A MASTERCHEF winner is to open a new seafront restaurant next month.

Kenny Tutt, who runs Pitch restaurant in Worthing, says he is “absolutely thrilled” to be opening his second venue in the town.

Bayside Social in Beach Parade will open its doors to customers on Saturday, September 4.

Diners will be able to enjoy 180-degree beach views from the restaurant’s glass-fronted building and terrace, with space for 40 diners inside.

The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch as well as for cocktails, takeaways and private dining.

The Argus: Masterchef winner Kenny TuttMasterchef winner Kenny Tutt

Kenny said: “We’re pulling out all the stops to be ready to open next month.

“Bayside Social will be an all-day dining restaurant so in the morning we will be serving breakfast and brunch and moving on into the evening it will be more of a small plate and sharing menu.

“I’m also going to have a takeaway hatch doing nice seaside treats like fish and chips, calamari and some vegetarian and vegan bites too.

“I can’t wait and it’s all coming together.”

Kenny said the restaurant will have more of a “beach club vibe” and that he is looking forward to launching a more casual dining experience.

He said: “The building is a lovely design. Half of it opens so that the diners who are sat inside still have the nice views.

“We also really focused on making a nice outside space which is risky being in the UK but, at the same time, we’ve invested a lot into making it as weatherproof as possible and being able to move the furniture and keep customers protected from the wind.

“It should be a nice place to relax, meet friends and family.

The Argus: Kenny TuttKenny Tutt

“It’s strange with restaurant openings because you only really start to see things coming together in the last week or two and until that point it’s just like a building site.

“But it’s all coming together and it’s a very exciting time.”

Kenny is well-known for taking classics and making use of the produce on his doorstep in Sussex to create his menus.

The 39-year-old said he has been developing his menus to offer a wider variety of options for people with different dietary requirements.

He told The Argus: “Veganism is becoming more of the norm and I think you’ve got to really appreciate it.

“On our menu we put a key that means ‘vegan option available’ so even though something might not look like a vegan option on the face of it, we can change it so that it’s suitable.

“The more dishes we can do that with the better because that way everyone gets more choice.

“It’s exciting to try and keep ahead of trends. I think perhaps in kitchens of old people might think ‘oh no we’ve had a vegan order’ but we need to embrace it and then you get better at catering for it as well.”

Bayside Social is now accepting bookings and more information can be found at https://www.baysidesocial.co.uk/

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