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Doran's Courtyard Bistro

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Kensington Place, St Helier
+44 1534 734866
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St Helier, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Haven't been there for over 15 years and it was a realy good surprise. Menu is not big but food was good and fresh. The maine course "filet of beef" was probably the best one I had in Jersy! Very tender and cook to perfection(Blue) It was just right portion. Price is correct £162 for 4, including starters, main, dessert... More 

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Thank JerseyLB
Mathieu D, General Manager at Doran's Courtyard Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your dinner with us , especially the fillet of Beef 'cooked to perfection' ! It is always nice to hear nice feed back from our customers and we do appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. We are of course looking forward to welcoming... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Doran's Bistro has an incredible menu, great romantic atmosphere, elegant yet "rustic". Service is brilliant and good wines!

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Thank Sa B
Mathieu D, General Manager at Doran's Courtyard Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. As a family business and with Ben on board, it is exactly what we are striving for. "To offer our customers a wonderful dining experience! in a romantic elegant setting" We truly appreciate your comments and look forward to welcome you again to Doran's Bistro. More 

St Helier, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This place offers quality food, but it's the décor and boutique feel that makes it so pleasant. Staff is great as well, overall very enjoyable experience, pricey but worth it for that special occasion.

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Mathieu D, General Manager at Doran's Courtyard Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are very proud to hear that you enjoyed your special evening with us and delighted to know you found at Doran's, great food, great service and great decor. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Did a fun Monday night birthday meal here; Everything we ordered was a crafted masterpiece of flavour, Ben a locally know character (serving our table) was full of fun and Irish wit, which went a long way to lifting the night to something exceptional; Will return.

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Mathieu D, General Manager at Doran's Courtyard Bistro, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your 'vibrant' comments ! We have passed the message on to Ben, who is of course delighted ! His words were ' don't miss out on the best Irish coffee in the world next time' ! We are delighted you enjoyed a Monday night 'special birthday' dinner and very proud of our team who... More 

St Helier, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We had an amazing meal last night. Christina, Bobby and Ben made the night so special and the food was delicious. The setting is gorgeous stone work and everything was perfect. Thankyou so much.

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Mathieu D, General Manager at Doran's Courtyard Bistro, responded to this review

We are so happy and proud to hear your wonderful comments! Thank you very much for your review. We have passed on your compliments to Christina, Bobby and Ben. They are of course delighted ! We feel confident that you will receive the same quality of service and food on your next visit! More 

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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We went with a quids in deal and the food was beautiful. Tender fillet steak and lovely sides. Their homemade potted bread is to die for. It's a lovely setting and very cosy for a couples night out.

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Mathieu D, General Manager at Doran's Courtyard Bistro, responded to this review

So happy to hear you have enjoyed the romantic and unique atmosphere of Doran's courtyard Bistro. We have passed on your nice comments on to our chef Krys and he greatly appreciates your feed back. It makes it all worthwhile! We are looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

Sussex
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97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We booked our valentine's meal here as we were staying in the nearby Revere hotel. Where to start - fabulous staff, they were warm, welcoming and in some cases very entertaining. The food was just superb, the set valentine's menu offered a very good choice and was excellent value for money. Everything was faultless, no wonder it was fully booked... More 

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Mathieu D, General Manager at Doran's Courtyard Bistro, responded to this review

We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful Valentine dinner with us ...at Doran's and with our very lively team ! They really put themselves out to offer a great service and welcome. "Merci" for your appreciation and see you again soon! More 

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Booked before going to Jersey from tripadvisors reviews.Was well worth looking up meal was lovely.The staff were really good,then you had the banter from Ben & Bobby which made the Valentines evening very special.Thank you all again.

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Mathieu D, General Manager at Doran's Courtyard Bistro, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your great review! It makes it all worthwhile More 

Banbury
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Staying at raddisson blu which has a dull corporate style restaurant so found Dorans on trip advisor. Great Irish banter from the manager as soon as we arrived and a Warm friendly atmosphere and nice relaxed ambiance. The food a sirloin for Eileen and fillet steak for me plus fries onion rings and peppercorn sauce were spot on. Tender and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor when we booked a last minute break to the island and was lucky enough to get a table for Valentine's Night. The restaurant and the courtyard are beautiful and charming which makes for a great ambience. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable, the staff are friendly and really make you... More 

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Mathieu D, General Manager at Doran's Courtyard Bistro, responded to this review

We can only thank you very much for your great review. all the team at Doran's greatly appreciates the feed back ... makes it all worthwhile! And it is going from strength to strength from now on! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$23
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kensington Place, St Helier
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Jersey  >  St Helier
  • Phone Number: +44 1534 734866
Description
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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