Changing Protocol: Protocol

As they say, every cloud has a silver lining. For Protocol, that meant looking at the space they had and envisaging the space it could become.


Owner Genaea Calvert says, “COVID-19 allowed us to re-visit our business and utilisation of spaces”.

So, after feedback about noise travelling from the bar area, and with new social distancing practices, the restaurant was relocated to a larger and more private area.

“In doing this the feedback was really positive about the quieter dining space, this led to a refurbishment and we believe we have now created a really nice ambient area for our diners,” she says.

It wasn’t just the space that got a revamp, there’s also a new lunch and dinner menu for customers to enjoy in the quieter more intimate setting or enjoy the hum and dine in the main bar area.

“It’s not often you get closed for extended periods, so we took the opportunity at Level 3 when we were still unable to open to also give the main bar a lift. We feel that we have a great team of staff and our menu provides great quality restaurant-style dishes at reasonable prices”.

The venue is still able to accommodate large groups with their second function room, now catering for a wider range and much better utilisation of space.

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