Panorama Bathurst has welcomed the news that restrictions on venue capacities are continuing to lift.
The state government announced on Friday that up to 50 patrons will be allowed in NSW hotels as of June 1, with a further 50 allowed in separate dining areas.
The venue reopened the bistro for 10 dine-in customers on Tuesday, and Panorama Bathurst general manager Tim Fagan said the further ease to restrictions will provide the venue with more food for thought.
"It'll be beneficial to have more people back in the restaurant, however I don't think we'll open the bar just yet," Mr Fagan said.
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The venue has also been hard at work building upon their accommodation offerings.
Panorama Bathurst co-owner Kati Gibbons said the initiatives are designed to hold the venue in good stead for the post-COVID period.
"We've invested close to $1 million into improvements over the COVID-19 period, which has stayed in the community through contracting local trade businesses to carry out the works," Ms Gibbons said.
"Our key priorities during the lockdown period have been retaining staff and cash flow, and as the venue slowly starts to open up, we're going to further promote our accommodation offerings, as occupancy has a flow-on effect into the bar and bistro."
The venue had to stand down a vast majority of their 30 members of staff in late March due to the shutdown, and has been in the process of welcoming them back as restrictions start to ease.
However, the venue has stayed open for takeaway and delivery services, and bistro manager Greg Smith said the response has been positive.
"It is a major factor in our decision to reopen dine-in facilities," Mr Smith said.