The building that housed a popular Darlington Indian restaurant has come up for sale after appearing online with a price tag of £215,000. 

The Bondgate venue, which was once home to Akbar the Great, is now online - asking people to reinvent the building. 

Including a flat within the listing of the former restaurant, the sale seems to suggest that it would need to remain a restaurant, unless planning permission is sought, given its previous use. 

The Northern Echo: The former Akbar the Great building on Bondgate, DarlingtonThe former Akbar the Great building on Bondgate, Darlington (Image: RIGHTMOVE)

The listing, which is with Darlington-based Carvers, reads: "Two-storey mid-terrace mixed-use premises comprising a ground floor restaurant and first-floor apartment.

"The restaurant is held over the ground floor and basement comprising an open plan and versatile sales area with kitchen, prep area and toilets.

"The main sales area is held over a split level with a glazed conservatory/ atrium at the rear.

The Northern Echo: An overview of the Bondgate buildingAn overview of the Bondgate building (Image: RIGHTMOVE)

"As for the apartment, the apartment can be accessed internally via the restaurant or externally via the side passage.

"The apartment is held over the first floor of the premises comprising three en-suite bedrooms, one bedroom (no ensuite), lounge, utility and bathroom.

"The property may suit a variety of re-development opportunities subject to obtaining any necessary statutory/ local authority/ planning consent."

The Northern Echo: Inside the former Akbar the Great buildingInside the former Akbar the Great building (Image: RIGHTMOVE)

The business listing can be viewed here.

The building hasn't housed Akbar the Great since the popular restaurant moved to Duke Street in November 2022. 

Abu Raihan, 32, the owner and manager of Akbar, said at the time that he and his family looked forward to welcoming residents to their new venue.

Abu, who lives in Darlington, said: "The team is the same, the team at Bondgate are all moving to Duke Street.

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"So, the food will all be the same and everything.

"We've had a lot of enquiries on when we're opening, and now we can reveal Monday, 7 November is our opening night.

"We've had the people of Darlington and the surrounding area supporting us for three years, and we hope [they] still continue to support us.

"Thank you from our family to yours for your support."