Michael Caines unveiled as latest tenant at new development on Exmouth waterfront

Steve Edwards Peter Quincey Michael Caines David Kirk

Award-winning chef joins edge at the new water sports destination

London, 27 November 2018 / Award-winning chef Michael Caines has been revealed by Exeter-based developer Grenadier as the latest tenant to join the new scheme on Exmouth waterfront. Michael Caines, who grew up in Exeter, will be opening a restaurant with a bar and café area on the Exmouth waterfront with a brand-new food and drink offering for visitors.

Caines’ plans for the scheme are very different to the fine dining experience available at Lympstone Manor, his nearby hotel and Michelin starred restaurant. It will include a range of offers to suit all tastes, from a casual dining restaurant complete with an upstairs terrace, to a dog-friendly café offering a lighter menu and serving homemade ice-creams, local coffee and healthy takeaway snacks.

The restaurant will use quality locally sourced produce, including fish from the Exmouth docks and meat from local farms. The seasonally inspired menus embrace a forward-thinking approach to sustainability, supporting Grenadier’s aims for the project as a whole.

Together with an environmentally responsible approach to packaging, waste and water efficiency, as well as the heating, cooling and lighting of the building, Caines will operate the restaurant 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 using local ingredients to showcase the great variety of high-quality food and drink that this area has right on its doorstep, with a menu that offers something for everyone.

“Tourism and hospitality are together a pinnacle of the local economy and job market. 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.

“I’m looking forward to working alongside Edge Watersports to create a vibrant place for locals and visitors to enjoy the activities and food on offer or to just come and relax while they soak up the scenery.”

Peter Quincey, Director of Grenadier, said:

“We are thrilled to have Michael and his team on board supporting the new water sports centre on Exmouth seafront. The restaurant will offer somewhere for people to visit all year round – whether they’re dog walkers, cyclists, scenery seekers or have been out enjoying water sports activities and want somewhere to relax, refresh and refuel.”

The scheme, which is being developed on a not-for-profit basis by Grenadier, will see part of Exmouth waterfront transformed into a brand-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.

For more information, please visit: http://watersportscentreexmouth.co.uk
www.lympstonemanor.co.uk / www.michaelcaines.com
Twitter: @Lympstone_Manor / @michaelcaines
Instagram: @lympstone_manor / @macaines

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For more press information about Michael Caines and Lympstone Manor please contact:
Jessica Jackson, Sauce Communications jessica.jackson@saucecommunications.com
Harriet Rowlinson, Sauce Communications harriet@saucecommunications.com


Edge Watersports and Michael Caines will be tenants of the Queen’s Drive Exmouth Community Interest Company. The Community Interest Company (CIC) will be the tenant of Grenadier until the funding for the development is repaid after which point all rental income will be invested back into the local community. The CIC has nominated the RNLI and Devon Wildlife Trust as charities.

Michael Caines MBE

Michael Caines also runs operations in the Coach House Restaurant at Kentisbury Grange Hotel, near Barnstaple, Devon. Michael is also a partner and ambassador to the Williams Martini Racing Formula 1 racing team creating signature menus over the Grand Prix calendar. www.michaelcaines.com


Grenadier prides itself on pushing the boundaries of sustainability to deliver projects that not only benefit homeowners and the community, but also the wider environment. Using innovative technologies, designs and materials, the Exeter-based company endeavours to reduce CO2 emissions, and landfill waste for every development.

Working closely with industry experts, Grenadier carefully assesses each project on an individual basis and strive to protect or enhance existing plant life and animal habitats, as well as encouraging and welcoming new breeds and species which have a positive impact on the community. With a healthy and successful portfolio of high-quality sustainable projects and a number of exciting new projects in the pipeline, Grenadier is well versed in delivering projects which maximise environmental efficiency. http://grenadierestates.co.uk


Lympstone Manor, Devon

Michael Caines’ own country house hotel, Lympstone Manor is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion overlooking the beautiful Exe estuary in Devon, transformed into a luxurious 21-bedroom hotel with a Michelin star restaurant, achieving its first Michelin star within only six months of opening. A team of talented architectural and interior design specialists were engaged to create a property that both fits seamlessly with its fabulous location on the Exe estuary, and impresses the most discerning guest in its comfort and style.

Michael has developed the restaurant’s menu to feature his signature, award-winning modern European cuisine that champions the fabulous produce of Devon and the South West. The hotel and restaurant recently planted its own vineyard, with 17,500 vines with varietals of Champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Meunier. Lympstone Manor is a proud member of Relais and Châteaux. www.lympstonemanor.co.uk