The Gannet, one of the city’s leading restaurants, has reacting to the growing coronavirus pandemic by suspending trading. They are in the process of devising a food delivery service that will support the local community during the weeks ahead.
The restaurant plan to implement this plan in the coming days. They are contacting people who have existing reservations.
The statement from co-owner Peter McKenna this evening said: “Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus in this unprecedented pandemic we don’t see any option other than to suspend trading at the restaurant until it’s safe for our team and customers.
This has been a incredibly heartbreaking decision but one we feel necessary. The health of our team and guests is paramount to Ivan, Kevin and I.
We are in the early stages of piecing together a delivery service that will support the local community and beyond with fresh healthy meals, the profit will be channeled into food for the most vulnerable, we will have more information on this soon.
Over the coming days Kevin will be in touch with everyone who has a upcoming booking.
This is an incredibly trying time for everyone, thank you for your continued support.”