As a result of the pandemic resulting in the closure of restaurants all over the world, many establishments are now contemplating how they can reopen and still keep their customers safe and socially distanced.
Currently, many of our favorite eateries are relying upon takeaways to put money in the till, but as the countries around the world deliberate over how they are going to eventually reopen, one rest restaurant in Amsterdam has already thought ahead.
The popular waterfront vegan restaurant Mediamatic ETEN has not only renovated their main restaurant to allow for social distancing, but they have taken things a step further outside. Mediamatic ETEN has set up individual greenhouses with tables inside - so diners can enjoy their meals while being totally separated from each other.
The transparent enclosures also allow customers to still take in the beautiful views of the city's iconic canals.
Mediamatic ETEN recently tried out the new arrangement, as well as serving their plant-based menu with the dishes presented on top of large wooden planks - so serving staff do not have direct contact with customers.
Sharing images of their new set up on Instagram, the restaurant wrote alongside the pics:
"Serres Sépparées* is one of our new dining concepts. With the current situation it's difficult to open a restaurant with limited space. So why don't we add to our location and create a safe and intimate home for partners to reconnect, with the outside world at their own leisure.
"Our signature plant-based cuisine will be available for guests to enjoy in one bubbles or in the newly renovated main restaurant."
(*Serres Sépparées is French for separate greenhouses.)
Many of the comments on the post have praised Mediamatic ETEN's creative solution.
One Instagram user commented: "Great idea [...] Fabulous example of creativity out of chaos".
And another restaurant owner wrote: "Wow, gonna use it as inspiration for my restaurant here in Brazil!"
Would you be happy dining here?
This article originally appeared on TwistedFood.co.uk