Food & Drink 11 June 2024

The Best Places to Eat with a Sea View on Guernsey

Enjoying a meal with a view of the sea is guaranteed to give you that quintessential holiday feeling; and the beauty of visiting a group of islands is that there’s a sea view around every corner.

If you’re looking for a place to eat with a sea view in Guernsey, take a look at the list below.

Beach cafes with a sea view

Guernsey's coastline is dotted with beach cafes and kiosks, perfect for an afternoon on the beach or a mid-walk pitstop. Here are a few highlights:

Bathing Pools Cafe - Enjoy a dip in the cool waters of the popular sea water bathing pools before warming up with breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in the Cafe. The award-winning site sits in a beautiful location with extraordinary sunrises, and is loved by locals all year round.  

Cobo Tea Room - Across the road from one of the island's most popular golden beaches, Cobo Team Room is open for breakfast and lunch (including sandwiches, salads, quiches and homemade sausages rolls) plus plenty of homemade cake. 

Fermain Beach Café - Fermain Valley holds one of the most beautiful tucked-away beaches and cafes on Guernsey. The pebbly bay is hidden on the rugged east coast and is a delightful walk from St Peter Port along the cliff path. The internationally-recognised, award-winning Fermain Beach Café is a long-standing favourite with locals and visitors alike. 

The Cliff Top Coffee Shop - If panoramic sea views are what you are after, then The Cliff Top Coffee Shop at the Hotel Jerbourg is a must. Open daily to hotel guests and non-residents, you’ll never regret a visit to try one of their homemade cakes. There is also a full service restaurant if you choose to book in for a meal.

Renoir Tea Garden - Boasting views that inspired Renoir, this local tea room is nestled into a scenic spot on the south coast cliffs at Moulin Huet Bay. With a menu that celebrates local ingredients, you can enjoy locally-made cream teas and crab sandwiches amongst other light bites.

Coastal restaurants on Guernsey

Enjoy sea views and a relaxed dining atmosphere at these perfectly-located coastal restaurants.

The Puffin & Oyster - Located on the northwest coast overlooking Le Grand Havre Bay, this modern pub provides indoor and outdoor seating options, so you can admire the views of the bay whatever the weather. With an extensive drinks offering, plus a varied menu with quality seasonal and sustainable produce, there is something for everyone.

Saltwater - Offering relaxed dining in a waterside setting at Beaucette Marina, Saltwater specialises in local modern seafood dishes, but also offers meat and vegetarian options. Enjoy a unique view over the private marina in the sunshine.

Ocean Bar & Terrace - One of many places to eat at The Fermain Valley Hotel, the Ocean Bar & Terrace offers local seafood dishes as well as family favourites, with views out over the treetops to the water. It’s a place you’ll want to stay a while.

For sunsets, west is best

The Rockmount - Whether you stop by for lunch or for an evening meal, The Rockmount is the perfect gastro pub with all the family favourites on the menu. The sunsets provide a beautiful setting for all occasions.

La Reunion - Sitting above The Rockmount with a balcony overlooking the bay, plus a terraced area and two glazed areas offering far-reaching views across Cobo Bay, La Reunion is the best place to go to enjoy high quality food, wine and cocktails as the sun goes down. 

Cobo Bay Hotel & Beach Terrace - Cobo Bay Hotel combines award-winning cuisine and accommodation in a spectacular beachfront location along Guernsey’s scenic west coast, making it a popular drinks and dining destination. 

Coast at The Imperial - Located inside The Imperial Hotel at Rocquaine Bay, Coast serves modern British food that highlights the best locally-sourced ingredients in a relaxing restaurant with sea views to match.

If you're looking for something more informal, Cobo fish and chip shop is right on the coast - so make like the locals and eat your chips on the beach, with the warmth of the sun-baked sea wall behind you.

Harbour views in St Peter Port

The Olive Grove - The gardens at the five star Old Government Hotel & Spa offer casual dining with island views out to Herm and Sark. Enjoy lunch or an afternoon tea in stunning surroundings.

Pier 17 - Perfectly situated right on the edge of the harbour where you can watch the boats come in, Pier 17 is renowned for its stunning location and seafood dishes.

The Slaughterhouse - A small but perfectly formed roof terrace at The Slaughterhouse is the perfect place to catch some rays whilst looking out over Havelet Bay, a favourite of Victor Hugo during his exile on the island. Enjoy pub food and a wide range of drinks with comfortable seating and good company.

La Fregate - With panoramic views of the harbour - and beyond to Herm and Sark - lunch on the terrace at Le Fregate is a real treat. The Head Chef has created a selection of menus using seasonal and local produce wherever possible.

Le Nautique - With world-class cuisine, excellent service and a perfect view of the marina, St Peter Port harbour and the smaller islands, Le Nautique Restaurant is the perfect venue for all occasions.

Full list of restaurants on The Islands of Guernsey

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