Fantastic Bistro & Takeaway for sale

Torquay, Devon

Memories Bistro68 Fore Street Memories BistroTorquayDevonTQ1 4LXView Map

A fantastic, freehold 45 cover restaurant premises in the sought-after St. Marychurch district of Torquay, Devon. This business has been successfully owner operated for many years, a full hand over & training of this easily operated business will be provided. These enviable premises are conveniently located in a densely populated area with high amounts of tourism. Also benefitting from a spacious, immaculately presented and well-equipped commercial kitchen, separate ladies and gentlemen's cloakroom facilities and a valuable collection of feature original enamel signs which are included in the sale. There are dining areas on both street and lower ground floor level which interconnect inside as well as having separate entrances.


Memories Restaurant is in a prime location within St. Marychurch Precinct. This unit occupies a prominent trading location and benefits from a fine reputation with good repeat custom. St. Marychurch Precinct forms part of a mixed parade of shops fronting the busy Fore Street. There is convenient parking immediately behind these premises with al-fresco dining atmosphere to front. Ideally located to take advantage of main arterial road links to all parts of Devon, Torquay town centre is 5 mins. away and the Cathedral city of Exeter with its international airport nearby.



This is a unique opportunity to acquire a much liked, centrally located Restaurant which has been trading successfully for many years, whilst still retaining plenty of scope to expand on the already impressive turnover by extending opening hours. Currently trading with a husband-and-wife team for two nights per week providing a good income. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.



Entrance through part glazed doors to:




8.22m x 5.39m

With 7 tables providing approx. 22 covers. This highly unique area has been comprehensively adorned with original wall signage of local, regional and national memorabilia. Generous sized tables with comfortable chairs together with 2 chandeliers and wall lighting, bespoke wood fronted and top bar with an array of optics on back wall, 1 twin under counter bottle fridge, 1 single under counter bottle fridge, 1 electric till, credit card machine and ample storage for crockery, cutlery and glassware.





This area has a door to the side, stairs leading to the lower ground floor dining area and doors to.



With low level WC and wash hand basin.



With low level WC and wash hand basin.



A good-sized cupboard for general storage.



4.84m x 2.12m, 2.93m x 1.37m (L-shaped)

A spacious, light and airy space which has been fully equipped with the following: 1 six ring gas cooker & double oven with gas grill over and stainless steel extractor above, 2 free standing deep fat fryers, 1 panini griddle, 2 plate warmer cupboards, 1 commercial dishwasher, 6 microwave ovens, 1 stainless steel hand wash basin, 1 wall mounted gas water boiler, 1 upright fridge, 3 under counter fridges, an array of worktop space together with inset twin stainless steel sink & drainer, ample shelving for crockery, pots and pans, window & glazed door to side which leads to a court-yard.





8.31m x 4.96m

A fantastically presented cosy area providing an additional 22 covers. This area can be accessed independently from the front or via the rear corridor of the restaurant upstairs. The area comprises of 3 bespoke dining cubicles, a snug with two tables and an additional table for three. To one side is an additional bespoke bar with seating and the bar is comprehensively equipped with drinks chillers, beer flash coolers, optics on back wall and ample space for storage of crockery, cutlery and glassware.



A large built-in storage area with refrigeration units and ample shelving for general storage.



This is an enclosed courtyard which is only accessed from the kitchen and has both covered and an open area which could accommodate table & chairs.



Current opening hours due to lifestyle choice and imminent retirement. There is no opening or closing restrictions.

Normally the two-day trading would be as follows.

Friday        18.30 – last orders 20.30

Saturday    18.30 – last orders 20.30



Only operated by a husband & wife team.



Trade fixtures, fittings, equipment, land and buildings except for vendor’s private inventory will be included in this freehold sale. Full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts



Main’s electricity, gas, water and drainage are all connected, however no testing of these services have been inspected by the agents, Ware Commercial



Small Business rates relief – no business rates chargeable

Please make your enquiries on the local Valuation Website (VOA) at www.voa.gov.uk






All viewings and enquiries are to be made through the agents Ware Commercial.

TEL. 01803 328880 or 01392 462266 Email. [email protected]   www.warecommercial.com



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