555 Castlehill

Unique Cafe Opportunity To Let
Fully Fitted Self-Contained Cafe

NIA: 906 sq ft
Rent: Offers over £75,000 pa

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and administrative centre with a resident population in the region of 500,000 people and an estimated catchment of 1.5m people within a 30 mile radius. The prestigious Castlehill is located at the foot of Edinburgh Castle Esplanade and sits at the centre of the famed UNESCO World Heritage site. The Tartan Weaving Mill by The Castle is situated in prime position at the top of the famous Royal Mile and the city’s main tourist destination.
The café premises are located within the Tartan Weaving Mill by The Castle on the North side of the Royal Mile. The subjects have a footfall in excess of 500,000 people per annum. The Tartan Weaving Mill by The Castle has five floors of retail offering visitors to the capital with probably the largest consumer range of cashmere, lambswool, wool and silk mixes and other knitwear in one location in the entire city.
The Tartan Weaving Mill by The Castle provides an excellent setting for the first floor fully fitted and self-contained cafe opportunity and provides fantastic footfall year round. Nearby occupiers include Camera Obscura, the esteemed Witchery Restaurant and The Scotch Whisky Experience.

Description & Accommodation

The subjects comprise a fully fitted and operational café and kitchen with ventilation on the first floor of the Tartan Weaving Mill by The Castle. Access is via the main entrance by way of internal staircase. The
doors closest to the Castle are at pavement level enabling wheelchair access. The first floor café benefits from the current fit out providing work surfaces coolers, fridges, coffee machine provisions and ice  cream fridges. The café also benefits from a small cleaners/storage cupboard and Male and Female WC facilities are also located on the first floor. The kitchen, accessed through the retail sales area provides a fully operational kitchen with hot food consent and ventilation.  The café is laid out to provide a welcoming café offering excellent views to the North of Edinburgh and over to Fife. The café is capable of  accommodating up to 48 covers.


The premises are arranged over first floor and the current cafe layout, which can accommodate 48 covers comprises the following approximate net internal areas:
Cafe Area: 906 sq ft / 84.2 sqm
Kitchen Area: 332 sq ft / 30.9 sqm
The landlord is willing to discuss letting a larger sales area to meet specific tenant requirements.


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


Our clients are willing to look at an inclusive rent and rates deal. We are seeking offers over £75,000 pa exclusive of VAT.

Planning / EPC

The premises benefit from having Class 3 restaurant 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.


555 Castlehill
Viewing strictly by appointment through ORINSEN

Andy Bain
T. 0131 374 1117
M. 07770 524 977

Charlotte Young
T. 0131 374 1118
M. 07825 167 883

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Published 30.09.20

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