Harvester is set to reopen the remainder of its venues as lockdown restrictions are lifted further on May 17.
The chain did open some restaurants on April 12, but sadly not for Bristol, Somerset or Gloucestershire.
However, all that will change in just over a week when the rest are expected to throw open their doors along with the second wave of restrictions lifting.
Things won’t be exactly the same as we might remember, as new measures will be in place to ensure that customers visiting will have a safe and Covid-19 secure time.
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When it comes to opening hours, they may be slightly different whilst the teams continue to operate with social distancing policies in place.
Harvester have said: “While we are trying to keep our websites as up to date as possible, for the most accurate opening times please call the restaurant or pub directly, or their Facebook site.”
Bosses at the chain have said that whilst “they will always try and accommodate walk-ins, due to social distancing measures this may not always be possible, or may incur a long wait”.
It is therefore recommended that you book ahead.
Bookings are taken on the day so even if it’s a last minute treat it’s worth booking ahead.
It is mandatory for all guests and team members to wear a face covering when moving around the bar or restaurant.
It is not necessary to wear a face covering when seated at your table.
This does not apply to guests and team members with medical exemptions or for team members who don’t work in close proximity to guests or those operating behind a screen.
Table and bar service and takeaways
Customers have been told that they “are welcome” to come for just drinks, but like eating in they will need to be seated during their visit.
There are several takeaway and delivery options. You can purchase through apps or online; and a number of sites partner with Just Eat and Deliveroo to offer a to your door delivery service.
What else will be different?
Sadly play areas will remain closed.
People are being asked to where possible pay by card or contactless methods. Contactless card payments up to £45 are accepted as is Apple Pay and Google Pay, or you can download the app and pay at the table.
Bookings are being taken on a three month rolling basis – check your local restaurant for details.
Bookings for private parties however are not currently being taken. Harvester have said that they will review this in line with government guidance on group sizes.
To find out exactly when your local Harvester will open, check out their Facebook page.