For me the landlord leases his property. The landowner owns property but does not necessarily lease it out. That is all...
Yes, that is right. However, "landowner" has the connotation of a reasonably large area of land, say, for example, at least 5 Ha. If like me, you only own a small garden attached to your own house, then you would not describe yourself as a landowner (other than as a joke.) If you own only one small field not attached to your property, you would become a "small landowner."So it's more a matter of what you do with what you have (lease or not), rather than a matter of space or amount ?
That strikes me as an unusual use of landlord. In the UK, the person in charge of a pub may be called the landlord, but usually the landlord of a restaurant is the owner of the property, not the owner or operator of the business."... my parents are landlords in a restaurant, and my brother is a chef there, so that's a real family business."
Source: New Total English Elementary. Mark Foley and Diane Hall.
I agree. It's worth noting that this comes from a listening exercise where two people are talking about what jobs members of their families have had. The speech is spontaneous (many "erms").That strikes me as an unusual use of landlord.
I'm not sure that I can agree with that. The legal term in the UK for the responsible person in premises licensed to serve alcohol is "licensee", not landlord. The term "landlord" in both British and American* law refers to ownership of property and land, not to selling alcohol.The meaning of "landlord" in the context of a commercial business concerned with food and (mainly) drink is (a) a legally exact term
I'd say it's highly unlikely that he would. The owner, though, especially if the restaurant is named after him, is likely to be present, to geeet the guests, supervise the cooking, service, etc., once or twice an evening circulate among the diners to ask if everything is to their liking, etc. In some family-owned restaurants, one member is at the desk, another in the kitchen, etc., and the chef may come out to talk to the diners, too, when not up to their ears in work.Thank you. Can a landlord act as a host in a restaurant?