Restaurant for saleVictoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1
136 sq. m.
- Business for sale
- 1,463 sq ft (136 sq m)
- Ref 14186 J
The Vietnamese Kitchen enjoys a highly visible trading position on Victoria Road in the centre of Chelmsford , Essex.
Chelmsford is the only city in Essex , extremely well known as a desirable place to both live and study and only 40 miles northwest of London. Built in the 1730's , the city offers beautiful historic buildings , cathedrals and parks.
It is particularly popular with professionals working in the city and trains into London Liverpool Street only take 34 mins. The growing student population has been catered for by many new student accommodation buildings located less than 2 mins from the restaurant .
The city can be reached from either the A414 and M1 motorway or the A12 linking to the M25 motorway.
There is free parking in the adjacent street as well as a large city centre car park.
Hilton Smythe are delighted to present to the market VK Vietnamese Kitchen. Established by our client in Chelmsford in 2014 and now offered for sale due to our clients' other business interests.
The unique contemporary Vietnamese restaurant opportunity offers diners both gluten free and vegan food choices.
The menu includes appetisers of Vietnamese spring rolls, salad rolls, green papaya salads, sweet paradise with prawns, chilli and garlic squid, soft shell crab, choice of meat and non-meat salads, soups, soup noodles and hot and sour soups. Mains include lemongrass stir fry, coconut curry, spicy beef stew, deep fried tilapia, deep fried catfish, stew fish, sizzlers, stir fry glass noodle and selection of sides. Desserts include ice creams, plantain fritters, pandan pancakes, deep fried ice cream and coconut cream with banana and tapioca.
Our client offers a chef speciality set menu, with the average meal price paid per couple at £55. There is an active website and Facebook page.
Groupon vouchers particularly popular with the student customer base with 1,268 redeemed in the last 6 months and 4.6 out of 5 rating. Our client also uses Deliveroo as a method of offering local deliveries.
Due to the success of the business and the success of our clients' other business interests, he has not marketed the business with any leaflets or in house delivery service. Increased marketing and advertising could easily considerably increase current turnover. Only local voucher system is used by the local cricket club members.
Our client is happy to offer a handover period to assist with the smooth transition of ownership.
PREMISES AND EQUIPMENT
Beautifully presented frontage with large windows and good signage.
Dining area - Integrated air con system with 8 x ceiling vents, 2 x additional wall mounted air con unit, max of 67 covers with only 55 being used currently, large floor to ceiling windows overlooking Victoria Street.
Separate ladies and gents toilets with disabled friendly toilet.
Bar servery - central solid wood bar with glass fronted wine fridge, single glass fronted chiller, water boiler, wine and spirits racking and coke cola fridge.
Kitchen - Stainless steel heat cupboard with plate stack, double fryer, gas salvandor, 4 x burner gas oven, 7 x burner Chinese oven, 3m wide extraction unit, 2 under counter fridges , 2 stainless steel prep sinks, prep table, 2 microwaves , double length stainless steel prep fridge unit , large stainless steel Prep table, stainless steel shelving, 2 tall upright fridges, 2 chest freezers, wall mounted shelving, 2 x racking units and dishwasher.
Storage area - open storage chiller, dry store shelving and additional seating area.
External - to the rear there is a large customer smoking area and carpark for 4 cars.
Owners fish tank is not included, however can be purchased separately if required.
We are advised Leasehold.
The original lease length is13 years with 9.5 years remaining.
Rent is £21,600 per year including VAT.
The current business rates are £9,600 pa.
The business currently opens:-
Sunday to Thursday 12 noon -2.30pm and 5.30pm -10.30pm
Friday to Saturday 12 noon-2.30pm and 5.30pm-11.00pm.
The business is owner run with 5 full time and 1 part time members of staff.
As per the 2017 accounts the business reports turnover at £213,200 with a gross profit at circa 71%.
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