Michael Caines has unveiled plans to open Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant on Exmouth seafront in March next year.
The chef’s new venture, part of the Sideshore development, will boast a casual bar on its ground-floor and a ‘destination’ eatery above.
It will sit alongside a Café Patisserie Glacerie serving artisan pastries and ice-creams.
The first-floor restaurant will feature booth seating and an outdoor terrace with retractable glass canopy.
Resident weekend DJs and cocktails will be an attraction at the bar below, with the rough-stone ‘statement’ space also offering family- and dog-friendly areas and food to eat in or take away.
Next to Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant will be Mr Caines’ and Sylvain Peltier’s first Café Patisserie Glacerie franchise.
It will offer fresh French patisseries, house-made gelato ice-cream, artisan coffee, milkshakes, pies, pasties, sandwiches and salads.
Mr Caines said: “Mickeys has been in development for five years and I am so excited to see the building finally come to life.
“The interior space…is fun, vibrant and in-tune with its surrounds and has the most remarkable views across the bay of Lyme.
“Mickeys will be a place to celebrate, to unwind, to pop in for a take-away or stay late into the night, underpinned by warm hospitality and excellent food.
“It is a space for the local community and beyond, above all its place of fun.
“I’m incredibly excited to be able to share more over the coming months as we approach the opening.”
Mr Peltier added: “I am proud and excited to be opening with Michael our first Café Patisserie Glacerie on the beautiful Exmouth seafront.
“This has been a dream of ours for the past 15 years and seeing the project come together is mind-blowing.
“Being able to share your passion with others is an invaluable gift and we cannot wait to soon share it with you all.”
Mr Caines says the eatery will source local produce to support the community of food producers and farmers, reduce food miles and promote biodiversity.
The café, bar and restaurant will each operate in keeping with the green ethos of the project with a commitment not to use single-use plastics.
Opening hours will change with the seasons.
Summer will see Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days-a-week across each of the various outlets.
During the ‘cooler’ months, breakfast will be served on weekends, only with lunch and dinner available daily throughout the week.
Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant in Exmouth will join The Harbourside Refuge in Porthleven, The Cove at Maenporth, and luxury country house hotel and eatery Lympstone Manor as part of the Michael Caines Collection.
Clare McDonald, founder and creative director at Design Command, said: “To design not one
but three restaurants in such a stunning beachfront location alongside Michael Caines has been an
absolute pleasure from concept through to completion.”