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    The Restaurant Agency is a Scottish based commercial business agent specialising in the sale and acquisition of restaurants and food or catering related businesses.


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Scotland's Commercial Business Agent

The Restaurant Agency is a growing and modern Scottish based commercial business agent specialising in the sale and acquisition of restaurants and food or catering-only related businesses.

If you want sector specific advice then The Restaurant Agency can help. Categories covered range from all sizes of restaurant from basement to rooftop, village to city and high street to leisure complex. We also market cafes and bistros, licensed or unlicensed alongside coffee shops, tea rooms and delicatessens with or without hot food consent.  

With a geographical reach across Scotland's mainland and islands we understand the marketing needs and subtle differences of each business given their location and therefore market audience.

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Whether you're buying or selling, we're here to help

Seeking to purchase a restaurant for the first time or are an existing restaurateur wishing to add or sell from your current portfolio across the country The Restaurant Agency is well placed to help.

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Whether you've already been on the hunt for the perfect business or are new to the whole process we'll be with you every step of the way. Get started today, register and view our business listings.

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We offer a confidential, discreet and bespoke service allowing you to sell with confidence. With experience marketing high profile, owner-led, new and established businesses across the length and breadth of the country you're in good hands.

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Old Town Edinburgh Restaurant
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Old Town Edinburgh Restaurant

  • Popular Old Town City Restaurant
  • St Mary Street - Close to Royal Mile
  • Well located close to Hotels and good residential base
  • Turnover to 31/10/2018 c£200,000 ex VAT
  • Passing rent £16,000
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  • Alan proved to be an excellent choice of agent.  He guided me through the lease of my restaurant giving me advice and sharing his extensive knowledge, nothing was too much trouble.  He answered all my questions promptly and was very easy to communicate with, if in any doubt I can thoroughly recommend his services.

    May 2018

    Jessica Osbourne
    Oscars Bar + Restaurant, Kelso
  • He guided us gently through the emotional turmoil of finding a suitable tenant for our restaurant and in this he excelled.

    March 2017

    Geoff and Kate Ness
    (formerly of) Katie's Diner, Edinburgh
  • Within a few weeks and with very little additional advertising we had three offers above the asking price

    Alastair Clark
    Caffeine, Edinburgh
  • Alan is highly knowledgeable and experienced and such an approachable individual. It was a joy to work with him


    Jacquie Lowden and Annette Knight
    The Flat Cat Gallery and Coffee Shop, Lauder
  • Alan's knowledge and contacts were invaluable, kept us in touch with prospective buyers all through the process.

    Ian and Steph Hewitt
    Odds and Ends Coffee House, Edinburgh
  • We would highly recommend the Restaurant Agency.  Having just recently handled the sale of our business in the Royal Mile Edinburgh, Alan's professionalism and expertise were second to none.  He was always available to advise and guide us through what proved to be a difficult and stressful process.  Thanks to Alan we are now enjoying our early retirement.  Many thanks again.

    James and Heather McWillams
    Dubh Prais Restaurant, Edinburgh
  • "I would have to say that I have dealt with a few selling agents in my time but none have come near to the excellent professional personal service that you give and Carroll and I wish you every success in the future."

    March 2018

    Sandy and Carroll Haxton
    Former Red Bar & Kitchen, Kirkcaldy