Starting a restaurant (food establishment): guide

Overview of how to start a restaurant (food establishment), including regulations and requirements (like licences, permits and registrations) you need to follow.

This guide provides an overview of the steps you need to take when starting a restaurant (food establishment) in Nova Scotia.

Information includes:

  • creating your business plan
  • choosing your location
  • creating your site plan
  • applying for permits
  • preparing for food inspection
  • additional requirements and contact information

  • Guide

Author: Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness
Department: Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness