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Obscura Cafe, The Square

For sale: £1,000,000.00|2,575 Sq Ft|Restaurants/Cafes, Pubs/Bars/Clubs, Licensed & Leisure

Property details

FOR SALE£1,000,000.00
SIZE2,575 Sq Ft
ADDRESSObscura Cafe, The Square, Bournemouth, BH2 6ED
TYPERestaurants/Cafes, Pubs/Bars/Clubs, Licensed & Leisure
TENUREFor Sale Leasehold
POSTED ON9th July 2021


Key Points

  • Prime retail location within The Square near Debenhams, New Look and Boots
  • Within walking distance of Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth Pier
  • The venue for regional auditions of 'X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent'
  • GIA 2,575 sq ft (239 sq m)
  • Seating for 116 customers internally and 300 externally
  • Lease with 29 years unexpired
  • Landmark 'Trophy' property with excellent billboard/promotion/branding potential
  • Summary

    A unique cafe/restaurant opportunity in Bournemouth town centre


    Leasehold for sale of landmark 'trophy' property with excellent billboard / promotion / branding potential in prime retail location of Bournemouth. The Obscura Cafe is unique. It was built approximately 20 years ago and is one of Bournemouth's most recognisable buildings. The two storey, pavilion-like structure has been designed to maximise its orientation to a south facing aspect and offer a year round opportunity for customers to enjoy the hospitality on offer. The ground floor extends to approximately 1,800 sq ft and accommodates 68 seated customers with additional space for standing. In addition, at ground floor level, there are storage areas, customer WC's and a loading bay, making deliveries convenient. The first floor extends to approximately 775 sq ft and can seat a further 48 customers. The outside space is a great asset to the cafe. The demised premises include not only the areas beneath the front canopy where around 50 'under cover' seats are provided but a large section to The Square overlooking the Central and Lower Gardens where a further 250 customers can be seated.


    For a formal viewing, strictly by appointment with Savills.


    The Obscura Cafe is in a prime location within Bournemouth town centre. There is a constantly high level of footfall around the property given its centre of town position and proximity to the retail areas of Commercial Road and Old Christchurch Road, The Central and Lower Gardens, the Bournemouth International Centre (for concerts and conferences of up to 10,000 people), the Pier and the 8 miles of blue-flagged beaches.

    Additional information

    The Obscura Cafe has the benefit of a highly beneficial Premises Licence (ref 084743) permitting the sale of alcohol from 08:00 - 01:00 seven days a week to be consumed either withing the property or on the demised outside terrace. All trade fixtures and fittings are included as part of the sale price if required.


    The property has a D-98 rating.


    Location: Obscura Cafe, The Square, Bournemouth, BH2 6ED

    Bournemouth (0.9 miles)

    Branksome (1.9 miles)

    Pokesdown (2.5 miles)

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