RESTAURANTS, pubs and cafes are beginning to temporarily close their doors or limit their service in response to government advice to tackle the coronavirus.

Here are the Warrington venues we know about so far as we wish all their teams a return to normality as soon as possible.

Ask Italian, Old Market Place

Golden Square sent an update announcing that Ask has temporarily closed. No further details are known. 

Bistrot Pierre, Stockton Heath

Bistrot Pierre announced its closure just an hour ago.

In a statement the French restaurant chain said: "It is with a very heavy heavy heart that today we will temporarily close our Bistrots as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

"The health and wellbeing of our customers, teams and communities are of the upmost importance to us and after hearing the advice from the government we feel closing our doors is our only option at this moment in time."

The Botanist, Time Square

It has been a tough week for Warrington's new Time Square with The Botanist and Cineworld and uncertainty over the new market launch date.

The Botanist announced its temporary closure on Thursday.

A statement posted on Facebook said: "The Botanist is everyone, from our loyal guests to our hardworking teams and our loving communities.

"You have all contributed to what the Botanist is today, and for this reason the safety, wellbeing and health of everyone is at the heart of this extremely tough decision.

"We thank you for your loyalty and continued support. Please stay safe, look after one another and we will see you again very soon."

Cathy's Sandwich Bar, Legh Street

A Facebook statement said: "Due to the current situation, we’ve taken the hard decision to close the shop today until further notice."

Chapelford Farm, Great Sankey – remains open but play area closed

A spokesman said: "As our customers health and safety interests are at the forefront of everything we do we have taken the decision to close our play area until further notice.

"As this is an interactive area with many touch points for the little ones. I am sure you can understand and respect this decision we have taken. We have also cancelled our Friday night kids disco until further notice.

We continue to trade our breakfast, full menu and carvery menu with all measures in place to protect our guests and team throughout this time."

Costa, Golden Square

Open for takeaway coffee only

Danny's Kitchen, Bridge Street

Danny's is a Warrington lunchtime staple - specialising in Chinese and English food. 

A statement said: "This is a devastating decision for us. However, the safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers is our top priority."

Ego, Stockton Heath

Ego shut its doors on Wednesday as part of efforts to slow the outbreak.

A statement posted on its Facebook page said: "This is a particularly challenging time for us all, and one that hopefully will pass sooner rather than later.

"We have spent many years building a business that has been focussed on employing local staff and serving fresh, good value food in a friendly way and in comfortable and clean surroundings.

"It is with regret that we have decided to close all of our restaurants and pubs until further notice due to the impact of the coronavirus.

"We so desperately hope that the closure will not be for took long, and when we re-open we will do so with lots of energy and be able to welcome you back with a friendly and big smile."

Eighteen The Cross and The Wine Kitchen, Lymm

The venues have made the 'really difficult decision' to close until further notice.

A spokesman said: "During this challenging time we have been overwhelmed by the support from our customers and also their offer of future support."

Grill on the Cross, Lymm - closing restaurant but takeaway service still available

The Turkish barbecue restaurant is closing its sit-in restaurant on Sunday but food will continue to be prepared for collection and delivery.

A message to customers said: "To everyone who has supported us through our many years, thank you. And we hope we can serve you from now until Sunday evening."

Kelly's Chinese, Stockton Heath - remains open but only for takeaway

A statement said: "Unfortunately, we have decided that we will no longer accept customers to dine in the restaurant with us. This is to protect the health of our staff.

"However, you will still be able to order take-aways and have food delivered to your door.

"We hope that you all stay safe during this time. Thank you for your understanding."

Lymm and Tonic, Lymm

A statement on Facebook said: "We are truly saddened about the situation and would like to say thankyou for all of the continuous support we have received."

Real Ale Shack, Warrington Market

A spokesman said: "To all our customers, we have decided to take a proactive approach to the coronavirus outbreak and have decided to close until we have more information.

"We apologise but feel it is necessary at this stage. We will update when we can."

Scoop ice cream cafe, Golden Square

Golden Square sent an update announcing that Scoop has temporarily closed. No further details are known.

Shelly's Restaurant, Bold Street

The traditional English cafe restaurant is closed from Saturday until further notice.

Remaining optimistic, owner Michelle Butterworth said: "I'm sure we will all be back to normal soon."

Starbucks, Golden Square

Open for takeaway coffee only

Thai Food Canteen, Bold Street

On Facebook it said: "We will post updates on this page and we look forward to seeing you hopefully in the near future."

Winwick Quay Brewers Fayre

The pub restaurant will be closed from Saturday until further notice.

It is part of a wider decision that has seen the temporary closure of all Brewers Fayre venues.

Phil Birbeck, managing director of restaurants, added: "This is not a decision we've taken lightly but we're confident it is the right one in the long term for our team members and guests.

"We're sorry to those of you who had bookings with us and to those who we were looking forward to welcoming in the coming weeks."

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