Restaurant for sale

The Boat House, 22 High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30

Offers Over 1,700 sq. ft. | £825,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 1,700 sq ft (157 sq m)
  • Use class orders: A3 Restaurants and Cafes

Key features

  • Enviable location, Long established business
  • Views over Firth of Forth and the three bridges.
  • Outside patio dining area
  • Private dining room can accommodate approximately 20 persons
  • Scope to expand the business
  • Extremely vibrant business, run by the current proprietor since 2003
  • Total capacity to approximately 120 covers
  • Operates seven days per week, open for both lunch and dinner service.
  • Freehold sale

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Business
The Boat House is an extremely vibrant business which has been run by the current proprietor since 2003. Since its purchase, the current vendors have invested heavily, extending the property and adding an additional 45 covers, This has brought total capacity to approximately 120 covers. The business is long established and has an enviable reputation as one of the best places in the area to enjoy a sociable drink and meal with friends. After 13 years, the business is being sold due to the current vendor's wish to retire.

The Situation
The Boat House occupies an enviable position on the High Street in South Queensferry and the property is situated on the banks of the Firth of Forth, and offers stunning uninterrupted views over the Forth towards the Forth Rail and Road Bridges.
The business is surrounded by both commercial and residential properties.

The Property
The Boat House is a traditionally built terraced property, set over two levels. The main entrance from High Street, leads into a cocktail bar. The bar area can accommodate 20-25 persons, and as such offers an excellent pre dinner drinks area.

The restaurant is accessed via a set of stairs off the cocktail bar. On entering the restaurant, you are immediately welcomed by a large and spacious open plan dining room. The main dining room was added by the current vendors in 2007 and can accommodate 45 guests by a mix of upholstered bench seating and wooden tables and chairs.

The service bar is located to the right on entering. The main dining room benefits from large picture windows to the rear, offering views over the Firth of Forth. There is also a second entrance off the main dining room, that further gives access to the outside dining area.
To the left on the main dining room, you will find the original dining area of the Boat House. This is again well presented and offers seating for approximately 36 guests, in two areas. The two rooms are linked by a set of French doors, giving excellent flexibility for either one larger space, or allowing the smaller of the two spaces to be separated for private dining functions. When split the private dining room can accommodate approximately 20 persons. Again these areas offer uninterrupted views over the Firth.

The outside patio is accessed from a door in the main dining room, or can be accessed via the High Street to the side of the building. The patio can accommodate approximately 40 persons and offers an excellent 'Al Fresco' dining area for those summer months.
Ladies and Gents facilities are well situated off the main dining room.

The Boat House operates seven days per week, open for both lunch and dinner service. The business currently operates as a traditional bar, grill and seafood restaurant. Offering a wide menu of locally sourced produce.

External
The front of the property is straight to street. There is on street parking.
To the rear there is a large patio area laid to concrete.

Services
We have been advised that all mains services are fitted. The business benefits from a fully equipped commercial kitchen, along with cellar, manager's office and ample storage, as well as CCTV and a full EPOS till system.

Summary
The sale of The Boat House offers a great opportunity to purchase a well established business. The business benefits from an excellent location outside the city of Edinburgh and is one of the "go to seafood venues" in the Lothians.

There is still scope to develop the business further at ground floor (street level) with the bar area immediately at the entrance. The great benefit with this business is that it offers either a great investment opportunity or further scope for an owner operator looking for an outstanding gastro pub venue. Viewing is highly recommended.

Inventory
An inventory will be compiled to detail all items of a personal nature excluded from the sale and items subject to lease, this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.


More information from this agent

Nearest stations

  • Dalmeny (0.6 mi)
  • North Queensferry (1.5 mi)
  • Inverkeithing (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

Bruce & Co, First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Floorplans


To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

Bruce & Co, First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Map & Street View

Nearest stations

  • Dalmeny (0.6 mi)
  • North Queensferry (1.5 mi)
  • Inverkeithing (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

Bruce & Co, First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Disclaimer - Property reference 44499. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.