A hospitality business can be defined as a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink. This will include:
- Businesses offering in-person food and drink services to the general public.
- Businesses that provide food and/or drink to be consumed on the premises, including outdoors.
For the purposes of this scheme, a hospitality business excludes food kiosks and businesses whose main service (generating 50% or more of income) is a takeaway.
Note: Businesses that normally provide in-person services but have adapted to offer takeaway only services, during periods of restrictions, will remain eligible for a grant.
Examples of businesses that fall within the definition of hospitality, include:
- food courts
- public houses / pub restaurants
- roadside restaurants
- wine bars