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  • Al fresco dining in St Peter Port
  • Guernsey cream tea
  • Guernsey Seafront Sundays

Places to eat in Guernsey

2018 Food Festivals

Tennerfest

1 October – 11 November

Guernsey’s traditional cuisine is mix of British and French however eateries offering all cuisines can be found on the island. A large majority of restaurants are centred in St Peter Port although there are many places to eat in Guernsey such as on the west coast where al fresco evening dining will bring beautiful sunset bay views.

Trip Advisor recommendations

In the top 10 Trip Advisor recommended restaurants in Guernsey (as of June 2018), 8 are in St Peter Port!

  1. Le Nautique, St Peter Port michelin plate
    Seafood, European, Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten free options.
  2. China Red, St Peter Port
    Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten free options.
  3. The Old Quarter Restaurant, St Peter Port
    British, European, Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten free options.
  4. La Reunion, Cobo Coast Road
    Seafood, British, European, Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten free options.
  5. The Wellington Boot, Hotel de Havelet
    British, European, International, Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten free options
  6. Red Grill House and Cocktail Bar, St Peter Port michelin plate
    British Steakhouse, European, Gluten free options
  7. The Rock Garden, Fermain Valley Hotel
    British Steakhouse, Gluten free options.
  8. La Piazza, St Peter Port
    Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten free options.
  9. Village East, St Peter Port
    Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian, Vegan & Gluten free options.
  10. Old Government House Brasserie AA 1 Rosette
    British, Vegetarian, Gluten free options

michelin plate denotes Michelin Plate, AA 1 Rosette denotes AA Rosette.

 
 

AA Rosette awards and Michelin Plates for Guernsey

Hotels and restaurants throughout the island provide first class food with fresh locally sourced ingredients featuring highly on the menus. If you’re looking to stay in an hotel with good food, then the following have gained prestigious AA Rosettes or have been recognised by the Michelin Guide:

Couple dining at Jersey restaurant

Chalk board menu

Al fresco cafe scene

Guernsey’s food and drink

The islands bountiful natural larder provides well with seafood, dairy, locally reared meat and homegrown fruit and vegetables all widely available. Naturally seafood is a speciality with daily local catches bringing in a variety of fish and shellfish. A sustainable approach to fishing on the island means the seas are constantly full of Bream, Bass, Mackerel, Monkfish, Turbot, Lobster and Crab plus many other types of fish. Golden Guernsey cows and Golden Guernsey goats provide rich creamy milk, cheese, butter, fudge, ice cream and other dairy products whilst tomatoes remain Guernsey’s biggest export. Roquette Cider and Randalls Brewery are both Guernsey companies whilst Jersey based Liberation Brewery beers and ales are widely available in Guernsey.

Guernsey traditional treats

Where vineyards once covered the island, apple orchards and tomato greenhouses took over. You now can’t fail to notice a spicy apple based fruit loaf in the shops and markets around the island. Traditional Gâche Mélée has been baked on the island for hundreds of years, although there’s still debate as to whether the apples should be sliced or chopped!

Bean Jar is another traditional dish made with slowly cooked haricot beans, carrots and usually pork, although beef can also be used. Right up until the 1940’s, the ingredients were often prepared in a jar, tied with brown string with a family name on the label and taken to the nearest bakery to cook overnight. Today, Bean Jar is often served as a starter soup in the island’s restaurants.

Torteval Cheese is an independent cheese maker on the island with the award winning ‘Fort Grey’ creamy blue cheese in its range.

Guernsey tomatoes

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Guernsey crabs

Buying Guernsey Produce

Guernsey’s weekly markets are a great place to buy local produce and home made treats with fresh seafood catches, local meats, home grown vegetables, pies, pastries, cakes, chutneys and traditional favourites all available:

  • St Peter’s Community Market, Wednesday 10-11am, Community Hut behind St Peter’s Post Office
  • Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Market, Saturday 9am – 12pm, St Martin’s Parish Hall or from April onwards – Sausmarez Manor
  • Fresh Fridays Produce Market, Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm, Market Square, St Peter Port
  • Castel Parish Farmers Market, Every other Saturday 9am – 12.30pm, Le Friquet Garden Centre

Hedge Veg

Take a trip around the island and you may see road side stalls offering home grown and home made produce in return for payment into an ‘honesty box’.

Celebrating the islands food

Tennerfest has to be the Channel Islands biggest inter island food festival. Usually taking place for six weeks in October and November, restaurants, bars, cafe’s, pubs, hotels and bistros offer special menus from as little as £10 per head.

Seafront Sundays and the Taste Guernsey Festival take place in St Peter Port where pop up food tents, chef demos and food foraging events take place. Dates are yet to be confirmed.

Tasty Walks

TV eco-gurus and chefs, James and Dick Strawbridge, are Guernsey food enthusiast and featured the island in their ITV series, ‘The Hungry Sailors.’ As a result, a series of ‘Tasty Walks‘ has been produced which guide you around the island. The downloadable walks feature narration by James and include intriguing titles such as ‘Witches, castles and famous French writers’ and ‘Secret coves, rugged cliffs and Renoir’s bay.’

Visit Guernsey

Should you wish to visit Guernsey then take a look at our accommodation pages where the hotels listed above are featured plus many others.

Couple enjoying a meal in Guernsey

Bella Luce bar

Couple eating at the beach terrace, Cobo bay