The latest re-launch from Liberation Group brings Hugo’s restaurant and bar to the scene of St Helier.
Re-branded from its previous glory; Dix Neuf is now Hugo’s, boasting unique interiors and an innovative menu made up of locally sourced produce.
The strategic restaurant-café-bar collaboration has been re-branded and redeveloped to reach its true potential, offering an all day dining concept with fresh ideas and a new way of thinking. Liberation Group are the owners of 75 pubs, bars, eateries and drinks businesses across the Channel Islands with predominantly freehold pubs, an award winning brewery and two well-known retail and wholesale chains.
Hugo’s plays home to a 2000 square foot trading area, with the kitchen, toilets and managers accommodation on the first floor. The trading area has been decked out by main contractors K1 and designers LAP with mis-matched furniture, distressed fabrics, rustic iron, reclaimed timber and eclectic light fittings.
Mark Crowther, Chief Executive at Liberation Group said:
“Hugo’s is very different than the look which we had before in Dix Neuf in terms of the look and style. The designers LAP included a number of reclaimed pieces creating a unique look which is different to anything we’ve previously done.”
Mark believes that the £130,000 development, which took place across just two weeks, will be an immense success.
“The feedback since re-opening has been fantastic, within the first week sales exceeded our expectations and we’re really pleased with the finish. The project is important for the community as it’s delivering an all day trading site, so now people have somewhere to go for breakfast right through to supper.
“For us, this project was very important to be involved with as it’s a flagship branch in the centre of St Helier so we wanted to do a good job that people would appreciate; which they do!”
Hugo’s consists of a casual restaurant, a bar and a small retail outlet. Hugo’s Eatery offers an eclectic mix of dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner, for afternoon tea or for a slice of cake. The restaurant also offers the option to bring along a partner in the evening to enjoy their “candlelit dinner for two”; including wine for only £17.50 each.
Hugo’s Bar offers a great range of beers, including the locally brewed Liberation Ale and the Liberation Craft Ale; both of which are a must try. They also have chilled wines by the carafe, bottle and glass, perfect for sunny days, enjoyed whilst topping up your tan in the alfresco astro-turf area.
As well as great food and drink Hugo’s Store retails a fine selection of Chutney’s, Jams, Oils and Ales; all of which are locally sourced. Choose from Liberation Ale Chutney, Little Miss Piggy’s Bacon Jam\Chutney, Rhubarb, Ginger and Lime Jam, Perello Olives, Nunez de Prado EV Olive Oil, Liberation Ale gift packs and Liberation 140 Celebration Ale amongst an extensive list.
Situated in the town centre, Hugo’s opens at 10am serving food between the hours of 11am and 9:30pm and closing at 11pm. Hugo’s welcomes families and is an ideal location for a quick meal, a browse around the shop or for larger gatherings.
For more information on Hugo’s please visit www.liberationgroup.com