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Oban restaurant is ready to reel

Waterfront seafood business in ‘walk-in’ condition

The George Street business has built a strong reputation since opening in 2004.

The George Street business has built a strong reputation since opening in 2004.

OPERATORS seeking to snap up a business in a tourist hot-spot might be interested in a seafood restaurant and takeaway business, which has come onto the books of DM Hall.

Located on the waterfront near the busy ferry terminal in Oban – the ‘gateway to the isles’, the George Street Fish Restaurant and Fish & Chip Shop is described as “immaculately presented” and in “walk-in” condition.

The business is located next to the ferry terminal in Oban – the gateway to the isles.

Originally established in 2004 as the Fish & Chip Shop takeaway, the neighbouring property was acquired in 2013 and, following a complete refurbishment of both properties, the 32-cover restaurant was launched.

The business, both elements of which trade year-round apart from January when the restaurant is closed by the current owners through choice, is said to have established a strong reputation and benefit from “significant” repeat custom.

The traditional fish dinner is said to be particularly popular in the restaurant, although the menu also includes a range of local seafood, including halibut, scallops and langoustines, alongside several meat and vegetarian options; the takeaway business currently operates on shop sales only, with home deliveries not undertaken.

Fish restaurant Oban interior

Suzanne Lawrie of DM Hall, which is marketing the George Street Fish Restaurant and Fish & Chip Shop with a guide price of £550,000, said the business is “immaculately presented”.

“This represents a ‘walk in’ opportunity for a new operator to take over an established and extremely busy business, with no further investment required,” she said.

“Ownership offers an ideal opportunity for a couple or family to operate it hands on and to develop further the income and profits currently generated.”

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