Having set up and run restaurants such as the Blue Fish in West Centre and St. Aubins as well as Mamma Mia’s in Cheapside as well as running their very successful outside catering company, they bring with them a wealth of experience and are simply brimming with enthusiasm and ideas for Hamptonne!
In just a few weeks they have transformed the café into a beautiful vintage tea room, complete with wonderful vintage china and crockery along with a host of quirky touches such as converting an old upright piano into a cutlery drawer!
As passionate members of Genuine Jersey, they have produced a small but varied menu based around top quality ingredients sourced locally whenever possible. This includes, Hamptonne eggs, Jersey butter, cream and ice cream, black butter produced from Hamptonne Farm and sauces and chutneys from the Chilli Kitchen, which all feature heavily on the menu
An expert baker, Helen’s traditional British classics such as Bakewell tart and treacle tart, as well as fresh quiches and other wonderful savory tartlets really are proving to be a big hit with our visitors (if the numerous glowing comments in the guest book in reception are anything to go by)!
Tony & Helen have exciting plans for Hamptonne. With the granting of a restaurant licence visitors will shortly be able to enjoy some traditionally made local cider from La Robellaine as well as a bottle of Liberation ale or a glass or two of a specially chosen house wine.
There are also plans in the pipeline to fire up the wood oven on a regular basis to make traditional cabbage loaves which will be for sale on a weekly basis from “Helen’s Larder” – small market honesty stall set up outside the café selling all things nice! A series of their extremely popular Jersey Kitchen “Pop up Feast” nights is also just being finalized based predominantly at Hamptonne. For more information on the feast nights log onto their website www.jerseykitchen.co.uk or like them on facebook : Jersey kitchen”
We urge everyone to take the opportunity of visiting Hamptonne once again. Come and enjoy the museum, wander around the grounds,
see the new piglets, the calves and the chickens and then enjoy a traditional cream or afternoon tea in the café – in fact why not make a day of it and enjoy a wonderful lunch too!