“robust track and tracing regime.”
“It is disappointing that the hospitality industry remains restricted, however we understand the health authorities’ positioning,” Mr Lambert said.
Tempest Seafood Restaurant co-owner Lani Scardoni said the Scarborough-based was maxing out at 50 customers at a time, despite having a capacity of 300.
“We’re doing multiple seatings to get the numbers in, and we’re definitely achieving that,” Ms Scardoni said.
Cafes across Brisbane were also reporting a surge in demand, but some were forced to turn customers away or force them to wait.
Cleveland Point Lighthouse Restaurant manager Chris Varitimos said with their capacity limited, weekends had proved challenging. “It’s been good for us, because it’s made us think of new ideas and shift what we’re doing,” he said.