18 Jun 2020
Bohemia Restaurant on the island of Jersey reopens this Saturday, 20th June and in doing so becomes the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Great Britain to be open and able to welcome diners back.
Thanks to its location in self-governing Jersey, where alfresco eating has been allowed since May and from this week all restaurants have been allowed to reopen with social distancing measures in place and in adherence with government guidelines*.
Owner Lawrence Huggler comments: “We have spent this last week preparing our new season menus and bringing the team up to speed on the new operating procedures. We are very excited to welcome our customers back and were surprised when we realised, we will be the only Michelin-starred restaurant open in Great Britain. It really brings home how tough the lockdown has been and still is on the hospitality industry in particular. We hope it won’t be long before many more restaurants across the UK can reopen as we are this weekend and we can all start the road to recovery.”
Bohemia Restaurant has held a Michelin-star for 16 years. Now lead by Head Chef Callum Graham, he and the team are proud to showcase the amazing local and seasonal ingredients from Jersey including lobster, crab, oysters, Jersey Royals, Jersey dairy, in his modern-European dishes and innovative tasting menus.
With the team back in the kitchen, Bohemia will re-launch with a new summer menu, perfected by Chef Graham whilst the restaurant has only been open for ‘Bohemia at Home’ home-dining kits. Launching in true Bohemia style, the first weekend will only offer guests the exciting seven-course tasting menu, made using local ingredients sourced that day.
The following week, guests may once again choose from the à la carte, a three-course set lunch menu, or one of the tasting menus. Stand-out new dishes include heritage tomato pressing with local crab salad, consommé and nasturtium sorbet; roasted saddle of lamb and braised lamb shoulder, with artichoke and Chardonnay puree, barigoule artichokes, black trompette mushrooms and wild garlic; and peach and almond tart with lemon verbena.
Bohemia is located at The Club Hotel & Spa, which was also allowed to re-open this week, creating the perfect escape for islanders, to enjoy before the tourists return to Jersey in July. The hotel offers luxury accommodation in an unrivalled location, in Jersey’s costal capital St Helier, close to many of the island’s most breath-taking beaches. With its chic, stylish rooms and suites, Michelin-starred restaurant Bohemia, rooftop terrace for dining alfresco, heated indoor and outdoor pool and luxurious spa; The Club Hotel & Spa offers the ultimate relaxing staycation.
Desperate for some pampering? The Club Spa is the ideal place to unwind – whether for a day trip, or as part of a Jersey homestay. Why not book in for a massage, manicure or pedicure, or relaxing afternoon lazing by the indoor or outdoor pool? You will be sure to leave feeling rested and rejuvenated!
The Club Hotel & Spa and Bohemia Restaurant – bringing a Michelin-Starred gastronomic experience back to Britain.
Distributed by Roche Communications on behalf of The Club Hotel & Spa, 18th June 2019.
The Club Hotel & Spa and Bohemia Restaurant
Green Street, St. Helier
Jersey JE2 4UH
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*Notes to Editors
As Jersey sits within its own independent government, the country has facilitated safe al fresco dining since May, and hotels, restaurants and spas re-opened on Friday 12th June for islanders to enjoy, thanks to the great local response to the COVID-19 and contact tracing that is in place in Jersey.
The Club Hotel and Bohemia have created new manuals for their reopening that include measures such as every member of staff (front and back of house) at The Club Hotel & Spa and Bohemia having daily temperature checks prior to starting work. Contact tracing procedures are in place and have been since May. At the time of booking the restaurant and accommodation and when they check in, guests will be asked if they or any household members have any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 or are isolatingfor any other reason. Strict physical distancing and hygiene measures are required for staff as well as customers – Bohemia’s large kitchen allows for the team to work as one person per section and at least 2m apart
Bohemia Restaurant has retained its one Michelin-star status for 16th consecutive years and is the only restaurant in Jersey to hold a Michelin-star. The restaurant also ranked No.1 in the Channel Islands in the 2020 Good Food Guide
Bohemia Restaurant is listed in the top 1000 restaurants in the world by La Liste.
The Club Hotel & Spa and Bohemia are currently only open for Jersey residents for staycations and to dine until the Jersey borders reopen, hopefully in early July.