9 Quirky Ways Restaurants Are Enforcing Social Distancing

9 Quirky Ways Restaurants Are Enforcing Social Distancing
A couple dining while maintaining social distancing , Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The resilient food and beverage industry has some tricks up its sleeve to battle the fear of the virus. Travel across the globe with us as we look at what eating out looks like right now

OT Staff
July 02 , 2020
10 Min Read

Countries across the globe are easing their restrictions, allowing citizens and travellers to get back to their normal lives. Although, the ‘normal’ is never going to be the same again. As countries lift lockdowns, people are gradually getting out of their homes. However, the fear of the virus still looms large, and people across the globe are getting creative to enforce physical distancing.  

Restaurants for instance have come up with several creative ideas for customers. Apart from masks and physical distancing indicators, plexi-glass sheets have integrated themselves into the ‘new’ normal.

Let's travel across the globe to see what the ‘new normal' looks like and how people are getting accustomed to it: 

This designer has come with plexi-glass sheets in the form of lampshades to give people a feel of being in their own safety bubble while dining out.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Christophe Gernigon Studio (@christophegernigonstudio) on May 31, 2020 at 11:46am PDT


The Serres Separees lets people enjoy a cosy meal with a view.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Mediamatic (@mediamatic_) on May 28, 2020 at 6:01am PDT


Social distancing, the 'inn' style. 

 
 
 
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A post shared by The Inn at Little Washington (@innatlittlewash) on May 12, 2020 at 3:50pm PDT

 
This restaurant in Sweden serves only one diner in a day, that too with a basket that's extended to the diner with a thread. The setting, in the middle of nowhere, ensures complete social distancing.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Sebastián GM (@schumichile) on May 3, 2020 at 11:00am PDT


This Italian restaurant has placed cardboard cut-outs to make people feel comfortable while dining alone, and also to ensure distance. Quite a quirky take!

 
 
 
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A post shared by Five Dock Dining (@five_dock_dining) on May 30, 2020 at 3:06am PDT


People rarely dislike pandas and this restaurant has taken full advantage of the fact. Apart from plexi-glass separation, the restaurant is using stuffed versions of the animal to indicate social distancing.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Maison Saigon (@maison.saigon) on May 8, 2020 at 1:28am PDT


These noodle hats get brownie points for being fun and creative. 

 
 
 
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A post shared by @konditorei_und_cafe_rothe on May 9, 2020 at 11:45am PDT


This restaurant in the UK aims to create a safe space, both for its guests as well as the staff.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Mr Fogg's (@mrfoggsgb) on Jun 8, 2020 at 10:14am PDT

 
This outlet in Germany is using 'King'-sized crowns to keep people apart.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Simon Wakelin (@simonwakelin) on May 23, 2020 at 11:00am PDT

 

 


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