Outdoor Seating Allowed in Open Area Hong Kong?
Is outdoor seating allowed in open area outside your restaurant in Hong Kong? It depends on whether the outdoor space can meet a number of criteria below so that you can apply an outdoor seating licence and then serve customers in the open area.
(1) Right of land use
(2) Planning requirement as on Outline Zone Planning (OZP)
(3) Hygiene requirement with 1/10 additional food preparation space
(4) Building safety requirements
(5) Fire safety requirements
(6) Traffic requirements
An outdoor seating licence is approved by FEHD (the licensing authority) in Hong Kong. It will take longer time than getting a restaurant licence.