Street Eats will be popping up around the borough from 12 April, when hospitality businesses can reopen for outdoor dining. Street Eats will be places where you can enjoy food and drinks purchased from your favourite participating pubs and restaurants
Councillor Denise Scott-McDonald, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy & Skills, said: “Like many others, I can’t wait to have a meal out and a drink with my friends and family. We have waived the cost of pavement licenses so that as many hospitality businesses can re-open as possible. In addition, our Street Eats pop-ups will provide further seating areas for customers of participating venues close by.
“Royal Greenwich Street Eats will help support local pubs, restaurants and cafés as they start to partially reopen by maximising our outdoor space throughout the summer until restrictions are lifted further. Residents will be welcomed back to our high streets for some much-deserved conviviality.”
Street Eats locations
- Abbey Wood and Thamesmead—outside Abbey Arms
- Charlton Village—outside Village Green Grocers
- Eltham Town Centre—Pound Place and Passey Place
- Greenwich Town Centre—Cutty Sark Gardens
- Woolwich Town Centre—Beresford Square
As part of the launch of Street Eats locations, the Council has also helped fast track pavement licences and waived the costs for businesses serving food and drink so they can have tables and chairs outside their premises alfresco-style in time for the 12 April too.
Street Eats locations are on Council owned land and will run to September. To ensure they are COVID secure the rule of six will apply – that means up to six people can meet up – or two separate households. The Council will work in partnership with supporting businesses to ensure any additional seating space is kept safe, clean and tidy.
From 17 May, it is anticipated that pubs and restaurants will be able to serve indoors again but the rule of six seated will still apply and up to 30 people may be able to meet outdoors.