Rockfish has provided further details about its planned takeover of the Longboat Café in Budleigh Salterton.

As reported in the Journal last week, the restaurant chain has submitted a planning application to upgrade the venue and turn it into a seafood café.

It will serve breakfast and coffee in the mornings, with fresh seafood on the menu from lunchtime: local crab rolls, shellfish, grilled and fried fish, along with cold beer from Salcombe Brewery and a small selection of wines. 

There will be a conservatory over the courtyard with a retractable roof for the summer and a log burner for the winter months.

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Rockfish's founder and chief executive Mitch Tonks said: “We are really looking forward to opening our seafood café in Budleigh that will carry all the much-loved hallmarks of a Rockfish, with fresh seafood, community and sustainability at the core.

"We know how much everyone in the town loves the café and how important it is to local life, so we will continue to build on the great work that Lisa, Myles and the team have done to ensure it remains that way.”

Rockfish's planning application cancels out a previous planning permission, granted in 2013, to demolish the site and construct a two storey building.

This latest application will be determined by East Devon District Council at a later date.