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Eating Out in Guernsey

The island is spoilt for choice with an abundance of excellent restaurants from the exclusive to fine fish and chip shops. The French influence is still very evident. Lobster, crab, sea-bass and sole are considered to be specialities of the island. A local but now rare, shellfish delicacy the ormer is only found in Channel Island waters. Enjoy locally grown vegetables and fresh fish caught landed daily at St Peter Port. The range of eating places is vast from restaurants, hotel dining rooms, bar meals, coffee shops and cafes. This is just a selection of these.

Since July 2006, smoking has been banned in all public establishments. Many cafes, hotels and pubs in the Bailiwick of Guernsey offer some form of smoking area outside.

Check out the website of the Guernsey Vegetarian Group at

Guide to Facilities



C Children welcome
Dis Disabled facilities
V Vegetarian


Tel. no.


Absolute End, Longstore, St Peter Port.


60, V.Dis.

One of Guernsey's finest fish restaurants with an extensive menu. Under new management 2009. Situated one mile north of town on route to St Sampsons.  Perry's Ref: T K1


Bella Luce, La Fosse, St Martin


70, V, C

The Hotel is a former manor house, modernised in 2007 but with a fabulous 'olde worlde charm and an extensive a la carte menu in the restaurant. Also very popular with locals for its bar meals.  Perry's Ref: 30C2


Bon Port, 


80, V,

In a fabulous location on the South coast cliffs above Moullin Huet bay with uninterupted sea views. Table d'hote and a la carte menus and all-day breakfast. Perry's Ref: 30D4


Brown's Restaurant, Mansell Street, St Peter Port


In the heart of the old quarter of St Peter Port, this fine restaurant is set in a beautiful olde worlde building. The food is excellent and the welcome is just as good. Perry's Ref: 

Cafe D'Escalier, Le Gouffre, Forest


40, V,C

Situated on the cliffs at Le Gouffre, it is is famed by the visit of Victor Hugo in the 1870s whilst living and writing in Guernsey. Enjoy great food and wine in scenic surroundings on the south coast. Open daily. Under new management from 2008. Perry's Ref: 28 D5


Christies, Le Pollet, St Peter Port



A bustling brasserie in the very French Pollet area of Town. Pop in for a snack or enjoy a massive seafood platter while sitting on the balcony overlooking St Peter Port harbour. Open for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. Perry's Ref: T L6


Cobo Bay Hotel, Cobo, Castel



The large restaurant has arguably the best view in Guernsey as it overlooks the sandy bay and reefs of Cobo. Watch the sun set into the Atlantic through the panoramic windows as you enjoy a sumptuous meal . Holder of several culinary awards. Open for lunch and dinner. Perry's Ref: 8A4

Crabby Jacks, Vazon, Castel


200 C

Popular lunch time and dinner venue and well known for their Sunday Roasts. Also enjoy dancing at the weekends once dinner is over. Situated almost on the beach at Vazon bay. Enjoy fabulous sunsets from the conservatory and raised seating area. Open daily. Perry's Ref: 14 B1


Christies Bistro & Bar, The Pollet, St Peter Port



Popular restaurant, brasserie and bar in the heart of St Peter Port, opposite Moores Hotel, full a la carte and snack menus. At the rear, views across the harbour. Open 7 days a week. Bookings recommended.  Perry's Ref:


Da Nellos, Lower Pollet, St Peter Port


80, C, V, Dis

Enjoy Italian food at its best in a 500 year old converted town residence and extended in 1999. Run by the owner Nello for the past 20+ years, a warm friendly welcome is always guaranteed. Open for lunch and Dinner. Booking essential. Perry's Ref: T L5


The Dog House, Rohais, St Peter Port


A lively bar and a mixed programme of live entertainment to go with your meal. Enjoy a wide and varied menu at The Dog House at the top of the Rohais. Perry's Ref: 


Dragon Chinese Restaurant, South Side, St Sampson



Enjoy fine Chinese food at South Side, overlooking St Sampson's Marina. Perry's Ref:


Duke of Richmond Hotel, Cambridge Park, St Peter Port



Located a short distance from the town centre and close to Beau Sejour Leisure Centre and Candie Gardens, the hotel is renowned for its good service and cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and Dinner. Website: . Perry's Ref: T H4


Falcon Carvery, Le Friquet Country Hotel, Le Friquet, Castel



Popular with locals, the Carvery specialises in fresh fish and charcoaled meats at a reasonable price. Open for lunch and dinner. Perry's Ref: 16 A2


Farmhouse, Bas Courtils, St. Saviours,


The hotel set in a country farm house, parts of which date back to the 15th century, boasts a large restaurant with its' own style and character. Fresh produce and fish and organic foods are in abundance.  Perry's Ref: 


Fermain Valley Hotel (Valley Brasserie), St Peter POrt

80, V,

Enjoy good quality food at this fine restaurant near the top of Fermain valley, with sun terrraces giving the perfect opportunity for alfresco eating, to unwind in tranquility and with stunning views. Perry's Ref: 31 A1


Fleur du Jardin, Kings Mills, Castel


80, V,

A popular place with locals. Enjoy a wide menu of dishes in either the restaurant or the bar in this 450 year old granite farmhouse with low beams. Website: .Perry's Ref: 14 C4

Hotel de Havelet, 


The Wellington Boor restaurant has superb views across the harbour and Castle Cornet. Enjoy charcoal grills or try the bar meals in the Saddle Room bar. Perry's Ref: T J11


Hotel Hougue du Pommier, Rue du Hougue du Pommier, Castel


80, V,C, Dis

Enjoy the olde worlde atmosphere in a converted farmhouse built in 1712. Relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy eating in either the restaurant or the bar. Pitch and Put also available in the 10 acres of landscaped gardens. Website:  .Perry's Ref: 8 C4


Imperial Hotel, Pleinmont, Torteval


70, V,C

Water's Edge restaurant overlooking Fort Grey. A choice of a restaurant and three bars. Enjoy a range of bar meals or a la carte including lobster, crab, mussels  and oysters caught in the bay. Perry's Ref: 26 A2


La Barbarie Hotel, Saint's Road, St Martin



Popular with locals and visitors alike, a warm welcome awaits and also a heated swimming pool. Enjoy bar meals, Sunday roast or strawberry cream teas. Open daily. Website: .Perry's Ref: 30 B3


La Fregate Hotel, Les Cotils, St Peter Port


One of Guernsey's finest restaurants situated on the cliff top overlooking the other islands and St Peter Port harbour. The extended restaurant has large windows running the length of the room thereby maximising the views. The very French style menu offers an excellent choice of a la carte or table d'hote options with a very friendly service. Perry's Ref: T K5


La Grande Mare Hotel, Vazon, Castel


Situated at Vazon, enjoy award winning cuisine at the Country club hotel.  Open for lunch, afternoon teas and supper. Enjoy pitch and put or enjoy a round of golf on their own course. Perry's Ref: 14 B3


Laska, Albert House, South Esplanade, St Peter Port



Pop in and drink with friends in this fashionable spot or enjoy seafood and other continental dishes. A trendy restaurant, conveniently situated near the bus terminus. Perry's Ref: T L9


Le Chalet Hotel, Fermain, St Martin


Situated in the pretty Fermain valley with views of Sark from the open air balcony or restaurant, enjoy morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or supper. Perry's Ref: 31 A1


Le Nautique, Pier Steps, St Peter Port


This long established restaurant on the sea front of St Peter Port is a converted warehouse with a lot of character. Open for lunch and dinner. Perry's Ref: T L7


Le Petit Bistro, Le Pollet, St Peter Port


C'est magnifique. Expperience the delights of authentic Freanch cuisine in stunning period surroundings. Set in the heart of St Peter Port, extensive a la carte menu. Open Monday to Saturday. Perry's Ref: T L5


Les Douvres, La Fosse, St Martin


70, V,C, 

Popular for bar lunches at good value prices set in quaint surroundings Perry's Ref: 30 C3


Les Rocquettes Hotel, Les Gravees, St Peter Port


The Tartan Bar is renowned for its bar lunches and suppers and there is also as large restaurant offering excellent value food. Perry's Ref: T D6 


Longfrie, La Route de Longfrie, St Peter


Traditional bar atmosphere and excellent value. The children will love this stop in view of the indoor playarea. Perry's Ref: 27 F1


Market Kitchen, Market Square, St Peter Port


C, V

The Market Garden is an ideal spot for morning coffee, fresh seasonal lunches, afternoon tea and cakes and early-evening tapas.

With al-fresco seating in Market Square, two floors inside and an outdoor/indoor area in the Inner Street, there is no shortage of seating space to choose from. Both the restaurant and Inner Street are available for hire for private parties for personal, corporate and childrens' events. Open from Monday through to Saturday from 10.00am. Closed on Sundays.

Moores Hotel, Le Pollet, St Peter Port



Moores is centrally placed in Town and offers a warm family atmosphere with a wide range of food from snacks to cakes in La Pattisserie and sun terrace or a carvery in the Conservatory restaurant. Perry's Ref: T L6


Mora, The Quay, St Peter Port



Mora opened in 2007 and quickly gained an excellent reputation. The menu may not seem extensive but the food is beautifully presented and you can see the chefs at work in the open kitchen on the first floor.  Fantastci views across St Peter Port harbour and marina from the first floor. A less formal bisto and bar is on situated on the ground floor. Perry's Ref: T L6


Red Onion, Lefevbre Street, St Peter Port


In the heart of St Peter Port, this is a popular venue for the young and young in heart with its widescreen Tv.Fabulous atmosphere and good food. Perry's Ref: T K6


Riva, The Pollet, St Peter Port


In the heart of St Peter Port, this is popular bar and restaurant overlooks both the Pollet and stunning sea views across the harbour. Perry's Ref:


Saints Bay Hotel, Icart, Road, St Martin 


V, C,

Close to the superb south cliffs, the hotel provides great bar lunches, cream teas and supper either in the restaurant or around the outdoor heated pool, popular with families. Perry's Ref: 30 B5


Saltwater Restaurant, Albert Pier, St Peter Port


Situated at the end of the Albert Pier, it has stunning  views of the harbour and castle. Seafood is a speciality to eat. Alfresco eating on warm days. Perry's Ref: T M8.


Sawatdi Thai Restaurant, North Plantation, St Peter Port


V, C

Situated near the seafront with sea views, the authentic Thai restaurant is open daily for lunch and supper (except Sunday lunch). Sawatdi means 'Welcome' and welcomed you will be . Perry's Ref: T L6


Sunset Cottage, L'Eree, St Peter



Situated on the South West coast, enjoy fabulous Indian Food and stunning sunsets. Open 7 days a week. Perry's Ref:


Swan Pub & Dining Room, St Julian's Avenue 


Extensively upgraded in 2006/2007, the Swan offers an enjoyable relaxed pub/restaurant atmosphere with good food. Perry's Ref:


Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant, North Esplanade, St Peter Port


An authentic Indian Restaurant on the seafront of town opposite the Weighbridge, open 7 days a week. Perry's Ref:


Taste of India, Mill Street, St Peter Port


Guernsey's oldest Indian Restaurant, specialising in seafood and vegetable dishes. Situated near the top end of the Market. Perry's Ref:


The Boat House, Crown Pier, St Peter Port, 



In a wonderful location right on the harbour Crown Pieri. Sit inside or out and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the town seafront. Perry's Ref:

The Restaurant, Beaucette Marina, Vale



The chic new restaurant opened in July 2011. With its seaboard interior and boasting magnificent sea views across to the neighbouring islands and great fish and seafood dishes, it is not to be missed.  Open 10.00am to 11.00pm. Perry's Ref:


The Wolf Restaurant & Grill, Carlton Hotel, Les Caches, St Martin



Enjoy good pub and restaurant food and also private functions in the function room. On the main route to the airport Perry's Ref:

Wok Wok, Lefebvre Street, St Peter Port



Right in the heart of St Peter Port, Wok Wok Chinese restaurant is not to be missed. Great atmosphere and authentic Chinese food. Perry's Ref: T K6





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