A Stornoway café/restaurant is adapting to the prevailing coronavirus alert while still allowing people to enjoy some outside social experience.

The Harris & Lewis Smokehouse is changing its opening times to Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm with longer hours on Saturday from 9am to 10pm. 

Last orders will be somewhat earlier than closing times, depending on demand.

For those wanting to enjoy a change, but to do a take-away, bagel and coffee at £5 is on offer from 9am-4pm

They are limiting numbers to 20 diners in the restaurant at one time with five tables downstairs and two upstairs.

Each group will be seated at least two metres from other diners to conform with recommendations on social contact.

They were already encouraging diners to sanitise on entrance by making use of the sanitising unit in the entrance.

They will be using one-use menus (paper disposable) and specials will continue to be served daily.

Reusable cups will no longer be used. Payments are by card only – and if you want something to eat at home, purchases of smoked salmon from the Smokehouse itself are still available.

The Smokehouse restaurant is asking people to book online or call to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

And they add: “Any customer with a booking on Thursday or Friday evening over the next few weeks, we will be in touch closer to the time to let you know if the restaurant is open during the evening.”