41A Frederick Street

Rare Opportunity - Edinburgh City Centre
Prime Café Unit to Let

Lower Ground Floor: 497 sq ft
Rent: Offers over £17,000 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. Frederick Street is one of the main streets connecting two of the most established retailing pitches in the city, namely George Street and Princes Street.  The subjects occupy a lower ground floor space on one of Edinburgh’s main retail and leisure pitches and is visible from the well renowned George Street. Nearby occupiers include Côte Brasserie, Ede & Ravenscroft, Toni & Guy and Fat Face.

Description & Accommodation

The subjects comprise a self-contained retail unit arranged over lower ground floor level within a four-storey and attic stone built tenement. The premises benefit from access from the pavement via stairs down to the entrance and an outdoor seating area at lower ground level. Internally, the unit is fully fitted as a café with a generous service area, seating for 20 covers, a W.C. and storage. All fixtures and fittings are available by way of separate negotiation.
The premises are arranged over lower ground floor only and comprise the following approximate net internal area:
Lower Ground Floor: 497 sq ft / 46.23 sqm

Lease / Entry

The premises are available on a new full repairing and insuring lease from December 2023. Subject to vacant possession.


Offers over £17,000 pa are invited.


Rateable Value: £15,400
UBR (2023/24): £0.498
Rates Payable: £7,669 pa

Planning / EPC

The premises currently benefit from Class 1A consent. An 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.


41A Frederick Street
Viewing strictly by appointment through ORINSEN

Andy Bain
T. 0131 374 1111
M. 07770 524 977

Charlotte Young
T. 0131 374 1111
M. 07825 167 883

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Published 30.09.20

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