Special Restaurant Licence


The holder of a Special Restaurant Licence is entitled to sell all types of alcohol for consumption in their restaurant. They may not have a bar on the premises and other non-alcoholic beverages, including drinking water, must be available.

The licence holder can serve alcohol:

  • in the waiting area where the customer has ordered a substantial meal
  • in the dining area during the meal
  • and
  • within 30 minutes following the end of the meal.

The licence holder must take payment for the alcohol at the same time as the meal. 

The licensing year is from 1 October to 30 September. This licence will expire on 30 September each year regardless of the issue date.

The cost of this licence is €3,805 for a new licence and €500 on renewal.

Next: First application for a Special Restaurant Licence