The best places locals love to eat on Jersey could stretch to dozens of restaurants thanks to the high calibre of dining to be found here. Seafood is an obvious highlight, but actually the produce found on this small island is among the finest in all of the UK and even Europe.

    Thanks to the mix of British and French influences found on Jersey, the dining scene is a combination of both cultures. But these local favourites include back-to-basics food stalls and beach kiosks where a meal can be thoroughly enjoyed for little more than pocket change. This list shows you where to find Jersey's best local food. 


    La Bouche

    A fabulous sit-down meal in Jersey Market

    • Food
    • Budget

    La Bouche restaurant takes the best of Jersey’s local produce to create seasonal menus, sourcing the ingredients from the market stalls that surround this small, open-air restaurant. A top pick for breakfast or lunch, they excel at brunch-type dishes like baked eggs and salmon or kippers on toast.

    If you want to go all out, La Bouche has special deals on 3-course meals, including a dessert-like chocolate brownie or lemon almond cake. Fresh, tasty and budget-friendly, this market restaurant should be on everyone’s agenda when visiting Jersey’s Central Market in Saint Helier.

    Location: Central Market Halkett Place, Saint Helier, Jersey JE2 4WL, UK

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday from 8 am to 1pm, Friday–Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 625890


    The Farm House

    Dine in a 16th-century dining room on the north coast of Jersey

    • Food
    • Families

    The Farm House is an excellent family restaurant in the village of St John. Popular with walkers, it’s a great place to get in touch with Jersey’s stunning nature – it’s surrounded by a dairy farm and close to the north shore walking route. You’ll certainly get a taste of country life up here.

    You can choose from simple sandwiches and afternoon tea, but The Farm House specialises in carvery meals. This is when the selection of meats and vegetable options are laid out for you to select. Locals swear by the Sunday carvery at The Farm House – one of the finest on the island.

    Location: Rte du Nord, Jersey JE3 4AJ, UK

    Open: Monday–Friday from midday to 2 pm and 6 pm to 8.30 pm, Saturday from midday to 2.30 pm and 6 pm to 8.30 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 861697


    Green Island Restaurant

    On a sunny day, it’s as good as anything in the Med

    • Food

    Dining on the terrace at Green Island Restaurant on a midsummer evening is a beautiful experience. The menu of nouveau cuisine and full ocean views feels more like southern Europe than the UK, and that keeps this restaurant bustling.

    Enjoy dishes like lemon sole fillets with cockle and mussel marinier sauce or half a guinea fowl with fondant potato and port jus – all expertly prepared. Green Island Restaurant also has one of the finest wine lists on Jersey. Reservations are recommended throughout the summer, especially if you want sunset views.

    Location: 2 A4, Jersey JE2 6LS, UK

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from midday to 2.30 pm and from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 857787


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    Faulkner Fisheries

    Well worth the trip to an isolated war bunker

    • Food
    • Unusual
    • Budget

    Faulkner Fisheries is for you if you’re looking for the freshest seafood in Jersey, barbecued and served right on the beach. Located in a repurposed war bunker on the north-western corner of the island, this restaurant and food supplier is a local gem overlooking St Ouen’s Beach.

    You can choose to take your pick of ocean delicacies away or have the team cook them for you, and at some of the best value prices on all of Jersey. Your meal is served in a foil carton, so don’t expect fine dining, but the taste of your lobster, crab, squid and fish is guaranteed to be restaurant quality. Dining here is not recommended on a rainy or windy day as there’s no shelter to be found.

    Location: La Route des Havres St.Ouen, Jersey JE3 2FA, UK

    Open: Monday from 9 am to midday, Tuesday–Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 483500


    The Hungry Man

    Harbour-side kiosk serving great bacon butties

    • Food
    • Families

    Overlooking Rozel Bay, The Hungry Man is a popular food stall serving family favourites and that’s popular right through the summer months. Serving massive burgers and breakfasts, a meal here is sure to fill the biggest of appetites. They have homemade cakes and a few vegetarian options, too.

    If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take on the ‘double-decker health wrecker’ sandwich, which is basically a full-English breakfast between 3 slices of bread.

    Location: La Brecque du Nord Rozel JE, Jersey JE3 5BN, UK

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from 9.30 am to 3 pm and 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm, Sunday from 9.30 am to 3 pm, Monday from 9.30 am to 3 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 863227


    photo by Elrond (CC BY-SA 4.0) modified


    Tides Restaurant

    Fine dining in a Victorian manor house

    • Food
    • Couples
    • Luxury

    Tides restaurant is known as a go-to spot if you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking for a romantic evening with your loved one. Located in the Somerville Hotel on a hill overlooking St Aubin Harbour, the view of the yachts bobbing in the water provides a suitable backdrop for a refined meal of modern British cuisine.

    The menu presents locally sourced beef and seafood, including a whole section dedicated to Jersey lobster prepared in a range of ways. The cheese selection at Tides is among the finest on the island and their Jersey ice cream also comes highly recommended. For a more budget-friendly option with the same Victorian pomp, consider the afternoon tea set.

    Location: Somerville Hotel, Mont du Boulevard, St Aubin, Jersey JE3 8AD, UK

    Open: Daily from 12.30 pm to 1.45 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 741226


    Mad Mary's Bouley Bay Beach Café

    Baked goodies from a portacabin on the Bouley Bay hike

    • Food
    • Budget

    Mad Mary's Bouley Bay Beach Café is well known by locals on Jersey for serving fantastic baked treats. Surrounded by woodland roughly halfway along the Bouley Bay hike on the island’s north coast, you can enjoy some cream tea, a scone and a crab sandwich while looking out over Bouley Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

    The quality of the food served at Mad Mary's belies the down-to-earth kitchen, as this is regularly touted as the finest cream tea on Jersey. If you’re not hiking, you can find the café by heading to Trinity village and then following the coast road to Bouley Bay. You’ll find parking and public washrooms close by.

    Location: Les Charrières du Boulay, Jersey JE3 5AS, UK


    The Rozel Pub & Dining

    One of Jersey’s best pubs

    • Food

    Seek out The Rozel Pub & Dining on the northeast coast and you'd do well if you’re looking for a proper pub in Jersey. It has the feel of an old-fashioned country inn, complete with a wood stove for the colder nights.

    Overlooking Rozel Bay, with views of the French mainland on the horizon, locals love this spot for its friendly vibes and tasty menu that has plenty to choose from. From a fillet of bream to a shoulder of lamb and more basic pub grub like burgers, The Rozel Pub & Dining is a great choice for a large party of diners with varied tastes.

    Location: La Vallée de Rozel, Jersey JE3 6AJ, UK

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 863438


    The Muddy Duck

    Enjoy seafood on the terrace overlooking the harbour

    • Food

    The Muddy Duck in St Aubin serves excellent seafood to complement the harbour views. This pub-cum-restaurant is one of several recommended restaurants on Le Boulevard, but we’ve picked this for the high quality of its bistro-type menu.

    Seafood lovers should order the grazing platters, which are made to share and feature a bounty of prawns, squid, mussels, oysters, crab, and lobster – all caught or sourced locally. Meat dishes are also available and there’s a small kids’ menu for the little ones.

    Location: Le Boulevard, St Aubin, Jersey JE3 8AB, UK

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from midday to 2.30 pm and 6 pm to 9.30 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 872050


    Le Hocq Inn

    The most southerly pub in Britain

    • Food

    Le Hocq Inn is a pub on the south coast of Jersey, serving crowd-favourites like fish and chips or beef and onion pie, plus some more trendy Mediterranean dishes like flatbread pizzas. The mussels are especially prized here and there are a few vegetarian options, too. It does well to separate the pub into a lounge area for dining and a section that’s mainly for drinking.

    Located in the village of St Clements, Le Hocq Inn makes a good stop off if you’re heading for La Rocque Harbour on the southeast tip of the island.

    Location: La Grande Route de la Côte, Jersey JE2 6EP, UK

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1534 854924

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