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Chef Michael Caines to open restaurant in Exmouth

Award-winning chef Michael Caines MBE is the latest tenant to join property developer Grenadier’s new scheme on Exmouth waterfront.

Caines, who grew up in Exeter, will be opening a restaurant with a bar and café area with a brand new food and drink offering for visitors. His plans for the scheme are a move from the fine dining experience available at Lympstone Manor, his nearby hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant.

It will include a casual dining restaurant complete with an upstairs terrace, a dog-friendly café offering a lighter menu and serving homemade ice-creams as well as 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. Caines will aim to operate the restaurant as sustainably as possible.

The scheme, which is being developed on a not-for-profit basis by Grenadier, will see part of Exmouth waterfront transformed into a watersports facility for the community. The development was given the green light by East Devon District Council in June 2018.

Work is expected to begin on site in late summer 2019 and the restaurant is expected to open summer 2020.

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.

“We’ll be working with a local academy and college to bring young people through on an apprenticeship scheme, providing 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 locals 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, added: “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.”

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