10/31/2023 | Pubs

Former pub in Leslie set to re-open as Indian-Nepalese restaurant following leasehold sale

On behalf of Bruce Taverns, specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has successfully sourced a new business owner for former pub, Eighty Five. The site is now set to become an Indian-Nepalese restaurant, following the leasehold sale of the property.


Centrally located on the village high street, the property is a prime spot to attract visitors and local trade. The new restaurant will be operated by Kashiram Bhandari, a local entrepreneur who owns several other restaurants and properties in the area.

Mr Bhandari is planning to introduce an exciting new concept to the Leslie area, with the opening of an Indian-Nepalese restaurant. The property is currently undergoing an extensive renovation, and will soon reopen as the new venue.

Scott Piatkowski from Bruce Taverns comments, “It is great to have a local entrepreneur, Mr Bhandari working with us. I would like to wish him all the best with his future venture at Eighty Five Bar and I’m confident that he will bring something new to the local area. I would like to thank Simon Watson at Christie & Co for securing our new partnership. We continue to have a strong relationship with them and look forward to working together on future projects.”

Simon Watson, Business Agent at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, “I am delighted to have secured Mr Bhandari as the new tenant for Bruce Taverns. The transaction was completed swiftly and efficiently on both sides within a six-week period. I would like to thank all parties for their time and effort to complete within the short timeframe. Leasehold sales within the Scottish hospitality sector still prove to be a strong proposition for operators and investors.”

For further information on this press release, contact:     

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:

Simon Watson, Business Agent - Hospitality Scotland
M: +44 7754 559 534 or E: simon.watson@christie.com

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