Tassili

“Great flavour combinations and a balanced approach.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

ST HELIER, JERSEY

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A local landmark, the elegant Grand Jersey has fabulous views across St Aubin's Bay to the front, and the bustling streets of St Helier to the rear. Just a stone’s throw from the water, this glamorous late-Victorian hotel, and its elegant Tassili restaurant, is a darkly luxurious space that comes into its own in the evenings. Service is excellent, and you can expect high-level French technique, taking inspiration from the island’s produce and ideas from farther afield, providing an often thrilling culinary exploration of some of the best ingredients Europe has to offer. Kick off, perhaps, with ox tongue, crisp buckwheat, beer pickled onion petals and mustard seeds, before moving on to wild turbot, saffron risotto, sea vegetables and Exmoor caviar, or Iberico pork with 'nduja, smoked sweetcorn, charred lettuce and peach. Valrhona chocolate, yuzu, sesame manjari ganache, matcha tea and jivara sorbet is one way to finish.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Tassili
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa, The Esplanade, ST HELIER, Jersey, JE2 3QA

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 24
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 25 December, 1–30 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 14
  • Wines over £30: 70
  • 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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