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. 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 restaurant will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Wednesdays to Sundays and serve local meat, seafood, game and vegetables. Daily specials will be inspired by fresh ingredients supplied by local fishing boats and producers.
Dishes include Cornish mackerel with gooseberry and grain mustard relish, Cornish crab, prawns and avocado salad plus Cornish steaks from the grill.
Trevor Osborne, of the Porthleven Harbour and Dock Company, which includes the site of the new restaurant, said: “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.”