Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel
“High quality cooking by the sea” - AA Inspector
ST BRELADE, JERSEY
Our Inspector's view
Overlooking the wild dunes of St Ouen's Bay, the Ocean Restaurant is the jewel in the crown of The Atlantic Hotel, a boutique retreat amid exotic palm trees in a conservation area. The timeless sea views are best savoured from the louvred windows of the dining room, a gloriously light and airy setting with a soft-focus palette of blue, white and beige, and modern artwork on the walls. The stellar cooking is the real draw here. You might open with accurately timed pan-roasted foie gras with pain perdu, well-seasoned raspberry and beetroot purée, potato galette and fresh raspberries, a visually appealing and well executed starter. That could be followed by lamb – roast fillet and braised neck – with a crispy sweetbread and deep-flavoured basil pomme purée. One showstopping finale is a smooth and creamy iced honey parfait with white chocolate and yogurt crumb and crème fraîche ‘snow’.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
Gluten free menu
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: January
- Wines under £30: 17
- Wines over £30: 476
- Wines by the glass: 28
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Jersey is the largest of the Channels Islands, but at 45.5 square miles (118 sq km) it’s still only about a third of the size of the Isle of Wight. Its human history goes back to the Neolithic period, as many megalithic tombs (knowm as dolmens) demonstrate. However, the most important history discovery of recent years was the unearthing of tens of thousands of Roman and Celtic coins in 2012. Two men with metal detectors uncovered this amazing find, and the coins are now on display at La Hougue Bie Museum. This location itself is quite a historical wonder; well-preserved Neolithic passage graves that were used for religious ceremonies around 3500 BC.
Other historic attractions on Jersey include the War Tunnels and other remnants of the German occupation, which lasted from 1940 to 1945. Liberation Day is celebrated on May 9th as Jersey’s National Day, and is an important part of the island’s calendar. Apart from its history, Jersey is well known for its potatoes and rich, creamy milk. Holiday visitors will also find plenty of opportunities for seaside pleasures, as the island has many bays and beaches.
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