A RESTAURANT has been given the green light to sell booze after reaching an agreement with police.

Cafe Rouge at Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village was granted a premises license by councillors at yesterday’s sub-licensing committee meeting.

From Thursday to Saturday they will be able to supply alcohol between 9am and 1am, and until midnight for the remaining days of the week.

This was approved after Cafe Rouge agreed to a set of conditions set by police licensing officer Sarah Jones to prevent crime and disorder.

As a result the sale of alcohol in the cafe’s outside seating area must cease at 11pm and all drinks consumed within half-an-hour.

The service of alcohol outside must be provided by a waiter or waitress service, and the premises must continue to be used primarily as a restaurant.

As part of its premises license, Cafe Rouge have also been given the go-ahead to play recorded music during the same hours, as well as late-night refreshments between 11pm-12.30am Sunday to Wednesday and until 1.30am Thursday to Saturday.

On New Year’s eve the premises can remain open and sell alcohol until the following day’s opening time, and on Christmas Eve the cafe must close at 3am with the sale of booze ceasing an hour earlier.

On Sunday’s immediately prior to a Bank Holiday alcohol may be sold until 1am the following day, with the premises closing an hour later.

Notices will be on display at exits reminding customers to leave the premises quietly and to respect residents living nearby.