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Selling a restaurant

Book your FREE BUSINESS VALUATION today with one of our local valuers, and find out how we can help you sell your restaurant or bistro

Looking to get your restaurant or bistro sold? Get in touch today!

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Why use Hilton Smythe to sell your restaurant or bistro?

No large up-front fees to sell your business 

Choose how you want to pay our fees, with our no up-front fee option.

Award winning business broker

 Number 1 in the UK for the volume of businesses sold first half 2020.

Matching and email software system

Our bespoke software system matches your business to tens of thousands of active registered buyers.

Independent finance company

Hilton Smythe Finance can help buyers finance the purchase of a business.

Get an instant on-line market valuation of your restaurant or bistro

Each year we sell more businesses and are constantly raising the bar for other brokers and business sales experts.



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Customer reviews

Our customers love what we do

Buying a business can be an intimidating experience. The team at Hilton Smythe have been so helpful guiding me through the process. They have consistently kept me informed until the end. They have made everything so easy. Highly recommended.
Susan Rigby. Buyer of a café in Atherton.

Building a reputation for your small restaurant or bistro is hard work – but it’s a great achievement.

If your establishment is regarded as the best Indian, Italian or Greek restaurant in the neighbourhood, then you’ve done a good job. But if it’s time to slow down, you might start to think about selling your successful eatery. To help you find interested buyers the Hilton Smythe team are only a call away.

Free valuation. Selling a restaurant

Service please! (Good customer service)

As the UK’s leading small business broker, we naturally offer superior customer service and go the extra mile for business owners selling their assets. Just take a look at our independent reviews on Feefo to see why so many people had a hassle-free, simple selling journey with Hilton Smythe.

Selling a business can be very stressful, but we like to try and simplify everything as much as we can in order to remove the stress from the process. We take an open and honest approach and will happily answer any questions you may have along the way. Selling your restaurant with Hilton Smythe is low risk, and we’ve helped hundreds of nationwide restaurant owners get the highest possible value for their business. 

Is it the right time to sell?

This is a question every business owner must ask themselves before listing their business or commercial property. There is no perfect time to sell, but you should take into account external market factors which may affect the price of the business. Some people don’t have the luxury of choosing when to sell up – if they have a change of circumstances which means they can no longer run the business effectively.

However, if you’re considering retirement or relocation it’s important to plan ahead. Could your accounts look even healthier next year which would attract more buyers? The food and beverage industry is looking strong at the moment, as busier lifestyles mean the public choose to eat out more than ever before.

Free valuation

Finding out how much your business is worth right now can help you decide whether it is the right time to sell – however nobody can predict the future, so you won’t know if it will be worth more further down the line. We offer a free, no obligation valuation for your restaurant to give you a realistic value of your business and/or property.

Once you have an idea of the asking price, it’s time to find suitable buyers which will continue taking your restaurant from strength to strength. After all, it’s been your baby for years – you want to make sure its left in good hands!

Click here to find out more about selling your business and where we advertise your business.

So, what are you waiting for?

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