Inside celeb chef’s stunning new seafront venue

A sneak peek inside Exmouth’s new seafront casual seafront bar, restaurant and café has been revealed.

It has attracted mixed comments on the devonlive web-site including: 

“Looks like school dinner hall which I did my best to avoid”

A brave experiment, but will it regenerate Exmouth? – Owl

Anita Merritt www.devonlive.com

Exeter celebrity chef Michael Caines will open Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant alongside Sylvain Peltier and Michael’s Café Patisserie Glacerie in March 2021 as part of the Exmouth seafront regeneration project.

The project will incorporate a casual bar complete with resident weekend DJs, first floor destination restaurant with a glasshouse and outdoor terraces alongside neighbouring Café Patisserie Glacerie which will serve serve artisan pastries and ice-creams.

The 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.

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant in Exmouth

During the cooler months, breakfast will be served on weekends only with lunch and dinner available daily throughout the week.

Michael 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, designed with Design Command, is fun, vibrant and in-tune with its surrounds and has the most remarkable views across the bay of Lyme.

Mickeys Beach Bar in Exmouth

“Mickeys will be a place to celebrate, to unwind, to pop-in for a takeaway 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.”

The restaurant will offer a relaxed dining experience inspired by its maritime location and produce sourced from the South West. The ground floor bar is complimented by a seascape colour palette and large rough-stone statement bar.

It offers family and dog friendly spaces, delicious foods to eat in or takeaway or a place to simply relax and enjoy cocktails.

Café Patisserie Glacerie in Exmouth

The scheme at the waterfront has been developed by Grenadier Estates. The building itself has used sustainable materials and harnesses renewable energy technologies.

In keeping with Michael’s ethos of local and seasonal produce, Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant will source local produce to support the local 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.

Adjacent to Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant will be Michael and Sylvain Peltier’s first Café Patisserie Glacerie franchise.

It will showcase the creations of Sylvain and Michael, including fresh French patisseries, house-made gelato ice-cream, artisan coffee, milk-shakes and available for grab and go hot pies and Cornish pasties, sandwiches and salads.

Patisserie chef Sylvain Peltier, who spent 10 years working as head pastry chef with Michael Caines at Michelin-starred restaurant Gidleigh Park, said: “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.”

For further information including booking enquiries and project updates, please visit www.mickeybeach.co.uk [appears not yet operational – Owl]