May 25, 2021


Chef Michael Caines’’ new casual hospitality concept – Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant – has officially opened on Exmouth beach.

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 is 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.

Sustainability has been paramount in the design of this new-build.

The architects have successfully incorporated solar panelling onto the roof so it blends with the overall scheme.

It’s refreshing to see this in construction.

Solar panels can tend to look like a rather unsightly add-on but here they have been artfully integrated.

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.

Michael Caines says, “Mickeys has been in development for five years and I am so excited to see 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.”

Speaking of the design, Clare Mcdonald, Founder & Creative Director at Design Command comments, “With Mickey’s 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.

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.