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This Amsterdam restaurant is opening private greenhouses for socially-distant dining

This Amsterdam restaurant is opening private greenhouses for socially-distant dining

Serving four-course vegan meals, the restaurant’s pod dining concept could be the way of the future.

As the world navigates the new waters of social distancing, one restaurant in Amsterdam has proven itself to be ahead of the game.

The waterfront Mediamatic ETEN restaurant has set up individual greenhouses where diners can enjoy a meal with stunning views of one of the city’s canals, while remaining separated from one another. The restaurant’s menu will be plant-based and dishes will be served up on large wooden planks so waiter staff do not have to come into contact with diners. 

Located in the city’s Oosterdok neighbourhood, the restaurant will begin welcoming diners again from 21 May. Groups can be no larger than three people and must already live together, with the restaurant expressing plans to potentially use bigger greenhouses for larger households in the future.

Tickets for May and June have already sold out. Still, the restaurant’s opening is contingent on government regulations – currently, Amsterdam expects restaurants will be open for outdoor seating and limited indoor seating by 1 June. Mediamatic ETEN said that if reservations are cancelled due to government measures or the weather, would-be diners will receive a full refund.

Mediamatic ETEN
© Anne Lakeman, Willem Velthoven

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