Despite the lockdown measures easing and allowing restaurants to open on July 4, there aren’t many on Lincoln’s Brayford Pool getting ready to welcome customers back.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on June 23 that from July 4 restaurants can open alongside with pubs, barbers and salons.
While there has been plenty of pubs around Lincoln preparing for a return, the same cannot be said for the restaurants, although there are still some to choose from.
Here are the restaurants on the Brayford Pool that have confirmed returns on July 4.
The only Italian restaurant that will open on the Brayford this weekend is Prezzo.
It will be one of 36 Prezzo chains around the country reopening.
The Harvester has been utilising a Just Eat service since lockdown forced it to close, but the Lincoln branch will now be reopening for eat-in meals.
Electric Bar & Restaurant
Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse & Grill, situated by The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, will be opening its doors again this weekend alongside the Electric cocktail bar.
Saturday will see Samba Brazil return with a brand new menu, including 15 different pizzas.
A restricted seating plan has been put in place, as well as enforced social distancing and compulsory use of PPE for staff.
Wetherspoon (The Square Sail)
While the anticipation has naturally surrounded Wetherspoon’s return as a pub, it will also be serving food on Saturday upon reopening.
Elsewhere, Wagamama will introduce a phased return for its walk-in restaurants, with Lincoln’s branch reopening on July 27.
Other popular chains, including Nando’s, Zizzi and ASK Italian will remain shut until further notice.
The Horse & Groom Royal William pubs will not be opening for now, stating that they are busy putting all safety measures in place.