Bibis Coronavirus Update
Bibis will follow the guidelines of the government throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
We aim to do the very best for our guests, our staff and the business itself. The measures that will be put in place over the coming days, weeks and months must be carefully managed and we’re relying on the continued understanding and support of our loyal customers through these unprecedented times.
We will update this page with information as it changes and as the situation progresses.
UPDATES FROM THE RESERVATION TEAM
30 June 2020 | 2pm
We’re thrilled to be reopening our beloved Bibis on the 4th July!!!
We’re busy working behind the scenes to allow us to reopen, with the safety of all of our guests and team as a top priority, along with ensuring you have the most wonderful experience just as you would expect from Bibis!
In order to make Bibis covid secure we have created a one way walkway around the restaurant, hand sanitising stations are located throughout the building and we are adhering to 1m+ social distancing measures.
The full list of measures we have put into place can be viewed here: BIBIS BEYOND COVID 19
More information will be posted on our website and on our social media platforms in the coming days. For now bookings are open from noon on 4th July and we cannot wait to welcome you back through Bibis grand doors!
A message for our loyal customers and friends...
20 June 2020 | 6pm
You might be aware that the government are due to announce the 4th July as a time when restaurants are able to reopen their doors. We are keeping everything crossed that we will soon be in a position to let you know that Bibis will be open and ready to welcome you and your family back again through the iconic Bibis doors!
The team here at Bibis have stayed safe and well and we’ve enjoyed our time with our families, with plenty of home cooking, home schooling, volunteering and time spent reflecting on our personal and professional lives. As a team we’re excited to finally return to the restaurant! We’ve missed the theatre and excitement of our open-plan kitchen, the buzz of the cocktail bar, the sounds of Showtime and most importantly – we have missed you.
The easing of the coronavirus measures is a cautious step towards a new normal and we have all faced difficulties and disappointments, so many things missed; weddings, birthdays, celebrations and special family occasions.
Please keep following our page for updates and thank you all for your ongoing support through these difficult months. Here’s to supporting each other in happier and healthier times.
Oliver, Luciana & Team Bibis
UPDATES FROM THE RESERVATION TEAM
2 June 2020 | 10am
In preparation for our intended opening on the 4th of July, some of our team will soon be returning to work and replying to customer emails received over the past two months that Bibis has been closed.
We are looking forward to opening our doors to our guests again next month and we will be working tirelessly to ensure that this is all done in a safe and well managed way.
Please keep checking back on our website for notification that our booking system is back up and running.
Ciao for now,
UPDATES FROM the reservations team at bibis
23 March 2020 | 1pm
As per the government’s announcement, Bibis will remain temporarily shut to the public until further notice. We feel it is important to keep our staff at home for the time being to help containing the spread of the virus as per announcement on 22 March.
All bookings – until the date we reopen – will now sadly be cancelled and we’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused.
All deposits will be honoured and we strongly encourage rebooking when we reopen. If you do not wish to rebook then your deposit amount may be taken back in Bibis Vouchers which are valid for 12 months – this will be administrated as soon as our team are able to return to work.
As soon as we can, we will get in touch with our guests who have outstanding deposits. We appreciate your understanding, support and patience at this time but please rest assured deposits will not be lost and all vouchers will be extended so they can be redeemed in the future.
Thank you again for your patience and understanding.
We hope you and your loved ones are, and will remain, safe and well. We really hope to see you dining at Bibis again in the not too distant future.
21 March 2020 | 12pm
As per the government’s announcement yesterday, Bibis will remain temporarily shut to the public until further notice.
Our reservations team will be working at a reduced capacity and limited times. All bookings – until the date we reopen – will now sadly be cancelled and we’re very sorry for any inconvenience caused.
We will contact everyone in regards to their deposits and there will be updates on this on our website on Tuesday 24th March.
UPDATEs FROM Managing Director, OLIVER TEODORANI
20 March 2020 | 1pm
It’s with a heavy heart that we have taken the agonising decision to temporarily close Bibis Italianissimo as a result of the coronavirus outbreak here in the UK.
The welfare of our customers, team and the wider population is of paramount importance to us and we feel that temporarily closing the business is the right thing to do morally.
Bibis has been in business for nearly 50 years and over the decades has adapted to overcome many challenges. We did so - and will continue to do so – with the fantastic support of our team and our loyal customers. We have always emerged stronger than before and we are confident that we will do so again.
Thank you for your loyalty and understanding during these difficult times and don't forget... We will be back!
In the meantime we’re working behind the scenes to see how we can diversify and support our customers and team. Please, watch this space!
Well wishes and stay safe.
From Team Bibis.
19 March 2020 | 1pm
UPDATES TO OUR REDUCED OPENING HOURS:
Please be aware these are all subject to changes and cancellations as the current situation develops and more guidelines are released.
Friday 20th – 5pm – 9pm
Saturday 21st – 12pm – 9pm
Sunday 22nd – 12pm – 9pm
Monday 23rd – closed
Tuesday 24th – closed
Wednesday 25th – closed
Thursday 26th – 5pm – 9pm
Friday 27th – 5pm – 9pm
Saturday 28th – 12pm – 9pm
Sunday 29th – 12pm – 6pm
18 March 2020 | 3pm
We have taken the difficult decision to close the restaurant and cocktail bar from 3pm today, Wednesday 18th March.
We will reopen on Friday 20th March from 5pm – 10pm *
Daily updates will continue tomorrow.
We sincerely hope to see you soon and please rest assured that for over 45 years, Bibis, our customers and staff have faced into challenges both big and small and come through them all by supporting each other and working together.
We thank you for your ongoing support.
*all dates and times are subject to change in unforeseen circumstances
17 March 2020 | 12pm
Bibis Italianissimo have made the decision to remain open for the time being and for the sake of our staff and the bookings we have.
We will do our absolute most to mitigate any potential issues including spacing out tables to aid with social distancing and the restaurant will operate at a minimal capacity.
Our Showtime events are currently in review and we will contact guests directly in regards to queries or cancellations.
Our scrupulous health and safety standards are being maintained and cleaning and hygiene processes are being reinforced with the latest advice from the Public Health guidelines.
All extra precautions are being taken and we are regularly sanitising all hard surfaces, table tops, chairs, door handles, crockery, glasses, cutlery, taps etc.
Additional hand sanitisers have been added to the venue along with posters regarding advice and symptoms of Covid-19 to look out for.
Our management team are extremely diligent and our staff are fully aware of the guidelines being advised by the UK government in regards to hand washing and sanitisation.
Our team are regularly briefed on the government’s updates, we are diligently tracking travel movement and no one who has returned to the UK from any of the affected areas is in direct contact with the restaurant or any of its team members.
We have asked any member of our team to stay away and isolate themselves for 14 days if they feel unwell, have a new and continuous cough or high temperature. This also applies if a member of their household shows any of the aforementioned symptoms.
We would kindly ask our guests to take the same precautions and adhere to the government guidelines.
Further advice can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
We will update our guests and loyal customers as and when further advice is given by the UK government.
Well wishes and kind regards