The team behind two of Johannesburg’s iconic restaurants, Marble and Saint, have announced that both restaurants will reopen in September, for dinner only. Marble will be open from Tuesday 1 September, and Saint from Wednesday 2 September.
“We’ve been closed for five months, and it’s time to get back to work,” says co-founder of the restaurants, Gary Kyriacou. “We are putting a host of safety mechanisms in place to ensure our guests feel as safe as possible while still ensuring the same high-quality, seamless experience they have come to know and love at both Marble and Saint.”
As part of the reopening, both restaurants will have reduced service times – each opening only for dinner. In order to manage social distancing requirements, seating has been limited in each restaurant and booking will be essential as no walk-ins will be accepted.
“Our team is really excited to welcome everyone back,” says Chef David Higgs. “This has been a really tough time for everyone, but we want to get back to work. It’s going to be awesome to reconnect face-to-face with everyone and reignite all the relationships we’ve made. In a way, it’s going to be almost spiritual to relight the fires – it’s almost four years to the day we opened Marble, and two years since we opened Saint.”
Confirmed opening times:
• Marble: Tuesday – Saturday: 15h00 onwards
• Saint: Wednesday – Sunday: 15h00 onwards
Guests can expect the highest level of safety procedures on arrival including registration via QR codes, single-use menus, sanitizing stations. All guests will be required to wear face masks except when seated.
“Most importantly, and while we are doing everything we can to ensure our environment is healthy and safe, we kindly ask that our guests assess their own risk before arriving,” Kyriacou adds. “If guests have underlying conditions, or are concerned they may have COVID-19, we ask that they please wait and not visit until they are confirmed negative. We ask this for the safety and health of our team, our other guests and the community around us.”
Reservations for the bar and restaurant are essential. All guests in the bars must be seated.