Worship at the Seafood Temple

• The Seafood Temple in Oban offers “stunning” views overlooking the island of Kerrera.
• The Seafood Temple in Oban offers “stunning” views overlooking the island of Kerrera.

Oban business offers scope for development, agent says

RESTAURATEURS looking to acquire an established business which offers scope for further development might be interested in an Oban seafood restaurant which has come onto the market.
Located on the seafront overlooking the island of Kerrera, The Seafood Temple was established around ten years ago when the original owner transformed a Georgian sandstone building which was previously a toilet block into a glass-fronted restaurant.
The 24-cover eatery, which has been owned by Eilidh Smith for the past four years, is said to have a “tremendous reputation” for its service and food, which spans seafood, meat and game.
Jonathan Clough, director of Smith & Clough Business Associates who is handling the sale, said the restaurant benefits from what is arguably the most picturesque trading location in Oban as well as its proximity to the town centre and ferry terminal.
“The Seafood Temple offers a tremendous opportunity for a new owner to take on a reputable and well-established business which still offers so much growth potential,” he said.
“The business only opens in the evening and offers two sittings, as well as only opening four days a week in winter so there is scope for a new owner to increase opening times and develop a daytime trade also.
“I am expecting high levels of interest from both local operators as well as from further afield and first time buyers, as the business offers not only a great business opportunity, but a fantastic lifestyle opportunity also.”
The Seafood Temple is for sale at offers over £175,000 for the freehold.