Jersey Heritage is excited to announce the opening of a new café/ restaurant at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery. The Yard officially opened its doors to the public today (Wednesday), offering a relaxed space for people to enjoy food and drink.
The Yard is run by Liam Montgomery and Selda Kumcur, who also own Cargo, an independent coffee bar on the Esplanade. Liam and Selda said: “The Yard will offer all the good things in life – relaxed brunches, the finest coffee, fresh juices, decadent afternoon teas, cocktails and casual evening meals. The new eatery will champion fresh, seasonal, quality ingredients from Jersey, the British Isles and France, and these will be the cornerstone of our menus.”
Newly-renovated, The Yard is adjacent to the concourse area at the entrance to Jersey Museum, with additional seating outside in the Museum’s beautiful courtyard. It replaces the restaurant previously run by Tiffin.
Phil Thomas, Jersey Heritage’s Director of Finance & Operations, said: “At the end of every chapter, a new one begins and we look forward to working with Liam and Selda at The Yard. Their energy and enthusiasm for the project is clear and we’re sure that old and new customers will enjoy supporting this exciting new venture at Jersey Museum.”
The couple met in Costa Rica, where they transformed a derelict hotel bar/ café into a successful business, before moving to larger, beachside premises. They then moved back to Jersey and opened Cargo.
Liam and Selda said: “We are very excited to launch The Yard and humbled to be working with Jersey Heritage. Our time spent in Costa Rica, our travels around the world and our careers in hospitality have exposed us to the value of the tourism industry and the benefits of preserving culture and heritage. Through a variety of events, our hope is to demonstrate how heritage, whether natural, cultural or historical, is not just something to preserve for future generations but is, in fact, an asset that can be leveraged to bring real benefits to our local community and to visitors.”
The Yard is open daily from 8am to 4.30pm this month, extending to 9.30pm for cocktails and tapas from October onwards. Jersey Heritage Members receive a 10% discount on food purchased at The Yard.