Andrew and Abbie Hosegood, who now run the beachside hangout, promise that the emphasis is on ensuring that it remains very informal and relaxed.
They are calling it a beach cantina – a nod to the friendly, family-run little cafés found in all Italian towns – and say you can expect to find a guy in wet board shorts sitting next to a businessman in Gucci shoes.
‘It is food you want to eat, where you want to eat it with the people you want to eat it with,’ said Mr Hosegood, who also runs the Mange Tout outlets.
There are long refectory-style tables and benches, an open kitchen, tables outside and even a woodburner to snugly while away those long winter weekends with a coffee and a newspaper. Next door is the new Laneez Surf Centre, a surf school and shop.