When I first moved to Jersey, the first company I ever worked for, were named the Huggler Group. They have a portfolio of ventures, including hotels, restaurants, beauty and beverages.
One such venture, and a very successful one I might add, is Bohemia Bar & Restaurant. Bohemia is a Michelin Star restaurant, originally headed up by Shaun Rankin, as you may have seen in my previous post about his Don Street Deli.
Now spearheaded by the super talented Steve Smith, Bohemia’s Bar has been a favourite spot of mine for many years now and I’ve had some very memorable occasions and events there. It’s very cosmopolitan, popular with business people for afterwork drinks and equally as popular with tourists.
It has a very unassuming and unpretentious entrance in Green Street, St Helier, located just underneath the Club Hotel & Spa.
Inside, the decor is chic and stylish, a theme prominent throughout everything in Bohemia. From the decor, to the food and the staff. In particular the staff, I must say, they are not overbearing, but ever present and ridiculously helpful whilst being effortlessly cool!
I joined a couple of friends for a catch up and we opted to pull up a seat at the bar, where we settled for the evening. Starting with a crisp glass of French Sauvignon for me, before we all moved on to a delicious Argentinian Malbec.
One thing that may surprise you about Bohemia Bar is, that whilst the restaurant itself holds a coveted Michelin Star and can be slightly pricier than your average restaurant (understandably!), the bar drinks and bar snack menu are exceptionally reasonably priced. Go check it out for yourself, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
So, since the bar snack menu was so reasonably priced, we did the only reasonable thing we could think of … we ordered the whole lot!
Our own little buffet to take over the bar space for the evening! I should point out there were three of us and these are only snack sized portions, so we weren’t massively overindulging … honestly!
We indulged in Bohemias take on patatas bravas, fresh shrimp, crab and avocado toast, a twist on pork scratchings with a mustard dip and my personal favourite, a cheese platter to round it all off!
It’s a very relaxing way to spend an evening catching up with friends and it doesn’t break the bank either!
Maybe next time, we might even indulge a bit more and go for the full Michelin Star dinner, have you eaten there before? Let me know what you thought if so?