Pop-up restaurant plans

Site of proposed cafe, Amble'Picture Jane Coltman
Site of proposed cafe, Amble'Picture Jane Coltman

Plans have been submitted for a pop-up style restaurant in Amble, which would create jobs and serve locally-

produced food.

Renowned North East chefs Richard Sim and Martin Charlton, who opened The Old Boathouse bistro in the town last year, are behind the new venture.

The single-storey venue would be constructed of two containers cut and welded to form a single unit and is earmarked for the Quayside at Warkworth Harbour.

It would be open during the summer months, serving local fare and complementing The Old Boathouse, which is located near to the proposed restaurant.

The plans have been submitted to Northumberland County Council and an accompanying application form states that three full-time and two part-time jobs would be created. The hours of opening are proposed to be 9am to 9pm, Mondays to Saturdays, and 10am to 8pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The hope is that the quirky restaurant would increase the number of visitors to Amble and will enhance the attraction that the harbour and pier already offer to visitors to the town.

Mr Sim said: “This restaurant will be something a little bit different.

“Amble is really taking off and according to statistics, the new harbour village development will bring in 30,000 visitors, so we thought that we should build something else to feed them.

“It will offer more famly-friendly food. It will be all take-away stuff, with things like lobster and chips.”

The design of the building has been prepared to give an industrial feel in keeping with its surroundings on the Quayside. It would be sited close to the electric substation which serves the harbour and Harbour Commissioner’s Office.

The design statement adds that there will be ample parking for visitors and users on the existing parking that is adjacent to the site and the scheme is supported by Warkworth Harbour Commissioners and Amble Development Trust.