Island Life Magazine Ltd December 2008/January 2009 - Page 97

FOOD & DRINK life Restaurant serves up fresh, local ideas for the New Year Despite gloomy predictions for the New Year, one Island restaurant is fighting back with some recession-busting offers for the coming winter months. The St Helens Restaurant, on the Lower Green Road in St Helens, has slashed the price of mid-week dining from an average of £26.50 for three courses to only £18.99 per person. A two-course option for those with smaller appetites is also available at only £15.50. Couple this with a bottle of special wine for only £9.50 makes for an affordable evening out. The St Helens has always strived to offer good value and portions and source as much local produce as possible, but Mark is realistic about how the current climate is affecting the restaurant trade. “Purses are being stretched to the max, consumer confidence is very low and I feel that it is more important than ever to support our local economy and independent traders and offer the best va