I am thrilled to confirm that our Whiteladies Road restaurant will reopen at midday next Monday 12th April for outside dining!
We are already busy ensuring that we are all set for your return next week (including performing regular sun dances in the hope of encouraging good weather). Our plan for the first week is to open everyday day from 12pm until late at Whiteladies Road.
And we are pleased to say our application to place extra tables in the suspended parking bays outside our Bedminster restaurant has been successful so we will have a reasonable outside capacity there. We will close at the beginning of next week there and will reopen at 5pm on Friday 16th and stay open for the whole weekend. We will then reassess after the first week and plan how to continue until we are able to welcome diners inside the restaurants. We are hopeful that it will be viable to continue being open for these times (and hopefully even more so at North Street).
Because of the limited number of diners we are now able to seat at any point, and also due to the fact that the weather can be so unpredictable at this time of year, we have decided we will not be taking bookings at either restaurant for now (with the exception of one table at Whiteladies, which we will book out for tables of 6 only for 90 minute timeslots). If we are full when you arrive we will run a waiting list and you can go for a drink or walk etc and we will call you when there is a table ready for you. Usually tables become available pretty quickly.
As before, we will have very stringent hygiene measures to ensure your and our staffs safety. You can read more about this here. And of course if you don’t feel comfortable dining out yet (or the weather is rubbish), we will still be offering takeaway and delivery through Deliveroo.
I want to take this opportunity to once again thank all of you for your support over the last 13 months. It has been a very difficult time for us all but we have been constantly uplifted and humbled by the love we have received. When we have been able to open we have been far busier than we thought we would be and this has ensured our survival through the pandemic. It is not far off our 12th birthday and we expect to celebrate many more in the future.
Hope to see you all soon.