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Is it true that everything closes down in the afternoon in...

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Is it true that everything closes down in the afternoon in...

Someone told me that was true...that would be so cool. If it is true, what about restaurants? Do they close down for a small portion of the day too?

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1. Re: Is it true that everything closes down in the afternoon in...

Not everything but a great deal does close. Major city centre shops departmenrs stores, supermarkets - are increasingly staying open from around 9 - 9.30 am to around 7.00 - 7-30 pm.

Smaller shops - owner run - tend to close sometime around 1 - 2 pm and reopen sometime around 3 - 4.30 pm.

Many non food shops will be closed Monday mornings and food shops often close Thursday afternoons.

Restaurants will close on one or two days a week and for the rest of the week will be open for lunch and dinner but closed in the afternoon.

Pizzerias are more likely to be open for longer hours.

Bars/caffes tned to fall into two categories - those that open for breakfast and may be open as early as 5.30 am but close shortly after lunch or possibly go on to very early evening and those which cater for the later trade, opening perhaps about 4 pm but going on till late at night or even the early hours of the morning.

In other words there is a considerable variation.

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2. Re: Is it true that everything closes down in the afternoon in...

In my experience, nearly all restaurants close down in the afternoon. Don't plan on eating dinner until at least 7:00pm.