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

Recipe: Heritage Tomato Salad and Vinaigrette

Last summer our menu featured a tomato and tarragon salad that proved to be so popular that it’s made it on to our spring 2019 menus too.  The team of chefs in the Bella’s kitchen use heritage tomatoes and tarragon from Fresh Guernsey Herbs, but the secret is their beautiful vinaigrette.  If you want to recreate that summer afternoon when you were sat outside in our courtyard garden lingering over lunch, before your next visit to the Bella, we asked Head Chef Patricio Filipe to let us all in on the secrets of his vinaigrette.  Prepare the day before, and serve over a simple salad of heritage tomatoes and tarragon leaves.

Chef’s Cider Vinegar, Rapeseed and Tarragon Vinaigrette 


  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and halved
  • A sprig or two of tarragon
  • 120 ml cider vinegar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 400ml rapeseed oil
  • 100ml vegetable oil


Whisk or shake all of the ingredients together, then leave overnight in the fridge to infuse before using.

Learn more about Guernsey's incredible history of growing tomatoes, on our recent Explore post about The Guernsey Tom.


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Bella Luce