Popular Doncaster Italian restaurant remains boarded-up as lockdown eases

A popular Doncaster Italian restaurant remains boarded up despite the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 10:09 am
San Remo Italian restaurant.
San Remo Italian restaurant.

While other local restaurants have been welcoming back customers indoors following easing of rules last Monday, the San Remo is still shuttered up.

The venue in Nether Hall Road, one of Doncaster’s oldest and longest established Italian restaurants, was one of many town centre premises boarded up during the three nationwide lockdowns to protect against thieves.

There have been no details on the restaurant’s Facebook page about its reopening.

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The last update on the restaurant’s website was posted on March 21 last year and reads: “Please note that with regretm we inform that as from today we will be closed.

“We hope to open the restaurant back as soon as this horrible virus goes away.

"Me and all of us at San Remo restaurant like to give our customers a big and sincere thank your for all the support that you all have given me over the years.

"Hope to seel all your beautiful and smiling faces very, very soon in the near future.”

The restaurant, which first opened its doors in 1982, is known for its flamboyant owner Nino Romero and its party atmosphere, with customers encouraged to dress up in fancy dress costumes and play musical instruments at the end of their meals.

From May 17, restaurants and pubs and other venues were allowed to start serving customers indoors again following the latest phase of the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions across England.