Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant is now open

Authored by Mary
Posted: Monday, May 17, 2021 - 23:45

The highly anticipated casual bar and restaurant from Chef Owner Michael Caines has opened on Exmouth’s Sideshore

Michael Caines’ much-anticipated new casual hospitality concept – Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant – has officially opened on Exmouth beach. With stunning panoramic views across the Devon coastline and up through the Exe estuary, it has beachside seating and welcomes families, couples and passers-by alike. Mickeys is set to be the destination for indoor and outdoor dining in the South West this summer. 

A landmark opening for Michael – Chef Owner of Michelin starred Lympstone Manor - this casual bar and restaurant offers a relaxed space for drinking and dining, and a welcome addition to the Michael Caines Collection. Across the backdrop of the Exmouth shoreline, Mickeys boasts spacious seating outdoors and a retractable glass terrace, as well as a bright indoor restaurant and bar with booths and cosy corners for cocktails and casual fare. Weekend DJs bring a sense of occasion to Mickeys, complemented by its family and dog-friendly spaces. Aiming to benefit all who visit the Exmouth beach area: Mickeys is ideal for an afternoon pitstop, an evening of celebration or to pop in and pick up a takeaway from.  

The restaurant offers relaxed, informal dining in a stylish retro-inspired space which nods to the town’s rich maritime history. Michael’s dishes centre around the wealth of produce available from producers and farmers local to the South West and seafood landed at the Devon ports of Exmouth, Brixham, Plymouth as well as from Newlyn and Looe in Cornwall. Seasonally changing menus include starters such as Devon moules mariniere and Smoked salmon mousse with dill pickled cucumber, honey & soy vinaigrette. Heartier fare again centres around British seafood, such as Traditional haddock and chips with local ale batter, Half and whole lobster thermidor and Goan seafood curry. Beach barbecue inspired dishes also feature, including Grilled Darts Farm ribeye with chimichurri, Mickeys barbequed pork belly and burnt ends and Char-grilled curried monkfish with curried mayonnaise. 

On the ground floor, a more casual bar menu includes Mickeys take on hot dogs, Darts Farm beef burgers, fish & chips and pizza, made freshly in their state-of-the-art pizza oven. Drinks are as local as the food, with Devon beers and ciders, as well as an increasing list of soft drinks and wines in addition to a cocktail list featuring firm house favourites. 

Chef Owner Michael Caines says, “Mickeys has been in development for five years and I am so excited to finally be able to open it. The interior space is fun, vibrant and in tune with its surrounds, plus it has the most remarkable views across Lyme Bay. Mickeys is 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 it’s a place for fun.” 

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant is now open

Speaking of the design, Clare Mcdonald, Founder & Creative Director at Design Command comments, ‘With Mickeys Beach we designed the interior to reflect the lively beach bars in Ibiza and Greece. It is a place to relax and unwind by the coast and should evoke an overall sense of escapism. Exmouth beach is a place of outstanding natural beauty and it was imperative that we celebrate this through sustainable design choices. Hence the use of environmentally low-impact products such as tiles made from 98% recycled material and reclaimed timber cladding used for the restaurant’s showcase ceiling and sunbeam feature wall. It was similarly important to support local businesses in the sourcing of design elements where possible. These included lighting design, planting areas, table caddies and interior artworks by a local photographer.’

Continuing the sustainable ethos throughout the property, Mickeys has committed to reducing single-use plastics, sourcing products and packaging that are biodegradable and utilising the most local produce available to reduce carbon emissions. 

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. 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 joins The Harbourside Refuge in Porthleven, The Cove at Maenporth, Café Patisserie Glacerie and luxury country house hotel, restaurant, and vineyard Lympstone Manor as part of the Michael Caines Collection. Walk-ins are very welcome at Mickeys but booking is advised for tables on the 1st floor restaurant.  

For further information and to make a reservation please visit www.mickeysbeach.co.uk and  www.michaelcaines.com