First things first – Alderney is a pure fire gem. That much I know. Some 200-ish countries into my zany escapade around the world and it takes a lot to impress me now. But Alderney 🇬🇬 had it. It is an unbelievably satisfying place.
From riding the country’s epic railway line, to nights on the rip, to a feast over fire in a farm to visiting the national football stadium, to sunset proseccos, this is a gem for every tourist who dares to cross its threshold.
Here I was, heading to the quirkily named The Blonde Hedgehog 🟡🦔. Most locals call it “The Blonde”. It’s a pub come bar come restaurant come hotel come cultural exchange all in one. The duty manager fits in perfectly too a blonde lady called April. I’m not fooling you. I ordered up a local ale on tap. Delightful. I’m on the Waveride Pale Ale.
Then the Sunday lunch menu arrives.
On the elegant starter menu, I’m by the seaside here on an island so it had to be a fishdish. I opt for the salmon fishcake with lemon mayonnaise. 🐠🍣🍰🍋
If you’ve seen my body on a beach or followed my journey, you’ll know I’m not fat, nor a big eater. I’m not even able to get fat when I try, my stomach can’t handle it! Bear in mind I’ve already eaten a full Aldernic breakfast on that day at La Ville Hotel . So a three course lunch was out of my stomach’s question. Instead, I skip the main and go for dessert. Had I chose a main, I’d have opted for the Kiln Farm beef. 👨🌾🐄🍖
But dessert it is to be. I’m in for the chocolate salt pot 🍫⚪ it comes with walnut cream and a crispy, sugary cracker on top.
The entire meal is delightful. I kind of feel like I wanted a bigger stomach that day so I could also eat a main. The Blonde Hedgehog is also a hotel and self-catering apartment venue. Here are a few more photos from it.
Here are the details for booking a table at the Blonde Hedgehog 🟡🦔 in Saint Anne, Alderney:
The price for Sunday lunch is £28 for two of the courses, or £36 for all three.