From the beginning of August Sellers with close Restaurant Story and take the entire team to the Carbis Bay - located near St Ives - for a six-week residency called Story by the Sea. The pop-up restaurant will be located in Carbis Bay Estate, set on the privately-owned Blue Flag beach, and will take bookings for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 2 August until 14 September.
The restaurant will serve a six-course menu at lunch (£95) and eight courses at dinner (£125) inspired by the ocean, with dishes on the menu to include crab tart; lobster and leek; and lemon sherbet. It will also have a bar serving ‘innovative’ snacks and cocktails that will be twist on classic drinks in addition to some of the Restaurant Story signature drinks.
“I have always had the fondest memories of the seaside and a very loving relationship with our oceans,” says Sellers. “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.”
Over the course of the pop-up the restaurant team will work with ocean campaigners, Parley, to remove 50 metric tonnes of plastic from the oceans.
This is not the first time Sellers has closed his Michelin-starred restaurant and done a pop-up. In April last year the restaurant closed for a full interior refurbishment with Sellers embarking on a three-week Robin Hood-themed residency at Victorian tannery on Tanner Street.
Restaurant Story was recently ranked number 78 in the list of the UK’s Top 100 Restaurants as part of the Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards.