Valentine’s Day mobile phones ban in force at this Surrey restaurant

February 13, 2018
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To keep the love alive on the most romantic day of the year , Zizzi in East Molesey is banning bad dating etiquette and offering customers the option of dining in a “No Phone Zone” this Valentine’s Day .

On February 14 only, phones will be handed over to staff for safe keeping upon arrival and only released at the end of the meal.

The Italian restaurant, next to Hampton Court Palace , is the only branch in the chain that will be running the ban, and if it proves successful it may be rolled out nationwide in the future.

The move comes in response to research revealing that three in five Brits (60%) cannot stand their date checking their phone during a meal.

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Zizzi surveyed 2,000 Brits to identify the top 10 dating dos and don’ts, which found that 70% had experienced a date constantly checking their phone during the meal and 60% agreed it was one of their top turn-offs.

The survey also found that being rude to waiting staff (38%), talking with a mouth full of food (37%), slurping drinks (27%) and a lack of eye contact (15%) were up there with the most off-putting traits on a date.

Customers at Zizzi’s No Phone Zone in Hampton Court
(Image: Mikael Buck / Zizzi)

Jo Fawcett from Zizzi said: “At Zizzi, we pride ourselves on providing great food and great times for all.

“So, this Valentine’s Day, if that means you’d like to enjoy your date without the distractions of phones, you can.

“Our ‘No Phone Zone’ will give couples the chance to dine ‘in the moment’ and forget the outside world, or sit in our Phone Zones and snap and share their delicious dishes throughout the night.”

Research by the Italian restaurant chain found that 60% of Brits agreed their date using their phone during a meal was one of their top turn-offs
(Image: Mikael Buck / Zizzi)

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Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/valentines-day-restaurant-no-mobiles-14281752


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