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Commercial Property for sale: The Seafood Restaurant, Coteachan Hill, Mallaig

Reference: 37082_tk110201999

Key Features

  • Available under leasehold
  • Extremely popular Seafood Restaurant & Cafe business
  • Excellent location, situated in the heart of Mallaig
  • Seating over 2 floors, maximum capacity 64
  • Business expands to 138.89sq m
  • Priced keenly for quick sale
  • EPC G 158


The business is well known with a good base of repeat clientele within its community. The current leaseholder has been trading successfully for the last 15years.


The Restaurant and Cafe is well branded with signage displayed across the frontage and operates over 2 floors. It is licensed and fully operational with all the cooking facilities and equipment, tills, coffee machines and much more. Maximum occupancy on the ground floor of the Seafood Restaurant is 38. There is an attractive seating area that takes advantage of lovely views over Mallaig harbour. Cafe on the first floor has a maximum occupancy 26, There is currently free public parking a short walk from the Restaurant.
STAFF: The business is currently operating with 5 members of staff in employment. Our client oversees the running of the entire business and is fully involved in the day to day running.
BUSINESS RATES: Purchasers should enquire with the relevant local authority to confirm the rates payable.

REASON FOR SALE: The business would be ideally suited to an enthusiastic, hands-on owner-operator who would be offered an excellent opportunity for a ready to work, walk-in business which has been keenly priced for a quick sale, due to our clients pending retirement.

SUMMARY: There is scope to develop the business further with the introduction of extending the season and additional catering hours for the Cafe. Additionally, the business could actively promote a lunchtime take-away service The Landlord has already agreed to assigning the lease and extending the term time if required to do so.
LOCATION: The Restaurant and Cafe is located in an enviable trading position within the bustling fishing port of Mallaig situated on the Westcoast of Scotland just 30 miles from the town of Fort William. Fort William is known as the ;Outdoor Capital of the UK and it is a popular tourist destination that offers a wide variety of tourist attractions.
Mallaig has links to Fort William, Oban and Glasgow the area is well linked by the A82 and has public transport links to places including Edinburgh, Inverness and London. Mallaig is easily accessible with regular Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services to Armadale on the Isle of Skye and a daily service to the Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck. They also offer a non-landing ticket which allows visitors to cruise the Small Isles. In addition, a local ferry service run by Western Isles Cruises sail daily to Inverie in Knoydart, a beautiful and remote village. They also call (by prior arrangement) at Tarbet a location only accessible by sea .The Restaurant is a 2 minute stroll from the Mallaig Train Station that brings in tourists from the Jacobite Steam Train during the summer period. The Jacobite provided the Steam Engine and Carriages for Hogwarts Express as seen in the Harry Potter movies

RESTAURANT, GROUND FLOOR: Spacious and well presented Restaurant with fully glazed frontage that provide lovely views over Mallaig Bay.
RECEPTION ENTRANCE: W.C, stairs that provide access to Cafe on first floor.SEATING AREA: Seating capacity for 38.
BAR AREA: Glass washer,  wine and beer fridge, ice machine and sink.
KITCHEN: Fully equipped with 6 burner gas oven, grill, double fryer, freezer, fridge, microwave, dishwasher. Sink and drainer, stainless steel work tops. Storage cupboard with shelving. Service hatch to first floor. Access to rear of restaurant.
SERVICE COUNTER: Crockery storage, till, coffee machine.
SEATING  AREA: Seating capacity for 26.
KITCHEN: Working kitchen with oven, fryer, griddle, stainless steel worktops and sink.
STORAGE ROOM: Houses fridge, freezers and has shelving.
EXTERNALLY: The whole business is very well presented and is generally in good order. There are two spaces for owners parking to the rear which has a current rental charge of £1 per week per space. There is currently free public parking nearby.
MISCELLANEOUS: Current trading hours: Monday -Sunday: 11am - 9pm
Scottish Assessors Rateable Value: 12,000pa. A new tenant may qualify for discounted small business rates. A detailed inventory of content will be made available as will trading accounts to seriously interested parties after a successful viewing has taken place. It should be noted that stock is not included in the sale price but may be available under separate negotiation.
Certificates available: Drinks licence / music licence / Safety inspection for frying range / insurance / conformity Chubb Fire
Lovely lunch of local seafood . This was a return visit and we had booked a table . Very busy but staff attentive , helpful and professional. We will return.
Like a lot of others we came to Mallaig on the Jacobite steam train.
Looking for some where to eat we were lucky to go into the Fishmarket Restaurant.
The staff were welcoming and friendly. There were 6 of us in our group and 5 of us had fish and chips and one had scampi. I decided on a starter and went for the hand dived scallops. They were the sweetest scallops that I have every had. Well done to all in this wonderful restaurant.
We had a good fish chowder for lunch, and quick and kind service. Service was quite flexible. A bit busy - being close to the station.

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Reference: 37082_tk110201999

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