A new Eastbourne restaurant?

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THE FAMILY of singer Sophie Ellis Bextor have put their Alfriston restaurant on the market but are staying tight-lipped about the bigger Eastbourne seafront premises they are currently eyeing up.

Sophie’s dad Robin Bextor says he will be sad to sell the premises which has been home to his popular Moonrakers Restaurant but needs more space for his growing business.

He said, “It would be perfect for a Masterchef type person who is looking to start off in the restaurant business.

“It is a great place with wonderful views and we have had lots of success there.”

Mr Bextor said he was now looking to expand the business and had his eye on a premises along Eastbourne seafront.

His famous daughter Sophie said, “I couldn’t be happier but I have to say there is a bit of sadness as well.

“This is probably my last lunch here for a while and it was brilliant. It’s definitely my favourite weekend location. I celebrated my first number one in Alfriston and Moonrakers is a really special place.” Moonrakers Restaurant is on sale with Adams & Co. For more information about the property call 847489 or email sussex@adamsandco.com.