And all tastes are catered for, from Chinese and Indian to Thai and International cuisine and the island’s hospitality calendar is replete with food events and food festivals throughout the year. Make sure you sample Guernsey’s famous Kiosk Culture – simple beachside huts offering the freshest of crab sandwiches, local ice cream and great coffee.
Look out too for the island’s legendary 2021 Tennerfest – a festival of great value for money food from as little as a tenner a person – and which follows the equally popular Guernsey International Food Festival.
You’ll need to book though, it really is that popular!
Looking for first-rate food? Put Guernsey on the menu and you won’t be disappointed. With abundant natural ingredients and the freshest of locally caught seafood, it really is a diner’s delight.
Across the island there’s an amazing selection of places to eat, from five star restaurants to fish and chips on a west coast beach with the kids and a sunset to die for.
And all tastes are catered for, from Chinese and Indian to Thai and International cuisine and the island’s hospitality calendar is replete with food events and food festivals throughout the year.
Guernsey prides itself on fine dining and has some excellent restaurants producing award-winning food and specialising in local ingredients.
St Peter Port, the main town, is the best location for the top restaurants and the seafront hosts popular venues such as Mora, which combines a relaxed grill and bar downstairs plus fine dining upstairs and Le Nautique Seafood Restaurant, run by chef-proprietor, Günter Botzenhardt, who is renowned for his innovative and creative cuisine, based on reinventing old recipes into modern classics. Another favourite is Pier 17, which combines a restaurant, bar and harbour terrace with good food inspired by fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Other establishments, offering a range of cuisines, tastes and prices, are also just a short stroll away, as are lively pubs and atmospheric bars.
One of the great culinary experiences here is the legendary Tennerfest, which started 19 years ago as a way of generating custom with value menus in the quieter months of October and November.
Since then, it has grown into one of the most popular fixtures on the food calendar and is an attraction in its own right with people planning trips here to coincide with it.
You can even indulge in some island-hopping as neighbouring Jersey also takes part, meaning there are more than 170 restaurants in the Channel Islands taking part.
For more on the 2020 Tennerfest and the new gourmet menus, click here.
International, French and Italian cooking abounds in Guernsey – but so do many other styles and tastes.
This includes sushi, available from a seafront location offering views of the St Peter Port harbour, plus a choice of Chinese from 10 restaurants and takeaways and Indian from a further eight outlets.
Al fresco dining is also very popular, with more than 40 restaurants and cafes across the island specialising in providing an outdoor experience with good food and spectacular views.
Make sure you sample Guernsey’s famous Kiosk Culture – simple beachside huts offering the freshest of crab sandwiches, local ice cream and great coffee.