15 November 2018
The shoreline of Jersey is hugged by the crashing cobalt waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and waterside eating spots are plentiful. Here are our favourite Jersey dining establishments with unmissable sea views.
Where? Overlooking the bay of St Brelade – voted one of the Best Beaches in the British Isles.
Why we love it: Chic yet casual dining in a stylish environment, all tables offer panoramic views of the ocean and there’s a heated outdoor terrace, too. The laidback and friendly team serve up delicious fresh seafood along with wines and signature cocktails, all of which can be enjoyed in the outdoor bar area.
Our pick of the menu: Of course, it would have to be the Oyster Box. Choose from either six or nine Jersey Rock oysters from the Royal Bay of Grouville with a choice of dressings, including champagne butter and a Bloody Mary-style sauce with bacon, tomato and gruyere cheese.
Where? Serving fresh, local cuisine from the North Quay in St. Aubin.
Why we love it: Tapas offerings alongside a gorgeous à la carte menu. When you’re not breathing in the fresh sea air and views of the picturesque harbour from the outdoor seating area, you’ll find all major sporting events shown on the screens downstairs. There’s a huge selection of beers, wines and spirits plus hand-crafted cocktails to choose from, and there’s an early bird menu too.
Our pick of the menu: The fish pie comes packed with salmon, crab, cod and prawns topped with a sumptuous mozzarella mash, while the tapas has some great dishes including spicy buffalo wings with BBQ sauce and halloumi with a pesto dressing. If you have room for dessert we recommend the warm treacle tart topped with salted toffee ice cream.
Where? Right on the pier at Gorey, St Martin, just feet away from the fishing harbour.
Why we love it: With gorgeous views over the ocean and Mont Origuel Castle, it’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Quietly attentive staff and delicious modern food make this family-run restaurant a gem that you must visit when in Jersey.
Our pick of the menu: Seafood lovers will love the moules frites Thai-style served with freshly baked bread, while meat fans can enjoy the slow roast belly pork served with heaps of garlic mash. There’s a traditional Sunday Roast too with a choice of beef or pork, with a fisherman’s pie and vegetarian option too.
Where? The casual sister restaurant of the Michelin-starred Ocean restaurant, this laidback offering is just steps from the sands of St. Aubin's Bay.
Why we love it: The imaginative menu combines modern dishes with old favourites, and there are gorgeous views to drink in of the bay and Elizabeth Castle. The setting is relaxed and casual, with friendly staff delivering an impeccable service throughout.
Our pick of the menu: The Scotch egg with homemade piccalilli is a firm favourite, but the seafood dishes here are champion. Splash out on the whole Jersey lobster thermidor with spinach and new potatoes and savour the hot raspberry souffle served with raspberry ripple ice cream for a warming dessert.
Where? Perfectly placed on stunning St. Ouen’s Bay with plenty of outdoor seating.
Why we love it: This little beachside spot is the perfect place to head for brunch with the morning papers or to watch the sunset with supper. The relaxed cantina layout is great for sharing platters and wine with family and friends and you can enjoy exceptional dishes from lobster to steak as well as round-the-world inspired cuisine.
Our pick of the menu: If you get there early enough for breakfast the Tico hash is a winner – made from chorizo, serrano ham, sauté potatoes, sundried tomatoes and poached eggs. If you fancy something with a kick El T’s jungle curry is top of our list, a dish of chilli, tamarind and peanuts served with chicken, king prawns or vegetables and a side of coconut basmati rice.
Why not head to Jersey to take in the views and enjoy some delicious local food? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to book your break.