Restaurants in Glasgow have won the right to keep their delicatessens open after the city council said they should close under Covid restrictions.
Business owners appealed to the Sheriff Court after officials said they did not qualify for the exemption for cafes.
Italian deli Eusebi secured a court order preventing the authority issuing a prohibition order and the council has now given an undertaking not to pursue similar action against four other premises.
Most hospitality venues in Glasgow and elsewhere in the central belt have been forced to shut since October 9, with local authorities being asked to enforce the closures.
However, the legislation includes an exemption for cafes which can stay open until 6pm. It defines a cafe as premises "where the primary business activity is the sale of non-alcoholic drinks, snacks or light meals".