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To Let: Substantial Restaurant In The Central Hove Area

95/97 Church Road , Hove, BN3 2BA

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Within the main central section of Church Road, on the north side and within close proximity to Grand Avenue and Third Avenue. Church Road is one of the main commercial thoroughfares through Hove and includes a number of well known retailers including Bang & Olufsen, the Co-Op convenience store, Boots the Chemist and more, plus a range of High Street Banks such as HSBC, Lloyds and NatWest. It is also a 'go to' destination for a number of national and local restaurant and coffee outlets such as Pizza Express, Cafe Nero, Otello and Orsino to name a few. The area is also populated by some major office buildings including the Hove Town Hall in which Brighton & Hove City Council offices are located. Central Brighton is less than a mile away to the east and Portslade is approximately 3 miles to the west and the pitch is surrounded by a densely populated residential area.


  • Ground Floor Restaurant
  • In The Heart of Hove Along Church Road
  • Double Fronted With Substantial Frontage
  • New Lease Available Direct From The Owner

An attractive double fronted commercial premises in the heart of Hove's busy Church Road and occupied by a well known and established restaurant having been trading for 40 years. Benefiting from A3 (restaurant), A5 (take away) consent, plus a full alcohol license, this substantial restaurant is ideal for an established or new operation in the city to trade.


Ground Floor Restaurant Accommodation With Lower Ground Floor Stores 2948 sq ft (273.88 m2)


The restaurant has two access points due to the property being addressed 95/97 Church Road. The main access is currently served via 95 Church Road. The restaurant premises consists of the following;

Ground Floor Restaurant

-Total Gross Frontage - 32'3 (max) -Total Internal Width - 32' widening to 38'7 to rear (max) -Total Restaurant Depth - 52'2 (max) -Total Depth - 83' (max) -Total Restaurant Area - 1,936 sq ft.

Total Ground Floor Area - 2,948 sq ft (273.8 sq m)

Attractive and immaculately well presented restaurant throughout with seating for 120 covers (more covers are possible). There is currently a partitioned wall separating the two restaurants, which can be removed subject to survey, to create an extensive sales floor. There is a fully fitted bar area with access through to;

Kitchen: A large fully fitted kitchen area, tiled flooring, preparation area and full extraction system. A full inventory is available upon request. A fire escape provides access to a rear courtyard garden. 20' x 31'10" - 635 sq ft (58.9 sq m)

Lower Ground Floor: There are two separately accessed store areas, one of which is being used has a alcohol/food stock room - 1,455 sq ft (135.1 sq m)

W/C facilities are located in a block on the ground floor which, includes DDA and further staff facilities. There is a further fire door providing access to a small rear courtyard garden.

NB: 97 Church Road can be made let on a separate basis:

*Ground Floor Restaurant. *Gross Frontage - 16'3" *Internal Width - 16'1" widening to 18'3" to rear. *Total Restaurant Depth - 52'4" *Total Depth - 72'7" Total Restaurant Area - 900 sq ft Total Ground Floor Area - 1,267 sq ft

A new occupier would have to make changes to the entrance lobby, create their own kitchen and install their own extraction system. The restaurant in its current configuration allows for approximately 60-80 covers. Further details are available upon request and subject to landlord consent plus planning permissions being granted.

Ground Floor Restaurant Accommodation With Lower Ground Floor Stores To Let: £60,000 pa


A new lease for a term to be agreed of no less than 10 years. Rent - Commencing rental £60,000 per annum, exclusive. 97 Church Road only £40,000 per annum, exclusive.

Rent Review

By negotiation.

Repairing Liability

An effective Full Repairing & Insuring lease.


£80,000 (eighty thousand pounds) for the benefit of the leasehold interest, A3 and A5 consent, licensing and all fixtures and fittings.

97 Church Road alone - £30,000 (thirty thousand pounds) for the benefit of the leasehold interest, A3 and A5 consent, licensing and fixtures and fittings.

Business Rates

  • Billing Authority: Brighton & Hove
  • Description: Offices and Premises
  • Rateable Value: £51,000
  • Rates Payable: £24,429
  • Valid from: 01 April 2017 (current)


The building has been elected and therefore VAT will be payable on the terms quoted.

Legal Fees

Ingoing tenant to pay for landlords reasonable legal costs in connection with the transaction.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via prior appointment through sole agents Graves Jenkins


Phil Graves
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George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS
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James Haywood
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These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed. They do not form any part of any contract. You should be aware that the Code of Practice on Commercial Leases in England and Wales strongly recommends you seek professional advice from a qualified surveyor, solicitor or licensed conveyancer before agreeing or signing a business tenancy agreement.