A SOUTHAMPTON restaurant located near one of the city's most famous landmarks looks set to receive a new lease of life.

The former Buffalo Bills site in Commercial Road closed down this year, and estate agents Savills have it up for rent.

Theatre goers were formerly able to treat themselves to a taste of America at the restaurant before or after visiting Mayflower Theatre.

Savills are expecting to confirm letting terms for the building soon.

Kevin Marsh from Savills said: "We put it on the market at the end of February.

"We have had lots of interest and we have some offers, and we will be expecting to confirm some terms for a letting fairly soon.

"We have had interest from some fairly confident people who are interested to battle a lot of the difficulties that restaurants in the city have faced since the build of the new Westquay complex.

"The extra interest brought by having Mayflower Theatre is great, and it will generate business for these restaurants.

"The afternoon shows start around lunch time and will bring a rush, and the evening shows generate trade either side of your busy period, at times that will normally be quiet."

Although he believes the site will remain a restaurant, Kevin believes it will receive a facelift.

He added: "This site is really good for whoever operates it.

"Whoever takes it over will make a success out of it.

"There will be investment put into it and changes to the interior, I think.

"The building will be cut a new lease of life."

Buffalo Bills was an American style restaurant, selling steaks, ribs, chicken wings, burgers, pizza's and more.

The restaurant accommodation is arranged over the ground floor and part of the first floor.

The trading area provides room for approximately 60 people.

A fully fitted trade kitchen is on the ground floor, with toilets and a staff room provided on the first floor.