Property Details

18 Home Street
, Tollcross

£17,000 P.A.Premium Cost:£35,000

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Home Street is located in the Tollcross area of Edinburgh which is approximately 0.5 miles south of Princes Street. It is a continuation of Lothian Road which is a principle route connecting the city centre with Bruntsfield, Morningside and the south side.
The subject property is situated on the west side of Home Street directly adjacent to Dukes barbers. There are a number of other commercial occupiers in the immediate vicinity including Bank of Scotland, Ladbrokes, First Mortgage and Omnicare Pharmacy.
The area benefits from regular bus services whilst there is a mixture of metered and time restricted parking on Home Street and the surrounding roads.

The subjects comprise a class 3 premises with consent for hot food takeaway. It forms part of a stone-built tenement comprising commercial and residential occupancy.
The unit is a single glass fronted unit with good signage space above. Internally the layout suits the current café /takeaway use of the current lease holder, the large front shop doubles up as a serving area, seating area and display fridges for products and sales. Towards the rear area is the extraction canopy, coffee machines, cooking equipment and preparation tables.
The back shop is equal in size if not slightly larger, it is well laid out with sinks, fridges, freezers, fryers, prep area’s and shelving systems to keep everything neat and tidy. An ideal space for the catering side of the business.
The WC is located to the rear of the back-shop area.
The property is neat and tidy and in good decorative order both internally and externally.

Trading as Thistles Catering the café is one of the busiest most well known in the Tollcross and Lothian Road area with customer ranging from office workers, tradesman, local residents as well as tourists.
Thistles has created a unique home cooked lunch menu that varies everyday and has proved to be very popular as well as their breakfasts, salads, panini’s, filled rolls, soups etc.
Thistles has a friendly atmosphere that has led them to receiving great reviews on Google and Facebook.
Trading figures can be discussed with interested parties after viewing the property.

According to our recent measurement survey the premises contain the following approximate net internal area:
57m (614 sq ft)

There is currently seven and a half years remaining on a full repairing and insuring lease.
The rent is currently £17,000 per annum.

A premium of £35,000 is being sought to acquire the business and the leasehold for our client.

According to the Scottish Assessor’s website ( the subjects have a Rateable Value of £15,300. The uniform business rate for the current year is £0.466 pence in the pound.
Occupiers may be eligible for rates relief through the small business bonus scheme if the combined rateable value of all their business premises in Scotland is £35,000 or less.

The property is served by mains gas, electricity and water.

The Energy Performance Certificate rating is E
A copy of the recommendation report is available on request

By appointment through the sole letting agent, IME Property Ltd.

Each party shall bear their own legal costs in the preparation of the lease with the eventual tenant liable for any Registration Dues or LBTT thereon.

ENTRY Upon completion of a formal missive under Scots Law


  • Property ID:P439
  • Postal Code: EH3 9LY
  • Status:For Rent
  • Type: commercial
  • Class:3 (Food & Drink)
  • Property Size:614 sq ft
  • Price:£17,000
  • Premium Cost:£35,000


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