Clevedon Pier has launched its Glass Box Café which will offer residents panoramic views of the pier and a takeaway menu.

The café will open to the public on July 21, serving a gourmet seaside menu with some seaside classics such as fish and chips from the grade one-listed structure.

Clevedon Pier's manager hopes that visitors are able to take in the "spectacular views" when dining with the Glass Box Café.

North Somerset Times: Inside the Glass Box cafe.Inside the Glass Box cafe. (Image: Just Us Photography)

Nicole Laken said: "Our takeaway offer will allow visitors to the pier to enjoy outstanding food and drink in the fresh air, taking in the spectacular views and special atmosphere which make Clevedon Pier such a wonderful place.”

The Glass Box will be run by the Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust which has confirmed it will also supply in-house catering for the pier.

Chairman, Phil Curme explained that this opening has been coming for a long time and he hopes residents will be happy with the final product.

North Somerset Times: The Glass Box Cafe on Clevedon Pier will open on July 21.The Glass Box Cafe on Clevedon Pier will open on July 21. (Image: Craig Auckland / Fotohaus)

Mr Curme told the Times: "Our Glass Box fish and chip restaurant is the result of many months of careful thought and planning.

"We were determined to create a top-rate catering experience to complement Clevedon Pier.

"We are now ready to launch and I think our visitors are going to be absolutely delighted with the quality of the offer.”

North Somerset Times: The cafe will launch its Summer Takeaway Menu on July 21.The cafe will launch its Summer Takeaway Menu on July 21. (Image: Just Us Photography)

Vegetarian and vegan options are to be served as well as Monkfish scampi and crab sandwiches - all sourced locally.

Head chef, Nicholas Thick has amassed 27 years of culinary experience, winning two rosettes, two blue ribbons and numerous tourism awards in the process.

He said: "Whether I’m cooking a seven-course fine dining tasting menu or a portion of chips, I am always passionate and 100 per cent committed

“I am looking forward to running the Glass Box, working with local suppliers and fresh ingredients to create menus that will change with the seasons, and will include lots of homemade specials.”

The café will open on July 21 and its summer takeaway menu will then be available from Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 3pm.