The team behind the Thomas Heatherwick-designed East Beach Cafe are to open a beach-side fish and chip restaurant next month.
West Beach Cafe will open just along the coast from the original restaurant in Littlehampton, West Sussex and will serve a simple menu devised by East Beach Cafe Head Chef David Whiteside, including homemade fish cakes and locally-made ice-cream.
Owners Jane Wood and her daughter Sophie Murray will continue the ethos of the first restaurant, which opened in June last year, and only serve sustainable fish and locally-sourced produce at the cafe where customers can eat-in or take-away.
“Even the cafe itself has been made locally – from the furniture to the lighting, the signage, the steelwork and the window frames – each item has been hand made by local craftsmen, many based in Littlehampton,” said Murray.
The new cafe, designed by Architectural Association graduate Asif Khan, will open on July 20.
photo: Asif Khan