Bourne parks up South Beach Café
9 May, 2012
Bourne Leisure has opened an ambitious new beach cafe concept in Exmouth—upping the eating out game for holiday parks to a new level.
The South Beach Café is part of the Haven Devon Cliffs Holiday Park and features ambitious cooking led by head chef Seldon Curry, who previously worked under Mark Hix. Its menu majors on fish and seafood dishes with the emphasis on locally sourced ingredients (it stocks locally brewed real ale too), while the restaurant space uses driftwood for the bar and tables.
The Café is open to non-residents and has a shop attached.
The venue has had some positive media attention, including a glowing write-up in the Sun. Bourne chief executive John Dunford told the paper that the opening marked a seachange in the approach to food at holiday parks. “It’s even better than I imagined. Huge research showed us that our holidaymakers want an escape from their urban environment and fast-food outlets. They want to play on the beach, smell the seaside and eat in a restaurant that offers something different.”
Bourne may now replicate the South Beach Café approach at some of its other 34 holiday parks.
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