Restaurant for Sale
Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Leasehold : £ 55,000
Freehold : £ 235,000
Recently refurbished to a very high standard with no expenses spared, this superb two-storey 80-covers restaurant/retail unit with A3/A5 planning consent occupies a prime trading position in a densely populated area of Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
This impressively presented, fully equipped and well-established restaurant has an excellent reputation for food and service and would present a unique and exciting opportunity for the right entrepreneurs to make their own mark and take it to the next level, including introducing a delivery service and extending the current opening hours/days.
It is currently trading as a Chinese restaurant and takeaway, as such, it can be taken over and be up and running quickly as a going concern, without needing much change. It can also be easily adapted into a Thai, Japanese or Italian restaurant, as well as into a café or wine bar.
The property would also be suitable for retail/alternate use due to its well thought out design. Note that such a change of use (from A3/A5 to A1/A2) does not require planning permission.
BAR, DINING AREA and WCs
Located on the ground floor are a feature bar with a guest waiting area, an open plan dining room and a commercial kitchen with a separate food preparation area and WC facilities including a disabled toilet.
The modern bar has cool LED lighting effects, it is fully equipped with drinks coolers, coffee machine, water boiler, sink, electronic cash register, telephone and display/storage shelves. All light switches for the restaurant are conveniently located at the bar.
The main dining room is immaculately presented and has a wonderful ambience, from the elegant real oak flooring, modern heat/scratch resistant tables and leather chairs, to the beautiful dimmable LED lightings and the warm wall colours throughout. A particular nice design is that from the dining room, guests can see their food being prepared in the kitchen through a large glass window.
All three WCs feature auto lighting/hand-dryer/fan/taps. Polysafe heavy duty safety flooring is used for this area.
KITCHEN and FOOD PREPARATION AREAS
The fully equipped modern open-plan kitchen features a 7 burner Chinese cooker with built-in flame failure device, and stainless steel extraction system, including canopy, built-in overhead lighting, a powerful fan with silencer and easy-clean filters. Other equipment (all stainless steel) comprises a heavy duty 4 range gas hob/oven, a double basket gas chip-fryer,
a microwave oven, 2 electric rice warmers, 3 electric keep-hot pots, 3 electric rice cookers, Chef station, 5 prep tables, 3 sinks, a double-door refrigerator, and a freezer. Adjoining the kitchen is the food preparation area for preparing cooked food, vegetables and desserts.
The kitchen also houses a powerful Worcester Bosch combi system with digital remote programmer providing full central heating/hot water. Polysafe heavy-duty flooring is installed throughout the kitchen/preparation area. All walls are fitted with white hygienic PVC cladding, except the area behind cook-lines where stainless steel is used.
First floor and Attic
The high standards of design and decor from the ground floor continue to the first floor.
Access to the first floor is via a stunning real oak staircase with specially designed glass side panels. The same oak/glass panel design extends to the first-floor landing area. The impressive open plan first floor is fully fitted with same real oak flooring as the ground floor and provides further dining space, it can also be used for large parties/private functions. As with the ground floor, dimmable LED lightings are used throughout.
Additional storage space is provided by a fully refurbished, spacious attic.
STORE and UTILITY ROOMS
There is a large outhouse at the rear of the property, it is connected to the main building by a fully covered corridor structure and it is being used as the main store and utility rooms.
The spacious store room is fully fitted and is equipped with 2 tall refrigerators, 4 large chest freezers, a stainless steel sink and hand-wash, 2 large stainless steel tables, shelving and cupboards providing ample storage facilities. As well as being a store, this area is also being used for raw meat preparation.
The utility room is located adjacent to the store room and is protected by a combination lock. It is used as a general utility room as well as a staff changing and locker room. This room also has a staff toilet and has plumbings for a washing machine.
Polysafe heavy duty safety flooring is used for this area.
The maintenance-free rear yard which is fully gravelled can hold 2 cars. For security and convenience, external auto-on lighting is provided by 3 LED flashlights.
This area also houses a large 120L stainless steel grease-trap with a built-in stainless steel wastebasket for ease of maintenance.
The first-floor dining area (currently used for parties/private function hire) is an open plan design and has the scope to be changed (subject to planning permission) into a two-bedroom flat with an open lounge/kitchen and a bathroom.
For guest safety and convenience, every room of the main property is equipped with emergency lights such that when there is a power cut, these lights will come on automatically to keep the whole property illuminated for approximately 3 hours.
A fire protection system is in place with smoke and heat sensors located throughout strategic points in the building with links to the fire alarm and the gas auto-cut-off system.
Other business details
The restaurant has a full alcohol license for 7 days a week from 12 noon to 11 pm. It has a fully functional website (zenrestaurant.co.uk) including online bookings. It has achieved many excellent customer reviews on Tripadvisor, Google and Facebook.
The business attracts zero business rates. It is operated by two full time and two part-time staff and is working on very easy hours. Services include dine-in, takeaway and private functions hire.
Ample lay-by and on-street parking available at the front. At the rear, there are spaces for 2 cars.
There are two externally illuminated signs, both of which are timer-controlled.
The property has an EPC rating of D.
The owners are looking to retire and the restaurant is now for sale as freehold or leasehold.
Freehold £235,000 to include the whole property, goodwill, equipment, fixtures and fittings.
Leasehold £55,000 to include the goodwill, equipment, fixtures and fittings with rent at £15,000 per annum and rent reviews every 5 years. Terms of lease negotiable from 10 to 20 years.
Main sales/dining area: 573 sq ft
Kitchen/cooking area: 164 sq ft
Kitchen/prep area: 101 sq ft
Restroom: 127 sq ft
Storeroom/rear prep area: 441 sq ft
Utility room/staff restroom: 107 sq ft
Auxilary dining area: 544 sq ft
Attic: 244 sq ft
Gross total area: 2301 sq ft (213.7 sq m)
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