closeicon
Community

Police called to 'large gathering' at North London kosher restaurant

Tish Bar & Restaurant says that following 'new advice from the police, we have now changed our policy to a maximum of 30 guests per sitting' for functions

articlemain

Police were called to the kosher Tish Bar & Restaurant in Belsize Park on Thursday evening last week after a member of the public reported a “large gathering” at a function there.

Although the caller mentioned around 100 people, the Metropolitan Police said it could not verify numbers.

“Officers attended as the group were leaving the venue. No arrests were made and advice was given to the organiser and owner,” the police stated.

According to government guidelines, a maximum of 30 people are allowed at wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

A Tish Bar spokesman explained that before the event, it had received “specialist advice” on Covid-19 safety for the hospitality sector.

“The advice stated that given the size of our premises, it was possible to hold an event with full social distancing for more than 30 people and on this basis the event went ahead. In light of new advice from the police, we have now changed our policy to a maximum of 30 guests per sitting.”

A spokesman for the kashrut division of the London Beth Din (KLBD), which licenses the Tish Bar, said the authority had spoken at length to the business.

“An honest mistake appears to have been made. Nevertheless, we are pleased that they have changed their policy in line with government guidelines. It is very important that all restaurants and caterers continue to follow government advice at this challenging time.”

Share via

Want more from the JC?

To continue reading, we just need a few details...

Want more from
the JC?

To continue reading, we just
need a few details...

Get the best news and views from across the Jewish world Get subscriber-only offers from our partners Subscribe to get access to our e-paper and archive