AN AWARD-WINNING restaurant which was forced to close is up for sale.

Finsbay Lounge has entered the market and is being represented by agents Smith and Clough.

In the heart of Milngavie's town centre, we previously reported the eatery was forced to close to keep afloat during the cost-of-living crisis. 

It has been completely refurbished and is now being marketed for leasehold offers over £60,000.

Finsbay seats 80 covers and has a beer garden and pavement seating, with a large free car park adjacent to the restaurant. 

The location is ideal in a vibrant town centre, with many retail units and offices nearby. 

For walkers, the restaurant would be a good choice as it is close to the starting point of the West Highland Way. 

Finsbay closed in January last year but we later reported it had to extend the closure.

A statement read: "Unfortunately we have had to make the decision to close Finsbay for a longer period than initially advertised.

"We did this last year to ensure the financial burdens did not cripple the business and we stayed afloat.

"All the well-advertised demands on staff recruitment, wage increases, rates, electricity and supplier costs have become extremely difficult to operate this time of year.

"Like many other businesses, we have had to adapt, be flexible and dynamic."