
Anthony said they have just finished a €160,000 refurbishment of the lodge and said that he will be taking on extra staff to cope with the demands of the night.
He said that the credit crunch has made a lot of places much more competitive and anyone who failed to change their prices in keeping with the times is suffering or has closed down. He said that now it is not about making a huge profit in these difficult times but about breaking even and keeping your head above water.
Sean Doherty of the Woodlands Lodge.