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MetiNews.Com - It's been tough time for restaurants and not all of them have survived
Breaking News ! With provisional dates set for when restaurants, pubs and shops will be allowed to reopen many will be planning what they will do first once lockdown restrictions are eased. Many will be keen to go out for meals and see loved ones again, but, when lockdown does end things will not be as they were before. Restaurants and pubs will be able to serve food and drinks from April 12 at the earliest, but only for customers sitting outdoors. You will be able to meet in a group too. The new rules mean people can get together as a group of a maximum of two households or six people from different households. From May 17 at the earliest, restaurants can welcome you indoors but you'll still be limited on numbers just like before. However, the rules for outside meetings will change to groups of less than 30. CambridgeshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the CambridgeshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply click here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out. From June 21 at the earliest, all restrictions will be lifted and you can meet as many people as you like, as things were before the pandemic. During the pandemic, plenty of the larger restaurant chains such as Frankie & Benny's, Yo Sushi, Byron Burger, Zizzi, Bella Italia and Gourmet Burger Kitchen were forced to close restaurants across the county indefinitely.
. Below are some of the better know restaurants that sadly did not have the same fate. Don Pasquale
Don Pasquale on Market Hill in Cambridge Picture: David Johnson
Probably Cambridge's most iconic restaurant ever, and sadly it won't be opening its doors at the end of lockdown. Named after an Italian opera, Don Pasquale, which used to occupy one corner of the market square was up for sale before the pandemic happened, but endless lockdowns meant that it closed down early last summer. St John's Chop House The Chop House was a favourite with many, and while the building was going to be refurbished and transformed into a tapas-style restaurant, the ongoing pandemic meant that it was never finished. The building was sold by its owners back to St John's College who had owned it previously. You can find local businesses that are delivering in your area in the widget below:
Chiquitos Located at the Leisure Park, the Cambridge Chiquitos alongside all the chain's other restaurants were closed after being put into administration in March 2020. The Restaurant Group, which owns Chiquitos, also made plans to close many of its Frankie & Benny's restaurants, although the one in Cambridge appears to have survived. Pizza Hut The Pizza Hut restaurant in Cambridge announced it would be closed down in September last year after the company went through restructuring. The delivery-only site has still been operating through the lockdown. You can let us know if we missed anywhere by emailing CambNewsdesk@cambridge-news.co.uk or by commenting below.