Surfers Jane and Myles Lamberth are living their dream – running a bustling seaside café, creating a gorgeous home and enjoying the coastal lifestyle that goes with it. Surf Café Living is their second book, and here they once again serve up delicious, easy-to-make recipes with an emphasis on fresh, organic, seasonal produce.

After releasing their first title The Surf Café Cookbook, Jane and Myles transformed a rundown cottage into a contemporary beach house. In Surf Café Living, they share a wealth of design and style inspirations along with resourceful ideas for hosting friends and family. This book is all about stress-free, flavoursome entertaining. It will inspire you to invite guests around for brunch, throw an impromptu barbecue or take the next step and host a dinner party filled with music, tasty food, flowers and friends.

Surf Café Living explores everything from keeping bees and harvesting herbs to sourcing the perfect vintage treasure for your home. Taking his cue from the changing seasons, talented chef Myles shows you how to prepare mouth-watering dishes such as Calamari And Chorizo Salad, Veggie Noodle Soup, Pan-Fried Skate, Spatchcock Chicken With Salsa Verde, Cola Pulled Pork, Chocolate Raspberry Tart and Homemade Marshmallows. In these pages you’ll learn how to make upcycled cushion covers, inventive party decorations and campfire coffee too.

This book is dedicated to making your house a home and filling it with great friends, family and – of course – delectable food.


The first book, The Surf Café Cookbook –  is about cooking, eating and living the Irish way. From foraging on the beach to creating the perfect brunch to making homemade Baileys, this book encourages you to make locally produced food that’s fresh, fun, unpretentious and tasty. The perfect food for sharing with friends and family, around the kitchen table or on a blanket thrown on the ground. It’s contemporary Irish cooking with a soupçon of salty air. 

Most of all, this book is for the casual cook who likes delicious food that’s straightforward to make. You won’t need to shop all day for these recipes, and most will take less than an hour to make. And the Surf Café Cookbook is more than just a cookbook, with advice from local producers and useful tips ranging from how to gut fish to making crafty home accessories for special occasions.

The Surf Café Cookbook is inspired by a little café right by the sea called Shells on the beautiful west coast of Ireland. It’s a place where you can get a handcrafted crab sandwich or beef and Guinness stew or a slice of tangy lemon square.

The area is enchanting, combining an atmospheric village with beautiful unspoilt beaches, and a vibrant cultural heritage with an energetic community. It’s the perfect place for surfers Jane and Myles Lamberth to create, cook and live an outdoor lifestyle, and they want to share this rich experience with you.

This is coastal living at its best.

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