Guidelines for Dining at Paddy’s Bar & Restaurant During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In accordance with advice from the HSE, the HSA and Fáilte Ireland
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION
The systems and procedures described below are required under the Fáilte Ireland guidelines and will take time to adjust to. While they are not always favourable to the best dining experience they are in place for the safety of staff and customers. They may need to be adapted on an ongoing basis as guidelines change and as we learn what will work and what won’t.
Please be considerate of the staff and of other customers during this uncertain time while we adjust and improve on an ongoing basis.
If you are feeling unwell, have recently travelled from an affected area or been in contact with a suspected case of COVID-19, we ask that you do not come into the restaurant for the safety of yourself, our staff and our other customers.
From June 7th 2021, we are permitted to open for outdoor dining and drink service only. You will not be able to move to an indoor table for as long as this rule remains in place.
Table service only will be in place and you will be permitted indoors only for the use of bathrooms and to pay your bill.
The social distancing restrictions have meant we have a much small capacity than normal. While we will attempt to accommodate walk ins where possible we highly recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.
According to the current guidelines there is a maximum of six people permitted per booking.
Current guidelines require a time limit of 105 minutes per booking. In order to be fair to all bookings and to prevent anyone waiting for tables this time limit will apply from the time of your booking, not the time of your arrival so please be certain to arrive on time.
The current regulations require customers to wear masks on entering the restaurant until seated, on moving around the restaurant to the bathroom and again on exiting.
We will have a one way system in place to allow for social distancing. Please enter through the front door only, not through the garden or side doors.
When exiting we ask that you exit via the side door of the building.
In order to facilitate contact tracing in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19 we are required to take the name and contact information of one person in your group. This information will be stored for up to 1 month. We will also ask this person to maintain the contact information of the other members of the group for 1 month.
In order to ensure social distancing, guests must remain seated during their stay, except when using the bathrooms.
Guests will not be permitted to move between tables or go to the bar as table service only will be in operation. Your food, drink and bill will all be brought to you by your server.
The restrictions in place will mean a number of changes to the dining experience.
For example, placemats and menus must be disposable paper and there will be no side plates, salt and pepper or condiments on your table – these are available on request from your server.
Our menu will be restricted to items that our kitchen can produce while maintaining social distancing – meaning some of your favourites might temporarily be absent and we may not be able to accommodate some dietary requests. We will still provide top quality food and as much variety as possible!
Please maintain a distance of 2 metres from other customers and staff members for the duration of your stay.
Please remember to practice good hand hygiene and coughing and sneezing etiquette.
Hand sanitiser stations will be available at all entrances and exits and at various points throughout the restaurant.
Thank you for your co-operation during this uncertain time. We hope to resume normal dining as soon as possible and abiding by these restrictions now will hopefully make that possible sooner rather than later.