A new restaurant headed by a former Michelin-starred chef will be opening in Falmouth in the site of the former Waterman's pub.

Owners Simon and Vanessa Clark, who also own the Highcliffe Guesthouse on Melville Road, hope to open Indidog – an "all day eatery over the harbour".

The new restaurant's kitchen will have Paul Ripley at the helm. Paul has been head chef at Rick Stein's Seafood Bar and ran his own restaurant in St Merryn where he was awarded a Michelin star.

Simon and Vanessa hope that the waterfront restaurant will be frequented by boat owners who will moor just outside to place their orders.

They have yet to announce an opening date.

The couple has applied for a licence to sell alcohol for consumption on and off the premises and play live and recorded music between the hours of 9am and 10pm.

At a meeting of Falmouth Town Council's licensing committee, Simon said: "It's not a walk-up bar, it's a table service only bar. We don't want our customers spilling out into the street.

"We are focused on the food side of it because let's face it, that's where the money is."

Town councillors unanimously supported their application for a licence.

Councillor for Trescobeas ward Marcella Morgan said: "It will be nice to see it come back to life down there."

The Waterman's pub closed in 2016 due to noise complaints. Simon Clark said that he knew about the problems with the previous establishment and did not wish to repeat them, intending to mainly sell alcohol with food.

Councillor for Boslowick ward Steve Eva said: "To me it seems like it's a business that wants to thrive in Falmouth. I have no problems recommending approval."

Their application will now go in front of Cornwall Council's licensing committee who will have the final say.