AA Chef's Chef of the Year Nathan Outlaw and his wife Rachel are to relocate their two-Michelin-starred establishment, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, to new premises in the fishing village of Port Isaac.
Currently based at the St Enodoc hotel in Rock, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw will be located in the building currently known as The Edge, which has panoramic views across the bay. It's also the setting for the TV series Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes.
Outlaw's at St Enodoc Hotel, Rock, will remain open, with the company continuing to offer a dining experience for both hotel guests and non-resident customers.
Head chef Tom Brown, restaurant manager Daniel Southern and their team will continue serving a seasonal menu of choice under Outlaw's direction, while the St Enodoc Hotel will remain under the guidance of manager Kate Simms.
Outlaw commented: "We've had a fantastic five-season run at St Enodoc hotel and I'm sure Outlaw's will continue to flourish in Rock, but for our two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw it felt right to look for larger premises to grow the business.
"The Edge building became available at just the right time so we snapped it up. With its spacious, modern interior and enviable position at the top of the village, it's the perfect place. Also, Port Isaac, with its rich fishing heritage, is the ideal location for us to open a restaurant specialising in fish and seafood. Our guests will be able to see the fishermen working and then come and dine on their catch. I hope too that the local community will view our new restaurant as an asset to the village and support us as they have Outlaw's Fish Kitchen."
The new fine-dining venue will offer a menu that continues to champion the fish and seafood available in the waters around Cornwall, as well as the produce available in the area. Open for lunch and dinner on specified days of the week, the new restaurant will also offer a chef's table for group bookings and masterclasses.
Current restaurant manager Stephi Little will host front of house while her husband, Damon Little, will remain as beverage manager. Anna Davey will join the team from Outlaw's in Rock to take up the post of restaurant manager. Chris Simpson will remain as head chef.
The recently crowned one-Michelin-starred Outlaw's Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac will also remain open with restaurant manager Megan Rees and head chef Simon Davies maintaining their roles at the restaurant known for serving small plates of fish and seafood.
Outlaw's restaurant in London, Outlaw's at The Capital, in Knightsbridge will also remain unchanged, with head chef Pete Biggs and restaurant manager Sharon McArthur offering diners "a little taste of Cornwall in the city".
Following some refurbishment over the winter, the new Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac will open to diners in early spring 2015.