Michelin Star chef, Tom Sellers to bring his story to Carbis Bay this summer

Michelin star chef, Tom Sellers is bringing his iconic London restaurant to St Ives this summer.

'Story by the Sea' at Carbis Bay Estate

Michelin star chef, Tom Sellers will be bringing his story of British food to Carbis Bay Estate this summer in a stunning new restaurant 'Story by the Sea' overlooking the golden sands of Carbis Bay Beach.

Tom and the entire team will be cooking lunch and dinner 7 days a week, using all that Carbis Bay and the surrounding area have to offer to create and influence the menu.

A unique dining experience where guests will take the magical culinary journey of 'Story by the Sea'.

Diners will enjoy a unique six-course menu inspired by the ocean and created using all that Carbis Bay and the surrounding area have to offer. Dishes designed to celebrate the spectacular nature of the sea will include the likes of Crab Tart, Lobster & Leek, and Lemon Sherbet. Known for its outstanding cuisine, masterful execution, and playful creativity, Story by the Sea guarantees guests an unforgettable experience set in a breath-taking location.

To drink, a cocktail menu has been carefully crafted to showcase the finest ingredients and will be served with innovative snacks at the bar. Twists on classic cocktails will feature in addition to some of the Restaurant Story signature drinks.

Tom Sellers will be joined at Story by the Sea by Michelin stared chefs, Michael O' Hare and Niall Keating, for one night of the pop-up each.

Michael O'Hare, Chef Patron of renowned The Man Behind The Curtain in Leeds, will join the team on the 5th September, while Whatley Manor's Niall Keating will make a guest appearance on 1st September.

Michelin-Starred Dining With A Sustainable Twist

This exciting project will offer foodies far more than just a taste of Restaurant Story’s exceptional cuisine at Carbis Bay. It’s also an opportunity to wage war on plastic. Tom Sellers will be launching an exciting collaboration with Parley at the pop-up to help clean up the ocean.

Parley have teamed up with leading contemporary artists such as Doug Aitken, Jenny Holzer and Julian Schnabel to create a series of limited-edition upcycled tote bags made from intercepted plastic bottles.

The bags will be presented to guests at the end of their meal at Story by the Sea, resulting in 50 tonnes of marine plastic waste being removed from the oceans.

Golden sand beaches and gourmet dishes with a sustainable twist – what could be dreamier?

Tom Sellers: The Chef

Tom Sellers tells his story and the story of British food through an ever-evolving tasting menu of seasonal dishes. Tom learned his craft alongside some of the world’s greatest and most influential chefs, including Tom Aikens in London, Thomas Keller at three Michelin-starred Per Se in New York, and René Redzepi at two Michelin-starred Noma in Copenhagen – all before the age of 21. His food is predominantly British, using seasonality to lead a menu that invokes memory and brings a narrative to each plate.

"I have always had the fondest memories of the seaside and a very loving relationship with our oceans.

The ocean simply is a magical gift we have been given and everything found within it. I feel extremely lucky to have this opportunity to cook within Carbis Bay.

The ocean and all that surrounds it will shape our vision for the menu, creative process and cooking style."- TOM SELLERS


Guests can book lunch or dinner reservations seven days a week from August 3rd until September 14th, and enjoy this ultimate gastronomic opportunity, whilst lapping up the views of a mile of golden sand beaches and perfect blue seas.

Lunch 3-course Experience - £60 per person (5-course £95 per person)

Dinner 6-course Experience - £125 per person

The Story by the Sea lounge bar will be open daily serving a selection of tasting snacks to allow guests to sample some of the Story classics.

Signature Story by the Sea cocktail + three signature tasting snacks - £20 per person (no booking required)


The Menu

book a stay on the estate

Compliment your dining experience with at stay on the Estate. Overlook the beach in one of our Beach Lodges or Beach Suites or choose the leafy Carbis Valley where stone cottages and apartment suites are found nestled beside an ambling stream. The commanding Main House hotel has 46 bedrooms and suites and is home to the award-winning C Bay Spa.



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