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“Lovely Lovely Place to Go”

Mark Jordan at the Beach
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in St. Peter
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $53
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Laid-back beachside dining with top quality produce cooked simply in a superb location on the south coast of Jersey. The only restaurant in the Channel Islands with a Michelin Bib Gourmand for good food and good value for money, listed in The Times 20 best places to eat by the sea 2016.
Reviewed April 17, 2013

It was great-the food was excellent, staff friendly and attentive but not hovering over you,. The setting was pretty, and perfect for a spot of relaxed people watching . As a fish eating vegetarian who is allergic to shellfish and doesn't like eggs my choice is always limited, but today even I was really spoilt for choice.

The smoked Haddock risotto tastes and smells like heaven and its well worth dying for. The deep friend Gnocci were amazing, even the truffle popcorn was tasty and fun to nibble. We couldn't manage a pud, but the selection of mini fruit and chocolate lollipops they gave us with coffee were fab-I can still taste the Pistachio and white chocolate one.

Can't fault it, and I wouldn't want to try.

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5  Thank SouthWestMinnie
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Been here twice in the last couple of months and have to say its one of the best restaurants in the island. The food is absolutely stunning and the service superb, attentive but not over bearing. The presentation of the dishes satisfies the eyes while the mixture of smell, taste and texture delightful on the palate. Reasonably priced wine list is an added bonus compared to many of the stuffy over pretentious restaurants there are.
Overall a wonderful experience and great value for money.

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5  Thank JJM2309
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We last tried Mark Jordan’s “At the Beach” restaurant in September 2012: the meal was excellent, but let down by one slightly ill conceived dish.

This time it was perfection and two dishes deserve special attention, my starter of Scallops on braised oxtail and my wife’s main course of Lobster Thermidor: both showed Mark’s creativity and attention to detail.

Scallops with black pudding are a well known, possibly over done, but enjoyable combination. By replacing black pudding with meat from a very slow cooked ox-tail Mark maintains the same sort of counterpoint to the scallops but in a new and indulgent way. Really, really enjoyable!

My wife has a mission: to try lobster thermidor in every restaurant possible so was delighted to see it on the menu: that made her choice very simple indeed. Over the years she has experienced the dish in ways that vary from OK to sublime: this time it was at the very, very top. Mark had made a light sauce and added finely diced tomato to bring a little sharpness. The cheese was also added with a light touch, the result let the lobster shine through an excellent sauce, rather than fight for attention, as is often the case. Served with chunky chips instead of new potatoes it was a delight. We felt the chunky chips were better, more crispy yet softer than we had enjoyed at the Ocean…!

Portions are well sized and we could only manage to share a dessert, a clever crispy apple tart that managed to be mid way between a conventional british apple tart and a French apple tarte tatin: it was a great finale and worth a photo;see the attached.

This restaurant is going from strength to strength: the service and attention to detail was every bit as good as at the Ocean, the atmosphere less formal and lighter and the food just as good, but simpler and more bistro style.

One day we will go when it is warm enough to sit outside but in the meantime you should give it a try: there is a set “Market Menu” that is priced very aggressively making it possible to eat for £60.00 for two with a glass of wine each. The full menu and a bottle of wine took the bill to just over £100.00, excellent value considering the combination of food, service and location.

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6  Thank jenkspj
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Good location overlooking beach, small L shaped dining area, food fine but no real wow factor. Set meal starter of seafood risotto and main of bream both used same flavour sauce! Wine and water waiter over attentive, kept leaning over during conversation - very obtrusive. Everyone spoke in whispers - staff purveyed upmarket not bistro feel. Ok but wouldn't rush back.

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Thank DCP49
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We visited Mark Jordan at the Beach whilst staying at The Atlantic Hotel - a good opportunity to compare with Mark's Ocean Restaurant and cooking. The Beach Restuarant is far less formal but there was certainly a nice atmosphere and buzz on a busy Sunday lunch. We enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in the bar following a warm welcome from Andrew who provided attentive service throughout. The surroundings are very comfortable and there is a fine display of art work around the restauarant. We restricted ourselves to a starter (we were dining at the Ocean restaurant at night) but thoroughly enjoyed prawn cocktails and lobster. The menu looks enticing and extensive and Mark's culinary influences are evident. The house white was good and the rest of the wine list tempting. We would certainly like the opportunity of experiencing the full dining experience next time.

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5  Thank KathA906
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