Top 5 Restaurants & Bistros in Jersey and Guernsey

3rd August 2023

Jersey and Guernsey are rightly renowned for the restaurant and bistro scene across the islands. From straight-from-the-sea-and-onto-your-plate seafood, to the freshest of seasonal produce including Jersey Royals, natural dairy products from Jersey & Guernsey cows, locally produced honey, crisp cider orchards, local wine vineyards and so much more.

A lazy morning spent strolling around the markets to select your own choice of goodies to take home, but the best way to sample is in the restaurants and cafes while you’re here! There is an abundance of exceptional places to dine, whether you prefer a hearty pub lunch, fusion cuisine or an unhurried seafood dinner with ocean views, you’re spoilt for choice. Everyone who’s been already has their favourite, but here’s our Top 5 selection of the best Jersey and Guernsey have to offer.

The Hook, Guernsey

Guernsey’s newest sushi bar, seafood and steak restaurant is rapidly gaining its reputation for exceptional food. Located at St. Peter Port with beautiful views of Victoria Harbour, the menu caters for vegetarian and vegan diets in addition to its headline dishes.

Quayside, Jersey

Jersey’s largest seafood restaurant is situated in St. Helier, overlooking the Marina. Lobster, oysters, moules, prawns and crab are among its exceptional dishes, served with an accompaniment from the impressive wine list. Gorgeous inside, this also features an expansive al fresco dining area.

Bistro Rosa, Jersey

Hiding away in the Jersey markets, you’ll need to seek this place out but it won’t be your only visit if you do. The freshest of Jersey fish, cooked to perfection and homemade desserts served in a lovely, cosy bistro setting, this will be your hidden gem for all future visits.

Christies, Guernsey

Located in the heart of St. Peter. Port, Christies Brasserie is a bustling environment with elegant art deco interior and serves breakfast and afternoon tea in addition to their full à la carte menu. Seats at the front of the building are perfect for watching the world go by, or sit at the back on the terrace to overlook harbour views.

Moita’s Jersey

This Portuguese bistro situated at the Havre de Pas in St. Helier is a family run, cosy restaurant serving authentic Portuguese fare. A bit of a hidden gem, this place fills up fast so book ahead!

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