“Bay-front hotel with food inspired by Jersey’s larder” - AA Inspector



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The Grand Jersey is a rather glamorous late-Victorian hotel – there are wonderful views from the terrace, just a stone’s throw from the waters of St Aubin’s. The restaurant, Tassili, is a darkly luxurious space that comes into its own in the evenings. Service is excellent, with a great eye for detail, and you can expect high-level French technique from Nicolas Valmagna and his team, taking inspiration from the island’s produce and ideas from further afield. An early spring menu offers a delightfully presented starter of Nantes duck liver terrine, full of flavour and richness, with charred sweetcorn providing sweetness and balance. For main course, you might choose Anjou pigeon, with cromesquis leg and a vibrant candied heritage beetroot sorbet is a great dish, the pigeon perfectly timed and very tender. A beautifully constructed dessert of Valrhona chocolate with orange cremeux, sweetly peppery piment d'espelette ganache and Jivara chocolate sorbet proves an unexpected yet brilliant combination of flavours.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa, The Esplanade, ST HELIER, Jersey, JE2 3QA
Phone : 01534 722301


  • Seats: 24
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 10
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 14
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 12
  • Cuisine style: British, French
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Jersey

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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