Samphire is celebrating the award of the Michelin Star, just six months after it opened in St Helier, Jersey.
The 2019 Awards were announced earlier this week in London. The world’s highest gastronomic award is given only to those restaurants that can demonstrate excellence, consistently, in the creation and serving of their food.
Samphire has a sister restaurant ‘Street’, which is pioneering street food in Jersey.
Head Chef Lee Smith’s individual blend of traditionalism and innovation in his cuisine and his focus on producing simple, well cooked food has gained him an enviable reputation among local chefs.
Samphire Chief Executive Chula Whelan said: “I cannot describe just how proud and excited we are to have been named in this year’s Michelin Star awards. We have worked so hard on every detail of the business.
“It is important to say that even with this incredible award, Samphire is a vibrant venue for all people, whether they are dropping by for a coffee and a chat with friends or sitting down for an exquisite dining experience. Of course, we have to ensure our food is of the highest standard, not just on one day but every day.
“The Star is recognition of the whole experience and for that I have to thank each member of my team – they have been outstanding.”