15-17 Grindlay Street

Fully Fitted Restaurant - To Let
Rare Opportunity

Ground Floor: 1,260 sq ft
Rent: Offers over £42,000 pa

Edinburgh has a population of 507,000 and is one of the strongest retailing centres in the UK, dominating its catchment of 1.6 million. Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the UK with over 4 million visitors a year. Grindlay Street is situated just off Lothian Road in the centre of Edinburgh and is home to The Royal Lyceum  Theatre as well as The Usher Hall just around the corner. The subject property occupies a prominent position next to The Lyceum Theatre, benefitting from the high footfall the theatre generates. Nearby occupiers include Bucks Bar, 4042, Nandos, Therapie and BrewDog.

Description / Accommodation

The subjects comprise a self-contained restaurant unit within a traditional stone built building which also contains The Royal Lyceum Theatre. Internally, the subjects are currently fitted out to facilitate its use as a restaurant with seating areas on both ground floor and mezzanine levels as well as a fully fitted kitchen with extraction. The subjects are accessed directly from Grindlay Street and offer the opportunity for additional seating outside at the front of the property.

The premises are arranged over ground and mezzanine levels and comprise the following approximate net internal areas:
Ground Floor: 1,260 sq ft / 117.10 sqm
Mezzanine: 1,009 sq ft / 93.77 sqm


The premises are available by way of a new FRI lease.


Offers in excess of £42,000 pa are invited.


Rateable Value: £35,400
UBR (2024/25): £0.498
Rates Payable: £17,629 pa

Planning / EPC

The premises currently benefit from Class 3 Consent.  The premises also benefit from a full ventilation system commensurate with Class 3 use and a liquor licence. EPC Report is available on request.

Legal Costs

Each party to be responsible for their own legal and professional costs incurred in this transaction.  For the avoidance of doubt the ingoing tenant will be responsible for Land & Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), registration dues and any VAT payable thereon.

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

In order to comply with anti-money laundering legislation, the successful tenant will be required to provide certain identification documents. The required documents will be requested at the relevant time.


15-17 Grindlay Street
Viewing strictly by appointment through ORINSEN

Tom Forster
T. 0131 374 1111
M. 07919 920 126

Joe Stephenson
T. 0131 374 1111
M. 07580 519 431

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They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise.  They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars.  These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate.  The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.  It is assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and ORINSEN have not tested any services, equipment or facilities.

Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.Unless otherwise stated all prices and rents are quoted exclusive of VAT. Prospective purchasers or lessees must satisfy themselves independently as to the incidence of VAT in respect of any transaction.

Published 30.09.20

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