From their newly renovated home on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, thirty somethings Jane and Myles Lambert are living their ultimate handcrafted dream – running their busy yet relaxed coastal café and their new funky shop, whilst continually making the most of the idyllic lifestyle they have created the sea.
As a result, a new book Surf Café Living, created by Orca Publications, shares all their inspiring and often-easy tips so that you can recreate the infectious spirit and style of the couple.
Surf Café Living is the couple’s second book. Since the release of their first publication, The Surf Café Cookbook, Jane and Myles have created a stunning place of their own, transforming a rundown 100-year old cottage into a contemporary ‘country meets beach’ house with their undeniable joint passion and creativity, utilizing ideas and know-how from local designers and craftsmen. In Surf Café Living, they share the remarkable transformation of Cedar Rose house against the stunning backdrop of Knocknarae mountain.
Flick through the pages to discover how to construct a fire pit for barbecues and how to develop the perfect outdoor shower alongside easy tips for salvaging buried treasure and upcycling hessian coffee sacks into stylish cushion overs. This book is dedicated to making your house a personal but stylish home and opening it up with great friends, family and – of course –delectable food, always designed for sharing.
At the heart of the book are 50 mouthwatering recipes, driven by Myles’ love of fresh, local,
organic produce and simplistic seasonal cooking following the same unfussy, characterful style
that you’d find in their award-winning Shells Café.
Talented chef Myles takes you on a culinary journey through the seasons with easy-to-make, lip-smackingly good grub. Think Cola Pulled Pork, Coconut Thai Crab Cakes, Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, Spatchcock Chicken With Salsa Verde, with Polka Dot Cake, Chocolate Raspberry
Tart and homemade marshmallows and macaroons to complete the perfectly delicious, sociable and laid back meal.
But this is much more than just a cookbook. Surf Café Living explores everything from keeping chickens and bees, harvesting herbs and knowing your edible flowers, to making inventive party
decorations and sourcing the perfect vintage treasure for your home. Early morning surfs. Community Yoga. Sensational Sunsets. Gloriously messy beach barbecues. Outside gatherings and candlelit dinners. The fresh sea air and the sand between your toes. This book evokes those wonderful memories of seaside holidays and encapsulates all that is great about coastal living.

Mouthwatering easy to follow recipes made with fresh, local produce.
• Reflects the growing interest in beach culture and lifestyle.
• A range of easy to make projects for the house and garden


Food and the outdoors are Jane and Myles Lamberth’s great passions.Myles learnt his cookery skills in unique locations around the world: he’s cooked on campfires in Africa while river guiding, been a chef at exclusive chalets in the French Alps, and worked for a top catering company in the US where he cooked for musicians like Annie Lennox, The Gypsy Kings and even Snoop Dogg. Jane, meanwhile, began her career in marketing but her love of travel soon took her away from the city to destinations that offered surf or snow.

They met in 2004, whilst working at the prestigious 5-star Headland Hotel in Cornwall. They spent their summers by the sea and winters in the Alps, before eventually putting down some permanent roots in Strandhill, on the beautiful coast of northwest Ireland, where they opened Shells Café in 2010 and they haven’t looked back since. Ireland’s Atlantic coast is fast becoming one of the Europe’s top destinations for surfers with some of the best waves in the world and it’s the perfect place for Jane and Myles to create great food and live the outdoor lifestyle they love. The restaurant quickly gained a loyal following and in April 2014 they won the Best Casual Restaurant Award at the regional final of the Irish Restaurant Awards. Jane and Myles decided to write a book about their experiences, and so The Surf Café Cookbook was born (also published by Orca Publications). It has since been a runaway success. Jane and Myles received glowing reviews and have subsequently made appearances on James Nesbitt’s Ireland (ITV), Ireland AM

(TV3) and Nationwide (RTE).