A beachside restaurant in west Cornwall is hoping to build on a successful opening summer by creating a new covered seating area to run a series of firepit events for autumn and winter.

Lula, a beachside shack at North Quay in Hayle that is a sister restaurant to Amélie in Porthleven, has been proved popular since opening in July.

The team behind it have said the covered outdoor seating area will provide a sheltered space for people to now continue dining whatever the weather, whilst remaining in a Covid-safe environment.

The restaurant has already begun hosting firepit feasts, which sees the Lula chefs serving a wood-fired special each weekend during September.

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Owner Sam Sheffield-Dunstan said: “Our feasts bring something different to the evening dining scene in Hayle. Guests really enjoy watching their food being prepared over the firepit, and many stay late into the evening listening to our live music, curled up in blankets as the sun sets.”

There are two remaining events this month, which will be held this Friday, September 18 and then again on Saturday, September 26, with specials of Goan prawn curry, and shrimps and crab claws in Cajun butter.

Lula on the beach. Photo: Adam Sargent

Sam added: “I am excited to be putting on events again, which are of course run with social distancing in mind.

"There is something special about the atmosphere of people coming together over a shared love of food and music, and I couldn’t think of a better place to host.”

Events coming up include a Boxing Day party called 'Don't Be Shellfish'.

Lula is open seven days a week from 9am to 9.30pm for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.