Cowes, PO31 7BG

Restaurant/Cafe for sale


A fantastic opportunity to purchase a very well known and highly regarded restaurant in a great location in Cowes Town Centre.

Situated in Cowes, this fantastic opportunity is located on Shooters Hill and benefits from a high level of footfall, passing trade and regular repeat custom.

Neighbouring businesses include Sainsbury’s, Staples & Green, clothing retailer TOIO and other boutique clothing and accessories stores.

Cowes is an internationally renowned yachting centre and, with its Red Funnel links from Southampton, a very popular destination for the locals, yachting community and tourists alike.

Currently one of the highest rated restaurants in Cowes the business offers approximately 48 covers over the ground and first floors. The licensed premises also has a recently installed bar which has proven to be very popular for wet sales alone.

The ground floor provides some 32 sq m (344 sq ft) of restaurant space plus commercially equipped kitchen and storage of around 19 sq m (204 sq ft). To the rear of the property there is access to a small courtyard providing further outdoor storage space.

The first floor offers approximately 15 sq m (161 sq ft) of restaurant space. This room makes a great party room if needed and can be hired as such directly via the website. The two WCs are also located on the first floor.

There is also a loft hatch providing access to further storage on the second floor of around 9 sq m (96 sq ft).

Each floor also has air con units providing cool and hot air. An inventory can be provided upon request.

The Business

This family business has been traded for 20 years and has a proven track record. The menu offers various dishes and has been kept up to date over the years offering various vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals.

Included in the sale would be the easy to use website which also has the benefit of a booking system in place for which a small subscription is paid.

Although the business is in a predominantly seasonal location there is proven year round trade and accounts will be made available to bone fide applicants, once a viewing has been undertaken and a NDA signed.

The property has mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
The business is available to purchase at £95,000 for the fixtures, fittings and goodwill + stock at valuation. The property is held on a new 10 year lease from September 2017 at a current rent of £12,000pa.
The VOA shows the rateable value as £9,300, the rates payable would be circa £4,690 although this figure does not include any applicable small business rates relief.
All viewings to be arranged via HRD Commercial. Please contact 01983 527727. Please do not approach the business direct.

Agents Notes Our description of any appliances and/or services (including any central heating system) should not be taken as any guarantee that these are in working order. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied upon as statements or representation of fact nor is it intended to form any part of any contract.

Especially if travelling long distances, if there is any point of particular importance, please contact the office who will be pleased to clarify the information.

Floor plans are a schematic and are for guidance only. All measurements are approximate. Please note that if our photographs depict the property in a furnished condition, on completion all furnishings will be removed unless specifically mentioned elsewhere as being included in the sale.

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