The comments made by George Eustice (GE), the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with Nick Ferrari (NF) on LBC Radio on 30 November 2020.
NF – If you’re in Tier 2, you can only serve alcohol with a substantial meal. What constitutes as a substantial meal, a Scotch Egg?
GE – I think this is a term that is understood very much by the restaurant trade.
NF – I’ve had a number of restaurateurs who have genuinely asked for guidance. Would a Scotch Egg count as a substantial meal?
GE – I think that a Scotch Egg would probably count as a substantial meal if there was table service, often that might be as a starter. This is a term that is understood within licensing since you can have the concept of a table licence for alcohol which also requires you to serve a substantial meal.