One of my favourite things to do is EAT. So I was super excited to try some of the best restaurants in St Helier and beyond on a recent trip to this wonderful island.
Everywhere I go I love trying new food and searching out local restaurants that are highly recommended by the people that live there. Jersey was no different and I was super excited to see what this small island had to offer. They’re already famous for four staples in our everyday lives: Jersey Cows (beef), Oysters, Lobster and Jersey Royal Potatoes. Whilst on the island we tried an array of different types of food, both restaurants in St Helier and beyond.
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FEAST – This place was my favourite on the island with great food and even better service! You can find the restaurant on Gorey Pier, overlooking the harbour and basking in the picture-postcard magnificence of Mont Orgueil Castle. Feast offers an easy, relaxed atmosphere dressed in a distinctive and eclectic style. They specialise in simple, delicious and modern cuisine, including sticky pork ribs, sizzling garlic prawns, Thai green curry and the famous salt and pepper crispy squid. Feast also offers an extensive wine list, as well as a selection of beers and exotic cocktails served from the Fin de siècle Parisian tin bar. It’s a haven for foodies and the perfect spot to unwind and indulge.
The Hungry Man – 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, so be sure to rug up in the chillier months! The atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried to suit the calm and natural environment of beautiful Rozel Bay. An institution since 1947, the Hungry Man continues to deliver satisfaction to all appetites, large or small! Take on the Double Decker Health Wrecker, if you dare!
Sirocco Restaurant – Guests can relax in the light and fresh surroundings of the chic 2 AA Rosette restaurant, while indulging in a direct view of the chefs as they masterfully prepare delicious dishes. On balmy evenings they can dine under the stars on the Sirocco balcony and gaze out over the glittering marina and beyond.
Oyster Box – Beach Bar & Restaurant – Nestled in the heart of Jersey’s most popular bay of St. Brelade – voted one of the Best Beaches in the British Isles by The Good Beach Guide – Oyster Box offers chic-casual dining in a stylish, elegant environment at the edge of the sea. We offer the finest local seafood, fresh fish and meat and provide an eclectic menu to suit every taste, including vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements. We cater for all diets including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
La Belle Gourmande Delicatessen – A delicatessen and eatery, situated in the heart of St. Aubin, offering the finest ranges of artisan cheese, charcuterie, antipasti, wines and store cupboard ingredients, to buy for home or enjoy seasonal menus in house with family and friends, in the relaxed seating areas. Al fresco eating available, during the warmer months.
Jersey Crab Shack, St. Helier – From our first restaurant in St. Brelade overlooking the bay, to Gorey with the Castle vista and now St. Helier, in a restored historic market hotel, our team strive to bring you everything that’s best about Jersey. With a wide choice of fish, meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes, we also cater to those with food allergies and intolerance.
Faulkner’s Fisheries – This place isn’t really a restaurant but its still worth a stop to shot an oyster! Faulkner Fisheries is an independently family-owned group of companies buying and selling live, fresh, cooked, smoked, frozen, dried and preserved seafood in Jersey, the other Channel Islands and France. The group’s vivier is nestled inside a Second World War German bunker at L’Etacq in St Ouen while its poissonnerie is housed inside the Beresford Market.
Salty Dog Bar & Bistro – The Salty Dog has been the restaurant of choice for discerning foodies since 1998, locals treasure it and visitors wish they had one at home. It is a restaurant built on reputation for fabulous, predominantly locally sourced food with friendly conscientious staff. The atmosphere is stylishly informal, great music, relaxed service, al fresco harbour side dining in the summer, cosy in the winter. Reservations are a must, but you never know, you might just get lucky on the off chance.
*I was invited by Visit Jersey to explore this wonderful island but as always all opinions are my own.