When travelling to Jersey, one thing to be sure of bringing with you is a healthy appetite. The island packs a rich and colourful larder into its nine by five food miles. Peckish visitors can delve into enticing farm stalls and food markets, munch their way through mouthwatering menus at beach shacks, relish local flavours served up at bistros and cafes or, truly tantalise tastebuds at luxury restaurants or AA Rosette awarded eateries plating up perfection. Let's not forget the range of places to quench your thirst be it contemporary cocktail bars or olde worlde country pubs, Jersey really does have it all.
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Chilled beach vibes meet urban bistro at this island-inspired neighbourhood restaurnt in the heart of St Helier. Escape here for a lazy lunch or casual dinner, or to sip cocktails or coffee on the terrace as you people watch and soak up the surroundings. You'll also find Jersey Crab Shack at St Brelade and Gorey.
Sitting on the south coast of Jersey close to St Helier and just a stone's throw from St Aubin's Harbour, Mark Jordan at the Beach offers unrivalled views of the bay, and top quality produce cooked simply and served in a casual, relaxed setting. The restaurant proudly boasts a Michelin Bib Gourmand for good food and good valuye for money as well as two AA Rosettes.
This boutique restaurant is located on the east of the island overlooking Mont Orgueil Castle and the harbour of Gorey. Casual fine dining with plenty of local seafood on offer, as well as meat and vegetarian options.
Nestled on the harbour wall in Rozel Bay, the Hungry Man offers a wide range of food, from gourmet burgers to crab sandwiches and delicious homemade cakes. All seating is al fresco, while the atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried.
Visit El Tico, Jersey’s original beach café, and possibly one of Britain’s original surf schools. Perched on the very edge of St Ouen's Beach and in the middle of one of the finest surf bays in Europe. El Tico Beach Cantina, is a world class destination for fabulous food, great wine and glorious beachside sunsets.
Le Braye is a family owned beachside bistro offering simple, fresh and delicious food and drink. The food pays homage to British seaside classics whilst Mediterranean influences nod to the more southern geography. The food is always fresh, locally sourced wherever possible, and consistently unfussy and delicious.
The Portelet Inn is a 16th century inn with real olde-worlde charm. Grab a table in the loft or the alfresco seating for sweeping views out to sea overlooking Portelet Bay. Cosy up in The Granite Bar with its real fireplace, low beams and comfy armchairs whilst sampling a wide range of cask ales, lagers and wines. Mamma’s Kitchen serves up hearty firm favourites in a modern airy setting while little ones can build up an appetite with swashbuckling fun in the indoor Pirate Pete play area or the outdoor galleon ship.
Treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea on the terrace or in the brasserie and tuck into a selection of traditional sandwiches, scones and cakes whilst overlooking Elizabeth Castle and the Marina. Why not pre-book our great value afternoon tea package before you go?