Food market with 350 capacity ready to reopen after lockdown

Platform will offer up to 350 diners the opportunity to try street food from across the world.

Food market with 350 capacity ready to reopen after lockdown PLATFORM

A food market claiming to be Scotland’s biggest is set to reopen in Glasgow. 

Indoor pubs and eateries are among the businesses which can reopen from Wednesday under the latest easing of lockdown.

Platform indoor food market will offer seating for up to 350 people in the Argyle Street Arches from Friday.

Coronavirus safety measures will include a thermal scanner and a one-way system to allow staff and customers to navigate the space safely.

Social distancing will be in place via an ordering app, cashless payments, online bookings and seating spaced two metres apart.

The restaurant will be open on Friday and Saturdays.

Street food influenced by Asia, Italy and America will feature on the menu. 

Scott McCormick, owner of Platform, said: “Like most businesses, we have had to evolve and adjust to a new normal, and the opportunity to create Scotland’s largest casual dining restaurant and street food kitchen will hopefully be one of the few positives to come out of this pandemic.”

Others reopening include four establishments owned by Buzzworks Holdings, including Vic’s and The Vine both in Prestwick, South Ayrshire.

Among the measures in place at the restaurants are mandatory Covid-19-specific training for staff, with temperatures being taken, venues having a host to put customers at ease, clear signage, sanitisation stations and a limited amount of Perspex screens.

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