Food & Drink

HAUTE cuisine is alive and well in Jersey, which boasts some of the finest restaurants and award-winning chefs.

In addition to a selection of some of the best restaurants in Britain, there is an impressive selection of places to eat out, to suit everyone’s tastes and pockets.

Look out for Jersey shellfish, especially crab, lobster and scallops. A fruits de mer is a sight to behold and a joy to taste, but make sure that you’re not in a hurry as it’s a meal to be savoured slowly.

Other fish in season feature high on menus, from the thick white monkfish to tasty bass and Jersey plaice – eaten with a salad of locally grown ingredients, from lettuce to tomatoes and peppers, it’s a perfect taste of Jersey.

The Island is, of course, famous for Jersey Royal potatoes, so make sure that you get to taste them while you’re here, glistening with melted Jersey butter.

Island herds provide delicious veal, beef and pork and some restaurants have their own Island sausages.

And when it comes to dessert, look out for local strawberries and raspberries, Jersey ice cream and puddings using black butter, the traditional apple conserve.

Jersey wine from La Mare vineyards is on many wine lists and at the end of your meal you could try another local speciality, Jersey apple brandy or cream liqueur.