Pubs re-open restaurants

Oriental Hotel co-proprietor Tanya Webb says the hotel’s restaurant will open, albeit subject to restrictions, after a relaxing in Covid-19 regulations by the NSW government.

Tumut hotels will be opening their restaurants after the NSW government relaxed Covid-19 restrictions this week.

The government has ruled that only ten people will be allowed into the restaurant at one time, and while gaming machines and bars will remain closed, diners will be allowed a drink to have with their meal.

Oriental Hotel co-proprietor Tanya Webb said the hotel’s restaurant would be open tonight (Friday) and tomorrow night.

“We will be getting people to book in, otherwise there will be too much traffic,” she said.

“In the meantime, we will see what other regulations will be brought in.”

Star Hotel proprietor Scott Groves said the hotel’s restaurant would probably open to diners next Thursday. He said that dining sessions would be arranged by intervals.

“We will have 10 people from 5.30 to 6.30, 10 from 6.30 to 7.30 and 10 from 7.30 to 8.30,” he said.

“That’s the only way we can do it.”

Royal Hotel licencee Greg Kabar said that takeaway and home deliveries from the hotel’s restaurant would recommence on Tuesday.

“I imagine the restaurant will be in play as well,” he said.

“Regarding the new rules; simple, we will follow them.”

The Commerical Hotel’s Kinnaree Thai restaurant will continue it’s takeaway and home delivery meals, but will not be reopening for dining in at this point.