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Diners sit in individual GREENHOUSES to ensure social distancing

A Dutch restaurant believes its special greenhouses could be the future of dining out during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mediamatic Biotoop eatery on the island of Oosterdok in Amsterdam has erected five separated dining pods which were trialled by volunteers.

The beautiful glass structures are right on the canalside, lit only by candlelight.

A Dutch restaurant believes its special greenhouses could be the future of dining out during the coronavirus pandemic. People are pictured having dinner in the so-called quarantine greenhouses in Amsterdam, on May 5

 

A Dutch restaurant believes its special greenhouses could be the future of dining out during the coronavirus pandemic. People are pictured having dinner in the so-called quarantine greenhouses in Amsterdam, on May 5

A Dutch restaurant believes its special greenhouses could be the future of dining out during the coronavirus pandemic. People are pictured having dinner in the so-called quarantine greenhouses in Amsterdam, on May 5

Staff at the Mediamatic restaurant serve food to volunteers seated in small glasshouses during a try-out of a setup which respects social distancing rules

 

Staff at the Mediamatic restaurant serve food to volunteers seated in small glasshouses during a try-out of a setup which respects social distancing rules

Staff at the Mediamatic restaurant serve food to volunteers seated in small glasshouses during a try-out of a setup which respects social distancing rules

Dinner is served during a test evening in so-called quarantine greenhouses in Amsterdam

 

Dinner is served during a test evening in so-called quarantine greenhouses in Amsterdam

Dinner is served during a test evening in so-called quarantine greenhouses in Amsterdam

Named Serres Séparées, meaning ‘separate room’ in French, the restaurant hopes that the greenhouses will allow customers to eat safely and securely while abiding with social distancing rules amid the pandemic.

It is currently testing them out, and plans to open them with a fully plant-based menu when granted permission.

Waiters pass through dishes from a safe distance.

The restaurant will only allow people dining together who live in the same house.

Named Serres Séparées, meaning 'separate room' in French, the restaurant hopes that the greenhouses will allow customers to eat safely and securely

 

Named Serres Séparées, meaning 'separate room' in French, the restaurant hopes that the greenhouses will allow customers to eat safely and securely

Named Serres Séparées, meaning ‘separate room’ in French, the restaurant hopes that the greenhouses will allow customers to eat safely and securely

It is currently testing them out, and will open when allowed with a fully plant-based menu

 

It is currently testing them out, and will open when allowed with a fully plant-based menu

It is currently testing them out, and will open when allowed with a fully plant-based menu

Staff at the Mediamatic restaurant wearing a protective shield serve food to volunteers seated in small glasshouses during a try-out of a setup which respects social distancing abiding by government directives to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Amsterdam

 

Staff at the Mediamatic restaurant wearing a protective shield serve food to volunteers seated in small glasshouses during a try-out of a setup which respects social distancing abiding by government directives to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Amsterdam

Staff at the Mediamatic restaurant wearing a protective shield serve food to volunteers seated in small glasshouses during a try-out of a setup which respects social distancing abiding by government directives to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Amsterdam

 

It could be the future of socially-distanced dining, until a vaccine against the coronavirus becomes widely available

It could be the future of socially-distanced dining, until a vaccine against the coronavirus becomes widely available.

 

The restaurant explained: 'In restaurants and bars, a separate room is traditionally named in French: 'Chambre séparée'

The restaurant explained: ‘In restaurants and bars, a separate room is traditionally named in French: ‘Chambre séparée.’

People have dinner in a so-called quarantine greenhouses in Amsterdam, on May 5

 

People have dinner in a so-called quarantine greenhouses in Amsterdam, on May 5

A group of friends have dinner in a so-called quarantine greenhouse in Amsterdam

 

A group of friends have dinner in a so-called quarantine greenhouse in Amsterdam

A group of friends have dinner in a so-called quarantine greenhouse in Amsterdam

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