Allister Bishop, South Sands' new Executive Chef recently took the leap of relocating to his original home of South Devon. Encouraged by the knowing lure of fresh beachside produce and divine country living. Allister and his team's plan for South Sands is to work closely with the local community and beyond, forging ahead as a stand out destination restaurant that specialises in interesting wines and wholly memorable dining.
Where is South Sands located?
At the South Sands beachfront hotel, a stunning boutique hotel with a beachside restaurant and modern rooms. South Sands in Salcombe is one of the most beautiful beaches in South Devon. It is situated in the Outstanding Natural Beauty Area in the mouth of the estuary.
What cuisine is on offer at South Sands?
Allister's style is simplistic, understandable and succulent. He believes it is essential to pull together dishes that look stunning on the plate but can also be easily comprehended by the diner - something he picked up through years of working with master chefs such as Thomas Kellar and Massimo Bottura, creating high-quality menus and events for celebrity clientele.
What makes a meal at South Sands unique?
Allister brings with him decades of experience having been based in London, working at some of the most reputable establishments the city has to offer - Harrods, Le Meridien and Hilton to name but a few. The waters around Salcombe provide excellent shellfish, from the local day boat lobster to the Salcombe crab. The team delivers simple, beautiful seafood, representing the location and heritage. You can be sure that if you're dining at South Sands you're going to get a great taste of Salcombe and South Devon.