The best restaurants in Jersey

Situated between England and France, Jersey is a self-governing dependency of the United Kingdom and the largest of the Channel Islands. The island blends British and French culture and is well known for its pristine golden beaches and scenic walking trails. Aside from its natural beauty, Jersey is also home to a burgeoning restaurant scene, with many local chefs taking advantage of the area’s abundant natural larder to create fresh seafood dishes. Fish may be king here, but it’s not all about the seafood, for there is something for almost everyone when it comes to the best restaurants in Jersey

Updated on 12 August 2021

The title of best restaurant in Jersey is a hotly contested one, with this tiny island being home to a surprisingly large number of excellent places to dine out. Whether you are looking for a quick, casual bite or a fine-dining experience, Jersey restaurants are here to cater to your every culinary whim.

Jersey is a popular holiday destination for a reason - the island is home to glorious beaches, cliffside walking trails and arresting views overlooking the ocean. There is also plenty of history to discover here, including The Jersey War Tunnels complex, which serves as evidence of the island’s five-year German occupation during WWII. After a day of sightseeing, you are sure to have worked up an appetite; luckily for you, the best restaurants in Jersey are never far away, thanks to the island’s intimate size.

It will come as no surprise that Jersey restaurants mostly champion fresh seafood dishes, but there are a few on our list which also offer culinary pleasures, including meats cooked over specialist grills, wine flights and even a traditional afternoon tea. Much of the global stage is also represented here too, meaning there truly is a little something for everyone.

Read on to discover our pick of the best restaurants in Jersey.

Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel

Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel, Le Mont de la Pulente, St Brelade, Jersey, Jersey, JE3 8HE

Combining fine-dining with stunning views, Ocean’s menu champions produce sourced on the island and makes use of seasonal ingredients. The result is elegant dishes such as herb-crusted lamb loin with gratin potatoes and asparagus spears.

£50 - £79
Modern European
The Square Jersey

The Square Jersey

14-16 Weighbridge Place St Helier, JE2 3NF

Seafood and barbecue restaurant The Square delivers on its promise of big flavours - think Jersey crab and king prawn linguine or a stacked beef burger. Charcoal steaks are good too, while weekends include live music.

Bass & Lobster Food House

Bass & Lobster Food House

Gorey Coast Road, JE3 6EU

This family-run operation takes sustainability seriously: seafood and meat are bought locally, bread is homemade and wild herbs foraged. The fastidious approach to sourcing pays off, with well executed seafood dishes at the menu’s heart.

Loungeville Manor

Loungeville Manor

Longueville Road St Saviour, JE2 7WF

Suitable for both date night and dinner with the family, Loungeville Manor is a versatile restaurant home to a historic dining room which is undeniably romantic. The menu celebrates the best of Jersey produce.

Bohemia Jersey

Bohemia Jersey

Green Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, JE2 4UH

Bohemia offers revelatory multi-course tasting menus (pescatarian and vegetarian versions available), an international wine list and even afternoon tea. The restaurant achieved Michelin star status in 2004 and has held onto the title ever since.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Green Island

Green Island

St Clement, Unknown, Jersey, JE3 6LS

Locally sourced seafood at fair prices is the name of the game at Green Island, but vegetarians are well catered for too. In the warmer months, head to the charming outdoor terrace for alfresco dining.

£30 - £49
Fish
Suma

Suma's

Gorey Hill St Martins, Jersey, Jersey, JE3 6ET

A cool, contemporary interior allows the harbourside views to do the talking at popular restaurant Suma’s. The menu also makes use of the harbour, with fish courses aplenty - think scallops paired with gooseberry and kohlrabi.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Tassili

Tassili

Grand Jersey, Esplanade, Jersey, Jersey, JE4 8WD

Executive chef Nicolas Valmagna oversees a French-accented tasting menu inspired by his heritage at the smart and sophisticated Tassili. Be sure to explore the drinks flights too, which include wine pairings and a non-alcoholic alternative.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Thai Dicq Shack

Thai Dicq Shack

Dicq Slipway St Saviour, JE2 7PD

This encouragingly authentic Thai restaurant makes for a great summer hangout. Set up camp on the communal benches and choose your preferred level of spice - options range from ‘mild’ to the somewhat controversial ‘suicidal hot’.

The Oyster Box Jersey

The Oyster Box Jersey

St Brelade’s Bay, JE3 8EF

Whether dining inside or on the terrace, fantastic views are guaranteed at this family-owned beachside haunt. Oysters are the obvious stars of the show, but traditional puddings including rhubarb and custard tart are great too.

Samphire Jersey

Samphire Jersey

7-11 Don Street, St Helier, JE2 4TQ

Formerly known as Omer, Samphire is a smart all-day brasserie that’s easily one of Jersey’s best restaurants. Expect to try expertly cooked modern fare that has a distinct Mediterranean influence, and don’t miss the oysters.

Mark Jordan at the Beach

Mark Jordan at the Beach

La Plage, La Route de la Haule, St Peter, Jersey, JE3 7YD

Overlooking the pristine beach at St Peter, this casual eatery from chef Mark Jordan offers both indoor and outdoor dining options, alongside a globe-trotting menu which prioritises fish, but caters for carnivores and veggies too.

Under £30
British
Faulkner

Faulkner's Fisheries

The Vivier, La Grande Route Des Havres, St Ouen, JE3 2FA

Housed inside a repurposed WWII bunker, Faulkner’s is the place to come for fresh, simple seafood. When the sun is shining, order a crab or lobster sandwich and enjoy it on the outdoor picnic tables.

Bracewell

Bracewell's

La Rue du Crocquet, JE3 8BZ

This quaint restaurant might make use of local, seasonal ingredients, but its outlook is proudly global. The menu here travels the globe, offering everything from risotto and pan-fried scallops to salmon sashimi and duck breast.

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