In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Japanese fine dining spot ordered to take down social distancing domes
Japanese restaurant Hashiri in San Francisco has been ordered to take down its igloo-like domes designed for socially distanced dining by the city’s health officials.
Seven unusual approaches to social distancing in restaurants
In order to provide some light relief in what is an extremely challenging time for hospitality, we’ve rounded up some of the most unusual and bizarre responses to social distancing in restaurants from around the world.
Thai restaurant uses toy pandas to aid social distancing
After news of 1940s mannequins being used in a restaurant in America, an eatery in Bangkok is seating stuffed pandas at tables for those who can’t bear to eat alone.
Restaurant uses mannequins to enforce social distancing
A three-Michelin starred restaurant in the US has decided to use mannequins dressed in 1940s-themed outfits to aid social distancing when it reopens.