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“A true taste of Madeiran food and hospitality”
Review of El Forno

El Forno
Ranked #128 of 233 Restaurants in St. Helier
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you live in, or are visiting Jersey and want to experience Portuguese/Madeiran food then get yourself to El Forno in new street. The food is simply stunning and exceedingly good value for money. Their beef espetada is the best I have ever had, and I have eaten in restaurants in Madeira! The owners and staff make you feel so welcome, it really is a most enjoyable, laid back, genuinely fantastic place to eat. Any time we have friends visiting us from the UK we always take them here and every single one asks to go again if they come back.

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Thank mrfishjersey
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

El Forno is simply decorated in the style of a Madeiran cafe restaurant, it is a place to talk - not to whisper. The food is simple but delicious - typical Portuguese Meat and Seafood dishes with rice vegetables and a delicious polenta. The service wasn't really service, it was more like being in someone's home with genuinely friendly and attentive 'looking after' no snobby staff or prima donna chefs demanding approval. Our evening, ten of us - two thirds Jersey and the rest UK, was an absolute joy, a delicious red wine that one of our party had discovered in Madeira when on holiday, no starters - we were told the mains were so generous and they were! - Espetada of seriously good beef (charred but rare to my taste) or Seafood, Gambas or Piri Piri Chicken. Our evening had the one essential that the restaurant could not provide, great company, but everything else was provided by El Forno, excellent food, ridiculously good value, friendly welcoming atmosphere

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1  Thank Paul B
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We've had take away from El Forno a few times which has been great, with big portions of tasty meat, milo, rice & chips. I'd always wanted to eat in however, last night we got the chance with a group of friends.. Some of the Portuguese best food I've even tasted, and such good value at £20 a head including drinks, plus the staff are really friendly and accommodating!

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1  Thank JerseyBoy75
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had an excellent meal for my partner's birthday here. They were so accomodating. There were 22 of us in total, so we did not expect miracles. The standard of the food was exceptionally high. I'd really recommend this of you're looking for a good Portugese meal in St. Helier.

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1  Thank ratcliffejersey
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We've had a few take-aways from El Forno now, including this latest visit (which was for us and friends who we wanted to introduce to the great food). Really well cooked meat and very well spiced/seasoned (fantastic, fresh, homemade piri-piri) - chips and other side dishes nicely cooked and neither greasy nor too salty. One of the best :)

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Thank M-In-Jersey
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