Is reopening on or off the menu?

Restaurateurs are weighing up whether to open for the Christmas period, possibly only to shut yet again in January

29th November, 2020
Is reopening on or off the menu?
Gareth ‘Gaz’ Smith, of Michael’s Restaurant in Mount Merrion, Dublin: not offering indoor dining for now Picture: Fergal Phillips

Gareth ‘Gaz’ Smith hasn’t had a proper night’s sleep in two weeks. The owner of Michael’s restaurants in Mount Merrion in south Dublin has been lying awake thinking about whether he should reopen for indoor dining before Christmas if regulations allow it.

Personally, he wasn‘t keen, but he wanted to know what his staff thought.

“To be honest, I just wasn’t comfortable squeezing the staff...

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