There is a wealth of locally produced food and drink to enjoy in Jersey that will give your taste buds a real treat, from the freshly caught seafood from which local chef`s produce a dazzling array of specialities that will provide an explosion of flavour, to the locally grown vegetables and mouth-watering Jersey Royal potatoes with lashings of local butter, all this washed down with a local ale or cider, it is like food heaven.
Whether you choose to dine A La Carte, enjoy the various cultural specialities from around our island or just enjoy a traditional pub lunch in one of the many family friendly bistro`s the choice is yours. If you have young children, there are pubs that provide play areas for them to explore whilst you can relax and enjoy your lunch and if you are bringing your beloved pet dog there are many dog friendly places where you can eat.
If you have an event to celebrate or would like to treat your partner to a romantic meal there are some excellent Michelin starred and AA Rosette awarded restaurants on our island where you can dine in style and enjoy a sophisticated range of seasonal menu`s, taster menu`s and extensive wine lists to complement each dish. Many of these restaurants use the finest local produce from both the sea and the country to give you the ultimate dining experience.
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Due to the cosmopolitan nature of the island there are plenty of continental restaurants lining the streets all offering their unique range of cultural dishes from around the world, from hearty Portuguese cuisine to the Mediterranean flavours from France, Italy, Spain and Greece, Jersey has it all. For those of you that like a bit of added spice there are restaurants serving cuisine from Sri Lanka and the Far East, whilst you can also enjoy the South American flavours from Brazil and the Caribbean. Many of the restaurants will cater for coeliac diet and also offer both vegetarian and vegan options, so there really is something for everyone.
If you are out exploring the island then there are plenty of cosy tearooms where you can stop off to enjoy a traditional cream tea with a selection of freshly made sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with local jam and lashings of rich, fresh Jersey cream which will recharge your batteries, or why not relax at one of the many beachside diners or kiosks where you can enjoy either a quick snack, an ice-cream or a feast of locally sourced produce all washed down with a glass of wine or your favourite tipple, whilst you enjoy the picturesque coastal views or the sun setting over the sea.
The island also affords many café`s, delicatessen’s, creperie`s and for the more health conscious there are health food café`s which offer homemade juices, Smoothies, Salads, Sushi & much much more.
Jersey food and drink is celebrated throughout the year with a variety of festivals that showcase the abundant cultures that are prevalent on our island, many of these festivals are supported by live music and entertainment giving a carnival atmosphere to each event. Our calendar of events will display the dates for each festival and will include the following;
Polish Food Festival
Portuguese Food Festival
St Helier Festival of Food
Jersey Seaside Festival
Summer Beer Festival
L`A Fais`sie d`cidre (Cider Festival)
The Tennerfest is the largest event of all as over 50 local restaurants will participate in creating some mouth-watering set menu`s at some even more mouth-watering prices. The festival starts on 1st October and carries on for six weeks, so there is plenty of time to sample your favourite menu`s from around the island.
In addition to these festivals there are many markets and events that take place around the island where you can discover other local delicacies like Jersey black butter, Jersey wonders and local honey and preserves.
There are many locally produced foodstuffs and too many to mention, but all carry the Genuine Jersey logo
For visitors that are self-catering there are many farm shops and “honesty” boxes around the island where you can stock up with fresh local fruit and produce such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes, asparagus and the most mouth-watering of all local strawberries (don`t forget the Jersey cream)
There are also shops in St Helier that carry a range of European foods and others that cater for dietary requirements such as Gluten Free and Wholefoods