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“Welcoming, picturesque and fantastic food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Barn Restaurant

Old Barn Restaurant
Longis Bay, GY9 3YB
01481 822537
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Ranked #13 of 19 Restaurants in Alderney
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Welcoming, picturesque and fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Situated a short walk from St Annes, the Old Barn is well worth the effort. Not only is the food superb, the welcome is really genuine. Locals and tourists alike mingle in the bar area or in the tropical style garden. Food is from local suppliers, the fish in particular is excellent.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Top Family Business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

The location is a joy. Allow for the fact this is Alderney not MacDonalds (don't expect it in 2 minutes) and you will not be dissapointed. The menu selection is good and each item cooked to a high standard.

Visited August 2012
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful location. An oasis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The perfect spot for a rest on your travels around the island. A little tranquil haven, tucked away. (We didn't eat - only had drinks)

Visited August 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Charming, informal garden restaurant, perfect for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The Old Barn is situated in a heavenly bit of the Island, the foot of the lush hill on which perches the astounding Fort Essex. It's a casual restaurant, bar and cafe, ideal for lunch or a cream tea, which does tasty evening food on Fridays and Saturdays. The garden is a lovely place to dine, weather permitting, with little umbrella-ed tables dotted amongst the greenery.

The food is generous, simple and well cooked, and also well priced. We ended up going twice, this last break we were on the Island, and that's quite impressive given the healthy competition these days.

Salads are very simple but generous, puddings are home made and divine, and much of the seafood is clearly straight off the harbour. Go for lunch on a sunny day, and you won't be disappointed. Indeed, work up an appetite by walking up and around Fort Essex first, and then you can feel you deserve the generous servings.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, disappointing service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We arrived in this delightful setting, before the end of service, only to be told that meals had been stopped. Sandwiches only but a salad became possible. Then we watched others served hot food after us. Then our order was lost. Then only cheese left and possibly the worst cheese salad and cheese rolls I have ever seen. The food is clearly good for others but sadly not for us on our visit. Staff very busy and apologetic.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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