Whether you fancy a lazy lunch, a family dinner, fusion food or to celebrate a special occasion in style, The Boat House Group will have an establishment to suit. The Group has four venues across the island with a very experienced and passionate team working behind the scenes.
There are four fantastic restaurants within the Group. In St Aubin The Boat House boasts beautiful views whilst serving fine food and a huge wine & drinks selection. Just across the road is The Spice House offering a fusion of Indian flavours with fresh Jersey local produce. Not too far away in St Brelade is The Tree House which has a lovely family feel with indoor and outdoor children’s play areas but the real reason to visit is to enjoy a hand made pizza with your favourite toppings cooked in their wood burning pizza oven. Up in the north of the island In St John is The Farm House which is a real family affair with a husband & wife team front of house and in the kitchen all ready to make your visit that little bit more special.
We met up with Scott Murray, operations manager for The Boat House Group to ask him a little bit more about his job.
It is a 9-5 job:
It most definitely is not! I tend to start at 8am, answering email enquiries etc. I then try to spend as much of my time in the restaurants as possible. I enjoy the buzz of service. My job covers broad areas of the business from planning budgets to catching up with the teams in each of the restaurants and I will just jump in and help wherever I am needed to help the guys out.
Do you have a favourite dish on any of the four menus, one that you’d always recommend to friends or visitors:
I have worked with the Head Chef from The Spice House in the past in Edinburgh and I always enjoy two dishes equally from The Spice House, the Chicken Jalfrezi and the Butter Chicken. Those are my recommendations but to be honest all of Chef Anand’s food is fantastic, there are just some dishes you like more than others.
With this recommendation in mind we also spoke to Chef Anand, the man at the helm in The Spice House Kitchen, so he could tell us a little more about what to expect from a visit to this little oasis based in St Aubin.
Tell us a little bit about the Spice House, for those who may not have visited before:
An authentic, traditional Indian menu in a restaurant with the look of an old Indian ‘mini-palace’
You have spent time working around the world before coming here to Jersey, where has been your favourite:
Singapore and Mexico, tied! I am always fascinated by learning cultures in different countries and even here in Jersey it is a little different from back home in Scotland, it is about learning what the customer wants and then delivering…
What’s your favourite dish on the menu:
Crab Banjara. Full of taste with not a lot of calories. And it is made with fresh Jersey produce!
What about those who are unsure of spice and heat in their food?
I would say to try the Butter Chicken, it is a safe option and just full of flavour. Perfect for dipping a naan bread into.
What do you recommend if someone has eaten something very spicy and wants a quick fix to stop the burn:
Yogurt will cool you down quickly.
The Spice House, St Aubin
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