Most of the conventional restaurants and cafes are going out of business thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, one Swedish restaurant seems to have found the perfect solution. Bord för en – Table for one – is claiming to offer its customer(s) the safest dining experience possible.
How is it pulling it off? It serves a single person at a time in the middle of an empty field. Bord för en offers a simple wooden table and a single chair that has been placed in the middle of a barren field. It is located close to the Swedish rural town of Ransäter. Furthermore, it also offers a list of guidelines that must be followed to minimize the risk of infection. Bord för en is being hailed as a creative approach for the post-COVID-19 restaurant concept.
A short description given on the website reads, ‘One table. One chair. Right in the middle of a Swedish summer field. Bord för en is a solo dining experience and as such one of the only true Covid-19 safe restaurants in the world. Let’s face it, a table for one might be our only option for a while. So why not choose a table with style?’
Bord för en comes from Linda Karlsson and Rasmus Persson – a couple that hails from Ransäter. The couple believes that solo-dining is the ideal way of eating since it provides no distractions and the person can enjoy the food placed in front of them. The social distancing has helped their concept of eating find the limelight. Bord för en has no waiting staff and diners are supposed to serve themselves the food and drinks that are provided to the table via rope from above. The restaurant opens on May 10.
Those who are able to get a reservation will be receiving clear instructions about how to move from the Ransäter bus stop to avoid any social interaction. The table and chair would have been disinfected six hours before the guest arrives. The dishes would have been washed twice. The restaurant offers one three-course vegetarian menu that has been created by Rasmus Persson – a trained chef. The menu will undergo a change ‘as soon as the chef has grown tired of it—or when we have picked all the blueberries in Värmland county’ as per Linda Karlsson.