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Order Bottle of Wine in Restaurant to take home

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  • 28-07-2020 12:05pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 29,909 ✭✭✭✭


    I have a €100 voucher for a restaurant in Howth burning a hole in my wallet since Christmas.

    Looking at the menu, I'm probably only going to spend approximately €60 on a lunch.
    I'll be driving so won't be ordering wine with lunch.
    I'd rather spend the full amount as not sure when I will be back out that way.

    I'm considering ordering a bottle of nice wine to take home.

    Just curious if there would be any legal complications with the above, or should I be ok if I ask nicely?

    Cheers.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,995 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    odyssey06 wrote: »
    I have a €100 voucher for a restaurant in Howth burning a hole in my wallet since Christmas.

    Looking at the menu, I'm probably only going to spend approximately €60 on a lunch.
    I'll be driving so won't be ordering wine with lunch.
    I'd rather spend the full amount as not sure when I will be back out that way.

    I'm considering ordering a bottle of nice wine to take home.

    Just curious if there would be any legal complications with the above, or should I be ok if I ask nicely?

    Cheers.

    I don't see why that would be an issue.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,865 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    It depends on the licence the premises has. A wine-retailer's on-licence, which I think is the most common one for restaurants, does not permit off-sales.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,964 ✭✭✭✭GBX


    Ask them - worst they can say is no.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,320 ✭✭✭✭Marcusm


    I don't see why that would be an issue.

    Because they might not have an off-licence!


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,995 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    Marcusm wrote: »
    Because they might not have an off-licence!

    I still can't imagine a restaurant making a fuss over this.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,276 ✭✭✭kenmc


    I've occasionally asked for the cork to be left with the bottle, and taken the remainder home with me.several different restaurants. Not sure there's a legal difference between taking the remainder of an opened bottle Vs an unopened one though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,909 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    Turns out the question was a moot point as the restaurant in question actually advertises bottles of its particular house wine for off sale...
    But I'll keep the suggestions here on the thread in mind as I have more vouchers to get through elsewhere :)

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



  • Registered Users Posts: 32,381 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    If they advertise for off sales I expect it is a reasonable price?

    As I would have thought from the menu the mark up would be a lot, in which case I would be asking them if I could use the voucher on 2 different occasions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,909 ✭✭✭✭odyssey06


    rubadub wrote: »
    If they advertise for off sales I expect it is a reasonable price? As I would have thought from the menu the mark up would be a lot, in which case I would be asking them if I could use the voucher on 2 different occasions.

    Aye it was 66% of the price.
    The voucher had a little grid on it for recording how much was spent on it, never seen that before, so could be used over multiple trips.

    "To follow knowledge like a sinking star..." (Tennyson's Ulysses)



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