A NSW packaged liquor licence allows the sale of packaged liquor to the public. Unlike a licensed hotel or restaurant, where the customer might consume alcohol at the venue, when exercising a packaged liquor licence the alcohol sold to the customer is consumed away from the licensed premises (except in circumstances where a small amount is allowed to be tasted at the licensed premises).
Many successful restaurateurs consider whether they should operate a BYO restaurant (where customers can bring and consume alcohol that they have purchased elsewhere) compared with operating a licensed restaurant (where customers have the convenience of purchasing and consuming liquor at the venue with their meal). In the paragraphs that follow we offer some useful information to assist in the decision-making process.
Regarded by ‘Urban List’ as one of Sydney’s best Ramen Noodle restaurants (see https://www.theurbanlist.com/sydney/a-list/best-ramen-sydney), the new Hakata-Maru Ramen in Haymarket can now serve its clientele alcoholic refreshments in accordance with its recently granted On-premises Licence.
Having served the Grafton community for just under a century, the heritage-listed ‘Saraton Theatre’ is now in possession of an On-premises liquor licence which will allow them to serve their patrons alcoholic refreshments in conjunction with the entertainment already provided. The Saraton Theatre has been family owned and operated by the Notaras family since its establishment in 1926 and was recently restored to its original 1920s aesthetic.