a3 restaurant use for take away

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  1. Hungryturtle

    Hungryturtle UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    hello- are a3 licensed restaurants allowed to have customers pick up food for takeaway?
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: Hungryturtle Member since: Apr 10, 2017
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  2. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    No it doesn't. Is that what you have for your takeaway?

    My understanding is you should have A5.
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  3. Hungryturtle

    Hungryturtle UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    just asking- as i have read that a3 licenses allow foods to be consumed on premises and off premises at some references and others state that a3 and a5 are seperate-
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: Hungryturtle Member since: Apr 10, 2017
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  4. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Surely your local council is best placed to tell you?

    How did your opening in September?
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  5. Hungryturtle

    Hungryturtle UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    opened October the first- business is picking up- :)
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: Hungryturtle Member since: Apr 10, 2017
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  6. Lynxdry

    Lynxdry UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Where is your restaurant based, my local nando's is on a A3 but they have a line dedicated for people who have called in an order to take it away am based in London.
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: Lynxdry Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  7. Hungryturtle

    Hungryturtle UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    hi- based in fulham- i can't really find any reliable informatione explaining if we are allowed to sell takeaway-
    i had someone inform me that we are allowed on condition that it does not exceed a certain percentage- the majority percentage of sales being from eat-in-

    any ideas anyone?
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: Hungryturtle Member since: Apr 10, 2017
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  8. Lynxdry

    Lynxdry UKBF Regular Full Member

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    on an A3 permit you can offer take away with no problems or any restrictions what so ever, A3 governs the fact you should supply certain facilities such as toilet for those customers that will be sitting in the restaurant and it has no restrictions on offering any take away facility.
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: Lynxdry Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  9. Hungryturtle

    Hungryturtle UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    does that include having our own delivery drivers or having a contract with a delivery company?
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: Hungryturtle Member since: Apr 10, 2017
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  10. Lynxdry

    Lynxdry UKBF Regular Full Member

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    Correct, take away through your own or third party supplier.
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: Lynxdry Member since: Aug 25, 2009
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  11. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    'i can't really find any reliable information explaining if we are allowed to sell takeaway'-

    Surely as I mentioned above that would your Council. They issue the licenses and will tell you what they permit in the particular area in which you are located.

    I am not an expert in restaurants but have some experiences with licenses. I understood that not all A3 licenses included takeaways and not all areas are the same, as the Council may have zones where they restrict business use.
     
    Posted: Oct 9, 2017 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  12. STDFR33

    STDFR33 UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    That was my understanding too.

    It was also my understanding that you would sort this before you started trading.
     
    Posted: Oct 10, 2017 By: STDFR33 Member since: Aug 7, 2016
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