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If you’re venturing into the pub tonight, enjoy your post-lockdown pint, and stay safe!
“They have just finished polishing the brass plate at the threshold of Trullo at London’s Highbury Corner when I arrive for my lunch, dead on noon. A moment later I become the first customer to cross that threshold in 108 days.”
The Observer’s restaurant critic Jay Rayner has written about his first restaurant meal since lockdown, which gives fascinating insight into what dining out might look like for the foreseeable future.