There's nothing better than enjoying your food under the warmth of the sun or in front of a stunning sunset. Our Islands offer many options to dine al fresco with a beautiful view.
There's nothing better than eating al fresco when you are on your holidays. No matter what time of day, it's a great way to enjoy a leisurely meal with friends and family. There are so many places to enjoy dining al fresco on the Islands of Guernsey and we have just a selection of places listed for you here.
Moulin Huet Tea Rooms
Craving some fresh Guernsey seafood? Moulin Huet Tea Rooms are famous for their signature Guernsey crab sandwich (and freshly-baked scones with luscious Guernsey butter and cream!). The tea rooms are located in an original 20th century cafe building, just a short climb up from Moulin Huet Bay. Outside picnic bench seating takes advantage of the gorgeous beach views once captured in Renoir’s famous paintings of Guernsey. The perfect refreshment after a morning of hiking or beach activities.
The Olive Grove Gardens at The OGH
Located just a short stroll up the hill from the hustle and bustle of the High Street in St Peter Port, the Old Government House Hotel provides a venue that is sure to make your dining experience a special one. Dine al fresco in The Olive Grove Gardens overlooking the harbour and neighbouring Islands. It’s the perfect place to order a champagne afternoon tea and while away a few hours in the late afternoon sun.
The Moorings at Braye Beach, Alderney
One of Alderney's newest beach bar and restaurants, The Moorings sits just a stone's throw from the Island's stunning Braye Beach. The spot has direct access to the beach so that you can roll down after a long lunch in the sun, or enjoy evening sun downers with a view. Food is for the whole family, from stone baked pizzas and salads to fresh seafood. Order coffee or something a little stronger and enjoy the view!
Octopus Bar & Restaurant
With arguably one of the best views in Guernsey, a high quality stylish design, plus superb food, Octopus is often described as a place-to-be in St Peter Port. From brunch in the sun to start your day in the best way to dinner facing a beautifully lit up Castle Cornet, you can spend any meal of the day relaxing and enjoying the view on their beautiful oceanfront terrace.
Fermain Beach Cafe, Guernsey
Fermain Valley holds one of the most beautiful tucked-away beaches and cafés in Guernsey and Fermain Beach Café has been a long standing favourite with locals and visitors alike. Perched in Fermain Bay above the pebbled beach and crystal clear waters, with a stretch of picnic tables, the Café is a fantastic place to sit and relax with your friends after a hike or a swim. Meals are varied - from sandwiches, cakes and coffees to more substantial salads and mains to enjoy with a glass of wine or a classic Pimm’s in the sunshine.
Stocks Hotel, Sark Island
Sit out on the patio by the pool in the heart of Sark and enjoy some great quality food made using the freshest of local ingredients from one of their local suppliers, or ‘Sark food heroes’ or grown in their own market garden on site. It’s a great place to spend some time with the family.
The Beach Terrace At Cobo Bay Hotel
Cobo Bay Hotel is on Guernsey’s scenic West Coast and is a popular drinks and dining destination for both locals and visitors alike. The Beach Terrace with outdoor bar is open daily from 10am for al fresco dining in a relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect place to enjoy a warm afternoon or long summer evening watching an inimitable Cobo sunset on the horizon. Order anything from local seafood and shellfish to lighter bites like sandwiches, salads and burgers. It’s a must for your visit to Guernsey.
The Mermaid Tavern on Herm Island
The Mermaid Tavern is a Herm institution. Traditionally a fisherman’s pub, it is now a popular place for customers in the summer months with it’s sun-trapped courtyard. Order hearty pub meals with a pint of local cider and enjoy the atmosphere before heading on over to the beach for the afternoon. You can’t go to Herm without dropping into the Mermaid.
Fish and Chips on the Beach
We couldn’t write this article without a nod to one of the best places to dine al fresco on the Islands of Guernsey - one of our many stunning beaches! Grab some fish and chips from one of the many 'chippies' that line the coasts of the Islands and enjoy the beauty of nature around you. The West Coast is a favourite spot for locals in Guernsey, where you can pick up your fresh fish and chips from Cobo Fish Bar and enjoy on one of the nearby bays as you watch a glorious sunset. We recommend Cobo, Grandes Rocques or Port Soif, but the choice is up to you!
We can't wait to welcome you back to our Islands and we hope that you now have a few more items on your bucket list!