Jamie Oliver plans to open a floating restaurant on the River Fal.
The river Fal is a beautiful river on the Roseland, surrounded by steep forest. The restaurant will only be accessible by boat – a dedicated water taxi service will take customers to and from the café, which is expected to open for eight months of the year. The Enterprise boats which run along the River Fal would also stop there. There will also be moorings for the many yachts and small boats that would stop at this romantic, gourmet restaurant to have dinner; or have afternoon tea in the sun.
This will be the first floating restaurant in Cornwall, but director of FalRiver, Tim Light, says: “It is not just a shed on floats – it’s an iconic structure, beautifully designed.”
After contacting Jamie Oliver’s 15 press office, a spokesman replied: “We are continually evaluating opportunities to extend the Fifteen Apprentice Programme. We are exploring a number of options and will update when we can confirm plans and contracts.”
Not only will it feel intimate and secret on the river, The Fal Café has room for 100 people and will employ up to 20 people.
The restaurant, which is being built at a location elsewhere in Cornwall, won’t be open until around summer 2018, although Mr Oliver’s spokesman had initially said it would open this year. However when it does open, it is likely to be a huge hit in the Cornish public and tourists alike.
Reported by Clio Marsden
BBC School Report
Photo Credit: Rex Features & Fal River Cornwall