Eating Out - Jersey has many gems when it comes to places to eat so we chose three highly praised eateries to visit:

La Bastille, Bar & Brasserie

La Bastille, a Bar & Brasserie is located in a stunning 17th century building in the heart of St Helier and inspired by the most popular brasseries of Paris, with a menu abundant with classics both traditional and modern. It is the ultimate escape – the perfect setting to enjoy sensational food, a meal of local produce with a glass of Champagne, a craft ale, or a cocktail.

Inside, the La Bastille features a fresh colour palette and a stunning indoor setting, the dining room is luxe whilst exuding a relaxed feel, encouraging diners to linger long into their day or night whilst enjoying the acclaimed chef’s beautiful cuisine. A mix of seating styles offer spaces for both intimate and group dining.

Serving delicacies which include starters - Jersey Local Scallops Cauliflower Puree, Avocado, Chorizo Bites or Marinated Red Beetroot Tofu, Olives, Pumpkin Seeds. Main Courses of (Not) Fish & Chips Pan Roasted Local Plaice, Tartare Sauce, Mashed Peas Jersey Royal Croquettes, Batter Scraps, or Oven Baked Goat Cheese Salad Pear & Walnut Salad, Balsamic Oil.

La Bastille is just the sort of place you would like to eat on a regular basis, the perfect place for a simple meal or a more elaborate celebration. You can pop in on your own to have a satisfying salad or come late at night for a bowl of soup. Guests are made to feel relaxed and welcome and know that they have plenty of options to choose from – just ask Head of Kitchen Elvis aka Head Chef Florin.

For further information La Bastille, Queen Street, St. Helier, JE2 4WD, T: +44 (0) 1534 874059

Salty Dog Bar & Bistro

Beautiful people, beautiful food, beautiful atmosphere, an elevated bistro with refreshing craft cocktails, and tasty craft beers served with classic food that will melt in your mouth, the Salty Dog has something for everyone - a vibrant eatery located on the seafront in the heart of the picture-perfect village of St Aubin.

Just a couple of miles outside of St Helier is The Salty Dog a beautiful restaurant with stunning sea views, serving spectacular steak and seafood dishes in contemporary surroundings.

Dine in the ambient restaurant or enjoy your meal from the beautifully set out frontage with stunning views over the Bay at St Aubin.

The exciting and opulent menu is designed to excite all tastes, try the Famous Salty King Dog Prawns “Pana’ starter, or one of the many seafood dishes of mussels, prawns, scallops, calamari, or the chefs, fish of the day caught by local fishermen that day. Try magnificent Fillet Steaks with caramelised onion & fresh herb Jersey potatoes and much, much more including vegetarian dishes, delicious starters, and desserts to die for.

All these dishes are served with a range of local craft beers, the best wines and champagnes, or one of many cocktails from the atmospheric and welcoming bar.

The menu includes opulent and creative dishes that will tantalise your taste buds with flavours that are both classic and innovative.

Try the Char-Grilled Mini Beef Fillet & Seared King Prawns starter followed by The Salty Dog Stroganoff with extra special Truffle Chips. Or for the vegetarian start with the wild mushroom risotto followed by South Indian vegetable Kerala curry.

Further info The Salty Dog Bar & Bistro, Le Boulevard, St. Ouen's Bay, JE3 8AB T: +44 (0) 1534 742760

El Tico Beach Cantina St Quens Bay

A taste of Mexico on Jersey’s west coast seafront 

El Tico Beach Cantina a world class destination for fabulous food, great wine and glorious beachside sunsets that pairs soul-satisfying comfort food, fresh Latin flavours, a world class tequila selection, refreshing cocktails and a focused selection of draft beers. From nachos lovingly layered with cheese to tacos, burritos, salads and of course, churros there's something for everyone on the menu.

El Tico Beach Cantina offers something new, sophisticated approach to traditional Mexican cuisine. At El Tico they blend old with new by using contemporary and traditional techniques to bring a modern twist to the authentic flavours from all regions of Mexico.The menu is a culinary exploration of Mexico’s cuisines in search of Mexico’s most incredible flavours. Traditional and contemporary techniques combine to produce an intriguing menu that pays homage to authentic Mexican flavours. Emphasis is on the bold and intense flavours with simple presentation using high quality ingredients. Dishes are authentic, but not traditional with a modern approach to recreate classic dishes and blend new ideas. 

One of the things that struck me the most was the fun, relaxed, happy, laughter packed ambience of the place. So much so that when closing time came around I amongst many other diners were enjoying ourselves so much that we had to be pushed out of the doors.

For more information visit El Tico Beach Cantina, La Grande Route des Mielles, St. Ouen's Bay, JE3 7FNT: +44 (0) 1534 482009

Three exceptional restaurants all very different although sharing one common ethos, to provide the best food and drink to customers in welcoming and enjoyable surroundings that customers want to come back again and again. They are not to be missed, great food, great people, and a great atmosphere, it comes down to personal choice which menu you prefer personally I loved all three and will go back again and again – I would recommend trying all three.

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