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12 September 2018 | Restaurants

Thriving Oban fish & chips restaurant looking for new owner

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market Oban Fish & Chips, a thriving and well established family run business located in the coastal town of Oban, in Argyll and Bute.

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Offering a takeaway service via a dedicated counter space to the front of the shop, allowing customers an open view of the fryer and food display area, the business also provides a 40 cover restaurant to the rear of the property, which has been fully fitted to a high standard and is served by a separate kitchen. Ancillary areas for both the restaurant and takeaway are included, with a galley kitchen, dishwashing area and prep areas.

Situated on the main thoroughfare in the town centre, the business occupies a prominent position in the town, which is also known as the “The Gateway to The Isles,” and is home to the second biggest ferry port in Britain, servicing the Scottish islands such as Colonsay, Mull and Barra.

Originally established in the early 1990s and hailed by award winning chef Rick Stein as having some of the “best fish & chips he has ever tasted” in an episode of the BBC’s ‘Food Heroes’ programme, the business has been successfully trading under the current owner for over 14 years. With a prime location and strong reputation, Oban Fish & Chip Restaurant enjoys return custom from visitors and residents alike. 

Due to retirement, the current owners Lillian Hutchison, her husband and their son decided to sell the business and comments, “We appointed Christie & Co due to their specialist knowledge in the retail sector.”

Mark Lavery, Business Agent at Christie & Co is handling the sale and comments, “From the outset, the business has attracted a lot of interest. Oban Fish & Chip Restaurant is currently very successful and would be a great addition to any existing buyer’s portfolio or a first time buyer looking for an extremely busy business with a healthy profit margin.

“Due to its coastal location and great access links to the Scottish Isles, the restaurant is ideally located to capture the tourism trade, whilst enjoying steady levels of business from a loyal, local following.”

Christie & Co is seeking offers of £850,000 for the freehold going concern.