The iconic Lifeboat Cafe, nestled on Albert Pier in St. Helier is expected to reopen in early November.
The seaside eatery has undergone a remarkable transformation, breathing new life into a cherished local harbour kiosk.
Last week marked a significant milestone in this revival as a brand-new timber kiosk was craned into position, replacing the weathered previous cafe (pictured).
This innovative structure, two years in the planning and fabrication, represents a substantial improvement in both design and functionality. It ensures that the historical character of Albert Pier remains while enhancing the overall experience.
The all-new Lifeboat Cafe boasts a timber kiosk, complete with an alfresco dining area featuring outdoor seating and parasols. The cafe will remain true to its core by offering rolls and seaside classics with a sea view, all wrapped up in a welcoming, community-focused hangout.
Operations Manager, Ozzie, expressed his excitement, stating: “After a two-year journey, we’re thrilled to be an integral part of the local harbour community, reopening this beloved seaside eatery.
“It’s not just a cafe; it’s a welcoming community-focused hangout for everyone serving our dockers’ favourite morning rolls, fresh coffee, burgers and hotdogs, Jersey ice cream milkshakes and ice creams, fish specials, and classic chip shop dishes. Our new setup represents a leap forward in design and functionality while preserving the historical character of Albert Pier. We look forward to welcoming you to the Lifeboat Cafe.
“We would also like to thank the various local crews that have helped put this together, including G4S, BLN, Ports of Jersey, Solent Stevedores, Quints Design co, Jersey Deep Freeze, Sutton Crane Hire, Mac Architects, Rothwells Engineers, Ductwork Systems, Air Heating Ltd, J Gomes, JM Welding Ltd, Modulek UK.”
The reopening of the iconic Lifeboat Cafe marks an exciting chapter in the history of Albert Pier. It is set to reopen with a warm welcome this November.