Wagamama in Dorchester reopens to customers

Wagamama in Dorchester reopens to customers

Published by George Sharpe at 6:39pm 25th June 2020. (Updated at 7:52pm 25th June 2020)

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers can reopen from July the 4th, but takeaway's have always been allowed under the government's lockdown rules.

Wagamama in Dorchester reopened with a click and collect service this afternoon.

The Pan-Asian themed restaurant announced on their Facebook page on Monday that they would be reopening their Dorchester branch.

Customers can order meals and drinks online with the click and collect service, they can choose the exact location and time, which will reduce queues and enable social distancing.

The click and collect service means Wagamama can welcome more teams back to work as the country begins to reopen.


Emma Woods is Wagamama’s CEO, she said that the Pan-Asian restaurant chain recognises life after COVID-19 requires all of us to adapt to a ‘new normal’.

“For Wagamama we have wanted to ensure we can still get food to our guests but this has to be underpinned by an imperative to do this safely for both our teams, guests and the delivery drivers who support us.

“Both contactless delivery and pre-booking your takeout slot through click + collect supports this safety-first operating stance for Wagamama.”

It's a new way of working for the restaurant and they are already looking ahead to see how they can open for dine-in as the lockdown restrictions ease.