Tennerfest 2018 at the Bella Luce

Autumn is a great time to be a food-lover on Guernsey; for six weeks from October 1st until mid-November, restaurants across the island offer special set-price menus as part of the annual Tennerfest. 

What began over twenty years ago as a number of restaurants offering set menus for £10 has developed into over 120 establishments offering menus at set price points between £10 and £20, broadening the festival’s offering considerably and allowing islanders and visitors to enjoy the finest food that Guernsey has to offer.

The Bella’s Head Chef Patricio Filipe and his team have this year developed a wonderful autumnal menu that celebrates the season with dishes such as roast wood pigeon with Yorkshire toast and elderberry dressing, Coq au Vin and Granny Smith apples three ways.

As part of Tennerfest we are also offering locals a special overnight stay rate of £89 (based on two people sharing a Classic room) so you can enjoy dinner, and then enjoy a few Wheadon’s and Tonics in the bar and the comfort of a hotel bed for the night.

The Bella Luce’s Tennerfest menu is available for both lunch and dinner.

Roast Tomato Soup [V]

Whipped Beetroot
Goats curd, walnut relish, grilled sourdough [V]

Roast Wood Pigeon
Yorkshire toast, elderberry dressing

Wheadon’s Cured Salmon Tartar
Pickled beets, avocado


Minted Pea & Gorgonzola Risotto [V]

Coq Au Vin
Tarragon mash, root vegetables

Pan-roasted Seabream
Gnocchi, leeks, clams

Balsamic Marinated Hanger Steak
Chimichurri, potato fondant, celeriac purée


Thyme Profiteroles
Lemon sorbet, honeyed oats

Granny Smith Apple Three Ways

Bitter Chocolate Mousse
Fresh raspberries

Selection of Local Cheeses
Apple chutney, oatcakes

Two Courses - £15

Three Courses - £20

Written by:

Bella Luce