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Tom Sellers and Restaurant Story Relocate to Cornwall this Summer to Launch Story by the Sea

Tom Sellers and Restaurant Story Relocate to Cornwall this Summer to Launch Story by the Sea
Written by Amy

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.

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. 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 for the Oceans, debuting at the pop-up. Parley for the Oceans is environmental organization and global collaboration network for creators, thinkers and leaders, known for its Ocean Plastic Program. As part of the collaboration, restaurant guests will receive a Parley Ocean Bag at the end of their meal – each made from five intercepted plastic bottles and a reminder of the need to protect the Oceans by avoiding single-use plastic. The collaboration between Story by the Sea and Parley for the Oceans aims to remove 50 tonnes of marine plastic waste from beaches, remote islands, rivers, mangroves and high seas, as well as coastal communities via the Parley Global Clean Up Network.

The bags will also be available to purchase from the Story website for £20 with all proceeds going to support Parley’s global clean-up operations. Every sale will lead to the removal of 10 pounds 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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