Everyone loves Fish and Chips don't they? Well, if we were staying on Alderney for longer than just over a day we would loved to have found 'proper' restaurants and eating houses. However..... Waling up from Braye Harbour towards St Ann we came across a nice clean looking fish restaurant on the right-hand side of the road. Fortunately for us they had recently decided to open on a Tuesday, and that was the day we were there. So on our return from walking around the top of Alderney we were by now very hungry, and looking forward to our fish and chips, which we took back to the boat to eat. You can eat inside the restaurant of course, but it is a little small (cosy), and I suspect booking beforehand could be advisable.
I've recently read that the Chippy closed down recently. However there is a consortium of locals who are striving to re-open it. I do hope they succeed!
Favorite Dish: Chips and locally caught fish!
We dropped in here for lunch on our bonus extra day (we should have flown home the night before, but were stranded by fog). It's in a little mews behind the main street - with seating inside and outside.
The food is home-cooked and creative. We ordered from a range of tapas specials, but were later told that one of the items we ordered hadn't worked out very well so was being taken off the menu. The food we ended up with was very tasty.
Favorite Dish: We had a selection of tapas specials, with patatas bravas and garlic bread. I can't remember exactly what they all were, but they included empandas, meatballs and squid.
The Braye Beach hotel has a lovely situation, right by the harbour. There is a terrace where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink, and there are views from the restaurant itself.
The decor is modern, although one of two of the artworks on the walls depicting traditional beach holidays were not quite in keeping with this general style.
The food is also modern style and very good, making a point of using fresh local produce. A plus point was the fact that they provided a jug of tap water without having to be asked. The hot fresh bread rolls were delicious.
had fish broth (which came with some nice chunks of fish and a couple of mussels), lamb with a minted herb crust and crispy poached egg, which were both very good. My husband chose slices of beef filet, followed by guinea fowl with asparagus.
The only disappointment was the caramelized apple fool I had for dessert, which was cloying and did not taste enough of apple.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the lamb with a 'crispy poached egg', largely out of curiosity. It was delicious. The poached egg had been fried in breadcrumbs.
The Geogian House is an attractive townhouse in the centre of St Anne. It is a combination of pub, restaurant and B&B. You can pop in for morning coffee or afternoon tea (which come with a tasty flapjack bite), or have lunch in the attractive garden or upstairs dining room.
Favorite Dish: Seafood is very much a speciality here, and we saw some very attractive plates going past. We were only in search of a light meal, so went for the cheese and ham ploughmans (£6.50).
There are also 3 en-suite bedrooms for overnight stays.
This restaurant has an attractive garden setting (though there is plenty of seating indoors if the weather is bad). We came upon it by chance when walking around the island.
Open daily from 10.00 a.m. Lunch is served between 12 and 2 and dinner from 6.00 p.m.
Favorite Dish: We only had sandwiches, but the other diners' food looked very tempting - especially the crab salad.
As we were staying abourd our yacht we didn't have time to sample any of the Island's delightful restaurants, but did manage a quick drink in The Moorings, which is a bar and restaurant just up from the harbour. They have strange opening times in Alderney, and pubs tend to open between 10 am and 2 pm, and again at 6 until midnight. The Moorings closes at 3 pm I believe, but these are Summer timings, and may not be the same in the winter months.
The food served was delicious. Main course was first too salty but after drawing staff's attention to it, they changed the food and after that the dinner was perfect. One can have beautiful view to the sea from the restaurant and lounge
The restaurant we popped into on our first and our last night in Alderney was this Indian place. The food that was brought to us first tasted a bit bland, but after they took it back and put some more spicies it was very good. If you like Indian then it is worth going there
Right on the Harbour Front - Rita is famous for this restaurant. I have been coming here by boat and eating at this restaurant for 20 years. It is always the best.
Favorite Dish: Lobster or crab, in fact any of the seafood dishes.