One of the great things about this Island is the food. We have some great resturaunts that serve up some amazing dishes. So when Tennerfest time is about I’m keen to try a few new places, and book in to eat at the places I can’t always afford to go to.
My Mum usually tries to come over at this time of year, but alas Aerlingus have changed their schedule and now there is no direct flights from Ireland so I’ll have to do this Tennerfest without her this year.
On my hit list this year are the following:
I’ll be heading here with Gillian so you know its one of the more expensive ones. I’ve never been to Longueville Manor before, but since moving here I’ve heard lots about it. Mostly about the good food.
The Hotel itself is kinda old school, but in the best way. Cosy, welcoming and lush. On arrival we were greeted at the door by who I assume was the host. He knew all about our booking and informed us that some of our party had arrived and were waiting in the lounge area. It was a beautiful day, so he mentioned that their were some seats available by the pool area. I was so pleased it was a nice day because the pool area is divine! We had a few drinks out by the pool, and once our full party had arrived we were informed when we were ready our table was available.
I really liked the dinning room, it has two section that are connected with a large doorway. Our table was in the larger section near the back. We had a party of nine. I know I know a big gang of girls equals trouble, but we were very well behaved! Well until we left Longville anyway ha ha.
Restaurants participating in Tennerfest have a set menu, this can sometimes be a let down, but Longueville Manor didn’t disappoint!
I had the crab starter. I love shellfish but more often than not I always feel funny for days after it. This was totally worth it!
For main I had the beef bourguignon, Longueville style of course. It was one of the best mains I’ve had in a long time. The gravy was soooo good and I liked that the waitress poured it. Don’t know why I just liked that little touch of class.
Now onto the BEST bit, dessert of course! I was torn, but ended up going for the cheesecake. To my surprise it was deconstructed, but it didn’t disappoint.
To wash it all down I made a very bad life choice and decided to share a bottle of prosecco with Gillian. Delish but it lead to a messy night.
Service was very good! I’m not sure if they had a few newbies or not as the service was a bit odd at times but I’m thinking that it might have been a bit daunting for them to be serving a table full of ladies and TBH I’m sure he couldn’t understand a word I was saying I was so hyper, ha ha.
Also can we just take a minute for the cheese cart…
All in all it was a lovely dining experience, I’ll definitely be booking in for next year’s Tennerfest and I think next on the cards this year will be Bohemia Bar and Jersey Pearl Café.
Where did you get to this Tennerfest? And what did you think? Let me know in the comments below!