Couple sell cocktail bar business – including all drinks and a loo covered in Marvel comics
- Credit: Charlie Tostevin/Belton Duffey
A chef and his wife who run a trendy restaurant in the historic part of King's Lynn are selling the business for £40,000 – which includes their fully stocked bar.
Charlie and Junno Tostevin took over Archers Kitchen in Limes House, Purfleet Street, near the quayside, in 2014. They've made a name for selling delicious home-cooked meals, coffee and cakes as well as their own take on a number of cocktails.
But one of the favourite features for customers is a rather novel loo which the couple decorated using Marvel superhero and Star Wars comics. Sadly they won't be able to take them with them when they leave.
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Mr Tostevin told this newspaper that they were looking to embark on a new venture once they've found a buyer. And he reiterated Archers Kitchen was open as usual and that it was hoped a new buyer would be found to take it - and about eight-10 staff - on for the future.
He said: "It's business as usual, we are open as usual, it's been a fantastic business but after six and a half years, it's time to do something different."
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The business is a licenced restaurant serving lunches and evening meals but is also renowned for making excellent cocktails - with its frozen Pornstar Martini a favourite with customers.
Mr Tostevin is head chef and Mrs Tostevin does much of the baking with some of the treats on the menu including vegan pineapple upside-down cake and banana and nutella cakes.They also offer a menu with vegan and gluten-free options including a popular request, their vegan Black Forest cake with home-made cherry jam.
The business has seating for 32 people and includes all the furniture and a fully-equipped kitchen, furniture such as tables, chairs and stools as well as everything you need to run it including the espresso machine, ice maker, music system - and even the bar with all the drinks.
The couple rent the premises for £14,000 a year, say the agents Belton Duffey, and the lease is due for renewal.
Archers Kitchen has also earned a good reputation locally for offering something different. Last year the couple took a pop-up bar to the local St Nicholas chapel for a special music event.
The couple worked in the restaurant and bar trade in London before moving to Norfolk.