Popular restaurant and gin bar in Edinburgh for sale

This is your chance to purchase one of Edinburgh’s original Scottish fine dining restaurants.


Edinburgh City

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The industry

Identified as a growth industry, the food and drink sector in Scotland employs over 350,000 people and the latest figures published by the Scottish government showed a record turnover of £14.3 billion in 2013.

While other sectors struggled during the recession, food and drink continued to see rapid economic growth. The industry set a target of a £12.5bn turnover by 2017, but it was met six years early when turnover reached £13 billion in 2011. It remains on track to meet the new target of £16.5 billion this year.

Who’s it good for?

Someone looking for a fun and rewarding career but who also doesn’t mind being busy and working flexible hours.

The business

Established for nearly 30 years, Stac Polly has become a popular fixture, earning its reputation as a popular and successful bar and restaurant known for its signature modern Scottish cuisine.
Set in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, this business benefits from an amazing trading location close to the tram terminus at York Place, the Haymarket development and Multrees Walk.
This business is particularly appealing to buyers because it is a genuine retirement sale and the current owner has been in possession of the business for 28 years.

Located on the ground and basement floors of a traditional Georgian tenement property, this business is certainly full of character and captures the perfect juxtaposition between modern and traditional.

Beautifully refurbished in 2013, the ground floor houses a contemporary gin bar and brasserie. With its’s fresh neutral décor, laid back atmosphere and street level terrace, its perfect for every time of year.

A set of stairs takes you down to a labyrinth of rough stone walls to a traditional and atmospheric restaurant dotted with flickering candles and tweed upholstery.

The business trades with a full restaurant licence with full class 3 cooking consent and currently operates under the management of the owner and with a mixture of full time and part time staff.
And if all this isn’t enough, all you have to do is check the reviews, could an impressive 4.6 Google rating and solid 4 stars on Tripadvisor sway you?

Sound like your perfect business? The seller has placed additional information on their listing, why not get in touch to find out more?

Jo Thornley

Jo was Head of Brand and Partnerships at Dynamis before moving on to work as a Senior Researcher for Selfridges.

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