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Doran's Courtyard Bistro

Kensington Place, St. Helier JE2 3PA
+44 1534 734866
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (40 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Kensington Place, St. Helier JE2 3PA
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited jersey for our 20th anniversary and weren’t disappointed. We walked all round the main town and settle on this place which we were pleased with. Staff really friendly and food was excellent , particularly the “best Irish coffee in the world” which was...More

Thank andyms999
Reviewed 6 days ago

Meal was pretty good, atmosphere was nice with good service. It wasn't very busy but we did eat early.

Thank paddybourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful bistro restaurant offering a good selection of dishes. We opted for the pork belly starter that was delicious followed by fish - monkfish for me and Jersey plaice for my wife - again delicious. We selected pre-dinner drinks from the Gin Fest menu -...More

Thank manswa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible food and mediocre service Don’t know how it got its rating Very disappointing Looks pretty but worst meal we’ve had in Jersey

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of eating options in Jersey, spoilt for choice. Read some good reviews of this place, so went for an early dinner. Sat out in the courtyard, good choice on a warm evening. Appropriately attentive service, good choice of dishes to suit a range...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant a few nights ago. Food was lovely, ambiance very nice and staff very friendly.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our table the night before. Very accommodating. We sat in the Courtyard and the service was excellent. They left us alone but were always available. I had asparagus to start. Honestly the best I’ve ever had. I then had half lobster Thermidor. I...More

Thank terrybensusan
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening here. Hadn’t reserved and they were full but they found us a table anyway. Good service. Food very good. Nice steak. However, we had to ask for the bill twice and when it came it was wrong (we were charged for...More

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We hadn't booked and just stumbled across this place. There were only tables left outside. Being inside an enclosed courtyard doesnt sound like a wonderful dining experience but you really must try it. It is extremely sheltered, and cosy and a bit like stepping into...More

1  Thank aly_018
Reviewed August 13, 2018

4 of us had dinner here on a Tuesday evening; good menu choice we all enjoyed our meals. The waiter was a cheery chap who knew how to keep the customer happy. Would have no hesitation recommending coming here for dinner.

Thank Stewart L
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December 2, 2016|
Response from Arlette & | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but you should contact them to be sure. Remember the 'jammie dodgers!'
July 17, 2016|
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Response from 9helen | Reviewed this property |
try la pulante at st ouens have a nice fish munu and a very nice view upstairs there food is good value
Peter C
March 31, 2016|
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Response from Rafal K | Reviewed this property |
Patriotic car park is the best option, I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $24
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kensington Place, St. Helier JE2 3PA
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Jersey  >  St. Helier
  • Phone Number: +44 1534 734866
  • E-mail
With solid oak beams and granite walls coupled with a relaxed but efficient service, this is the place for a romantic night or getting together with family and friends. Our head chef Kris is waiting to take your taste buds on a journey, with such temptations as our homemade and famous “Potted Bread” which is a must! A different flavour every day straight from the oven and served piping hot to your table. There is a choice of tasty starters including Duck & Foie Gras Pate, Mix Seafood board and Jersey asparagus as a vegetarian dish. Main courses including steak from Harmony Farm in Ireland and some British classics such as Baked Chicken Supreme, Doran's Posh Burger, Fresh Sea Food Dishes, Sizzlers and choice of Vegetarian Dishes. We cater for groups and parties of up to 60 guests with an entertainment request. Doran’s is not just a restaurant but an experience.
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