1 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3 Dublin 3

  • Hospitality, Restaurant
ID: RC-1776
€90 000

This is a unique opportunity to acquire a high profile restaurant premises in the heart of Clontarf at the junction of Vernon Avenue and Clontarf Road, overlooking Dublin Bay and Port.

This restaurant premises has an excellent location on a very busy terrace of shops, pub, restaurants and cafes at the junction of the Clontarf Road overlooking the park, cycleway and public car park.

Some of the adjoining occupiers include Connollys public house and Viking Theatre at the Sheds, The Muscle Clinic, Rocco ladies fashion boutique, Clontarf Pharmacy and Doyle’s Pharmacy, Boyle Sports, REA Grimes, Kennedys Cafe, Sandbar, San Saba, Kelly’s Spar, Beshoff Bros, Thunders Bakery, The Butler’s Pantry, Hemingways and O’Briens etc.

The restaurant has excellent access to on street pay and display car parking in front of the property on Vernon Avenue and on the Clontarf Road, there is also a large public car park across the road on the seafront adjoining the park. The area is well serviced by public transport and there is a bus routes servicing the Clontarf Road (130) and the property is also located less than 1 kilometer from Killester Train Station.

The Clontarf Road is one of the arterial roads and bike lanes servicing the suburbs of Clontarf, Portmarnock, Sutton and Howth to the East Wall Business Park, the IFSC and the city centre. In addition to this, recent improvements to cycleways along the Clontarf Road provide an excellent and safe means of transport to the city centre and north suburbs along the scenic coast road. This cycleway is extremely popular with cyclists over the weekend.


This mid terrace restaurant has an impressive red brick facade and has been fitted out to a very high standard to include a timber shop front with a large feature double window looking into the restaurant with a central entrance and sash widows at the bar area. There is a timber fascia with signage overhead on the restaurant side as well as 2 retractable awnings. There are timber shutters and planters at the 3 first floor windows which overlook Clontarf Road and the sea.

The interior of the restaurant has been fitted out to high standard to include a double door central entrance lobby and a feature painted corballed vault with 4 redbrick pillars inside the main entrance that splits the ground floor restaurant and bar area, it also leads to the main stairs to the first floor restaurant and bathrooms and cloakroom at the rear of the property. The timber windows, exposed redbrick walls, cornicing, herring bone timber ceiling, recessed spot lights and down lights and timber flooring provide a bright and inviting layout.

Customers can sit at the bar area for coffee/ drinks while waiting for tables to become free. There are ladies and gents toilets and a cloakroom located at the rear of the ground floor as well as a 5.4 sq.m. cold room and storage space at the rear of the property for bin storage. This also provides fire escape access through the rear of the property. The first floor dining area can accommodate approximately 40 customers in a single room with 3 timber sash windows overlooking the Clontarf Road and seafront. The fit out of the first floor is different and includes painted and plastered walls and ceiling with recessed spot lights, a recessed air conditioning cassette, fans, some exposed red brick work, timber shutters and windows and carpet floor covering throughout. There are ladies and gents at first floor level as well as a large 20 sq.m. fitted kitchen with a large canopy over the cookers/grill and air extraction to the rear of the property. There is also a second fire escape stairs to the rear of the property.

It is very rare that a restaurant unit becomes available to rent on Clontarf Road This is an excellent A1 B1 catchment that caters for the immediate Clontarf area and north suburban market In addition to the local clientele some customers may visit the adjoining Theatre or look to cycle to the area using the bike lane to the city centre and north suburbs of Sutton and Howth etc. Dublinbikes, Bleeperbikes and other bike rentals are proving to be popular with locals ad tourists and there is a bike rack located directly outside the property. Many customers benefit from the cycle lane along the coast road and electric bikes have made it much more accessible for all ages.

St. Anne’s Park also draws large crowds and some of the recent concerts have proven to be very successful and have had a spin off effect on local eateries before concerts

There are several amenities in the area including the Clontarf road walkway and coastal park, Westwood Club, Clontarf All Weather playing pitches, Fairview Park, the Clontarf Baths, Clontarf Tennis, Rugby and Cricket Clubs, Saint Anne’s Park, Royal Dublin and Saint Anne’s Golf Clubs etc.

The subject property is less than 5 kilometres from the IFSC or 6 kilometres from O’Connell Street by bicycle or car. This has been an established office location for tenants in the nearby Seapoint Building or Eastpoint Business Park with over 50 companies and 6,000 employees.

Many of these office staff shop in this area on their way to and from work or during lunch break. Lease: a 10 year Lease from 17th November 2022 There is a Break Option in year 5 of the Lease

Key Money: Available upon application


  • Air Conditioning
  • City Centre
  • Good Connectivity
  • Good Schools
  • Gym
  • High Footfall
  • Holiday Home
  • Kitchen
  • Lakeside
  • LUAS
  • Luas Line
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Restaurant planning permission
  • Scenic area
  • Seaside
  • Security System
  • Shopping District
  • University
  • Watersports



Agent Information

Robert Colleran

Robert Colleran Dublin | Ireland

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