A Falmouth eatery has shared its plans for reopening this Monday (April 12) after playing host to a special guest on Wednesday – Boris Johnson.
The announcement comes after the IndiDog Eatery on the Harbour was visited by Boris Johnson during his visit to the Duchy this week and was used as a venue for a meeting between the PM and Falmouth Town managers and Falmouth BID (Business Improvement District) as well as Truro MP, Cherilyn Mackrory.
Boris Johnson and Cherilyn Mackrory MP had earlier visited Lemon Street Market in Truro
Simon Clark, who owns the eatery with his wife, Vanessa, said: “We’ve always worked closely, with the local town manager and Falmouth BIDS to accommodate some of their meetings and to accommodate things they want to hold for Falmouth.
“So we weren’t alerted to who it was, but we were told they would be bringing someone quite key.
“So Mr Johnson arrived, and it was himself and the Truro MP and it was an opportunity for the local councillors and the town manager and BIDS to air information about Falmouth and what was happening and to update Mr Johnson and his team, so we were very proud to host a meeting where Falmouth’s voice could be heard at what is currently the highest level.
“It was an impartial opportunity to host something very important to Falmouth.”
The IndiDog Eatery on the Harbour is planning on reopening on Monday April 12 with alfresco tables available for purchase with a set menu in order to accommodate guests as safely and fairly as possible.
Simon explained: “We’re operating off of our decking which is all outdoor, we have a limited seating area there and we’re asking our customers to buy a table, sort of like you would if you were going to a gala ball.
“So you purchase your table and your seats and that price gives you the set menu and gives you the time of your table.
“You can have breakfast, brunch or dinner, and this the way which we feel is fairest for everybody to be able to get a seat.
“We can serve people safely and we can monitor how we approach April.”
“We’ve got a great menu so we’re doing our breakfast lunch dinner and we want people to be able to relax and enjoy what they have within a safe place.
“It’s trying to make people feel as normal as possible on our decking, so we’re treating it like an event each time we open, so we will be opening more and more as we go through April.
“People can purchase their table and seats and within that purchase you get your table, the number of seats you’ve purchased and you get a set menu which will be, at the moment, lovely warm dishes like our hot pots or our amazing fish pie, which is just phenomenal, and all our cocktail and drinks list will be available.
As well as looking forward to welcoming its customers back, the IndiDog eatery is also trying to do its part to look after its suppliers too.
“We want to support our suppliers in the correct way.
“We’ve been talking to our chef and our local suppliers and they’re not sure of the correct volume, they’re a bit nervous, we’ve got fish suppliers, veg suppliers, diary suppliers, and so what we’re doing is trying to minimise wastage.
“And that’s a really important thing and how we do that is by making sure its a good set menu, and by selling the correct tables we know the correct food we’ll need and that really helps our suppliers, means less wastage, and it means we can continue getting supplies from our suppliers.”
“We’ve gone right through the chain and considered every situation.”
If you’d like to find out more about IndiDog or to book a table, please visit: indidogeatery.com