Playing a pivotal role in society’s collective post-pandemic future, emphasis has been placed on the importance of empowering hospitality leaders to play an active role in rebuilding trust, reassuring wary diners while still finding novel ways to excite and appeal to them.
While hygiene and social distancing are more frequently becoming embedded into the dining experience, it’s important to acknowledge the challenges and opportunities that lie within strategies that make eating out feel both safe and welcoming.
It’s important to acknowledge the challenges and opportunities that lie within strategies that make eating out feel both safe and welcoming.
Striking a harmonious balance between the two, Amsterdam’s Serres Séparées project by Mediamatic sees tables set up within individual greenhouses, allowing diners to follow social distancing measures without sacrificing conviviality. In a similar vein, various venues in Melbourne have embraced igloo dining, hinting at how future restaurant interiors could borrow from the design cues of these indoor-outdoor dining models.