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Restaurant for sale

Stricklandgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9

206 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 2,217 sq ft (206 sq m)

Key features

  • REF: 13102

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Bistro Déjà Vu. The business was originally established in 1995 and was taken over by our client in 2002. The owner is now looking to sell the business, due to the desire to focus on other business interests.

The business runs as a Mediterranean bistro. They offer a variety of dishes, pan fried seabass, seafood risotto, tiger prawns and smoked mackerel fillets, to name a few. This is a popular restaurant that received a large amount of repeat loyal trade. The restaurant thrives off word of mouth recommendations.

Bistro Déjà Vu is currently generating an advised turnover of around £277,000 as of 2016 accounts, with a gross profit of 43%. This is a healthy turnover, however, we feel this could be increased. The new owner could look to offer a takeout option, this could be advertised on sites such as JustEat, this could be a great asset to the business.

The business has excellent reviews on TripAdvisor from over 350 happy customers. The business also has a website. This could be updated more often with new products, promotions and offers. Social media is a great way of attracting new custom.

Included in the sale is a two bedroom owner's accommodation. This would be perfect for a young family, looking to relocate to this beautiful town.

This is a fantastic opportunity that is not to be missed. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of the trade.

Bistro Déjà Vu is located in Kendal, Cumbria.

The business is situated in the beautiful town of Kendal within the Lake District. Ideally situated on a corner just off the main high street, the restaurant is easily accessible to trade. There is excellent parking facilities around, with several car parks close by.

Kendal is a popular tourist town with much to see and do. The town hosts monthly farmers markets and has several places to visit such as Kendal Castle, Kendal Museum, Kendal Dry Ski Slope and the Quaker Tapestry. This is a great town to live and work.

Bistro Déjà Vu is set on a main arterial road in Kendal. The A6 connects to the M6 motorway at Hardendale. This is a prime trading location with great road connections and generous public transport. There is a bus stop within a short walking distance, this has regular routes into surrounding towns. Kendal also has its own train station, this is a short 10 minute walk away.

Bistro Déjà Vu boasts a corner property on a main high street. The business is multi-fronted with two windows, this allows for a bright and airy retail space. The property is well-signed, the sign runs around the property just above the windows. There are also decorative window etchings.

The restaurant is open plan, set across two areas, one of which is raised. There are 34 covers altogether, all of the tables and chairs are matching. The room has laminated flooring and white walls. Our client has kept most of the original features including stone fireplaces. There is a corner position bar with the following equipment- Barista coffee machine, bean grinder, card machine, telephone and a till.

The customer toilet is to the back of the seating area. There is a ladies and gents toilet with a WC and sink in both.

The kitchen is through to the rear of the property. This is fully equipped, perfect for the trade.

Kitchen equipment is as follows-
2 x 6 ring gas burners
Gas oven
Extractor fan
Pots pans
Fat fryer
2 x tall fridges
Ice cream freezer
Large stainless steel wash up sink
Fly zapper
Plate warmer

There is an office, this has a desk with computer. There is also a store room with three fridge freezers and three chest freezers. Further through there is another room with a washing machine, dryer and more storage.

On the first floor of the property there is a two bedroom owner's accommodation. This living area includes a lounge, two bathrooms (one with a shower and the other with a freestanding bath) and two double bedrooms. These are all great sized rooms.

We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.

Original lease length: 15 years
Remaining lease length: 9 years as of 2016.
Rent: £18,000 per annum

The business is open all evenings from 5:30pm onwards and on Saturdays the bistro is open lunch times 12pm - 1:45pm.

The business is run and managed by our clients, with the help of 15 part time members of staff.

The business generates a turnover in the region of £277,000 as of 2016 accounts.
Gross profit 43%

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