A POPULAR former Workington restaurant has been put on the market for £750,000 following the closure of the premises in July last year.

The much-loved restaurant closed suddenly last year, with new business ‘Hooked and Plucked’ trading from the property on Derwent Howe for a period of time prior to the closure.

Marketeers have said that the venue is an ideal place for the development for food, retail, or other commercial use, subject to planning.

A summary of the property by Mere Commercial, said: “The property comprises a former restaurant, originally constructed in 1998, and subsequently extended together with an extensive car park.

“The original building is of single storey steel frame construction with brick and block walls, a timber-framed hipped slate tiled roof and large glazing panels.

"The extension is of single storey steel portal frame construction with a profile steel roof and brick and block walls.

“Externally, there is the car park for about 65 cars, an outside seating area and a compound with a prefab building.

“It is suitable for refurbishment or redevelopment for a number of food, retail or other commercial uses.”

Moving to England from Iran in 1978, the business was opened Sohrab Padidar-Nazar as a takeaway in 1983.

The business later expanded into the purpose-built popular restaurant on Derwent Howe in the town, becoming a firm family favourite for people across West Cumbria.