Award-winning local chef, Michael Caines, has been revealed by Exeter-based developer Grenadier as the latest tenant to join the new scheme on Exmouth waterfront.
One of the UK’s most celebrated and acclaimed chefs, Michael Caines - who grew up in Exeter -will be opening a restaurant with a bar and café area on the Exmouth waterfront with a brand-new food and drink offering for visitors.
Caines’ plans for the scheme are very different to the fine dining experience available at nearby Lympstone Manor and include a range of offers to suit all tastes, from a casual dining restaurant complete with an upstairs terrace, to a dog-friendly cafe offering a lighter menu and serving homemade ice-creams, local coffee and healthy takeaway snacks.
The restaurant will use quality locally sourced produce, including fish from the Exmouth docks and meat from local farms offering something for everyone. The seasonally inspired menus embrace a forward-thinking approach to sustainability and support Grenadier’s aims for the project as a whole.
Together with an environmentally responsible approach to packaging, waste and water efficiency, as well as the heating, cooling and lighting of the building, Caines will operate the restaurant as sustainably as possible.
Commenting on the announcement, Michael Caines MBE said: “The waterfront development will play a pivotal role in the future and regeneration of Exmouth and I’m really excited to be a part of something that celebrates all that this wonderful coastline has to offer.”
“We’ll be using local ingredients to showcase the great variety of high-quality food and drink that this area has right on its doorstep with a menu that offers something for everyone.”
“Tourism and hospitality are together a pinnacle of the local economy and job market and we’ll be working with a local academy and college to bring young people through on an apprenticeship scheme to offer them the opportunity to work in the catering and hospitality industry.”
“I’m looking forward to working alongside Edge Watersports to create a vibrant place for local people and visitors to enjoy the activities and food on offer or to just come and relax while they soak up the scenery.”
Peter Quincey, Director of Grenadier, said: “We are thrilled to have Michael and his team on board supporting the new water sports centre on Exmouth seafront. The restaurant will offer somewhere for people to visit all year round – whether they’re dog walkers, cyclists, scenery seekers or have been out enjoying water sports activities and want somewhere to relax, refresh and refuel.”
The scheme which is being developed on a not-for-profit basis by Grenadier will see part of Exmouth waterfront transformed into a brand-new water sports facility for the community. The development was given the green light by East Devon District Council in June 2018. Michael Caines MBE joins water sports provider, Edge Watersports as the scheme’s second key tenant to be announced.
Work is expected to begin on site in late Summer 2019 and the restaurant is expected to open Summer 2020.
For more information, http://watersportscentreexmouth.co.uk