Award-winning chef Michael Caines is to open a new restaurant venture as part of the development scheme on Exmouth waterfront.
Caines, who grew up in Exeter, will launch a new restaurant with a bar and café area on the waterfront, providing a ‘very different’ experience to the fine dining feel at Caines’ hotel, Lympstone Manor.
The casual dining restaurant, complete with an upstairs terrace, will also be home to a dog-friendly café and will be operated 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 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.”
The wider scheme, which is being developed on a not-for-profit basis by Grenadier, will see part of Exmouth waterfront transformed into a 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.