A RESTAURANT chain in Brighton is closing two venues.

Bosses at Buon Appetito Restaurants have decided to sell their Brighton and Hove sites, in order to concentrate on their original restaurant in Burgess Hill.

Kate Dowd of Fleurets is marketing both premises and said: “Our clients have developed a great following, concentrating on traditional Italian fayre in a family friendly environment.

“Both sites are instantly adaptable to any other style of food operation.

“With private landlords on both sites, the properties have competitive rents and leases and are both in very good order throughout.”

There is the possibility of taking both leases, appealing to a new or developing operator looking to target both the Hove and Brighton areas of the city.

The Brighton property leasehold is available off a guide price of £85,000, whilst the Hove unit is being marketed at £75,000.

The Brighton property is situated in St James Street, close to both the seafront and city centre.

It is a ground floor trading space with a rent of £25,000 p.a.

The Hove restaurant possesses approximately 50 covers and also possesses an external trade licence.

A spokesperson for Buon Appetito commented: “We have had many years of consistent trade at both sites and feel it’s now time for another operator to showcase their offer to the city.”