Botanical Gardens restaurant closes

2016-06-29 06:00
PHOTO: supplied The restaurant at the Botanical Gardens has closed its doors after seven years.

PHOTO: supplied The restaurant at the Botanical Gardens has closed its doors after seven years.

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AFTER seven years of operation the KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Gardens restaurant in Pietermaritzburg has closed.

“The restaurant is located inside the garden by the entrance and has always been outsourced to different tenants over the years. According to the last tenant, the support has been very poor and operating this business was no longer profitable to operate,” said Allen Gcina Nene, garden curator.

After going through three tenants over the past few years, the restaurant will now be used as a function venue.

“This is a short-term arrangement as I am busy with the feasibility study to check if it’s still viable to run this venue as a fully operational restaurant, or simply enhance the current kiosk to make it offer more in terms of products and services to public.

“This venue will also work as an alternative venue for private functions as we are going to upgrade the Clivia Hall, previously known as Old Tea Room,” he said.

The Clivia Hall is popular for hosting weddings, parties and conferences.

“The plan is to upgrade and expand it to accommodate more than 350 people, in that way the garden will reduce the number of outdoor event that sometimes comes with lot of noise and generate more revenue.

“This multimillion- rand project will start towards the end of the year,” said Nene.

The kiosk will be available from Wednesday to Sunday from 8am to 4pm.

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