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“Not as Good as Crab Shack”

Oyster Box Beach Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 55 Restaurants in St. Brelade
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $52
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: There is a bus stop on the roof! Blue Route Island Explorer Route 12
Description: Passionate about the use of local produce, the Oyster Box showcases the best seafood including Jersey lobster and fruits de mer, but also offers a wide selection of other dishes such as steaks, beef burgers and locally caught line fish battered and served with chips, catering for every taste and culinary palette. The Oyster Box takes pride in what it means to be Jersey, and the menu reflects this. By using local produce wherever possible, a genuine effort is made to serve you a meal that is as local as possible, to the highest quality and to the very best value. The ultimate aim of the Oyster Box is to present culinary excellence combined with breathtaking surroundings enjoyed inside or outside on the sea-view terrace, to create a true casual Jersey experience.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Not as Good as Crab Shack”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were recommended to this more up market version of the Crab Shack - right next door ad owned by the same people. But in our opinion it wasn't as good as the Crab Shack. The extra pounds I suppose were for the more attarctive surroundings but the lobster was not brilliant - ok but nothing special and the sushi was just OK. I should have known better ordering sushi in a Jersey seaside restaurant.
The terrace is lovely as you can look right over the bay. But for us the Crab Shack has the edge for food.

Visited August 2013
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King's Lynn, Norfolk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Just exquisite”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have eaten at The Oyster Box several times when visiting family in Jersey as this is one of their favourite restaurants. We have never been disappointed by the quality of food or service and there is a real vibrant feel to the place. The 'exquisite' part of the review is for my starter of (6) seared scallops with crispy pancetta and divine artichoke purée - perfect. The skate wing with crushed Jersey Royals was pretty special too. All four of us had a wonderful meal and I look forward to the next visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Durham, Uk
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84 reviews
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“Fantastic, locally sourced imaginative food”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Looked at reviews and though we would give it a try as we were staying at L'Horizon on the bay. What can I say but this was excellent. From the helpful service to the stunnIng food, especially the grilled oysters, all without fault. Enjoyed it so much that we went back again. Great to have so much local fish, cooked so well

  • Visited August 2013
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UK
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36 restaurant reviews
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“Best meal of the holiday - excellent seafood in an idyllic location”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Thoroughly recommended - worth making the trip out of St Helier for this beachside seafood restaurant so make sure that you book ahead. Fresh sea food well prepared cooked with really good service. Couldn't fault a single item that we ordered - just wish I could back again!

  • Visited July 2013
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Haworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“Very Very Good”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We visited the Oyster Box on the last night of our family holiday to Jersey, it was only a short walk from our apartment and we had booked the night before and although there wasn't room in the restaurant, they managed to find us a table outside under a gezebo style set up which also had its own heaters so it made it very comfortable and offered great views of the beach,
I ordered poached oysters in champagne butter sauce as a starter and shared it with the rest of the family, they were truly superb. for the main courses two of us had the fish and chips whilst the other two including me opted for lobster, everyone said their food was cooked beautifully and they were more than satisfied on completion.
3 of us enjoyed desert, one had parfait the other 2 cheesecake all were excellent again
So why not excellent then you may ask? well this is the only reason why but feel it is an important one, food superb, wine very good and affordable, service good but here is the thing, despite the service being good and all our needs being met I feel this is where the Oyster Box may need to think, the atmosphere and the restaurant are aimed at high end dining, the staff however friendly are not dressed in a way to match that expectation and I would not have been confident in the staff being able to offer a good explanation on either the way the dishes were created and sourced or the selection of wine.
The last point was more of an observation and didn't really detract from our evening which was very good, it just meant it was 8 1/2 out of 10 rather than 9 1/2.
I would recommend this place to anyone and we will definitely be returning

  • Visited August 2013
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