This October we spent a glorious, sunshine-filled 5 days on Jersey in the Channel Islands. Jersey is a very special place for us Sacketts, almost all of my Grandma’s side of the family live over there and every summer we would visit them for our summer family holiday. We were definitely spoilt for choice when it came to dining out in Jersey, here’s a quick low down on some of the fabulous places we sampled.
Breakfast with a view: The Jersey Pearl Café
There are plenty of breakfast spots that overlook the gorgeous bays and beaches, however, when you need to book a table for 18 people for a family reunion, the cafe at the Jersey Pearl had no problem accommodating us. The tables look out on to St Ouen’s bay – one of my favourite beaches on the island, and also a big hit with all the surfers and body boarders. They may be more well known for their pearls that food but the big pearl breakfast was great and I’d love to go back sometime for one of their delicious homemade cakes.
The Boat House, St Aubin
We met my cousin Laura at The Boat House for lunch. The floor to ceiling glass walls gives you a beautiful view of the surrounding harbour. So you can graze on small sharing plates and sip on something cooling whilst watching the boats bob up and down – very relaxing!
The Crab Shack, St Brelades
When you’re on such a small island it would be rude not to have some sort of seafood. The Crab Shack looks right over St Brelades bay and we were lucky enough it was warm enough to sit outside – who would have thought on late October day! The crab tacos are a must from here – delicious, fresh crab meat served with avocado, sour cream, chilli, red onion and lime.
The Vic in the Valley
We went here on our final evening with my Aunty Gail and Mick who recommended this place to us. The dining area is small and cosy with a relaxed atmosphere. I went with Gail’s recommendation of the pork belly and was not disappointed, the ribs, which also came highly recommended looked extremely tasty too!
Jersey Market, St Helier
I love a good market and the market in St Helier is well worth a visit. Lots of cheeses, meats, artisan chocolates, we couldn’t go away empty handed especially when we saw all the different cupcake flavours they had at Flour!
Of course, I can’t end this blog without mentioning the scrumptious meal cooked by my Aunty Gail on our first night – maple ribs and chicken with crisp oven baked potatoes, followed by a hazelnut cake with chocolate and orange mascarpone – such a treat!