Open a restaurant business in Kyiv

Cost of services

Cost of services:

from UAH 90,000
Start a restaurant
from UAH 30,000
Road Map
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What we offer

  • Advise on starting a restaurant business in Kyiv, as well as on the choice of a company type;

  • Inspect the real estate (restaurant premises) in the case of purchase, as well as provide legal support to the purchase/sale transaction;

  • Develop a Road Map based on the Client’s request (a step-by-step guide to starting the food outlet) ;

  • Prepare a full package of documents required to Fire Inspection Authorities, a license for retail trade in alcohol and tobacco products, and others;

  • Assist with obtaining permits and licenses for retail trade in alcohol and tobacco products;

  • Assist with facility registration;

  • Assist with the selection of a collective management organization and the conclusion of an agreement with it for the use of musical works and phonograms in the institution;

  • Аssisting with the placement of signage, as well as obtaining permission to place advertising;

  • Develop internal documentation of the company needed for this type of business activity (employment agreements, health and safety documentation, etc.), etc.

Content

Documents for starting a restaurant in Kyiv

List of documents
Documents for the restaurant premises (title deeds or lease agreement)
Documents confirming the registration of the company (LLC; sole proprietorship)
Permit documentation; License for retail trade in alcohol and tobacco products

How to start a restaurant in Kyiv?

There’s a lot more to starting a restaurant business than just choosing the proper premises and hiring qualified staff, or even a big-name chef. You have a long road ahead of you with many steps that involve getting a number of different permits and making strategically correct decisions.

In a situation like this, having a professional legal advisor is all about providing a solid rear. You take care of the idea and business decisions, and we take care of their legal implementation in the easiest way possible for you.

The lawyers of our company are responsible for the services provided, and guarantee their quality throughout the entire cooperation with Clients and until the necessary result is obtained.     

The period and the cost of restaurant registration in Kyiv.

The period of starting a restaurant depends on the specifics of the Client’s requests and compliance with the norms of its material and technical base at the time of contacting us. 

So, so that you can be guided in the timing of obtaining a permit (with proper preparation for the procedure), here are some examples:

  • Obtaining a permit from the Fire Inspection Authorities (Fire Declaration) takes from 3 weeks;

  • Obtaining a license for retail trade in alcohol and tobacco products - 2 weeks and more;

  • Development of the HACCP system, drawing up documents on labor protection, registration of labor relations with employees, decoration of the establishment with a sign and conclusion of an agreement with the collective management organization - 3 weeks minimum (depending on your plans and the scope of the project).

The whole procedure may take several months, but we know which processes can be carried out simultaneously and where you should not rush, but double-check everything several times. 

The timeframes for each project will be calculated personally.

Service packages offers

Consulting
from 2500 UAH
  • Advice on individual issues regarding the opening of a restaurant - general information
  • Case consulting: premises, equipment, kitchen, personnel, design (signboard, advertising, buyer's corner, music) - general information
  • Consulting on internal documentation: labor protection, development of the HACCP system, menu, price list - general information
Road map
from 30 000 UAH
  • Development of a comprehensive Roadmap for opening a restaurant with details (description of all stages, regulatory requirements, necessary permits and licenses)
  • Description of each case separately - premises, equipment, kitchen, staff, design (signboard, advertising, buyer's corner, music)
  • Description of internal documentation: labor protection, development of the HACCP system, menu, price list - general information
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Turnkey
from 90 000 UAH
  • Development of a Roadmap for opening a restaurant with details (description of all stages, regulatory requirements, necessary permits and licenses)
  • Description of each case separately - premises, equipment, kitchen, staff, design (signboard, advertising, buyer's corner, music)
  • Description of internal documentation: labor protection, development of the HACCP system, menu, price list - general information
  • Preparation of a package of documents required for obtaining permits and licenses with their subsequent submission to government agencies
  • Representation of the Client's interests in state bodies, as well as in licensing bodiesLegal support for the opening of a turnkey restaurant

Steps to starting a restaurant in Kyiv

The lawyers of our company will help you in starting a restaurant and will accompany you at every stage, namely:

At the stage of selecting premises and registering equipment we will assist with:

  • finding premises for a restaurant, inspecting property before buying or leasing premises, and providing other assistance in finding a suitable location for a restaurant;

  • registering facilities.

At the stage of obtaining permits for the premises and a business license, we provide legal support of the following processes:

  • obtaining permits from the Fire Inspection Authorities (Fire Declaration), without which working in the premises is expressly prohibited by law;

  • obtaining licenses for retail trade in alcohol and tobacco products.

At the contracting stage:

  • concluding a contract with the CMO; 

  • development of employment agreements with personnel and other internal documentation.

At the stage of internal documentation development:

  • development of the HACCP system;

  • occupational safety and health documentation.

At the design stage:

  • arrangement of the consumer's corner;

  • placing signage or obtaining permission to place advertising.

This is the standard scope of services needed to start a restaurant, which can be scaled up. 

A full list of legal services for your particular project will be developed depending on your business model and desires.

Why us

Package approach
When you come to us with an idea for a restaurant business, you will not only get a clear step-by-step guide to achieving your goals, but also the opportunity to get a turnkey solution. You don't have to go to other intermediaries - you can get all the services in one place.
A step-by-step guide
We will offer you a step-by-step guide to starting a restaurant in Kyiv - a simple solution to a complex problem that will give you a full understanding of the entire procedure of starting a restaurant and running this business.
Legal support at any stage of restaurant setup
Our lawyers will analyze your case and get involved in the process of any complexity, and at any stage of starting a restaurant. We will support you from the idea of creating such a business to the opening of the restaurant.

We are ready to help you!

Contact us by mail [email protected], by phone number +38 044 499 47 99or by filling out the form:

How to prepare for starting a restaurant in Kyiv?

In order to obtain all necessary permits, the premises, equipment and other facilities must comply with established mandatory sanitary and technical standards. 

For example, regardless of the area and location, the premises must be equipped with:

  • automatic fire protection systems (alarm, fire extinguishing, fire warning and evacuation control), as well as smoke control system;

  • security alarm system;

  • sewerage, ventilation, heating, water supply systems

  • air conditioning system and other systems.

In addition, you must plan the crossing of the paths of visitors and staff, as well as the process of moving fresh raw materials (food) and containers for garbage disposal.

A separate issue is access to the premises for disabled visitors, for whom ramps at the entrance, appropriate doors and vestibules must be installed.

Also, the premises must meet medical requirements for human health and life safety. 

When it comes to the kitchen and kitchen operations, your facility should have a HACCP system. This is a system of food hazard analysis and control at critical points - developed and approved procedures for monitoring food safety levels.

An important issue for many restaurateurs is the public use of music tracks in the restaurant, and respect for the copyright of the artists. 

This requires selecting a collective management organization (CMO) from a registry of such organizations, selecting a catalog of performers and music tracks, and concluding an appropriate Agreement with it. In addition, you will need to pay a certain amount of money as remuneration for the use of copyright objects, or as payment for the benefit of copyright holders.

Our lawyers will not only support you at every stage of the opening of the restaurant, but can develop all the necessary documentation. We will also offer you at the start to develop a step-by-step to starting your establishment, which will make the process simple and clear algorithm of actions.

Answers to frequently asked questions

How to choose premises for a restaurant?

The easiest option for choosing a future caf? or restaurant would be to rent or buy premises that have already been used as a catering establishment. You can save time and money on obtaining the necessary permits, provided the owner of such premises has them.

Can I start working in the premises before I get all the permits?

No, it is forbidden by law to start work in the premises without the permit of the Fire Inspection Authorities. This means that you can start work from the date of registration of the Fire Declaration (Declaration of Fire Safety).

What form of registration do I need in order to sell alcohol in a restaurant?

Retail trade in alcoholic beverages (with the exception of table wines) may be carried out by entities of all forms of incorporation, provided that they have the appropriate license. This license is issued for a period of one year and separately for each place of trade. A prerequisite will be the registration of payment transactions recorders - PTRs and obtaining a registration certificate for them.

Do I need a permit to place an outdoor sign at the entrance of the restaurant?

The signboard is placed free of charge and does not require a permit. In order to place it, you must notify the local authorities and comply with the rules for its installation. But to place a restaurant advertisement (if the sign contains, for example, an invitation to enter), you will need to obtain the appropriate permit.

What documents may be needed to start a restaurant in Kyiv?

The common list of documents that we develop or obtain for projects includes:

  • Permits from the Fire Inspection Authorities (Fire Declaration);

  • State registration of facilities;

  • License for retail trade in alcohol and tobacco products;

  • PTR registration certificates;

  • Advertising permits (or notification of local authority of placing a signage);

  • Agreement with the collective management organization (CMO);

  • Internal documentation - health and safety documentation, employment agreements with staff, menus, price list.

You may also need other documents, including those for the internal organization of the restaurant, which we can take care of in advance. For example, it is worth thinking about removal of waste from the restaurant, or preparing templates for contracts with suppliers.

Do you intend to start a restaurant in Kyiv? Don’t hesitate to contact us! You will get a simple solution to a complicated issue.

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