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Al Fresco Dining

Policy on al fresco dining 'has no bite'

The watchdog, in an investigation, identified a list of problems in the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's enforcement policy.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 5:58am 2 comments

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Resident complaints prevent al fresco dining at Elements mall ... they think al fresco is an international terrorist network

2 DAB the big winner of district council elections ... so do they still think people aren't ready for direct election of their leaders?

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Alfresco dining

The government has loosened the red tape for outdoor dining and applications for such restaurant licences have increased. But could it do more to promote alfresco dining in Hong Kong? Share your views: write to us.

14 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Outdoor dining is now top of the menu for customers

Restaurant owners are rushing to get approval for alfresco services to boost business

The face of Hong Kong dining is changing with new regulations that make it easier for restaurants to set up tables and chairs outdoors.

Six months after the government eased the red tape for alfresco dining, it has been flooded with applications.

13 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Wrong term

There is a great deal of talk in Hong Kong newspapers, including yours, these days about developing the idea of alfresco dining.

It has been confirmed to me that in the sense of 'eating outdoors' this word is incorrectly used. The term alfresco apparently refers to prisoners being allowed out into a prison yard for fresh air.

8 May 2002 - 12:00am

Alfresco dining plan hits hurdle

Further hurdles to legal alfresco dining along the Sai Kung waterfront have emerged despite a new pedestrianisation scheme.

Politicians are seeking to restrict the scale of such activity, while some restaurant operators fear outdoor dining might not be profitable.

4 Jan 2001 - 12:00am