With its large tides and expansive reefs, Jersey is blessed with some of the finest seafood in the world and this is the place to come if you want to experience fresh fish and seafood at its best. The menu changes often but oysters, lobsters and crab are always featured: their lobster thermidor is superlative. Their sea bass is local and line caught - the last time I had it at this restaurant, it was cooked with chorizo and was gorgeous..
The restaurant does a few non-fish dishes too, often featuring venison or gane as well as steak and chicken, which are also cooked well. The dessert menu changes often too: I had a gorgeous dessert with pannacotta and black figs when I last went to the restaurant but couldn't help coveting the dainty-looking sticky toffee pudding too!
Oyster Box has a modern and spacious construction (with clean and hygenic loos!), an elegant but not overly formal atmosphere and a view of one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Jersey. Its location is ideal positioned for drop-in tourist trade. However, its popularity with locals and tourists-in-the know makes it essential to book a table, especially in the summer months. I have always found the staff friendly and helpful but, on a couple of occasions in the summer, they did seem over-stretched so were not as attentative as they usually are. Being a regular, I knew better than to take their distraction personally but I can see the proprietors need to resolve this glitch, given the negative impact it has had on a couple of reviewers who were visiting the restaurant for the first time.
The Jones family, who own the property, have a history of taking feedback on board (we complained about the quality of a side salad when the restaurant was first opened and what they serve now is difficult to fault) so hopefully the issues that have arisen in the summer from their success will be resolved by next summer.
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