And his former co-star paid a visit to the eatery he was set to open with business partner Scott Neils, before the official launch.
The 23-year-old was beaming as she made her way into the Essex restaurant to inspect finishing touches.
She opted for a cropped white jacket and beige trousers for the day, finishing her look off with white trainers and a blue beanie hat.
Montana was joined by fellow Love Islander Scott Thomas to take a quick tour.
It was recently announced The Skillet would be officially opened on 27 April, six weeks after Mikes death.
And a post on the restaurants Instagram page revealed drink proceeds from the weekend would be donated to mental health charity CALM, in tribute to the star.
On Saturday 27th April, The Skillet will be opening its doors to welcome the public from 8am-5pm, in honour of Mike Thalassitis, the message read.
The modern brunch eatery will specialise in skillet breakfasts, from the traditional Full English to Classic American Buttermilk Pancakes and Mikes very own favourite, Poutine Breakfast.
In special tribute to Mike, all drink proceeds over launch weekend will be donated to the mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) to build awareness of depression in young men and develop practical resources to support those suffering.
Mike worked extremely hard on this launch. He was passionate about cooking and it was his dream to one day open a restaurant. Together, we have created a first-rate breakfast bar we hope you will enjoy and we iRead More – Source