Bristol restaurant delays reopening after being shut for a year

A popular pizza restaurant in Bristol has pushed back its reopening date because of coronavirus.

Pizzarova on Gloucester Road had hoped to welcome customers indoors from tomorrow (July 7) after more than a year of being closed due to Covid restrictions.

But it has been forced to temporarily shut following a Covid scare, and says it is unsure when it will reopen.

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Its Park Street and Wapping Wharf sites are open as normal.

It said on Facebook: “As we are not in a Covid free world just yet, we are seeing that many of our friends in hospitality are having to temporarily close their doors for everyones safety.

“We predicted the time would come that we would have to do the same and for that reason we have to announce that we are temporarily closing our Gloucester Road restaurant and therefore delaying the opening that we had planned for tomorrow.

“We are undecided on when the new opening date will be but we will be sure to shout about it once we know.

“Our Park Street and Wapping wharf sites will still be continuing as normal so if you plan to order for takeaway or collection please come to see us in this part of town!”

It continued: “Our thoughts are with everyone that are still feeling the effects of the virus.”

It comes just days after the restaurant announced it was ‘very excited’ to open back up.

Pizzarova follows in the footsteps of other hospitality venues which have been forced to temporarily close because of Covid.

On Saturday The Kensington Arms in Redland announced it is closed for one week as staff are self-isolating.

Last week, the Old Fish Market on Baldwin Street shut for two days for the same reason.

The Albion, The Lazy Dog, Molto Buono and LDs Plant Based Soul Food have also had to temporarily shut their doors in recent weeks – but have since reopened.

Bristol’s Covid infection rate is the worst in the South West, and case numbers are rising.

The latest data shows that 511 further infections were recorded in the Bristol region in the last 24 hours.

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