Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest Information

During these uncertain times caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus, and on behalf of The Bella Team, I want to reassure guests and customers of our firm commitment to you.

We know that all companies and markets have been affected by the current situation. Travel and supplies to and from the Islands are now also being effected.

The health and safety of all guest and staff is most paramount.

The hotel has been closed for the winter season, and we have liaised with all our staff both overseas and locally, and for their safety and that of our customers we have decided to review our re-opening for the summer season:

We will now re-open May the 1st 2020 and not April 1st as previously planned.  We will continue to review and post updates on our website and social media accounts as they arise.

All existing reservations and bookings for April will be contacted ASAP to make alternative arrangements. 

All future hotel and restaurant bookings, and general queries should be directed through:  [email protected] / 01481 238764

Phil Collinson, General Manager

Eating With The Seasons: New Dishes for Autumn

As summer gives way to autumn, so some of the dishes on our menu make way for more seasonal plates.  Our menu is ever evolving, and as the year goes on regular guests and diners at the Bella Luce will notice new dishes moving onto our menu to reflect the best of our local in season produce, the wild edibles that our head chef forages for, and the sorts of flavours, colours and textures that our diners want at this time of year.

Already we have dishes that celebrate the root vegetable harvest at the end of summer and start of autumn, such as the new beetroot puree with golden Guernsey goats cheese and walnut relish and a pan fried corn fed chicken supreme with grilled savoy, celeriac puree, toasted hazelnuts and chicken jus.  It’s the perfect food to follow a refreshing walk along the coast path on a crisp autumnal day.

It’s also a great time of year for our local small-boat fisherman as the winter species start to arrive but the summer species are still present in Guernsey’s inshore waters. Fresh sea bream and local scallops are showcased in our version of a “Surf ‘n’ Turf” and we’ve also been serving these fantastic local scallops cooked in seaweed butter with locally foraged wild herbs and roasted almond puree.

On the dessert menu, our new ginger macaroon, coffee cream and chocolate mousse hints at the comforting, rich and indulgent flavours of winter that we’ll start to see more and more of.

As ever, all of the dishes that make it onto our menu have been designed not just to take advantage of the best local and seasonal ingredients, but also to offer fantastic and bold flavours, beautiful colours (because we eat with our eyes as well as with our mouths) and approachable meals for all to enjoy.  Stop by sometime for lunch, dinner, or a light bite, and sample one or some of our new dishes for yourself.

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Bella Luce