KNOLLS KITCHEN, BAR & GARDEN
162 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6XE
• Fantastic Bar/Restaurant opportunity
• Prime West End trading position
• Adjacent to Kelvinhall Underground Station
• Within busy licensed circuit, close to many attractions
• Ground floor 1,751 SqFt plus large beer garden (50)
• 80 covers. Mezzanine potential (subject to planning)
• Favorable lease, low rent & rates
The subjects benefit from a prime corner trading position on Dumbarton Road and Dalcross Passage, which leads to Kelvinhall Underground Station which is directly adjacent, and is close to the junction of Byres Road, in the heart of Glasgow’s bustling west end.
The subjects are positioned within a vibrant licensed circuit and surrounding operators include The Lismore, The Record Factory, Bag O’Nails, The Three Judges, The Dolphin, The Sparkle Horse and Sanctuary nightclub.
The subjects are opposite West Village, a modern purpose built, stylish student accommodation development, which is home to over 700 students, and is also close to the new £1 billion Glasgow University development on the site of the old Western Infirmary.
The subjects benefit from their close proximity to many attractions and amenities including the Kelvingrove Museum & Art Galleries, the Kelvinhall International Sports Arena, the new Hunterian Museum and Kelvingrove Park and bandstand.
The subjects also benefit from the nearby Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) as well as the new Scottish Hydro concert venue which is only a short walk away and regularly plays host to the biggest concerts and live shows.
The subjects can be accessed from the main entrance on Dumbarton Road, via a side entrance from Dalcross Passage, which leads into the main bar area, as well as from the beer garden which has a separate entrance from Dalcross Passage.
The premises have recently been refurbished and have been designed and fitted in a stripped back style, with lots of upcycled, handcrafted wooden furniture as well as retaining many original features including exposed brick and stone walls, pillars and high ornate ceilings.
The front section has seating for approximately 60 customers by way of an eclectic mix of loose tables and chairs, stools, benches and window seating. This area benefits from 2 large, wall mounted, flat screen televisions.
The rear section is home to a large, fully equipped bar servery, and this area provides further seating for approximately 25 customers by way of tables and chairs, benches and bar stools. To the rear of the bar there is a kitchen area with a range of catering equipment including commercial ovens, contact grills, induction hob and microwave, as well as a dishwasher and a number of fridges.
The subjects benefit from a service hatch which opens on to Dalcross Passage, which is popular with commuters for teas, coffees, filled rolls etc, as well as for off sales.
Ancillary areas include an office, storage areas, private bin store, as well as male, female and disabled toilets.
The subjects benefit from a substantial walled beer garden to the rear, which is the envy of the surrounding licensed premises. The garden can be accessed from the rear of the bar area, or directly from Dalcross Passage, and can comfortably accommodate 50 customers by way of garden benches and loose tables and chairs laid out over landscaped grounds and a new raised decking area.
The premises traded for a number of years as Siempre Bicycle Café, before undergoing a refurbishment in June 2018 and reopening as Knolls Kitchen, Bar & Garden.
The business is still very much in its infancy, however even in a short space of time, the business has developed a good reputation for its breakfast, brunch and lunch menus as well as a good drinks selection, and enjoys a diverse customer base including commuters, local residents and workers, students and professionals etc.
Due to an unforeseen career move to London, our client has been forced to place the business on the market. It is felt the sale represents a tremendous opportunity for someone to either continue the growth of Knolls, which still has so much untapped potential, or alternatively, to introduce their own concept in to these fantastic licensed premises.
The business is currently run completely under management and trades Sunday to Wednesday 8am-6pm and Thursday to Saturday 8am-10pm.
Prime Glasgow West End trading position
The subjects are held on a full repairing & insuring (FRI) lease from Partick Housing Association, which expires on 27th July 2032. The current passing rental is £20,000 per annum.