As you will be aware we are now open - with restrictions as follows.
Those restrictions are maximum table of 8 from 3 households, maximum 2 hour stay
A face covering must be worn whilst not seated
You must social distance from other households
Restaurant is a 1 metre social distance zone
Follow the one way system in place
Restaurant has to be closed by 11 pm by law
From Wednesday the 19th May 2021 we will be open every week from Wednesday to Sunday.
Sill feeling unsure? Here is some of the latest feedback on current restrictions and measures in place:
"Dining out during the current Covid circumstances could be perceived as quite stressful. But at Fennel it couldn't be further from the case -hand sanitizers, one way systems, plastic 'shields' between tables all put your mind at ease. But at the same time don't impose on the dining experience. The atmosphere is relaxed with the most friendly and attentive waiting staff. They certainly have the customers safety as a priority as we watched the waitress carefully and thoroughly cleaning the table and chairs between service, and wipe the menu page by page. And the food is amazing, creative and tasty. What you get is a gastronomic experience of imagination and quality produce. Inverurie really has so much to offer residents and visitors alike." ***** Btracyt, Trip Advisor
"Our first visit since lockdown and we were not disappointed! Lots of additional precautions put in place to make us feel safe without it feeling too clinical or industrial. The staff were extremely attentive and professional and clearly had training on the new Covid procedures. The restaurant was busy but had plenty of space for distancing and at no point did we feel concerned about people being close to us. Loved the new menu, the food was delicious and expertly presented. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone not sure about going in these uncertain times! Thank you to the wonderful people at Fennel for making things feel a bit more 'normal' again. Can't wait to go back!" ***** Trip Advisor
How long do I have after closing time to finish drinks etc under these new rules?
None. The new rule is a CURFEW, therefore you MUST be finished and outside by 11pm, not a minute later.
Can I book two tables next to each other to get round the maximum booking of 8 or 2 households?
No, sorry. With the new layout we don't really have tables next to each other and we are also required to limit the number of people entering together at any one time as well as noise and other factors. If you did book two tables they would be at different times and likely even on different floors.
Can I book a larger table at a future date on the assumption that the rules will have been relaxed by then?
Unfortunately not, in the last few weeks the rules have been significantly tightened rather than relaxed with little evidence that the situation will improve as we approach winter.