Chance to snap up island eatery

Isle of Barra restaurant with castle views on market

A RESTAURANT on the Isle of Barra is on the market for the first time in almost two decades.

Named after the medieval castle which is located on a small island off Castlebay, Café Kisimul is just 200m from the main ferry port and overlooks the historic castle, which is said to be a popular tourist attraction.

The 630 sq ft restaurant, which has been owned by the Bari family for the past 18 years, can accommodate 26 covers inside, and a further 24 on outdoor benches overlooking the castle.

Margaret Mitchell of DM Hall, which is marketing Café Kisimul in Castlebay at offers over £275,000, said the restaurant is a “popular dining and drinking spot” and is in “walk-in condition”.

“The current operation has been owner-operated by the same family for 18 years and in this time has gained a reputation for the high quality food being offered using locally-sourced produce,” she said.

“At present the current opening hours are 4pm to 10pm Monday to Saturday, operating set meal times of 4pm, 6pm or 8pm. It also offers a takeaway service between each sitting which provides roughly 20% of sales.

“This is, however, reflective of the vendors personal circumstances and gives great scope for any purchaser to increase turnover in a relatively short time-frame by increasing opening hours and elongating the trading months.”