Outdoor Dining gets Creative

Balbirnie House HotelBalbirnie House Hotel in Fife is planning to use its 400 acres of ground by offering guests the option to dine in outdoor ‘hygge’ style pods. The award-winning hotel and wedding venue’s two traditional dining options – the Orangery and the Bistro – had been closed to the public due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Posting on social media, the team said: “We are used to flipping gardens into a wedding setting, even a space for a photo shoot, but flip it in to an unparalleled dining experience? Sure, no Biggie! We cannot wait to welcome you back and invite you to try our very ‘hygge’ dining pods. We have worked tirelessly to bring you a new normal way of dining, with safety, comfort and tasty at the forefront.”

Other hotels are also adapting to offer alternative alfresco options, with the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen announcing a range of outdoor options including igloo style dining pods and a huge marquee. Almost 1,400 bookings were taken within two hours!

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