While two in five operators (43%) report that they have been busy or very busy since rules were eased from 12 April week, only 9% described trade as having been very busy.
A third of respondents (34%) say they had moderate levels of trade and just under a quarter (23%) of businesses describe trade as having been very poor and not worth opening for.
Of those surveyed, 70% say they had invested in their outside space for dining or drinking.
To help reduce no-shows, just over a quarter (28%) of respondents say they had increased communications with the person making the reservation, while 50% say they are not taking bookings for their outside space.
Among all respondents to the study, 77% are confident in the future of their business, up five percentage points week-on-week.
The Hospitality Leaders Poll is a conducted by Lumina Intelligence on behalf of BigHospitality, MCA and the Morning Advertiser