A RESTAURANT chain has announced it is reopening its Brighton site after almost four months.

Bill’s Restaurant and Bar in North Road is welcoming customers back after taking “every precaution” to make sure they can do so safely.

The chain, which launched in Lewes, pre-empted government guidelines when it chose to close its venues across the UK on March 19 to stop the spread of coronavirus.

But, after the successful reopening of six of its sites, the business has now flung open the doors of its Brighton site.

The Bill’s in Chichester and Eastbourne are also reopening.

Managing director Baton Berisha said: “Our teams across the country are excited to be opening the doors to more Bill’s locations.

“We have received many positive messages from guests and have worked tirelessly to ensure we can create a fantastic experience for all, whilst being safe in the knowledge that we have taken every precaution for the safety of our diners and employees.”

But there will be several measures put in place to ensure the safety of guests and staff amid the pandemic.

Thermal cameras will be used for temperature check on arrival, and there are new seating arrangements in line with government social distancing rules.

All surfaces will be freshly cleaned before and after each use, and professional deep cleaning and disinfecting of each restaurant will take place on a daily basis.

Dedicated members of staff have been appointed to “ensure that health and safety is at its highest standard on an on-going basis”.