Visitors to Guernsey checking their off-shore trusts and others simply here for the craic should deposit themselves at stylish La Frégate, sitting high on a hill above St. Peter Port. Period and contemporary themes blend nicely in this handsome Victorian manor, which is suffused by light and surrounded by pretty tiered gardens with gorgeous ocean views. The formal dining room is a top draw, with its abstract artwork and maritime vistas guaranteed from high arched windows. Fish is a strong suit on the high-end menu, from Rocquaine Bay oysters to scallops with salsa verde, Champagne butter and parmesan foam or brill with crabmeat, pea purée and a caper and gherkin butter sauce. There’s plenty for meat eaters too, grills satisfy those with simpler tastes, and desserts keep it classic with crêpes Suzette or apple tarte fine.