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11 August 2020 | Retail

Award-winning Edinburgh based fishmonger for sale through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to bring to market Eddie’s Seafood Market, Edinburgh’s most reputable, award-winning fishmonger.

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Established in 1986, the successful market’s most recent accolades include recognition as Scotland’s ‘Best Fishmonger 2019’ at the Slow Food Awards and appearances on Countryfile and Rick Stein’s Food Heroes Season Two. 

The business is ideally located amongst a tenement parade in the affluent suburb of Marchmont on Edinburgh’s south-side, an area hugely popular with both students and professionals.

The market offers a range of premium quality Scottish-sourced sushi grade fish and a wide range of home-grown shellfish, servicing both the local community and many of Edinburgh’s restaurants for over 30 years. The business has remained open during the Covid-19 lockdown and is very proud to have maintained robust trading levels throughout this challenging period. 

Having built such a successful reputation for both quality and service, the current owners, Eddie Kwok and his wife Sylvia feel it is now time to enjoy a well-earned retirement.

Eddie comments, “After 30 years of devotion to building Eddie’s Seafood Market, we feel it is time to take a step back and spend more time with the family and enjoy a few more lie-ins. My wife and I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of the Marchmont community with such fantastic and knowledgeable customers, for whom many we count as friends.”

The sale of Eddie’s Seafood Market provides an outstanding opportunity for any budding fishmonger looking to be his/her own boss. The current owners are willing to support the new owner with any required training and hands-on assistance post-sale to help establish themselves. 

Daniel Arrandale, Director of Retail at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, comments, “Eddie’s is without a doubt an institution, not only in Edinburgh but throughout the fishmonger and wider sea food fraternity. The business remains on an excellent financial footing despite the recent lockdown period, with the business having remained open throughout. An exciting opportunity awaits for a young fishmonger or indeed anyone looking for a complete career change.”

Eddie’s Seafood Market is being marketed off an asking price of £75,000.