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Top restaurant gets OK to re-open - but tells customers - Stay away!

18th November 2020

One of Scotland’s leading restaurants has urged diners to stay away - shortly after being given the all-clear to open its doors again. 

Curry Restaurant of the Year Radhuni at Loanhead on the outskirts of Edinburgh is in Midlothian, an area the Scottish Government moved from Tier 3 to Tier 2 in its latest amendments to pandemic restrictions. This means it can resume serving alcohol with meals from next Tuesday. 

However, people living in Tiers 3 and 4 will be breaking the law if they make non-essential journeys outside their own council area. Neighbouring Edinburgh is in Tier 3 and West Lothian is in Tier 4, the highest level. 

Habibur Khan, Radhuni’s Managing Partner, said: “We have many regular customers across a wide section of central Scotland but are advising those outside Midlothian not to travel into our less restricted area. They could be putting others at risk. 

“We understand that it is a very frustrating time with Christmas round the corner, not seeing friends in a long time and feeling trapped in the house but it’s vital to think of others. We don’t want the virus imported into Midlothian.” 

Mr Khan added: “While local businesses warmly welcome the easing of restrictions here, everyone must stick together in these difficult times so the whole country can defeat Coronavirus.” 

Radhuni, which has 120 seats indoors, will be open until 10 pm six days a week (it is closed on Mondays) since it also has a garden. Its 80-seat sister restaurant Itihaas in nearby Dalkeith will be open until 8 pm.

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