Statement on Covid-19/Coronavirus

Published 18th March 2020

Following today’s Government announcement, we will be closing our doors tonight (20.03.2020).

We will be back!

Please stay safe,

Andre and the team at Restaurant 1539.

We are constantly following guidance issued by the UK Government and NHS to ensure we follow all necessary procedures to protect our employees and visitors.

Extra steps we’re taking…

We all have a duty of care to ensure we collectively prevent the spread of the virus and in addition to closely monitoring the situation, we are adapting our plans, policies and procedures to remain vigilant.

Our team have been fully briefed on maintaining the highest levels of hygiene possible. Our kitchen has a 5-star hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency, and as usual, we will continue to deep clean the restaurant every day.

Additionally, we will be sanitising all touch points throughout the day and in between visitors, including door handles, handrails and card machines. Hand sanitiser stations will also be available for visitors to use.

The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate and members of the public are being asked to take simple, common-sense steps to avoid close contact with other people as much as possible, like they would with other flu viruses.

Please pay particular attention to the following guidance:

  • Wash your hands and sanitise regularly
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Avoid sharing food and drink
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue and dispose asap
  • Maintain a high level of personal hygiene
  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell

If you are planning to visit one of our restaurants and have travelled to or from any of the countries identified as Category 1 or 2 risk areas, are experiencing cold and flu symptoms; particularly a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath, please carefully consider your plans to visit and the impact your attendance could have on others.

For further information visit: and

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

A full list of the Category 1 and 2 countries and areas can be viewed online here

We’re in this together

If you would like to amend a current reservation with us, we’d appreciate if you could let us know, so that we can reschedule it for you. For bookings or any other queries, call us on 01244 304 611 or email