LYME Regis could soon be adding to its growing ‘foodie’ reputation, with plans for a new restaurant in Silver Street.
An application has been submitted to change the use of 63a Silver Street, formerly the Whoopsadaisy ceramics shop and workshop, into a restaurant.
If successful, the Robin Wylde restaurant will be opening on site, having previously built a successful reputation serving diners at the shared space known as The Pop Up Kitchen, in Broad Street.
Run by chef Harriet Mansell, Robin Wylde offers high-quality, seasonal food showcasing the best in local produce, with Harriet foraging for many of the ingredients herself.
Since opening at The Pop Up Kitchen last summer, the restaurant has been described as “Lyme’s best kept secret”.
Harriet has built up such a reputation that she was selected to compete in the BBC’s ‘Great British Menu’, reaching the regional heats.
She has now been invited to compete again this year, with BBC producers keen to film at her new restaurant if it gets the go ahead.
Speaking of the Silver Street property, Harriet commented: “The space was exactly what I had been looking for. I would love to be a permanent part of the Lyme Regis community and believe this is the perfect environment to continue and build on the success I have had with Robin Wylde.”
Harriet added that she plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise capital for her new venture.
Neighbouring residents were invited to an informal briefing in January, offering them the opportunity to raise any concerns they may have.
The application states that issues regarding the potential noise and smell from an extractor fan were addressed at this meeting, and residents broadly supported the proposal.