Higher tier customers fear for Loanhead curry house

One of Midlothian’s leading restaurants has urged diners to stay away - shortly after being given the all-clear to open its doors again.

Friday, 20th November 2020, 2:51 pm
Radhuni restaraunt in Loanhead. Photo by Cameron Allan.

The owners of Radhuni in Loanhead are delighted that Midlothian will next week move from Tier 3 to Tier 2 in the pandemic restrictions, which means it can resume serving alcohol with meals from this coming Tuesday.

However, people living in Tiers 3 and 4 will be breaking the law if they make non-essential journeys outside their own council area. Neighbouring Edinburgh is in Tier 3 and West Lothian is in Tier 4, the highest level.

Habibur Khan, Radhuni’s managing partner, said: “We have many regular customers across a wide section of central Scotland but are advising those outside Midlothian not to travel into our less restricted area. They could be putting others at risk.

“We understand that it is a very frustrating time with Christmas round the corner, not seeing friends in a long time and feeling trapped in the house but it’s vital to think of others.

“We don’t want the virus imported into Midlothian.”

Mr Khan added: “While local businesses warmly welcome the easing of restrictions here, everyone must stick together in these difficult times so the whole country can defeat the coronavirus.”

Radhuni, which has 120 seats indoors, will be open until 10pm six days a week (it is closed on Mondays) since it also has a garden. Its 80-seat sister restaurant Itihaas in nearby Dalkeith will be open until 8pm.