For sale signs have gone up at a popular restaurant in Largs.

DM Hall property agents have erected signs outside the premises of The Chef's Eye in Nelson Street, which state that the premises is for sale or for lease.

Customers had voiced concerns that the premises had closed, following the recent spate of closures in the town.

It was owned and run by Largs and Millport Weekly News: Faisal Rahman opened premises in 2016Faisal Rahman opened premises in 2016 (Image: Chef's Eye) and was opened in 2016.

The restaurant, dubbed the town's ‘hidden gem', was a 'fusion brasserie' which only opened for limited hours during the week and for pre-bookings only.

Mr Rahman said that he wanted to bring something different to Largs when he made the leap from running the kitchen at Gourock Golf Club.

The most recent post on their Facebook page was in September 2023, and the number for bookings listed on the page is now disconnected.

Speaking to the News, Mr Rahman explained his decision to close the premises.

Mr Rahman pointed out that the premises is for sale and not the business which he is carrying on independently.

He said: "Due to continued rising rental from the landlord,  I have been forced to close, I still have another site and I am still an external caterer for weddings, events.

"I am considering another suitable site within Largs but for now I’m spending some family time."

The DM Hall website carries a full listing for the property including a video.

The 30 cover restaurant premises includes a fully fitted kitchen with extractor hood with net floor area of 95 square metres.

The DM Hall website states that 100 per cent rates relief is available, with potential for other retail uses and possible residential conversion

Rent is set at £8,000 per annum, and the selling price is offers over £70,000.

A spokesperson for DM Hall said: "35 Nelson Street is a former restaurant premises located on the ground floor of a three-floor terraced building with residential above.

"The property is double fronted with double glazed display windows.

"Internally, the restaurant is rectangular in shape and has capacity for 30 covers.

"Toilets have been formed to the rear of the restaurant, with an extension containing the kitchen, which is fully fitted to include an extractor hood, sink units, a hob and refrigeration.

"There is hatch access to the basement stores.

"The property is understood to have previously been licensed although this has lapsed.

"The property may be suitable for other commercial uses such as retail or office uses falling within use Class 1a and may have potential for change of use to residential accommodation, subject to consent."