There are few things better than enjoying a leisurely lunch with friends and family, and Guernsey is home to a whole host of great eateries that are perfect for a cosy catch-up during the colder months. Read on to discover some of our favourites…
Nestled in a leafy corner of the parish of St Martin, the Bella Luce Hotel is one of Guernsey’s most popular boutique hotels. However it is also a fantastic place to eat in the wintertime. Their new “Fireside Menu” features classic comfort dishes, served in their “snug” – a cosy area with soft armchairs and an open fire.
Also situated in St Martin, the warm and cosy atmosphere at Les Douvres is immediately noticeable from the moment you enter, partly thanks to the beamed ceilings, rustic wooden feature walls and ambient lighting. Known locally for their fantastic pizzas, Les Douvres offers a wide range of dishes perfect for a winter lunch.
Fleur du Jardin
Take a trip to Kings Mills in the west of the island and visit the Fleur du Jardin, a traditional granite farmhouse that has been converted into a charming hotel and restaurant. As well as their varied à la carte offering they also have a special baguette menu, perfect for enjoying at lunchtime in one of their cosy dining rooms.
Le Petit Café
At the heart of St Peter Port is Le Petit Café, and the adjoining Bistro, a French-owned and themed eatery serving delicious Gallic classics and a great selection of wines. This quirky venue features such decorations as a halved Citroen 2CV and a ceiling-mounted bicycle, but novelty aside, the food truly speaks for itself.
Mint Brasserie & Tea Room
Set in eight acres of award-winning grounds in rural St Saviours, Mint Brasserie & Tea Room is particularly popular among visitors to the adjacent Bruce Russell Gold & Silversmiths. As well as a great lunch menu, there are a wonderful range of ever-changing cakes and bakes on offer, and the surrounding scenery only adds to the experience.
As the name suggests, this hotel and restaurant is a converted farm building located in Guernsey’s rural west. Head there for lunch beside an open log fire in their cosy dining room, where you can enjoy a range of British and European dishes with a focus on fantastic local produce.
For more great dining suggestions, visit our guide to eating out in Guernsey.