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It is with great pleasure that CCL offer for sale ‘A Taste of Speyside’ restaurant situated in the heart of Dufftown. This long established restaurant currently operates 32 covers and benefits greatly from its location on the Malt Whisky Trail and the thriving local tourist trade. The business has been run by the current proprietors for 14 years and has built up an excellent reputation for good quality food, served in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A Taste of Speyside is a turnkey business opportunity and is offered in true walk-in fashion with the business ready to commence immediate trading.
32 Cover Restaurant
Well Equipped Commercial Kitchen
Town Centre Location
Popular Tourist Destination
Potential to expand
Offers Over £150,000
A Taste o’ Speyside has been in operation for over 30 years and throughout this time has established itself as a popular venue for tourists and locals alike. Sitting in the centre of Dufftown (the self-proclaimed Whisky capital of the world) the restaurant markets itself as a true Scottish experience offering the finest quality of ingredients, along with a range of Malt Whisky’s, some of which are distilled just a short walk down the road at Glenfiddich Distillery. The restaurant currently offers a variety of meals that are freshly prepared on the premises and are proudly sourced from local producers.
The restaurant is fully licensed and currently set for 32 covers although there is an opportunity to configure the seating area and increase to over 50 covers. At present is run by the owners with one front of house and one as chef. Part time staff as and when required. A Taste of Speyside is open 12noon to 2pm, and 6pm to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday, closed on a Sunday and Monday. There is opportunity to increase revenue by extending opening hours and days. Over the years A Taste of Speyside has developed a reputation for excellent customer service and offering fresh, high quality and good value food. The restaurant is also highly regarded on TripAdvisor, being rated one of the top places to eat in the area.
A Taste of Speyside occupies a prominent position in the centre of Dufftown close to historic clock tower where the 4 main streets converge. Equal distance from both Inverness and Aberdeen the town is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and scenic countryside that the North East has to offer. Dufftown has a variety of interesting local shops, a bank, post office, primary school and doctor’s surgery. The larger towns of Keith (10 miles) and Huntly (14 miles) offer additional shops, supermarkets and secondary schooling. Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray is under 20 miles away with excellent shopping and recreational facilities including leisure centre, ice rink and cinema. There are excellent transport links with the main line railway stations at both Keith and Huntly. Inverness airport offers a good selection of flights to UK destinations whilst Aberdeen airport has an excellent range of national and international flights.
A Taste of Speyside has a very well maintained and attractive exterior which fronts onto Balvenie Street with branded canopy hanging above the main front door. The décor throughout is warm and welcoming with a Scottish touch, and is offered in true walk-in fashion.
The main dining area is accessed from Balvenie Street and is currently set for 32 covers with furniture efficiently arranged for varying sizes of parties and consisting of wooden tables and chairs. To the rear of the dining area is an archway which leads to the bar area which provides additional seating space. In-keeping with the Scottish theme, the bar uniquely sits on Whiskey Barrels. A female WC is located to the side of the dining area and the male WC off the bar.
To the rear of the property is a spacious and fully equipped kitchen and a large store room. The facilities are very well organised and allow the efficient running of the kitchen during busy periods. External door leads to rear courtyard area.
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