Micheal Caines and long-term business partner Sylvain Peltier have opened this new seafront venture, with a downstairs bar and first-floor restaurant with a retracting glass roof and sea views; there is also a bakery, Cafe Patisserie Glacerie.
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Overlooking the Exe Estuary and Lyme Bay, this maritime-inspired newcomer is the latest opening from famous chef and restaurateur Michael Caines. Open all day from breakfast, seven days a week (and with a takeaway option), it’s focused on simple seafood (moules mariniere, smoked salmon mousse, fish & chips, Lobster thermidor, Goan-inspired seafood curry) and plenty of BBQ options too. There’s a sizeable outside terrace, with retractable glass roof. On the ground floor, a more casual bar menu includes hot dogs and pizza. The bill strikes some reporters as a bit “eye-watering” (“it’s a cafe but with close to fine-dining prices!)”. All agree however that the cooking is “good quality” (or better), and it’s “great fun, near a lovely beach”.
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