After much brainstorming (you can see the minutes therein above), we have decided to do the responsible thing and close for two weeks or as long as it takes for this craziness to settle down. Which we are guessing will be as long as it takes for our second chef to start dressing normally again.
Our dining room is small and crowded and it seems daft to continue to pack lots of people into such an intimate space in the current germy climate. Also: Mrs. S. has asthma, and both Mr. S. and Mrs.S. have elderly attachments to consider.
So the restaurant will be shut from Tuesday 17th onwards, and the shop will close from Friday 20th onwards, both until further notice. If after two weeks things aren’t significantly better, then we will ratchet up our delivery service (currently non-existent) and look to offer local food deliveries, both of hot food and groceries.
In the meantime, please note, our mail order service is very much operational, and we will continue to despatch exciting Middle Eastern bits and bobs up and down the country just as fast as we can. Our shop remains very well stocked.
Of course all of is a secret pretext for Mrs. S. to catch up with 7 years of ironing, test some new recipes and write her next two books, whilst she locks Mr. S. in his toy room to dust his Star Trek models (you have no idea….). Mrs. S. may even learn how to garden.
You will see an insane amount of us on social media, and we will be at the end of the phone (for the most part) so you can keep in touch. Mrs. S. just might get a chance to update her five blogs.
ALSO: we have a massively exciting thingummybob to announce in the very near future, so watch this space…
Be safe, people.