Lula, a beachside shack, is set to open at North Quay Hayle in west Cornwall on 22nd July. It’s the new venture of restaurateur Sam Sheffield-Dunstan and will be the sister brand of Amélie, the harbourside restaurant in Porthleven which recently reopened after a full refurbishment following a kitchen fire. Located on the edge of the beach overlooking Hayle Harbour, Lula will serve a takeaway menu with a focus on locally-sourced seafood and ribs.
Sam said: “I couldn’t think of anywhere better to open my second venture. The renaissance of Hayle means there is significant investment and development taking place around the harbour at the moment, and there is a real buzz about the town. I’m excited to be one of the first places to open within the North Quay development, and I can’t wait to start welcoming customers.”
“Opening a new restaurant at the time of Covid-19 is challenging, but it has encouraged us to be innovative with how things are going to work from day one. We have thought about everything from social distancing measures to our environmental aspirations in order to keep both our staff and customers safe.”
The menu features dishes such as lobster tail mac and cheese, buckets of crab claws, rack of ribs with slaw and fries, and the shack’s signature crab boil. Daily specials on whole crab and lobster will also be available, depending on what is brought in on the local fishing boats each day. Other dishes on the menu include fresh mussels, and a surf and turf platter of crab, calamari, ribs, and a selection of sides.
Sam continued: “Lula will be a fun and informal space to come and eat. The east coast American-style menu is very accessible and works well in this seaside setting. It really showcases the beautiful fresh flavours of our locally-sourced Cornish produce.”
Lula will be open seven days a week from 9am to 9.30pm. For further information, visit lulashack.co.uk.