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The Benefits of Dining Out | The Imperial Hotel Cork

Posted on: 2022-11-25 10:42:28Food & Beverage
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Cork is Ireland's food capital, with its multiple restaurants and cafés, you’ll find you have something new to experience every other weekend.

The last two years changed our eating habits, and you’ve no doubt become more accustomed to eating at home.

But is that the best choice for your body and your budget?

And that’s what we’re going to cover in this blog post - the benefits of dining out with family or friends.


 You’ll Have More Free Time

Have you ever timed how long it takes to do a grocery shop for even one meal? Eating out means you can save yourself several hours per week of time not spending wandering around supermarkets trying to figure out what to eat for dinner.

You Could Save Money
What about not having to buy all those expensive and complicated ingredients? The ones that cost a fortune and end up in the bin because you forgot to make Lobster Thermadore last night and had pizza instead?

Have New Culinary Experiences
Eating out allows you to try new deliciously mouth-watering foods that you may not have even considered trying before.  You can try new foods from all over the world without having to spend a single moment following a complicated recipe. Of course, this can be followed by some deliciously curated cocktails or crisp pints to wash it all down and continue the night of fun. 

Catch up with Family and Friends 
Eating out allows you to catch up with family and friends that you may not have seen in ages. There are two entire years of stories, rumours, and gossip to catch up on, after all.

A stress-free environment with great food and conversation is a good way to take the edge off mental health issues, relieve some of life's stresses, and prevent loneliness. Also, tasty food releases the brain chemical dopamine - a feel-good hormone. 

Eat healthily. Deliberately
Eating out makes it easier for you to make healthier food choices as you are presented with an abundance of delicious healthy options to cater to most tastes and dietary needs. Looking at the menu online before deciding on a place to eat makes it easier to plan ahead and find all the healthy food options.

Support Local Businesses
Eating out in local restaurants and cafes means that you are giving back to the community and area. Eating locally sourced food is also a great way to help the environment and ensure that you are eating foods made with only the freshest and top-quality ingredients. 

At The Imperial, you can enjoy a variety of healthy and fresh food options available along with being in a comfortable and luxurious space to socialise, meet friends, family, and more. 

Our restaurants and bars in Cork are beautifully decorated locations to both eat and drink in. The amazing atmosphere is created by a variety of different local musicians who play here most evenings. 

Join us for brunch, lunch, or unique evening drinks and dinner at Sketch, unwind with some tasty drinks and light bites in our No.76 Bar, or, treat yourself to some Afternoon Tea at the beautiful Lafayettes

We have dishes to suit all dietary requirements. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the Imperial Hotel Cork.