If you’re looking for a destination that offers real quality of life, Jersey could be your match made in heaven. With idyllic beaches, historical sites and sprawling green spaces, there’s plenty to occupy your days as you explore the island.
When it’s time to relax and unwind, you’ll find that fine dining in Jersey is an experience all of its own. The island is home to a number of highly regarded restaurants, many of which hold AA Rosettes and Michelin stars. And with such huge choice, eating out in Jersey really is for everyone, no matter what their age or taste.
Globally Acclaimed Restaurants
If you’re looking for fine food with a local flavour, Tassili at the Grand Jersey should be high on your list. Head Chef Nicolas Valmagna combines fresh Jersey produce with a nod to his French heritage. Nicolas Valmagna was appointed in early 2015, and has experience working under Raymond Blanc.
For British specialties, Ocean at The Atlantic Hotel is globally renowned, having held its Michelin star for 9 consecutive years. Despite its name, Ocean has an incredibly diverse selection of dishes, including varied vegetarian options and a 7 course tasting menu.
Bohemia is a Michelin starred venue in St Helier itself, and specialises in tasting menus and a wide choice of wines. It was featured in the 2014 Good Food Guide as the top restaurant on the island.
Shaun Rankin recently went from Bohemia to open his own restaurant Ormer, also a Michelin star restaurant. Ormer boasts sumptuous interiors, as well as a tree-lined roof garden, a private dining room and a humidor that will excite cigar connoisseurs.
Family-Friendly Fine Dining in Jersey
If you’re dining out with children, Longueville Manor offers a welcoming atmosphere for the whole family. Fine yet casual, Andrew Baird’s menu indulges heavily in the restaurant’s own home grown produce, while the venue offers both indoor and outdoor seating.
On the south of the island, to the west of St Helier, you’ll find Mark Jordan at The Beach, an ideal venue for relaxed fine dining in Jersey. This restaurant holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand in recognition of high quality food at reasonable prices. You can expect three courses to cost less than £28 here.
Further west, there’s the Oyster Box, which boasts fish in abundance; the selection changes according to the daily catch. It also has its own children’s menu. Meanwhile, Sirocco at the Royal Yacht continues the nautical theme, and offers both wine tasting and cocktail-making lessons.
Something For Everybody
In every season, and at any time of day, eating out in Jersey is a joy. Whether you’re heading out for a romantic mail, celebrating a special birthday, or simply treating the family, you’ll find a fine dining experience that’s perfect. Thanks to its unique location, there’s a chance to sample something truly special; a blend of the French, the British, and a flavour of the wider continent. With three Michelin stars and plenty of AA rosettes, there’s a whole world of choice to explore.
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