We're all doing out bit and taking necessary precautions during the Coronavirus outbreak and we deeply admire that some restaurants have taken the difficult call to shut down. Ideally everybody who is doing a physical job (jobs that can't be done via computer) is facing the hard time but it's only for the better and we hope the staff at these restaurants don’t suffer. These restaurants have indeed taken the selfless route, if I may say so, keeping the health of employees & customers a priority. Here is a list of those Mumbai restaurants that are doing their bit during coronavirus outbreak. We know who you are and when it’s all back to normal, let’s all go out and show them our support.
Gauri Devidayal, who is also the co-founder of Magstreet Kitchen, Iktara and Colaba Cartel wrote on her Instagram stories, "Due to the recent outbreak, we, along so many @nrai_india members have unanimously decided to temporarily discontinue operations of ALL our establishments till 31st March. Hard decision, but one that will ensure safety & well being of our guests and staff. #StayHomeStaySafe"
All the restaurants that fall under KA Hospitality: Cin Cin, Yautcha, Hakassan & Nara Thai are in tandem with the thought of the safety first and have shut down their operations from 19th March- 31st March. Doing their due diligence they announced on their Instagram Page, " With a heavy heart, we announce that we will be temporarily shutting down our operations. Our first priority has always been the health and safety of our patrons and team members. We hope for this situation to resolve as soon as possible. Stay tuned to @cincinindia for updates on re-opening. We look forward to serving you soon."
Keeping all her fans updated, pastry chef & founder of Le 15, Pooja Dhingra wrote a message yesterday, "Last day to get your goodies. Starting tomorrow we’re taking a break.Please stay safe, protect yourselves and your loved ones. This is not an easy time for anyone and I hope we all make it past it together ❤️ I couldn’t sleep all of last night because I knew I had to wake up and close operations for a while. I couldn’t be more grateful to my incredible team for standing by me at this difficult time. We will be back stronger and we will continue to serve you with love! Till then, stay tuned for all our #BakeFromHome recipes."
Founder of this quaint patisserie, Sanjana Patel writes a positive note, 'We will be back soon!' to all her patrons. She states," We have decided to temporarily suspend operations from all our outlets. This includes La Folie Chocolate Factory Cafe in Mahalaxmi and La Folie Du Chocolat at Kala Ghoda. We are unable to accept online orders, through Scootsy, Swiggy and our website during the same period. Your co-operation & understanding is greatly appreciated. Stay safe, we'll be back soon!"
AD Singh, the restaurateur & founder & MD of Olive Group of restaurants; the famous one being a Bollywood hangout, Olive in Mumbai shares a note, "In light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay safe, stay healthy everyone..." Under this umbrella falls restaurants like SodaBottleOpenerwala, The Fatty Bao, The Monkey Bar, Toast & Tonic, Guppy, Ek bar, OLLY, The Grammar Room & Cantan to name a few.
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While so many restaurants have still not updated their status about the shutdown, NRAI President, Anurag Katriar told The Economic Times, "We have taken a decision of advising members to close all restaurants starting tomorrow across India because we are endangering a lot of employees. We will never be able to survive the guilt if a fatality occurs at our end."
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