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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra enjoy dinner at same restaurant where Rita Ora broke lockdown

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra were pictured embracing a female pal as they enjoyed a low-key dinner at the Casa Cruz restaurant in London on Saturday.

The couple embraced their friend after enjoying dinner on an outside rooftop terrace at the high-end eatery, which faced backlash last week when it hosted a 30th birthday party for Rita Ora which breached lockdown rules.

Priyanka, 38, and Nick, 28, both donned masks as they emerged from dinner in the capital with their friend, who was in their support bubble, and briefly stopped to hug them outside before heading home.

A night out! Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra were pictured embracing a female pal as they enjoyed a low-key dinner at the Casa Cruz restaurant in London on Saturday

Priyanka wrapped up in a cosy black leather jacket and harem trousers as she hugged her pal after enjoying dinner together.  

The actress continued to don her mask as she and Nick waited outside, with the Jonas Brothers hitmaker opting for a grey checked trench coat and cosy beanie hat.

A representative for Priyanka confirmed the pair enjoyed the socially-distanced dinner on the restaurant’s rooftop terrace in accordance with London’s Tier 2 restrictions, and only removed their masks to eat. 

Odd: The couple stopped to embrace their their pal after enjoying dinner on an outside rooftop terrace at the high-end eatery

Odd: The couple stopped to embrace their their pal after enjoying dinner on an outside rooftop terrace at the high-end eatery

Casual: Priyanka wrapped up in a cosy black leather jacket and harem trousers as she hugged her pal after enjoying dinner together

Casual: Priyanka wrapped up in a cosy black leather jacket and harem trousers as she hugged her pal after enjoying dinner together

Safety first: Low-key: The actress continued to don her mask as she and Nick waited outside, with the Jonas Brothers hitmaker opting for a grey checked trench coat and cosy beanie hat

Safety first: Low-key: The actress continued to don her mask as she and Nick waited outside, with the Jonas Brothers hitmaker opting for a grey checked trench coat and cosy beanie hat

Departing: Nick and Priyanka were seen exiting Casa Cruz after enjoying a socially-distanced dinner, with a representative confirming they hired an outside rooftop terrace

Departing: Nick and Priyanka were seen exiting Casa Cruz after enjoying a socially-distanced dinner, with a representative confirming they hired an outside rooftop terrace

Friends: The couple were seen chatting to their female pal before jumping into a waiting car to head home

Friends: The couple were seen chatting to their female pal before jumping into a waiting car to head home

What can you do in a restaurant in Tier 2? 

  • Pubs and restaurants in Tier 2 may open 
  • People from different households can only sit together outside, and must follow the ‘rule of six’ 
  • Exemptions to the rules include business meetings, which allow people from different households to sit indoors.
  • Face coverings are expected to worn by people whenever they are not seated at their table. 
  • Those sitting inside the pub at the same table must be from the same household or support bubble

The representative also confirmed Nick and Priyanka’s pal was a part of their support bubble, meaning social distancing wasn’t required.

Tier 2 restrictions currently state that households, or those in the same support bubble, are only permitted to mix outdoors, and must therefore not meet inside a restaurant or pub, though there are exemptions such as business dinners.

Social distancing should still be followed by those from different households with residents staying two metres apart, or at least one metre when this is not possible.

Face coverings are not required to be worn outside, but are requested to be worn when inside a restaurant whenever customers are not seated at their table. 

The UK emerged from its second lockdown and into the three-tier system last week on Wednesday, December 2nd, allowing restaurants and pubs to reopen with strict new measures.

Casa Cruz was also the same restaurant that hosted Rita Ora’s 30th birthday bash, which sparked huge backlash as it took place during the second lockdown. 

The singer publicly apologised and offered to pay a £10,000 fine after throwing a party alongside 30 friends to celebrate her birthday last month. 

It's OK! Despite strict rules regarding social distancing, Priyanka was able to hug her female pal as they are in the same support bubble

It’s OK! Despite strict rules regarding social distancing, Priyanka was able to hug her female pal as they are in the same support bubble

 

 

Departing: The group were all seen leaving the high-end Argentinian restaurant after enjoying dinner together

Departing: The group were all seen leaving the high-end Argentinian restaurant after enjoying dinner together

Sweet: Relaxed: Nick and Priyanka's pal was dressed in a fun rainbow bomber jacket as she emerged from the London eatery

Sweet: Relaxed: Nick and Priyanka’s pal was dressed in a fun rainbow bomber jacket as she emerged from the London eatery

Leaving: The group all adhered to social distancing measures during their visit, and were seated outside on a private rooftop terrace

Leaving: The group all adhered to social distancing measures during their visit, and were seated outside on a private rooftop terrace

Controversy: Last week singer Rita was forced to issue a public apology after it emerged she'd thrown a 30th birthday party at the Casa Cruz restaurant during the second lockdown

Controversy: Last week singer Rita was forced to issue a public apology after it emerged she’d thrown a 30th birthday party at the Casa Cruz restaurant during the second lockdown 

Caught in the act: The star admitted she felt 'particularly embarrassed' she'd been caught breaking the rules, and offering to pay the £10,000 fine [pictured on her birthday]

Caught in the act: The star admitted she felt ‘particularly embarrassed’ she’d been caught breaking the rules, and offering to pay the £10,000 fine [pictured on her birthday]

Police were called to Rita’s party and the Met Police gave a statement to MailOnline. 

They said: ‘Police were called at 21:10hrs on Saturday, 28 November to reports of a potential breach of Covid regulations at a commercial premises in Clarendon Road, W11.

‘Officers attended and carried out enquiries at the scene. They found no record of any offence being committed.’

Notting Hill restaurant Casa Cruz is named after Chilean-born Juan Santa Cruz, who resigned as restaurateur in February. 

Lavish: Notting Hill restaurant Casa Cruz is named after Chilean-born Juan Santa Cruz, who resigned as restaurateur in February

Lavish: Notting Hill restaurant Casa Cruz is named after Chilean-born Juan Santa Cruz, who resigned as restaurateur in February

Controversy: Nicholas Fallows, who is listed as the sole director of Casa Cruz London Ltd, insisted he was unaware of Rita's party, which previously broke lockdown rules

Controversy: Nicholas Fallows, who is listed as the sole director of Casa Cruz London Ltd, insisted he was unaware of Rita’s party, which previously broke lockdown rules

Bye bye! Priyanka and Nick prepared to head home after dinner with their friends, briefly stopping for an embrace

Bye bye! Priyanka and Nick prepared to head home after dinner with their friends, briefly stopping for an embrace

It's safe! A representative for Priyanka confirmed the friend was in their support bubble, and social distancing wasn't required

It’s safe! A representative for Priyanka confirmed the friend was in their support bubble, and social distancing wasn’t required

Nicholas Fallows, who is listed as the sole director of Casa Cruz London Ltd, insisted he was unaware of the event.  

Francois Perrodo, 43, who with mother Carrie are among Britain’s richest business bosses with their £5.8billion fortune, is the majority shareholder in Casa Cruz.   

Perrodo is a businessman and racing car driver and has competed in a number of races in his birth country of France.

Big money: Francois Perrodo, 43, who with mother Carrie are among Britain's richest business bosses with their £5.8billion fortune, is the majority shareholder in Casa Cruz

Big money: Francois Perrodo, 43, who with mother Carrie are among Britain’s richest business bosses with their £5.8billion fortune, is the majority shareholder in Casa Cruz

Shocking: A source previously claimed he had 'no idea' there was a party being held for Rita and her celebrity pals, the same eatery where Nick and Priyanka were spotted on Saturday

Shocking: A source previously claimed he had ‘no idea’ there was a party being held for Rita and her celebrity pals, the same eatery where Nick and Priyanka were spotted on Saturday

Bizarre: The director of the restaurant also said they were in the dark on who had approved Rita's lockdown party, deepening the mystery over who gave it the go-ahead

Bizarre: The director of the restaurant also said they were in the dark on who had approved Rita’s lockdown party, deepening the mystery over who gave it the go-ahead 

Time to go home! Nick and Priyanka were pictured leaving the London restaurant after dinner with their friends on the outside terrace

Time to go home! Nick and Priyanka were pictured leaving the London restaurant after dinner with their friends on the outside terrace

Protection: The group wore face masks as they headed home, after bidding farewell to their friends

Protection: The group wore face masks as they headed home, after bidding farewell to their friends

His fortune comes from the oil and gas industry and he is the chairman of the Anglo-French company Perenco, which was founded by his late father Hubert.

A source told MailOnline: ‘He had absolutely no idea this was being held there.’

The director of the restaurant also said they were in the dark on who had approved the party, deepening the mystery over who gave it the go-ahead. 

In pictures obtained by The Sun, Cara and Poppy Delevingne as well as TOWIE star Vas Morgan, 31, and Rita’s sister Elena, 32, were seen at the venue. 

Say goodbye! The group ensured they adhered to Tier 2 restrictions, which prohibit households mixing indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Say goodbye! The group ensured they adhered to Tier 2 restrictions, which prohibit households mixing indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Wedded bliss: Last week Priyanka and Nick took to Instagram to celebrate their second wedding anniversary

Wedded bliss: Last week Priyanka and Nick took to Instagram to celebrate their second wedding anniversary

Kind: Priyanka penned: 'Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life. Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all. I love you @nickjonas'

Kind: Priyanka penned: ‘Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life. Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all. I love you @nickjonas’

Romantic: Nick shared shots from their nuptials writing: 'Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you'

Romantic: Nick shared shots from their nuptials writing: ‘Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you’

Rita was also spotted leaving the building while wearing a slinky wrap skirt and black face mask. 

A source told the publication: ‘Rita and her sister came to the restaurant first, all dolled up and clearly looking forward to a good night.

‘There were a number of guests, all dressed up very glamorously, and everyone entered the building through the back, with security watching the front to make sure no one else went in. It went on until the early hours.’

Guidelines brought in with the lockdown on November 5 stated that people must ‘not meet socially indoors with family or friends unless they are part of your household, meaning the people you live with, or your support bubble’. 

Mr and Mrs: Priyanka and Nick got married in December 2018 at the Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur, sealing their union with both Christian and Hindu ceremonies

Mr and Mrs: Priyanka and Nick got married in December 2018 at the Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur, sealing their union with both Christian and Hindu ceremonies

Lavish: The couple recently celebrated the Hindu holiday Diwali in London , England, and have been sharing lots of snaps from their getaway to Instagram

Lavish: The couple recently celebrated the Hindu holiday Diwali in London , England, and have been sharing lots of snaps from their getaway to Instagram

Last week Priyanka and Nick took to Instagram to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, with the Bollywood star penning: ‘Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life. Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all. I love you @nickjonas.’ 

While Nick shared shots from their stunning nuptials in 2018, he wrote: ‘Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you. ❤️.’ 

Priyanka and Nick got married in December 2018 at the Umaid Bhawan palace in Jodhpur, sealing their union with both Christian and Hindu ceremonies. 

Funny: In April 2019, Priyanka admitted that she didn't expect to marry Nick as she judged a 'book by its cover' before getting to know him

Funny: In April 2019, Priyanka admitted that she didn’t expect to marry Nick as she judged a ‘book by its cover’ before getting to know him

'A surprise': The Baywatch star revealed she had known the Jealous hitmaker for two years and was surprised 'so much' by him when they started dating

‘A surprise’: The Baywatch star revealed she had known the Jealous hitmaker for two years and was surprised ‘so much’ by him when they started dating

The couple recently celebrated the Hindu holiday Diwali in London, England, and have been sharing lots of snaps from their getaway to Instagram.   

In April 2019, Priyanka admitted that she didn’t expect to marry Nick as she judged a ‘book by its cover’ before getting to know him.

The Baywatch star revealed she had known the Jealous hitmaker for two years and was surprised ‘so much’ by him when they started dating.

Speaking at Tina Brown’s 10th Annual Women in the World Summit in New York in April 2019, Priyanka said: ‘I’ve known him for two years.  

‘I didn’t think that this is what it [would’ve] turned out to be, and that’s maybe that’s my fault, I judged a book by its cover. When I actually started dating Nick, he surprised me so much.’ 

Romance: She said: ''I didn't think that this is what it [would've] turned out to be, and that's maybe that's my fault, I judged a book by its cover'

Romance: She said: ”I didn’t think that this is what it [would’ve] turned out to be, and that’s maybe that’s my fault, I judged a book by its cover’


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