Thankfully Hibernia escaped major damage from Hurricane Irma . We have learnt much from the positive spirit and resilience of the Anguillian people. This has inspired us in many ways. We are more convinced than ever that we must value the important things in life and continue to follow our heart. We have many things to be grateful for. For the past 30 years, the food & atmosphere at Hibernia Restaurant & Art Gallery has reflected our experiences & annual Asian travels. Our location in Island Harbour means we have access to the best & freshest local sea food. "My cuisine has been described by some as eclectic but I would prefer the term personal. As a French chef, my respect for the French culinary values never fades and I enjoy blending them with my latest discoveries." This year’s journey took us to Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia , Bali, Thailand & Laos. In every country we search for Art to re-stock our Gallery but we also keep an eye open for new products & spices to incorporate into our new menu. From Cambodia we brought the world’s very best pepper from Kampot. On the Bolaven plateau of Laos we found coffee highly sought after by coffee lovers, with a production too small to export (we have only enough to flavour our ice-cream). In Myanmar, we discovered a new way of using tea. The leaves are pickled with chilies and served in a salad. In Japan we searched for new flavours & seasonings including the best quality of katsuobushi (bonito flakes), shirasu (dried baby anchovies) & seaweed. As we need to re-plant our spice garden destroyed by Irma, we will bring back Thailand’s sweet basil seeds & lemongrass shoots & we hope that our Kaffir lime tree survived the hurricane. We will always try to treat our guests to a most memorable meal. We can proudly say that everything served to you is hand-made in our kitchen; including healthy brown bread, sauce bases, ice-creams, sorbets & all the deserts.
For wine lovers, we have sourced and ship ourselves annually the finest of wines from some of France’s very best winemakers. Mary Pat is happy to share her knowledge, to assist you with that special wine choice. We will be re-opening as planned at the beginning of November. A trip to Hibernia Restaurant & Art Gallery is a memory to treasure and we are excited to welcome you back or to welcome you for the first time.
HIBERNIA RESTAURANT & ART GALLERY opened in 1987 when Mary-Pat & Raoul moved to Anguilla. "Since the purchase of the property in 2013, we have made extensive structural changes, all in the interest of beautifying our restaurant and turning it into an oasis of peace and tranquility. The tables now border a Balinese-style water pool, nestled in a stone sculpture garden filled with dessert roses. During your visit, enjoy wandering through the art gallery to browse our latest collection of Southeast Asian paintings, hand-made silver jewelry & antiques".
If you are looking for a special place to stay, Our newly renovated Villa Hibernia is for rent. For more information please visit: www.villahibernia.com
The art collection reflects our personal taste and is really anything that we find to be beautiful in any medium and every price range.