Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1988

Special restaurant licence.

7.—(1) In this Act “special restaurant licence” means a licence granted by the Revenue Commissioners pursuant to a certificate of the Circuit Court given under section 8 of this Act to a person in respect of a restaurant of which he is the owner and occupier authorising, subject to the provisions of this Act—

(a) the supply of intoxicating liquor for consumption on those premises, and

(b) the consumption of intoxicating liquor on those premises,

if, in each case, the intoxicating liquor is—

(i) ordered by or on behalf of a person for whom a substantial meal has been ordered,

(ii) supplied in either the waiting area or the dining area of the restaurant,

(iii) consumed in the waiting area of the restaurant before the meal by the person for whom the meal has been ordered, or consumed by that person in the dining area of the restaurant either during the meal or at any time not later than thirty minutes after the meal has ended, and

(iv) paid for at the same time as the meal is paid for:

Provided always that suitable beverages other than intoxicating liquor (including drinking water) are also available for consumption.

(2) Where a special restaurant licence is in force in relation to any premises, the licence shall be deemed for the purposes of the Finance (1909-1910) Act, 1910 , to be a retailer's on-licence notwithstanding the fact that it does not authorise the sale of intoxicating liquor for consumption off the premises as provided for in relation to retailers' on-licences generally by that Act.