It’s no secret that we absolutely love breakfast, it’s our favourite meal of the day and although there are many arguments about whether or not it actually makes you a healthier human for eating it we know it makes us feel fantastic.
Breakfast sets us up for the day so when we found out breakfast was included in our hotel stay at The Somerville in Jersey we were ecstatic. Breakfast on an average day is great but breakfast at a hotel is even better.
The view from The Somerville restaurant is truly breath taking, it overlooks St Aubins bag and on a clear day you can see for miles.
The Somerville breakfast spread certainly didn’t disappoint, it was a self-service buffet and there was a lot of choice. Upon arrival at the restaurant we were shown to a table and the waitress took our tea and coffee orders and asked us if we would like some toast which of course we did.
We asked the waitress if they had any dairy free milk for our coffee and she said yes, we were pleasantly surprised! We love the fact more and more hotels are offering soya milk (it’s so delicious in coffee).
The continental breakfast on offer at The Somerville was pretty impressive and it resulted in us going up time and time again. We don’t like mixing our food you know how some people will go up to the breakfast buffet and pile their plate with some eggs, croissants, fruit, cheese you name it they have it piled high on one plate, we honestly couldn’t think of anything worse instead we just opt for a number of different courses.
There were a selection of fruit juices including; orange, apple, grapefruit & tomato juice which were all incredibly fresh.
There was a large selection of spreads and jams you could have with your toast including Marmite and Nutella (two of our favourites) the Jams came in those cute little jars something that we love when visiting a hotel and there were so many flavours including; marmalade, strawberry, blackcurrant and clear honey.
There was a selection of fresh pastries including croissants, pan au raison, cinnamon swirls and pan au chocolate which looked really delicious but we didn’t actually opt for pastries this time (shock horror).
In the fridge section there was a selection of Muller yoghurts, plain Greek yoghurt and pre made yoghurt berry pots which were delicious. Next to the yoghurt was an assortment of fruit; berries, grapefruit, Pineapple, watermelon which we put on top of our yoghurt.
The smoked salmon was also in the fridge and we nearly missed it the first time, but spotted it last minute and tucked in right away. Smoked salmon is an all time favourite so we always make sure we opt for that especially when in Jersey, the fish is always so fresh and tastes incredible. There were several cold meats and cheeses as well.
The cereal selection included; rice krispies, corn flakes, wearabix, museli, bran flakes and all bran so if you are hoping for coco pops then sadly you will be dissapointed. You can order porridge as well from one of the waitresses or waiters.
The cooked breakfast had everything you would expect including: bacon, sausage, black pudding, hash browns, cooked tomatoes, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, fried eggs and poached eggs could be ordered.
Overall we would definitely rate the breakfast, it was delicious and set us up for the day ahead!