Tinos Restaurant is booked up for reopening weekend
Restaurants across Preston are reopening tomorrow, July 4, for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown began and Italian restaurant Tinos are expecting success.
The family-owned restaurant, on Hill Street, has had positive messages from their regular customers ready for their first day of trade since March.
Manager Lynne Cianni, who runs the restaurant alongside husband Tino and son Gianluca said that she was excited to reopen and welcome back the restaurant's loyal customers.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be back because we have missed everybody so much. We can't wait to get back to doing what we do best," she said.
"Fortunately our restaurant is spacious so we don't have a problem spacing tables out to make sure everyone can safely distance from one another.
"Our staff have been trained on how to follow the new procedures and government recommendations that we have out in place. We have PPE in place and aim to keep everyone as safe as possible."
The Italian restaurant, that begins trade at 5pm tomorrow, has been open for takeaways throughout lockdown and will be continuing their delivery service to their loyal customers who may not feel comfortable socialising under the Covid-19 restrictions.
Customers are asked to use the sanitising station on entering and leaving the restaurant, and there will be enhanced sanitising throughout the evening.
"We have got our bookings in place but we are staggering them so that we don't have people piling in and congregating in the restaurant. We recognise we need to be sensible about it."
"We just want to do the best we can, we've had so many positive messages of support and good wishes and are confident that things will all go back to normal eventually."
More information about their takeaway service and new restaurant guidelines is available from their website.