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Tom Sellers and Restaurant Story relocate to Cornwall this summer to launch Story by the Sea

The entire team of Michelin-starred Restaurant Story will be moving to Carbis Bay for six weeks this summer, where they will launch an exclusive residency in a bid to help clean up the ocean

The beginning of August will see the critically acclaimed chef, Tom Sellers, close up shop at his award-winning, Michelin-starred London establishment, Restaurant Story, and take the entire team to the Cornish Coast. Here they will be launching a six-week residency in Carbis Bay titled Story by the Sea.

This project will not only allow Restaurant Story to bring the exceptional food they are known for to this stunning area of natural beauty, but over the course of the pop-up they will work with creative ocean campaigners, Parley, to remove 50 metric tonnes of plastic from the oceans.

Located at the Carbis Bay Estate, set on the privately-owned Blue Flag beach, visitors will be able to book for lunch or dinner seven days a week from August 2nd until September 14th, and enjoy this ultimate gastronomic opportunity whilst lapping up views of golden sand beaches and blue seas.

Diners will enjoy a unique five or six-course menu inspired by the ocean and created using all that Carbis Bay and the surrounding area have to offer.

Dishes designed to celebrate the spectacular nature of the sea will include the likes of Crab Tart, Lobster & Leek, and Lemon Sherbet. Known for its outstanding cuisine, masterful execution, and playful creativity, Story by the Sea guarantees guests an unforgettable experience set in a breath-taking location.

To drink, a cocktail menu has been carefully crafted to showcase the finest ingredients and will be served with innovative snacks at the bar. Twists on classic cocktails will feature in addition to some of the Restaurant Story signature drinks.

The interiors will be a nod to Story’s London home, showcasing a contrast of traditional luxury with a contemporary aesthetic. An emphasis has been placed on natural textures and comfortable seating has been arranged throughout, whilst splashes of colour and warm lighting will illuminate the dining room.

In addition to all this, and to further emphasise to the message of valuing the seas, Tom Sellers will be launching an exciting collaboration with Parley at the pop-up. Parley have teamed up with leading contemporary artists such as Doug Aitken, Jenny Holzer and Julian Schnabel to create a series of limited-edition upcycled tote bags, each made from five intercepted plastic bottles.

The bags will be presented to guests at the end of their meal at Story by the Sea, resulting in 50 tonnes of marine plastic waste being removed from the oceans. The bags will also be available to purchase from the Story website for £15 with all proceeds going to help ocean clean up. Every sale will lead to the removal of 10 kilograms of marine plastic waste.

Speaking of the motivation behind the project, Sellers said, “I have always had the fondest memories of the seaside and a very loving relationship with our oceans. The ocean is a magical gift we have been given, along with everything found within it, and I feel extremely lucky to have this opportunity to cook within Carbis Bay. The ocean and all that surrounds it will shape our vision for the menu’s creative process and cooking style.”

 Story by the Sea will run from 2nd August – 14th September 2019. The restaurant will be open seven days a week. The set menu will be available for £95pp for lunch for 5 courses and for £125pp dinner for 6 courses excluding service charge.


Reservations are available now by contacting the Carbis Bay Hotel on 01736 795311

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