Sea Views and Fine Dining
This blog post will highlight two of the best places to stay and dine in Jersey. Gourmet food should be enjoyed in a luxury setting and these stunning hotels overlooking the dolphin–studded seas will not disappoint.
The Atlantic Hotel and the Ocean Restaurant
The Atlantic Hotel is situated on the coast of Jersey, overlooking St Ouen’s Bay and surrounded by six acres of headland. The hotel has all the amenities you would expect from a luxury establishment: a pool, a bar, a fitness centre, a sauna, tennis courts and excellent service.
The Atlantic has an atmosphere of elegance, refinement and individuality. We would recommend booking a garden studio to make the most of this destination.
The Ocean Restaurant specialises in modern British cuisine and makes use of fresh local ingredients in its dishes. The space is tastefully decorated with cool tones of blue and white which elegantly mirror the views across St Ouen’s Bay. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as an indulgent afternoon tea in the early afternoon.
What to Try: It goes without saying that the Ocean’s seafood dishes are spectacular, with crab, monkfish and scallops making regular appearances. To get the best of the bunch, make a selection from the market menu.
The Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa and the Tassili Restaurant
The Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa has been around for over 150 years. The hotel has a calm atmosphere with some beautiful original features. The hotel boasts a bar, fitness centre, pool and a chic spa offering a range of relaxing treatments.
To make the most of its seafront location, we recommend a room with an ocean view. The hotel’s central spot in St Aubin means that the town’s attractions, including the sixteenth-century Elizabeth Castle, are just a short walk away.
The Grand’s Tassili Restaurant, under the eye of Chef Nicolas Valmagna, produces delicious dishes using local ingredients with Valmagna’s characteristic dramatic flair. The menu is a seductive combination of British and French cuisine and is, unsurprising, multi-award winning.
What to Try: For a moment of simple pleasure, indulge in perfect Jersey Royals drenched in black butter. The seafood, such as the chancre crab, is excellent, as is the presentation of each and every dish.