Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to try out Quayside Bistro and Grill’s new menu.
I will admit I hadn’t previously enjoyed the restaurant too much; however, my last visit was well over a year ago. Since then, they have taken on a new chef and a new restaurant manager, and boy, what a change it has made!
We were lucky enough to have picked a beautiful warm evening, and enjoyed a seat soaking up the sun on the Terrace.
As soon as we arrived we were promptly shown to the table by our smiling host, before being presented with a delicious French Sauvignon. I’m usually partial to a New Zealand Sauvignon, but lately I seem to be leaning towards the French produce, it’s nice to have a change!
The menu’s were handed over and we eagerly scanned through. The menu here is made up of around 70% fish dishes, perfect for you to sample the best of Jersey’s local produce. There are also great meat options and vegetarian dishes too though, so don’t be put off if you’re not a fish lover!
These fluffy, fresh, warm bread rolls kept us at bay whilst we finally decided on our choices from the extensive menu.
I plumped for a Parma ham, buffalo mozzarella, fig, melon and mint salad. The flavours were super fresh and were just perfectly refreshing and crisp for a warm summer evening.
My date went for the Scallops with a balsamic reduction to start with, which went down a treat!
Great minds must think alike, as I too opted for Scallops for my main course! Also accompanied by juicy king prawns, with a cucumber, mint, rocket and orange salad. Not forgetting our famous Jersey Royal Potatoes too, of course!
Main course for my date was a fragrant, fresh fish curry. The fish had just been brought in that day, so you really couldn’t have asked for much better! Although the presentation wasn’t the best, I’m assured that the flavours were great and the overall dish was very tasty.
We were both way too full to even contemplate dessert by this stage, so we simply sat drinking in the views and enjoying the company. I also took a little wander round the restaurant to take a few snaps.
They have very ambient lighting and a modern style of decor, so photo quality isn’t great, but you can get a sense of the atmosphere they are creating.
I had to get a snap of the very British Sunday lunch carvery station too ^^ !
High ceilings and a fully glass front overlooking the harbour, give you the sense that you are dining in a yacht club or old boat house. The ambience is great and the service was superbly attentive throughout.
The new summery menu compliments the balmy nights that we are certainly due more of very soon (apparently!) I’m sure it won’t disappoint.
If you would like to visit Quayside, you can find them in Liberty Wharf in St Helier, or contact them on 01534 877004. Let me know what you think if you dine there?
Thank you for the invitation, Quayside, I’ll be back!