Mediamatic Eten has got this whole social distancing thing down.
If there’s one thing we’re missing, it’s the simple pleasures of socialising with friends and dining out. However, navigating the post-lockdown world may be more difficult for restaurants and bars than any other businesses. In China, plastic screens dividing diners have already been put in place in some major chains, but if we start to feel like inmates at a cafeteria it sort of defeats the purpose.
So, it comes as a great relief to see a little inspiration coming from Amsterdam’s very own waterside vegan restaurant, Mediamatic Eten.
Diners will be seated inside one of the ‘Serres Séparées’—what they call the new glass concept houses—which can accommodate two people comfortably, or three at a push. Of course, solo diners are welcome too. Long wooden planks are used to serve diners, which is a simple but clever way of ensuring staff can maintain a 6-foot distance.
The result is an intimate moment outdoors that still allows guests to practice social distancing. The breathtaking, interrupted views are quite key too.
Mediamatic Eten is the restaurant arm of Mediamatic Biotoop, an entrepreneurship center that bridges the arts, nature, design and society.
Featured image: Mediamatic Eten, Instagram