Dobbies’ restaurant reopens in Swansea

by | Aug 3, 2020 | News | 0 comments


Following the green light from the Welsh Government that restaurants may reopen, Dobbies Garden Centre in Swansea will open its restaurant today (Monday 3 August).

The reopening coincides with the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which is available in the Swansea restaurant. Running from 3 to 31 August, customers will get 50% off their bill up to the value of £10, Monday to Wednesday. Diners will also be able to take advantage of further savings with VAT reduced to just 5% on food.

The safety of team members and customers is Dobbies’ number one priority, and a number of social distancing measures have been put in place in the restaurant.

There will be a dedicated Safety Champion who is solely responsible for ensuring all measures are being followed. The Safety Champion is on hand to answer any questions and ensure all team members and customers feel safe at all times. Team members will collect contact information from customers for NHS Test, Trace, Protect.

Dobbies has adjusted the layout of its Swansea restaurant to ensure there is a safe distance between diners. A rigorous hygiene routine has been put in place, ensuring every table and tray is sanitised after use, along with contactless deliveries from suppliers.

In recognition of these safety measures, all of the restaurants across the Dobbies estate, including Swansea, have been accredited as AA COVID-19 Confident.

Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said: “We know that our customers have missed enjoying meals from our Swansea restaurant and I’m delighted we’re now able to welcome them back.

“The safety of our team members and customers is Dobbies’ number one priority and we’ve worked hard to ensure the safety measures we’ve put in place meet Government guidelines. We want our customers to feel safe while having an enjoyable experience, and it’s excellent to have received recognition of these efforts under the AA COVID-19 Confident scheme.”

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