Posts tagged as restaurants

Pandemic-hit restaurants, hotels in Lithuania stage “Last Supper” protest against lockdown

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Restaurant and hotel staff on Tuesday set up tables and beds in public squares across Lithuania, urging the government to provide more support to the pandemic-hit hospitality industry, AFP reported. Menus were replaced with signs saying “Last Supper”, tables were covered with black tablecloths and funeral wreaths were laid by hotels beds in front of the government building in the capital Vilnius. Similar demonstrations were held in other cities in…

Estonia shuts down shops and restaurants as COVID-19 surge continues

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Estonian government banned groups larger than two people on Tuesday, closed non-essential shops and told restaurants to switch to take-aways as part of a drive to contain a surge in COVID-19 infections. Primary school will have to switch to online education, which was mandated to older students earlier this month in the Baltic nation of 1.3 million battles the second highest per capita rate of infections in the European Union…

Bars and restaurants in Estonia to be hit hardest by new restrictions

Friday, December 4, 2020

While the newest set of restrictions established by the government on Thursday are lighter than what the scientific council recommended, they could have strong effects on restaurants and bars. Thegovernment’s decisionon Thursday means all companies and establishments can remain open for now. Based on that, the government does not consider it necessary to implement a support measure for any businesses at this point. “The government is not planning restrictions that…

People in Lithuania splash out in bars, restaurants day before quarantine

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A day before the nationwide quarantine came into effect in Lithuania on November \, people splashed out in bars, restaurants and cafes, according to data by Revolut bank. In the company’s press release, Revolut said the expenditure on Friday, a day before the quarantine, was 45 percent higher than on Friday the week before. Revolut said it based its statistics on some of the data from its 300,000 clients, without…

Lithuania publishes map of quirky takes on pink soup šaltibarščiai

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Lithuania Travel, the state tourism promotion agency, has published a map of the quirkiest takes on the timeless Lithuanian icon, Šaltibarščiai. Spread across Lithuania, restaurants offer deviations from the cold beetroot norms that include ice cream, shellfish, or raspberry beer. Šaltibarščiai is traditionally made by mixing Kefyras – trending overseas as Kefir – with pickled beetroot, spring onions, cucumbers, dill, eggs and potatoes on the side. Or inside. According to…

Lithuanian cafes no longer required to ensure 10 metres per customer

Monday, May 18, 2020

Lithuania’s government has removed the requirements for bars, cafes and restaurants to ensure a space of 10 square metres per customer during the coronavirus quarantine. The previous rule made the prospects of reopening unfeasible for many businesses. Catering establishments will no longer “have to limit the flow of people and ensure a space of at least 10 square metres per customer,” Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelius said on Monday. “The basic…

Lithuanian PM hints at allowing indoor restaurants to reopen next week

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Indoor cafes and restaurants may be allowed to reopen on May 18, if they can meet coronavirus safety requirements, Lithuania’s prime minister has suggested. “If an agreement is reached with businesses on how to ensure safety in cafes, it may happen from [May] 18,” Saulius Skvernelis told reporters on Tuesday. So far, bars, cafes and restaurants in Lithuania have been allowed to serve customers outdoors. On Wednesday, Lithuania’s cabinet will…