Discover the Best Restaurants in Jersey on a Walking Tour
Foodies who go on Jersey holidays are certainly in for a treat as there are so many great places to eat and drink dotted across the island.
However, sometimes it takes a little local know-how to find the best restaurants in Jersey, so why not book a guided tour with a gourmet theme?
This way you will have the benefit of an islander’s expertise to ensure that you are able to hunt out the establishments serving the most mouth-watering fare.
Best of all, walking in Jersey makes for an incredibly popular holiday in itself, with many visitors to the area ensuring they spend time exploring on two feet.
Although it is the largest of the Channel Islands, Jersey still measures just nine miles by five and its differing terrain means that it is ideally suited for people of all abilities.
Breathing in lungfuls of fresh, sea air and admiring the gorgeous views out across the English Channel, you are sure to work up a healthy appetite for lunch – which is what makes a gourmet tour such an appealing option.
If you want something traditional then make sure you book a tour that includes a Jersey cream tea. Seafood is another of the local specialities that you are sure to want to try, whether it is a Jersey crab or some grilled sea bass.
Should you opt for a walk where you are led by a guide you can expect to go to some of the best – but perhaps not very well-known – places to eat.
One of these is Plemont Cafe in the bay of the same name, where not only is there something on the menu to suit every palette, but you will also be able to admire gorgeous sea views as you dine.
If you’re feeling hungry then have a hearty English or American-style breakfast, while for a light bite you could tuck into a simple but delicious burger or wrap accompanied by some chutney from Jersey’s Chilli Kitchen. Make sure you wash it all down with a glass of Liberation Ale.
On other tours you can expect to go to great gems that are off the beaten track, like the restaurant at Ransom’s Garden Centre in St Martin.
Chef and patissier Sarah Ransom offers a great menu packed with everything from light lunches to a la carte, but whatever you have make sure you leave room for dessert.
Indeed, her banoffee pie is so good it even got a mention by a Los Angeles Times journalist who visited the establishment.
Another great option is the AA Rosette-winning Greenhills Country Restaurant, where you can dine on the terrace and admire the beautiful gardens.
If you prefer to explore at your own pace and would rather go it alone than with a guide then you will still be able to discover some of the eateries that are a well-kept secret among the locals.
You can arm yourself with maps and routes that are tailored towards the island’s culinary delights and use these as you explore. One particularly popular option centres on the parish of Grouville where much of the Jersey’s food is produced.
As you stroll around, you will be able to pop into farm shops or sample the mussels and oysters.
Alternatively, you could choose a walk where you will be able to enjoy glasses of local wine or beer, or visit some of the most popular pubs.
Indeed, when it comes to keeping foodies happy, Jersey can certainly cater to you.