Sadly, Bibis will be closed for a little longer...

IMPORTANT UPDATES

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 TEAM AT BIBIS

5 January 2021 | 1pm

Following the government’s announcement on 4 January, England has entered a period of national lockdown and as a consequence Bibis will sadly remain closed.

Clearly these are extremely challenging times for everyone, however we feel certain that the patience and hard efforts of people around the country will pay off and happier and healthier times are on the horizon.

We will update the website regarding when we can reopen based on advice we receive from the government over the coming weeks. All bookings, until the date of reopening, will now sadly be cancelled and we are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Bibis will continue to honour all deposits paid and expired vouchers, as we have done during the enforced closures in 2020. Details regarding deposits, vouchers and bookings can be found here HERE.

We regrettably have to keep our team furloughed for the time being. We will try our best to be in touch with guests who have outstanding deposits as soon as we possibly can be. We kindly ask for your patience at this troublesome time.

Please do stay safe, continue to cook healthy meals at home (you will appreciate our delicious Italian food even more when we finally meet again!) and look after your loved ones.

Here's to when we meet again in what we hope will (eventually) be a happier and healthier 2021.

Ciao for now,

Team Bibis


UPDATES FROM THE TEAM AT BIBIS

17 December 2020 | 1pm


Following the government update on 17 December 2020, Leeds will remain in Tier 3 and as a result we’re unable to open. We’re heartbroken and for the first time in a long time, “we’ll be home for Christmas.”  

We regrettably have to furlough the rest of the team for the time being however please be assured we will honour all deposit as we have done throughout the year. Details of our position regarding cancellations and deposits can be found HERE.  

We will be in touch with everyone as soon as we return to the business in the new year. Please be patient with us and we ask for your understanding at this very difficult time. 

Please stay safe, look after your loved ones.  Here’s to when we meet again in a happier and healthier 2021.

Buon Natale from Team Bibis.


UPDATES FROM THE TEAM AT BIBIS

6 December 2020 | 11am

We’re keeping everything crossed that Leeds will have some good news from Number 10 on the 16th and hopefully we’ll soon be able to open our doors to allow our guests to safely enjoy some festive fun with their family!

The restaurant is decorated, the Showtimes are all in place and the Bibis Elves are primed and ready to end this year on a high with our fabulous guests!

Our Christmas and New Year plans (which have been done… redone… done again… and again… and again!) are still in place and we want to reassure our guests that bookings and deposits will be revisited if we have bad news (We hear Santa is putting in a good word to Boris for us all though!).

Our booking systems are open and we hope you will continue to support our independent and family owned and run restaurant and visit us just as soon as we get the green light!

We’re ho ho hoping for the best!

Kindest Regards

TEAM BIBIS


UPDATES FROM THE TEAM AT BIBIS

26 November 2020 | 4pm

From 2 December Leeds will be in Tier 3 and as a consequence of this, Bibis – along with other bars and restaurants will sadly remain closed. We understand that this will be reviewed by the government on the 16th December and remain hopeful that one day soon we will meet again.

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 as per 1st lockdown.  As soon as we can, we will get in touch with our guests who have outstanding deposit

We’re absolutely heartbroken with the decision but we will continue to support our government and stick to the rules imposed upon us all.

We hope everyone stays safe and well and we can’t wait to meet again in happier and healthier times.

Kindest Regards

Team Bibis


UPDATES FROM THE TEAM AT BIBIS

2 November 2020 | 2pm


Following the government announcement on Saturday 31st October, we will be temporarily closing our family business with immediate effect.

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 as per 1st lockdown.  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.  

Kindest Regards
Team Bibis


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!

Grazie!

TEAM BIBIS


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

Dear customers

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,
Team Bibis


UPDATES FROM the reservations team at bibis 

23 March 2020 | 1pm

Dear customers

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. 

Kindest Regards

Team Bibis


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.

Kindest regards,
Team Bibis


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.

In the meantime, bookings can be placed on our website: www.bibisrestaurant.com or enquiries via email: reservations@bibisrestaurant.com

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

Team Bibis