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Michael Caines adds Porthleven restaurant to group

The Harbourside Refuge, Restaurant and Bar

The Michael Caines Collection has acquired a site in Porthleven, Cornwall, which will reopen as The Harbourside Refuge, Restaurant and Bar.

The venue will have a soft opening, initially with limited capacity.

Michael Caines said: “I am very excited about the opening of The Harbourside Refuge, Restaurant and Bar, which is our second opening this year in Cornwall.

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“Situated in an idyllic spot by the harbour in England’s most southerly port, this lovely small town is rich in culture and history and in recent years has become renowned as a food-lover’s destination.

“We are looking forward to revealing fully our plans for the restaurant in the future but for now our priority is to re-open the restaurant so that it can once more welcome locals and visitors alike with an outstanding food offering, featuring the finest Cornish produce.”

The Harbourside Refuge will serve local produce including seafood, meat and game, as well as seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Andrew Griffiths, who has over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, will join the team as the restaurant manager.

Trevor Osborne, of the Porthleven Harbour & Dock Company, which includes the site of the new restaurant, commented: “I am delighted that Michael Caines has decided to open his latest restaurant in Porthleven, and confident that he will add to the thriving food scene which is already firmly established here.

“The South West is Michael’s home and I know that he is inspired by both the produce and the people here in Cornwall. I am confident that with his outstanding reputation and award-winning food Michael’s new restaurant on Porthleven’s beautiful harbourside will be an excellent addition to our community and complement the impressive list of distinguished chefs already working here.”

The Harbourside Refuge is Caines’ second venture in Cornwall and joins the Michael Caines Collection which currently comprises luxury country house hotel and restaurant Lympstone Manor, The Cove at Maenporth, and a new project in Exmouth.

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