The Secret Restaurateur: Safe outdoor dining should be supported

Each month, our anonymous restaurant owner lifts the lid on life in the hospitality business. Today they make the case for a more progressive approach to outdoor dining

1st November, 2020
The Secret Restaurateur: Safe outdoor dining should be supported
Safe outdoor dining should be supported

It was obvious from the outset of this pandemic how important outdoor spaces would be for the hospitality industry. Yet our councils and our industry representatives did nothing coherent or creative to plan for the reality we now face.

On the same day that level 3 restrictions for Dublin were announced, Dublin City Council tweeted a one-page document about using public space. It was scant on detail, and in any case had come far too...

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