Jeffrey Robinson, one of the first chefs to have attained a green Michelin star, is joining the beachhouse group as executive head chef of its new Cornish outpost – harbourhouse in Flushing.
The harbourhouse is set to open in the summer, following an extensive refurbishment of the building – the former Seven Stars pub – which was recently bought by Tamara Costin and William Speed, owners of the acclaimed beachhouse and schoolhouse in Devon.
Robinson has been executive chef of The New Yard Restaurant and The Pantry on the Lizard Peninsula in south west Cornwall since 2016. Under his tenure, it became one of the first restaurants in the UK to be awarded a green Michelin Star for gastronomy and sustainability practices, alongside a 3-rosette achievement.
Costin said: “Cornwall has been on our instinct-list for a very long time and one of our favourite dining destinations has always been New Yard. Now with Jeffrey joining us at the rechristened harbourhouse, we’ve had an immediate meeting of minds, philosophies and passions, and our coming together is like a simple, but certain, synergy.”
Robinson added: “I have been looking for the right opportunity to grow my sustainability-focussed practice and, as if by design, Tamara and William came along at this critical juncture. I’m so inspired by the opportunity to build the new harbourhouse kitchen together, to co-develop our shared passion for hyper-local sourcing and to push Cornish cuisine.”
Further announcements will be made in the coming months.