Is Rick Stein planning to open a restaurant in Eastbourne?

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Rumours are rife that celebrity chef Rick Stein is interested in opening a signature restaurant on the Wish Tower site.

The Herald understands informal discussions have taken place between tourist officials and Mr Stein’s agents but that nothing has been formalised.

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A council spokesperson said, “Designs for a new Wish Tower restaurant are currently being drawn up and expressions of interest from operators will be invited in due course for this landmark location.”

The Herald was unable to contact the celebrity chef for a comment.

Mr Stein is pictured in Eastbourne town centre earlier in the summer with fan Gorete Farkhad.

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