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 is a unique blend of British and French culture and is renowned for its pristine 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 with foraged ingredients. To help you on your search for your next meal out in Jersey, we’ve compiled the ultimate rundown of top restaurants around, from beachside spots to refined Michelin meals.

Updated on 12 January 2024

The title of the 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 awe inspiring views over 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 and strolling, you'd be forgiven if you've worked up an appetite; luckily for you, the best restaurants in Jersey are never far away, thanks to the island’s intimate size.

Jersey restaurants, unsurprisingly, mostly champion fresh seafood dishes, but there are a few on our list which also offer alternative culinary pleasures, including meats cooked over specialist grills, wine flights and even traditional afternoon tea. Much of the global stage is also represented here, meaning there truly is a little something for everyone.

So, without further ado, read on to discover our pick of the best restaurants in Jersey, clicking through to see more information and how to book.

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. To accompany your meal there is an optional drinks flight, which includes wine pairings and a non-alcoholic alternative.

£30 - £49
Modern European
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.

Pêtchi

Pêtchi

Unit 13C Liberty Wharf, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NY

With the tag line 'native produce cooked over fire', you know you'll be in for a real treat at Petchi. Despite being a fairly recent addition to the Jersey restaurant scene, this fine-dining meets casual small plates establishment is already making waves.

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
Bohemia Jersey

Bohemia Jersey

Green Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4UH

Bohemia offers revelatory multi-course tasting menus (pescatarian and vegetarian versions available), an international wine list and even afternoon tea. Having held a Michelin star since 2004, Bohemia Jersey promises to deliver.

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
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. Be sure to check out the live music on the weekends too.

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.

Suma

Suma's

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

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

£30 - £49
Modern European
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 known to be one of Jersey’s best restaurants. On the menu, you'll find expertly cooked modern fare with a distinct Mediterranean influence.

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 more daunting ‘suicidal hot’.

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. On those balmy summer days, why not order a crab or lobster sandwich and enjoy it on the outdoor picnic tables?

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 clear stars of the show here so be sure to try a dozen or so.

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 with beautifully presented dishes.

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 sustainability, Ocean’s menu champions produce sourced on the island and makes use of seasonal ingredients. With stunning views across St Ouen's bay from the dining room, this is not one to miss.

£50 - £79
Modern European
La Capannina

La Capannina

65-67 Halkett Place, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WG

Touted by many locals to be the best restaurant in St Helier, La Capannina offers a respite from the abundance of seafood centred establishments. Specialising in properly authentic Italian cuisine, accompanied by Old World wines, this is a meal sure to satisfy.

£30 - £49
Italian
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
The Moorings Jersey

The Moorings Jersey

The Moorings Hotel and Restaurant, St Martin, Jersey, JE3 6EW

With a picturesque location at the base of Mont Orgueil Castle, this hotel offers the chance to sample the best from Jersey's shores like oysters, scallops, and crab. With a well stocked bar and terrace seating, visit for a drink and nibble or lesiurely meal.

Green Island

Green Island

St Clement, Unknown, Jersey, JE3 6LS

Locally sourced seafood at fair prices is the name of the game at this beachside destination, which is also the southernmost restaurant in the British Isles. In the warmer months, head to the charming outdoor terrace for alfresco dining.

£30 - £49
Fish

Fancy a spot of island hopping? There's plenty more to munch your way through in neighbouring Guernsey, with seafood, steak, and vegetarian establishments just waiting to be discovered. Check out our guide to restaurants in Guernsey for more information, or if you're happy to venture a little further out, there's plenty to be discovered at these restaurants in the Isle of Wight.

If you've fallen in love with Jersey's picturesque scenery and can’t get enough of seaside life, head to the south coast and peruse our guides to the best Brighton restaurants and restaurants in Eastbourne.

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