Welcome back to the restaurant trade now allowed to operate under advance level 3 regulations. Reuniting with the world at our favourite eateries does provide a sense of discovery. Pear Tree and Char’d Grill restaurants in Hermanus made sure that their returning clientelle feels safe and also cheerful when stepping out for a meal at these beachfront restaurants. Owner and Chef Petri Hendriksz has put the following measures in place:
- Staff are screened daily and display a colourful sticker stating this
- Serving mainly takes place in the open air area adjacent to the restaurant
- Exotic alcohol-free kombucha tea cocktails with ginger, turmeric and lemon were introduced
- Reducing touch points with quick access to the menu via a QR code
- Wrapped cutlery provided with individual salt and pepper sachets
- Last but definitely not least, observing social distancing protocols by placing giant teddy bears on seats similar to what restaurants in Paris have done.
The over-sized teddy bears make social distancing very “bearable”. While some patrons (the bears) are literally stuffed others look forward to ordering from a menu visible via the QR code. Eating out has been made safe while also much fun.