Restaurants open on Ynys Môn / Anglesey

As we get ready to welcome visitors back to our beautiful island, we wanted to do a round-up of some of our favourite spots to eat. All of our businesses are adapting to the new climate, and our best advice would be to check out individual websites before setting off...

We’re opening – with extra precautions

We are so pleased to be opening our shop and cafe for takeaways. From July 11th our shop will be reopening, and our cafe is already open for for takeaway food and drink only. Unfortunately, we are not currently running Behind the Scenes Tours.Opening times from July...

Asparagus on Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs + Herbs

INGREDIENTSServes 1 1 handful of asparagus spears 1 organic or free-range egg A thick slice of good bread Half a clove of garlic Pure Sea Salt or Pure Sea Salt with Roasted Garlic Freshly ground black pepper Extra virgin olive oil Halen Môn salted butter A small...

BBQ Lamb Leg with Flatbreads, Yoghurt + Herbs

INGREDIENTSServes 2 50g wholemeal flour 50g strong white bread flour 1 small pinch of instant yeast Oak Smoked Water 1 small handful of picked basil leaves 1 small handful of fennel fronds 75ml natural yoghurt 2 good quality lamb leg steaks Pure Sea Salt Smoked Over...

Charred Pineapple with Oak Smoked Sugar + Dark Rum

INGREDIENTSServes 6 1 ripe pineapple 80g Oak Smoked Sugar  2 tbsp of good, dark rum Flavourless sunflower oil  Pineapple is one of our absolute favourites on the BBQ - it instantly makes you feel like you’re on holiday.  See also: peaches with scorch marks, drizzled...

Smoky Celeriac + Green Onion Salad with Feta

INGREDIENTSServes 4 as a starter or 2 as a main course 1 small celeriac, peeled and cut into thick slices 4 fresh onions with green tops (or 8 spring onions) 1/2 red chilli, sliced 1 tbsp Oak Smoked Water 1 small bunch of thyme, chopped 1 lemon Extra virgin olive oil...

Wild Garlic Pesto

INGREDIENTS 120g leaves of wild garlic (the equivalent of about half a carrier bag) 40g sunflower seeds 60g Hafod cheddar, finely grated. Sunflower oil Pure Sea Salt Freshly ground black pepper  Wild Garlic is in full flower here on Anglesey, but it won't be around...

Five Companies Giving Back Now

1) Goodwash company  This amazing Welsh social enterprise is the brand behind our brand spanking new Wave Wellbeing Collection. They already donate their profits to several incredible charities, but have stepped things up a gear since the corona virus crisis, and are...

Beginner’s Bread Recipes + Inspiration

A quick scroll through instagram reveals that lockdown around the world has dawned a new era of enthusiasm for baking bread. Whether it's sourdough you're looking to learn to slap and fold, or a simple squidgy soda bread you want to make and eat within the hour, we...

Stewed Rhubarb with Marscapone + Salted Granola

INGREDIENTSSERVES 4 - 6 FOR THE GRANOLA: 75g unsalted butter 60ml maple syrup 150g oats 25g sesame seeds 50g flaked almonds ¼ teaspoon Pure Sea Salt, or to taste FOR THE RHUBARB: 6 sticks (about 500g) rhubarb 1 orange, zested and juiced 2 bay leaves 100-150g golden...

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Tide Bars: Toasted Sesame + Sea Salt Flapjacks

Tide Bars: Toasted Sesame + Sea Salt Flapjacks

INGREDIENTSFlapjack base 150g golden syrup 1 tbsp honey 200g Halen Môn sea salted butter 350g rolled oats 60g soft brown sugar  Salted caramel layer 60g soft brown sugar 130ml double cream 60g Halen Môn sea salted butter Pure Sea Salt Toppings 150g dark chocolate 50g...

Meera Sodha’s Leek + Pea Samosas

Meera Sodha’s Leek + Pea Samosas

INGREDIENTSMAKES: 18-22 750g trimmed leeks 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp black mustard seeds 1 large white onion, finely sliced 4 cm ginger, peeled and grated 200g peas (fresh or defrosted) 1 1/2 tsp garam masala 3/4 tsp ground cumin 3/4 tsp chilli...

Win! A bottle of Jin Môr

Win! A bottle of Jin Môr

Do you like to mix things up when it comes to cocktails? We’re (always!) looking for new ways to drink gin, most especially Jin Môr. This St David’s Day we’ll be giving away a 70cl bottle of Jin Môr to the most inventive, delicious, and beautiful cocktail we see a...

Bespoke Events at Halen Môn

Bespoke Events at Halen Môn

We have had a couple of private events at Halen Môn over the years, as the backdrop of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia is pretty hard to beat.Sea air and mountain views, right on the edge of the Menai Strait. As of 2019, we now have a beautiful tipi, as well as a food...

Anna Jones’ Cavolo Nero Spanakopita

Anna Jones’ Cavolo Nero Spanakopita

INGREDIENTSServes 10 Olive oil, for cooking and brushing 2 leeks, finely shredded 600g Cavolo Nero 1 red chilli 2 cloves garlic 100g almonds, toasted A bunch of mixed soft herbs (I like mint, dill, coriander and parsley) 1 lemon zest 200g feta, crumbled 1/8 nutmeg,...

Classic Bara Brith

Classic Bara Brith

INGREDIENTSFor one loaf: 1 pint of mixed dried fruit. We use a mixture of raisins, dates and prunes. ½ pint soft dark brown sugar 1 free-range egg ½ pint of strong Earl Grey tea ½ tsp mixed spice Pinch of  Pure Sea Salt 1 pint self-raising flour This classic Welsh tea...

Roasted Chilli + Garlic Sea Salt Squash

Roasted Chilli + Garlic Sea Salt Squash

INGREDIENTS A butternut squash Olive oil Pure Sea Salt with Garlic and Chili Fancy a simple, comforting Sunday supper? Peel and very thinly slice a butternut squash (don't put your knife all the way through) Rub it with good olive oil, Pure Sea Salt with Chilli and...

Autumn/ Winter Events at Halen Môn

Autumn/ Winter Events at Halen Môn

Our brand-new tipi has arrived, and our cafe is open seven days a week in the day time.  We also have a host of delicious evening events lined up to see us through the cold and crisp months ahead. We sell tickets for evening events through Eventbrite - click the dates...

Finding an Alternative to Plastic

Finding an Alternative to Plastic

We started Halen Môn in 1997 because we love the area where we live. It makes sense then that we care deeply about the environment. Our packaging is an absolute priority for us and we are actively looking into alternatives to our current plastic pouches. It is sadly...

Wild Swimming Spots in North Wales

Wild Swimming Spots in North Wales

Wild Swimming, or simply swimming outdoors as some people would prefer to call it, has enjoyed a real resurgence in recent years in the UK. Something about the bracing water, the rushing air and the natural high of submerging yourself outdoors is addictive. North...

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