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Michel Roux Jr may run a swanky double-Michelin-starred restaurant in Mayfair, but he’s intrigued by the recent wave of maverick chefs opening exciting eateries...
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Michel Roux Jr may run a swanky double-Michelin-starred restaurant in Mayfair, but he's intrigued by the recent wave of maverick chefs opening exciting eateries...

Michel Roux Jr may run a swanky double-Michelin-starred restaurant in Mayfair, but he's intrigued by the recent wave of maverick chefs opening exciting eateries in bizarre, unexpected locations all over the UK.

In this four-part series, Michel has a break from the world of fine dining to open his own pop-up, and travels the country in search of inspiration for its menu.

First, he's in Exmouth, Devon, at a cafe in the middle of the River Exe – where he enjoys a dish of mussels harvested from the very river he's floating on.

Meanwhile, Michel sets Bristol chef Freddy Bird the task of finding the oddest venue for a restaurant…