Jersey Royal season is in full swing

07 Jun 2018

Foodies fear not! The Jersey Royal season is in full swing and, once again, the flavoursome spuds are playing a starring role on our restaurant menus.

Royals make a welcome return

Unseasonably late snow and widespread frosts in March delayed the arrival of Jersey’s famously tasty spuds. But since May, the polythene has been pulled back, unveiling the lush green leaves and golden potatoes that decorate the Island’s rolling hills.

140 years of hand picked Royals

First grown by accident 140 years ago, Jersey Royals are famous for their unique taste and delicate skins. The potatoes owe their distinct flavour to Jersey’s light, nutritious soil and the local seaweed they are fertilised with. Royals can only be grown here in the Island and much of the crop is still harvested by hand.

Critically acclaimed potatoes

We're dedicated to using local produce in as many of our dishes as possible. But none get our kitchen team more excited than the Royal. Our head chef Lukasz Pietrasz isn’t the only critically acclaimed chef to sing their praises. Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and a host of other celebrity chefs have declared their love for our spuds, with food programmes and magazines awash with Royals at this time of year.

Scarce supply

The Jersey Royal season is notoriously short at the best of times. But this year the pesky weather has affected the yield, meaning they're in short supply. To make sure you don’t miss out on trying Jersey’s most famous ingredient, head to Greenhills and let us cook them to perfection for you.

Lunch, dinner or a light bite in afternoon - you choose a time and leave the cooking to us.

Call +44 (0) 1534 481 042 or email enquiries@greenhillshotel.com to make a reservation. Booking is essential.

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