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Restaurant for sale

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Well Presented Bistro & Bar in Great Yarmouth
  • Freehold or Leasehold Available
  • Trading for Almost 50 Years
  • Scope For Increased Trade
  • Popular with Locals and Holiday Makers
  • Studio Apartment Included
  • Gas Central Heating Throughout
  • Four Star Hygiene Rating
  • Alchohol and Music Licence Until 2am
  • Currently Vendor Run

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Great Yarmouth is benefiting from the increase in holiday makers choosing to stay in the United Kingdom rather than going abroad and with the pound weakening against the euro and dollar this trend is likely to continue. Like many local businesses, Friends Bistro has and is gaining from those people choosing to stay and this gem of a bistro is ready to go for a hard working couple who will reap the benefits.

Now for sale after having been loved and cherished by the vendor for many years, this is a rare opportunity to acquire either a freehold or leasehold concern.

Immaculately presented and enjoyed year round by both locals and holiday makers, this will appeal to anyone wishing to make their mark and put their own stamp of individuality on the concern as the vendor has done.

A good living has been enjoyed and it is now time to pass the baton on to new owners - come and see this one - it is a real beauty!


This profitable concern enjoys a high turnover and has the GP you would expect from this type of business. Having been trading for nearly fifty years it enjoys a large and loyal local customer base as well as many returning holidaymakers. Great Yarmouth is currently benefiting from the many 'staycationers' and Friends has enjoyed an upswing with many new faces in recent years. Currently open for limited hours there is much potential for increased trade by opening longer and opening on Sundays to benefit from the large amount of day trippers who visit Great Yarmouth year round.

Run by the vendor with four part time staff, savings could well be made by a younger energetic couple who wish to have their own venture with all the benefits of living upstairs in the delightful studio apartment.


This really is homely and delightful! As soon as you enter the warmth and feeling of the good food, freshly prepared and served in really pleasant surroundings makes you relax. The ground floor has twenty covers with double doors that open in the summer, is approached through a welcoming entrance with a comfy sofa, has a large electric wood burner, a welcoming well stocked bar with stools and a view through to the open kitchen, immaculately clean with all the commercial equipment needed for a venue of this size. Measuring some c400 sq ft with kitchen adding a further c220 sq ft this is a good space.

To the side is a store room with freezers cum office and to the rear is a yard and bin area. There is also a washing machine, tumble dryer and ice machine.

On the first floor, reached by a wide staircase, are up to another 28 covers, two w.c's and a large sunny roof terrace. This floor also benefits from a serving kitchen with microwaves and cupboard storage. There are under counter wine fridges and a large serving area ideal for buffets etc for which this floor is often used.

Above is the delightful studio apartment ,which is light and airy, benefiting from a large well appointed galley kitchen, built-in cupboards and a good sized shower room too.

The whole has gas central heating (regularly serviced), is well presented and is ready to go. This will make a delightful home and business for a younger couple ready to make their own mark on this much loved, well established concern.

The premises enjoy a four star hygiene licence and an alcohol and music licence until 2am.


Our Reference


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Finance available to suitable purchasers

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3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.

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