Sad news for many, but it could be the business opportunity of a lifetime for the right person. People come and people go, but Maggie & Des created a formula that worked and stood the test of time. Great food, in a trendy 50 cover bistro, a loyal clientele and the very best of personal service. If you have ever entertained thoughts of taking over a successful business in the sun, then this may be the break you have been waiting for. It is being offered for sale at a very affordable price and is ready to walk straight in to.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2012 19:31:23 GMT 2 by artisans
I do't know if Maggie or Des view this forum or not, but if they do, I would just like to say thank you for making our holidays in Roda that extra bit special and enjoy your well earned retirement.
My son Jack 1st manged to eat the big fish in there 8 years ago aged 10 and still has his certificate from Maggie to prove it.
Maggie is and was one of the nicest most welcoming people I've had the pleasure to meet and had a natural gift of making her guests feel like they were friends and special. She always had time for children as well. Although Des wasn't always around so much, when you spoke to him he was also a very nice man.
Over the years I've introduced many people to Roda and Maggies. Everyone really enjoyed going to Maggies a few times as an alternative to the other great restaurants in the town.
I remember being in there some years ago when there was quite a big crowd in. There was an old sing song going of war songs, novelty hats etc... and everyone had a great old time.
Whoever takes over the place has a very hard act to follow but I wish them well.
Do you know if Maggie and Des are retiring completely or do you think they might take on running a bar (without food) that might be a bit less work?
Am I right in thinking that Maggies was up for sale last year also, but Maggie was still there as it was not sold. Perhaps if it does not sell again, Maggie will still be there again this year, or will it just be closed down?
Also wondering if Bernies will re open this year after closure last season. What with the Crown closed, very little left up the old street.
You are right John & Tony, Maggie & Des were open to offers last year, but this year they are retiring for good and they are selling what is the perfect turnkey business at a very modest price. Last year's theme of tapas and mezes proved to be very successful and there must be some spirited indivdual out there who could take advantage of 23 years of hard work and innovation. This is a dynamic business and the wheels are already turning ...
janiemou: Are you surviving the rain Kaz?
Jun 12, 2019 16:35:23 GMT 2
kaz: Just about janiemou..its raining now,,grey skies and windy its " s'windy, loved your pics of the sea....not been up on the sea wall since accident, maybe soon,getting around I bit better now............rain just stopped!! strange weather?? take care xx .
Jun 13, 2019 10:30:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope you are both well Jan & Steve and enjoying the Roda sun!!!....the days here have been dry but humid,phew..........not able to get to Roda again this year ( I miss it so much) never mind, one day..take care, love Kaz & Rosie xxx
Jul 15, 2019 16:43:37 GMT 2
janiemou: Hi Kaz,I had pretty good weather when on quick trip back to the UK, not been so good since I have been back. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Jul 16, 2019 14:36:06 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Janiemou.........as you may have heard, we had a Heat Wave for two days here.....my was it hot?? shouldn't complain though only it hasn't stopped raining to-day...we can't win can we?? Hope you and Steve are keeping well and still enjoying life.........
Jul 27, 2019 16:04:20 GMT 2
kaz: Not able to make Roda again this year.....family holidays in progress!!!So it will be just me n Rosie up on the sea wall!!! take care..love Kaz xx
Jul 27, 2019 16:07:29 GMT 2
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2