TWO restaurants have gone up for sale in the centre of Southend.

The Mews restaurant and San Fairie Ann are both listed sale by estate agents Dedman Gray.

The Mews, in Nelson Mews, offers “fine dining and exquisite luxury” as well as calling itself “Southend’s best kept secret”, and has been put on the market for £110,000, or a leasehold agreement at a rent of £72,000 per year.

San Fairie Ann’s price stands at £850,000, with lease agreements for the Alexandra Street premises of £51,000 per year for all floors, or £34,200 per year for the ground floor.

In their advert for The Mews, Dedman Gray state it has space for 20 diners on the ground floor, with 40 on the first floor.

The agents say the business turns over between £10,000 and £14,000 per week in summer and winter.

The Mews was raided on April 23, during which crooks broke in and stole thousands of pounds’ worth of alcohol, which was reportedly everything that was in stock at the restaurant at the time.

San Fairie Ann is a Bohemian Brasserie and cocktail lounge which hosts private parties including weddings, baby showers, and offers afternoon teas, Sunday roasts and other meals.

According to Dedman Gray, the current owners will not be transferring any accounts for the business when the sale is approved.

The restaurant was previously called The Glasshouse and was visited at one point by Dame Helen Mirren.

In October 2016, Sonia Edwards, business owner, had to stop selling alcohol because she unknowingly did not have an alcohol licence and was forced to lay off staff as a result.

It remains unclear whether potential new owners would keep the businesses running or close them.

The owners of the Mews were contacted but did not respond before the Echo went to press.

San Fairie Ann was contacted, but representatives of the brasserie declined to comment.