Hospitality industry has changed and restaurants as we known them aren’t coming back for a while.
Restaurateurs need to provide a safe environment for diners to comply with the new social distancing regulations. Guests need reassurance that it’s safe to eat out again.
Restaurants are less busy and the owners need to find a way to minimise the costs and streamline their operations without compromising on the quality.
After weeks of lockdown, many hospitality businesses are strapped for cash, with little money to invest in protective solutions.
Safe and unique dining experience at your restaurant
We provide restaurant owners with a free, turn-key solution to create a positive and exciting dining experience, in line with social distancing regulations and without making any investments on restaurateurs’ part.
Helping hand in adapting to a new reality
Dine at Dome paves a way for restaurant owners to a more predictable revenue (bookings made in advance) with higher-margins (set-menus and booking fees) and creates a positive buzz around the restaurant (safe place, high standards, agile approach).
How it works?
- Dining pods
We will provide – completely free of charge, without any investment on your part – up to 8x beautiful domes and set them up in your outdoor area, in the direct proximity of the restaurant, for at least 16 consecutive weeks.
- Dining experience booking platform
We will also provide a complete online platform for Dine at Dome experience at your restaurant. Your staff will get full access to bookings management.
- Set menus with 2 dinner servings per night
Dine at Dome experience is organised on a set/tasting menus basis. Up to 8 people can dine together in each dome. Each serving is up to 2.5 hours long. It’s up to you to come up with amazing tasting menus and take your guests for a delicious culinary experience.
- Hygiene and safety measures
There are two dinner serving slots (e.g. 18:00 – 20:30 and 21:00 – 23:30) with 30 minutes break in between. During this break, your staff will disinfect and ventilate each pod. All domes are also equipped with a HEPA filter air purifier. You will provide disposable menus and tablecloths will be changed after every group.
- Dome booking fee
Diners pay £45 / €50 per dome booking (starting at £5.60 / €6.25 per person in a group of eight people). To maximise your revenue, we recommend a minimum group size of four people.
- Who gets what?
You – the restaurant owner – keep 100% revenue made through food and beverage sales (your tasting menus). It’s up to you how much you charge for the culinary part of the experience.
Dine at Dome keeps 100% of the booking fee on each dome reservation made during the initial 16 weeks.
After 16 weeks we will share 50% of this fee with you, for as long as our co-operation lasts.
Dome reservations for customers will be available through a bespoke, co-branded webpage (your restaurant + Dine at Dome) that we will create and maintain at no cost to you.
We will promote this website in our networks, social media and other marketing channels and will expect that you do the same. Your staff will be able access a booking management system to modify/move/cancel reservations manually.
Guests book a Dine at Dome experience in advance and pay the dome booking fee (£45 / €50) upfront. Cost of tasting menus is communicated on the website and paid at your restaurant at the end of the dining experience (together with any additional food or beverages ordered by your guests).
- Menus and additional information
After the dome booking is made guests are asked to choose their tasting menu options (if offered, e.g. meat and non-meat or with wine pairings / without wine) and provide information about their food allergies / food intolerances. They can also include additional requests and information about their group.
- Tasting menus
We encourage you to introduce and change your tasting menus frequently to attract more returning customers.
It is your role to provide a safe way for all guests to use restrooms.
- Lunch hours
If you want to offer Dine at Dome experience during lunch hours, we will be happy to arrange it too on the same pre-booking basis. Additionally, we will provide multiple sets of quick, snap-on / snap-off sun-shade curtains to provide better comfort to your guests on sunny days.
Benefits for restaurant owners/operators
- • Offer improved safety to your guests
- • Comply with government social distancing regulations
- • Maximise the potential of your outdoor area
- • Provide outdoor dining in any weather conditions
- • Create new and exciting dining experience
- • Gain higher margins on F&B by offering tasting menus
- • Generate another income source from dome booking fees
- • Get predictable revenue with advanced reservations
- • Minimise no-shows because of the pre-paid bookings
- • Use your existing infrastructure
- • Make media talk about your restaurant
- • Get all of these benefits without making any investments