22 June 2020
As things currently stand, we have had to resign ourselves to the probability of Café Fish remaining in hibernation for the rest of the season.
Unfortunately there is little scope for adapting our small, independent restaurant to comply with current safely guidelines. This is not an easy decision to make - but it’s a total minefield across the board in the hospitality sector.
Even if we could magic a wider staircase, and another exit/entrance, we recognise that Cafe Fish is about the buzz and atmosphere as well as the food, and we just can’t get enthusiastic about serving a scaled back menu to a near empty restaurant, through plastic screens and face masks whilst worrying about the safety of our staff, our customers, our family members who are shielding, and the wider island community.
If things do look a bit more optimistic we will review, but for the meantime we will not be taking any bookings for 2020. We understand this will be as much of a disappointment to the many people who have been trying to make bookings as it is to us.
You can rest assured we are going nowhere and we WILL be welcoming you all back properly next spring; in the meantime we thank you all for your support. Any vouchers purchased for the current season are good for next year. We hope you and your loved ones - wherever you are in the world - have a safe and pleasant summer 2020.
Jane and Liz xx
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Café Fish first opened it doors back in 2006. It’s a family concern owned and managed by cousins Jane Gill and award winning chef Liz McGougan.
Fast forward to 2020 and this small inauspicious venue has gained nationwide recognition as one of the best and most exciting places to eat in Scotland.