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Doran's Courtyard Bistro

Kensington Place, St Helier
+44 1534 734866
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (66 reviews)
“halloumi” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Kensington Place, St Helier
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1 - 10 of 646 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

My family had visited a couple of years ago, and based on that experience were very happy to return just to find the service and food had got better. The posted bread is a must, and a great starter. Curry flavour may sound like unusual...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We flew into Jersey to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday weekend and booked a few meals ahead of our stay. I picked this place based on the good reviews and the lovely romantic decor (am a sucker for charming places). I have to say; I was...More

Thank DeeAyd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worst meal during our stay in Jersey. Very small portions and bland food. After spending £60 for 2 starters and mains with bottle of wine we left to get a snack at our hotel.

Thank acethompson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this bistro. Great food, reasonable prices & friendly helpful staff. I had prawns for the starter & steak for main course with a glass of rose & it was all gorgeous.

Thank nannygill6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, beautiful interior. Thought the Irish manager was very friendly and humorous to start with but then we overheard him making a few unpleasant comments and laughting,behind their back,about other guests to staff, so that spoilt it for us.

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place. Stone floors, traditional wooden beams, candlelight. Just perfect. It's a little pricey, but exquisite food and fine dining comes at a price and we were certainly not disappointed. The Irish manager and his team treated us like kings. We skipped the...More

Thank sensorman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant abuts the Revere Hotel and as guests we dined there one evening. A truly fabulous experience. Delicious food with special presentation. Interior is mind blowing and historic with character. Service excellent. Also a courtyard for alfresco dining.

Thank Jeanette S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had seen very favourable reviews on Tripadvisor, and came to check the place out for myself. You can't beat being welcomed in by the boss, and served a delicious, quirky, appetiser of bread baked in a tiny flowerpot! I chose steak, which was beautifully...More

Thank birgitta_7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really was superb food. Always a good sign when you start arguing who has the best dish, and we did just that when the starters arrived. I had the seafood quartet, which really was a great dish, well prepared, simple and great flavours. Wild Bass...More

Thank Rob1742
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Restaurant with super food and staff , if your in St Helier you must check this place out ,great atmosphere and staff were great fun which helps you relax and make the night one to remember thanks to all concerned.

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2 December 2016|
Response from Arlette & | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but you should contact them to be sure. Remember the 'jammie dodgers!'
Norman A
17 July 2016|
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Response from 9helen | Reviewed this property |
try la pulante at st ouens have a nice fish munu and a very nice view upstairs there food is good value
Peter C
31 March 2016|
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Response from Rafal K | Reviewed this property |
Patriotic car park is the best option, I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$23
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kensington Place, St Helier
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Jersey  >  St Helier
  • Phone Number: +44 1534 734866
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With solid oak beams and granite walls coupledwith a relaxed but efficient service this is theplace for a romantic night or getting togetherwith family and friends.Our head chef Kris is waiting to take your tastebuds on a journey, with such temptations as our homemade and famous “Potted Bread” which is a must! A differentflavour every day straight from the oven and servedpiping hot to your table. There is a choice of 14 startersincluding Smoked beef carpaccio with scallops, and Halloumicheese.Main courses including steak from Harmony Farm inIreland and some British classics such as Calves Liver,Crispy Pork Belly, Fresh Sea Food Dishes, Sizzlers and achoice of Vegetarian Dishes. We cater forgroups and parties of up to 60 guests with entertainmenton request. Doran’s is not just a restaurant but an experience
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