Approval of Restaurants

List of Approved Restaurants

Terms & Conditions/ Guidelines for Approval of Restaurants by Tourism Department ,Govt. of NCT Delhi.


This scheme is designed to accord status of approved restaurants to restaurants which are maintaining high standards. Approval certificates will be given only to those restaurants who are following the prescribed guidelines and have undergone a rigorous
procedure of inspection and evaluation. The scheme is meant for giving approval to independent restaurants  . 

Coverage, Procedure and Application Form
This scheme will be voluntary for the restaurants who may seek the status of approved
restaurants from the Department of Tourism, Government of NCT of Delhi. However,
some of the incentives given by different Departments of State and Central Government will only be available to approved restaurants.

The restaurants of minimum seating capacity of 30 persons will be covered by this scheme.The interested resturants may apply for approval in the prescribed application form.They should also enclose DD/Pay order as per the following  scale,with the application.It should be made in favour of Secretary,Tourism Department,Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

Restaurants with seating capacity of 100 persons        :               Rs. 6000/-

Restaurants with seating capacity above 100 persons  :               Rs. 10,000/-

The approval will be valid for a period of 5 years. Restaurants must apply for renewal
 at least 3 months before expiry of validity of the current approval. This application should be made on the same application form as prescribed for first time approval .Fees for renewal will be 50% of the detailed above. Only those restaurants will be considered for approval which have a license from MCD/NDMC/Cantonment board /DDA. Health license and license from Delhi Police may also be enclosed with the application form.

A team comprising of following officers/ members is constituted to inspect the
restaurants for the grant of approval.
1. Additional Secretary  /Joint Secretary  , Tourism Department,GNCTD Chairman
2. Principal, DIHM & CT or his representative Member
3. Representative from Catering or tourism wing of DTTDC Member
4. President, HRANI, or his representative Member
5. President ,NRAI, or his representative Member
6. President ,IATO, or his representative Member
7. Assistant Director, Tourism Department,  GNCT  Delhi Member Secretary

Service Requirement

Restaurant must have a good décor and ambience. All fittings, furnishings should be well maintained and should be of adequate standards. Crockery, cutlery, glassware etc. should be of good quality and should be well maintained. They should be neat, clean and without any flaws.

Kitchen and Hygiene
Restaurants should maintain high standards of cleanliness, health and hygiene. It should be reflected from the stage of receiving of materials, storage of perishable and non-perishable items, provision for refrigerated storage, cleanliness in the kitchen and other areas, proper exhaust and ventilation system in the kitchen and restaurant and proper dishwashing procedure with dish washing machine plus 3 sink system in the restaurants of more than 100 persons .(3 sink system is mandatory for all restaurants).  
Size of kitchen
200sq. ft. for restaurants of seating capacity upto 100 and 300 sq. ft. for restaurants of seating capacity above 100 persons.
Storage- Proper storage system for dry and perishable articles.
Medical and First Aid
There should be adequately stocked first aid box which should be available at a proper place in the kitchen. One or two members of the Kitchen staff should preferably be trained in the first aid procedure through St. Johns Ambulance, a unit run by Red Cross Society of Delhi.
The food handling staff should be medically examined at least once in a year and the treatment advised should be administered.
Staff Facilities
Uniforms, Changing Room, Lockers for their articles should be provided by the management. Restaurants should hire and recruit trained staff who have received training from polytechnic or food Craft Institute. Considering shortage of trained staff , particularly those who are inclined to join restaurants, the current prescription is only being made for supervisory staff. Supervisory/ managerial staff should be trained with a minimum of one-year training course. Supervisory staff should also be able to speak in English with customers with ease.
Drinking water
All drinking water served to guests should be purified through Reverse Osmosis (RO) process. Similarly all water used for ice-making and for beverages should carry same level of purification.  
Toilet :- There should be separate ladies and gents toilets.
Garbage disposal
The Kitchen must have separate bins for wet and dry garbage. There should be adequate arrangements for garbage disposal and disposal for waste water from the kitchen. It must comply with current regulations as prescribed by Delhi Pollution Control Committee and MCD/ NDMC. Garbage bags should be neatly packed and should not give fowl smells when stacked outside for being picked up by Municipal trucks . separate wins  should be used for wet and dry garbage. 
Power, Security and Parking
It should have power backup/Invertor in the case of power failure. The security guards are available at the exit and entrance and other important places for safety of customers. The parking facilities should be provided to the costumers wherever found feasible.
Communication : Communication facility should be available in the restaurants for the costumers.
Smoking Zone Smoking regulation should be adhered as per law.
List of Approved Restaurants