Chef Tom Sellers to launch six-week residency at Carbis Bay


Top chef, Tom Sellers, will temporarily close up shop at his Michelin-starred London establishment next month and take his entire team to the Cornish Coast to run a pop-up for the summer.

The team at Restaurant Story will launch a six-week residency at Carbis Bay titled ‘Story by the Sea’, allowing them to bring the food they are known for to diners in Cornwall.

Over the course of their stay, they will work with creative ocean campaigners, Parley, to remove 50 metric tonnes of plastic from the oceans.

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Located at the Carbis Bay Estate, set on the privately-owned Blue Flag beach, visitors will be able to book for lunch or dinner seven days a week from August 2 until September 14.

Diners will enjoy a unique five or six-course menu inspired by the ocean and created using all that Carbis Bay and the surrounding area have to offer.

The set menu will be available for £95 per person for lunch for five courses and £125 per person for dinner for six courses, excluding service charge.

The interiors will be a nod to Story’s London home, showcasing a contrast of traditional luxury with a contemporary aesthetic.

An emphasis has been placed on natural textures and comfortable seating has been arranged throughout, whilst splashes of colour and warm lighting will illuminate the dining room.

Sellers said: “I have always had the fondest memories of the seaside and a very loving relationship with our oceans. The ocean is a magical gift we have been given, along with everything found within it, and I feel extremely lucky to have this opportunity to cook within Carbis Bay. The ocean and all that surrounds it will shape our vision for the menu’s creative process and cooking style.”

Additionally, Mr Sellers will be launching collaboration with Parley at the pop-up. Parley has teamed up with leading contemporary artists such as Doug Aitken, Jenny Holzer and Julian Schnabel to create a series of limited-edition upcycled tote bags, each made from five intercepted plastic bottles.

The bags will be presented to guests at the end of their meal at Story by the Sea, resulting in 50 tonnes of marine plastic waste being removed from the oceans.

The bags will also be available to purchase from the Story website for £15 with all proceeds going to help ocean clean up. Every sale will lead to the removal of 10 kilograms of marine plastic waste.

Set within 125-acres, the Carbis Bay Estate comprises of Carbis Bay Hotel with over 47 bedrooms, as well as a range of self-catering accommodation and £15m lodges launched last year

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