With Lockdown easing we have more opportunities to catch up with friends, get out and enjoy some good food.
But not everybody is confident about this.I have learnt talking to parents that they feel anxious .So this blog will be short to the point hopefully and talk about our visit to The Dockyard Social which will hopefully help other parents and anybody really just feel confident to get back to some normally.
I think it’s best to start at the beginning what is DockYard Social?
A converted warehouse based in Glasgow’s coolest area Finnieston .
Inside it you will find 10 street vendors (reduced vendors at the moment)that rotate every 2 weeks. The great thing is the street vendors are all different your taste buds really do get to travel around the world .
I had been several times before lockdown to events and drinks with friends and really enjoyed all my visits. This made me eager to see what changes would be in place
We checked on their web page and I was surprised we could book tickets for the Saturday for free!.
On arriving we noticed straight away more space the bus was gone I was delighted Thea was not ( Thea use to love running up and down the bus having a rammy ) but this frees up areas as does the fact there is less vendors less maybe but still plenty to keep two families going.
Also a very clear one way system to help you understand the layout.
There are signs for social distancing clearly set up around the venue. We were taken to our table which was a massive picnic bench. We had plenty of room away from all other visitors and somebody comes to take your drinks (in mask )order leaving us to settle the toddlers, baby and dog in.
That meant it was time for the daddies to go round the vendors and start ordering as always our eyes were bigger than our stomachs but you can’t blame us the smells of different flavours of cooking away beside you is immense.
I always find at Dockyard Social they have something for everyone all the times I have been there with family and friends no one goes away hungry.
I have missed seeing my friends and having nice food it’s been a stressful few months so I was so grateful to have a stress free afternoon as a family with friends
So we stayed the an hour and a half we talked, we laughed, we ate it felt normal, it felt good and most importantly it felt safe.
A couple of points I want to highlight for you
Family friendly- Dockyard Social has a reputation for being family friendly and wow it still is we had 3 under 3 so you know they are there everyone was brilliant with them. I often get anxious but they were awesome at making us all feel welcome
Dog friendly,dogs are welcome which I love Thea loves dogs and they keep her entertained the more the better.
Atmosphere it was great no music no problem the venue is great when you walk through that door it’s like another world with all the vendors.The artwork is great and just adds to the chilled laid back atmosphere. Coming from someone who is generally very anxious that’s some achievement.
The food where to begin ,you have burgers, kebabs , curry’s , brownies, churros , sweet potato fries so good, name a few a brilliant mixture for all. Including fantastic vegan options those fries omg!!.
So overall if you want to try different foods and catch up with friends (as long as the FM says it’s okay) and feel safe Dockyard Social is the perfect choice for you.
Our visit was on a Saturday in August 2020