A popular Liverpool restaurant has announced it will only open on certain days of the week due to the new local lockdown restrictions in place across Merseyside.

From today, September 22, hospitality businesses serving food and drink will be restricted to table service only.

Late night operating hours will also be restricted, with leisure and entertainment venues such as restaurants, pubs and cinemas required to close between 10pm and 5am.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also confirmed earlier today that face coverings must now be worn in bars and restaurants unless you are seated at a table.

Albert’s Schenke on Hanover Street in Liverpool city centre has taken to Instagram to share the news that it will be reducing its operating hours.

Read about the seven measures Boris Johnson set out today here.

The restaurant and beer hall, which replaced The Hub Alehouse and Kitchen when it closed after almost a decade in May 2019, will not open Monday - Wednesday for the foreseeable future.

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In a post to their followers, the team from Albert’s Schenke wrote: “Due to recent updates in regards to COVID 19 restrictions in Merseyside we have made the decision to close our Bier Tavern Monday to Wednesday for the foreseeable.

“We hope we’ll see you all this weekend Thursday through to Sunday 12pm ‘til 10pm for biers and brats on Hanover Street.”

Fans of the restaurant and beer hall were quick to share their thoughts beneath the post, with one person saying the decision was “sad but understandable”.

Another said they would be visiting on “Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday” in the future.