Another beautiful dish we can expect to see from Head Chef Fred Clapperton once we are able to reopen.
Hibiscus, apple, blackberry
'This dish has had many incarnations and is a dish that has been with me since day one and so I simply have to bring it with me to Pembrokeshire.
I love playing with acidity and for me this dish has a perfect balance of acidity, sweetness, texture and of course a satisfying richness which we all want from dessert. In this version, set hibiscus creams are joined by a Granny Smith and Bramley apple stew, Coxes apple jellys, pickled blackberrys, lemon shortbread and a refreshing sorbet. The sorbet is made with all the surplus apple skins, helping to work towards a waste free environment in my kitchen, which is really important to me.'
We can't wait to reopen as soon as possible and behind the scenes our new Head Chef Fred Clapperton is preparing ideas for his menu, which will include the likes of this beautiful dish.
Plaice, courgette, basil, Taggiasca olive
'A beautiful fresh and light summer dish and will be a sure favourite on future menus. Hopefully we will be able to use courgettes grown in the kitchen garden at our sister business Grove of Narberth and I would love to use line caught seabass landed locally by Berwen Dennis, our local day boat supplier.'
Well done Keri from our sister business and lovely cafe that sits beneath our restaurant Kiosk Cafe Coppet Hall, thoroughly deserved xCongratulations to our amazing Kiosk Manager, Keri.
As well as her day job running our Kiosk Café, Keri has been working hard undertaking a course as part of a Career Development Programme with Chwarae Teg’s Agile Nation 2 Project.
We are delighted to share with you that she has recently passed her Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) Level 2 Award in Leadership & Team Skills.
Anybody who visits the Café can instantly understand why Keri has played a leading role in its growing success since she took over 3 years ago. She really does an exceptional job leading the team and building fabulous relationships with our customers at Coppet Hall.
She is the beating heart of the café and is a lady that truly cares. We are thrilled with her latest achievement and know that the future of this business is safe in her hands.
Another dish to expect on the menu by our new Head Chef Fred Clapperton, when it is safe for us to open. The Pembrokeshire coastline is just perfect for his ambition to use foraged items.
'Simple in appearance but a delicious combination of girolles, broad beans and apricot lifted by the anise notes of the sweet cicely which is a delicate wild herb. Using wild herbs, leaves and berries is a real passion of mine which I will be introducing across the menu. I am really looking forward to seeing what I can find on along the coast, hedgerows and woodlands local to the restaurant.'
We can't wait to welcome our guests back to Coast and even more so to introduce our fabulous new Head Chef Fred Clapperton and his delicious menu.
Fred will be sharing some dishes that we can all look forward to enjoying once we open and his thoughts on the dish.
First up is this beautiful dish.
Pembrokeshire tomatoes, smoked eel.
'This dish evolved for the idea of a ham and tomato but replacing the smokey ham with eel. I love eel as a slightly unusual ingredient and the bones are used to make an intense broth for the dish. We will be pairing this with a variety of cooked, fresh and dried tomatoes to help capture every taste and texture a tomato has to offer.'
Our team and regular guests are looking forward to welcoming our 'new' Head Chef Fred Clapperton to Coast Restaurant when we reopen.
Fred has moved to sunny Pembrokeshire from the Surrey Hills where he was Head Chef at Michelin starred Clockhouse Restaurant in Ripley. Fred took on the Head Chef role at the restaurant in 2016 winning his first Michelin star one year later which he has retained until his departure.
We are delighted to confirm that our Coast Restaurant and Kiosk Cafe will be able to reopen its doors once this nasty virus has passed.
Coast and the Kiosk (part of the Seren Collection) has been able to secure the government backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan to protect our future in the aftermath of Covid-19. Lots of businesses are currently working with their lenders to protect themselves with these arrangements and we wish them the best of luck in that endeavour. It is vitally important to the British economy that all of us are successful in re-establishing ourselves once the virus has passed us by.
We are also pleased to confirm that the government furloughing arrangements mean that every member of our team here at Coast and within the Seren Collection, over 100 in total, have been retained. This means that the exceptional quality standards our customers enjoyed before the crisis are assured once we reopen.
The loan also protects our valued business partners and suppliers who can be assured that we will meet our obligations to them over the coming weeks. Protecting your future is a clear priority for us too, and helps us all have the best chance of seamlessly rebooting our operations when the time comes.
Thank you again to all those in UK & Welsh Government, Kate Nicholls and her team at UKHospitality, Greer Hooper at Barclays and our other lenders for the remarkable support and concern for our industry and ourselves during these extraordinary times.
Finally, thank you for the hundreds of messages of support from our wonderful guests who understand how much our restaurant means to us and our team. We look forward to welcoming you to Coast Restaurant soon.
So pleased to hear that. We look forward to enjoying your wonderful hospitality again as soon as we can, and to working with you again when things return to some kind of normal. Take care everyone and love and best wishes to all of your staff, customers, and their friends and families. If any of you have bored children - check out our competition Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Company. X
Well done, good work.......look forward to seeing you all when this is over 💙
Good Luck. We will be back when this wretched business is over
Great news - well done to all of you. we’ll look forward very much to visiting again 🙂
What a great message , as professional and good as your food 👏
Fantastic news will definitely pay a visit when we can
That's great news!
Great news we look forward to returning
Great News! Stay safe and well everyone x
Really hope that we can see you all again early summer .. 😎
Excellent news. Xx
So so pleased!
Great news, we have a gift voucher and are looking forward to celebrating with you when you reopen
Such amazing news and it is great to see these schemes already working.
Can’t wait to visit again. Already needing beautiful food NOT cooked by myself 😂
Great news - a lovely restaurant in a stunning location
Good to hear it. Stay safe x
Brilliant news glad to here that the scheme is up & running to give business peace of mind 😁
Great news and can’t wait to visit when this is over 👍🏼
Wonderful and positive story...❤️
Brilliant news can't wait to visit again. Fantastic meal ♥️
Fantastic news and we look forward to visiting again 🙌
It has been an emotional time over the last few weeks which has been overwhelming for everybody. As per the government instruction we have now closed our doors for the time being whilst the country deals with the implications of coronavirus.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support and goodwill we have received over the last few weeks as so many of you were so clearly concerned for us and our survival. Its been an emotional rollercoaster slowly watching our dreams and livelihoods falling apart but the Chancellor has changed all that. We can now see a clear path ahead and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Coast Restaurant very soon.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this most difficult of times.