Award-winning Edinburgh fishmonger visited by celebrity chefs goes up for sale
An award-winning Edinburgh fishmonger which served-up fresh catches to some of the country's top celebrity chefs, is on the market.
Eddie's Seafood Market in Marchmont first opened its doors in 1986 and swiftly established itself as the go-to place for the finest quality produce - and unique service from owners Eddie and Sylvia Kwok.
Known by most simply as 'Eddies', it is widely recognised for its wares, from Scottish-sourced sushi-grade fish to a range of freshly caught shellfish.
Over the years, Eddie's has attracted famous faces such as celebrity chefs Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver and has won countless awards including Scotland’s ‘Best Fishmonger 2019’ at the Slow Food Awards.
The business even went viral on social media app Tik Tok, garnering 3.3 million views as worker Ronald Elliot, known as Ronald the Fish, hilariously documents his day behind the scenes - and it has continued to serve customers throughout the lockdown.
However, after building an unfaltering reputation, owners Eddie and Sylvia have decided to sell up shop and retire.
Eddie said: “After 30 years of devotion to building Eddie’s Seafood Market, we feel it is time to take a step back and spend more time with the family and enjoy a few more lie-ins.
“My wife and I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of the Marchmont community with such fantastic and knowledgeable customers, for whom many we count as friends.”
With an asking price of £75,000, potential buyers will have the chance to become their own boss and continue to run the famous fish market.
The new owners will also receive first-hand training from Eddie himself to maintain the high standard which has kept Eddie’s customers coming back for three decades.
Daniel Arrandale, Director of Retail at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale said: “Eddie’s is without a doubt an institution, not only in Edinburgh but throughout the fishmonger and wider seafood fraternity.
“The business remains on an excellent financial footing despite the recent lockdown period, with the business having remained open throughout. An exciting opportunity awaits for a young fishmonger or indeed anyone looking for a complete career change.”
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