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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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European, Portuguese
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

My wife and I booked a table for 7:15 pm at around 6pm as we had read lots of reviews about this restaurant and our love of Portuguese cuisine. We arrived to find that there was a large group table occupied by about 13/14 people....Our order for 2 main courses and a bottle of wine was taken by 7:30pm. It was served by 8:30 pm as the staff prioritised the large table booking and the numerous take-away orders at our expense. To add insult to injury a group of 4 arrived at 8:20 and were served their main course in 10 mins.My wife gave feedback on our meal arrival to say we had waited 50 mins and had drunk our bottle of wine ? She apologised for the long delay but unlike most reputable restaurants there was no attempt to offer compensation or address our complaint. A glass of wine or dessert would have been fine but we felt she just ignored us. Then again on the presentation of the bill - she told the waitress that the food was excellent, the service was poor and that we had been relegated as being expendable as only tourists.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 August 2023 via mobile

This place was recommended and like others have mentioned we wouldn't have noticed it from the outside (name a bit naff too). Quite small inside so tables are a bit cramped so we put our ice bucket on the floor. Massive menu with so much...choice. Garlic prawns were tasty but as cooked in shell they hadn't been deveined. Scallops in bacon were delicious but too much bacon so quite salty. Espedatas are impressive you can choose up to three items, steak very tender plus prawns and scallops, pork "medallions" in mushroom sauce are actually two pork chops, so a massive portion. Salad was lovely and fresh with delicious dressing (my favourite element) but sides far too big - we were given rice, chips, fried polenta cubes and roast potatoes and wasted most of it. Personally I'd prefer smaller portions, less waste and reduce the price slightly. Quite full for dessert so waitress offered to bring half portion of tiramisu to share, (although we paid for a full portion as it's on the set menu). House rose was lovely. A good find.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

Looks a little run down from the outside. But very modern inside. The food was very good and very friendly staff. It is situated a little outside st Helier but walkable

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

Lovely friendly restaurant , excellent service and delicious food . Returned for a second visit during our short break to Jersey . Recommend you book and don’t be put off by the exterior.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 May 2023

So we read the review from the guy who ate there three nights out of four and laughed at how stupid that was with all the choices out there. Apparently we are also stupid. Yep it is that good.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 11 May 2023

What a great find. I don’t usually stay in town but am tonite. Wandered from hotel de France and stumbled across this delightful bistro. Not flash just pleasant atmosphere with great service, super menu and for me, rather too large portions of really well cooked...food !More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 February 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here and it was such good value! We chose from the fixed price menu. For starter we both chose the Tiger Prawns. Very tasty and we loved the Portuguese bread roll. For our mains we both had Espetadas which were...beautifully cooked! We had sides of Rice, Chips, new potatoes and what I think were croutons (the only thing we didn’t like as they didn’t taste very fresh) We shared a homemade Tiramisu for pudding and it did not disappoint , delicious . We had 2 bottles of the Portuguese house white which was lovely, then a brandy and port and a port on its own. The bill was just under £100 which for what we had was amazing. The staff were lovely and friendly and called a taxi for us.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

We have been visiting Jersey for years, and this year, we made an exception and ate at Barros for three nights out of four. Why, you may ask, but the answer is simple, Barros dish up plentiful and tasty food at a great price. Some...of the desserts are home made and others are flown in from Portugal. This restaurant is by far the best we have found on Jersey, it may not look so posh from the outside, but inside there is a great atmosphere with friendly staff serving large delicious portions. Please se the photos. Michelle, thank you so much for a lovely time. xMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022

Went to Barro's to celebrate my birthday. All 18 of us were delighted. The Tennerfest menu is a great value for money. Garlic butter prawns as a starter are very good and the Espetadas were excellent. I liked the chicken, those who ordered lamb and...pork, or scallops & tuna enjoyed it too. It comes with plenty of side plates such as fries, veggies, rice, fried fish squares. As for drinks, the Prosecco is nice, and the House red wine from Douro is really excellent. Nice people too !More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022

This is certainly a popular place and was filled to the brim on a weekday night during Tennerfest. The waiting and bar staff were all lovely. The fishcake starter was great as was the Portuguese wine. The pork was too salty for me. Huge portions...though. I would return but next time try the meat skewers which seemed the be the most popular choice.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022

The food was delicious both times, the atmosphere is amazing, and the staff are great - I cannot recommend it too highly. Do consider eating from the "tennerfest" menu unless you have a huge appetite as portion sizes are large. Fresh vegetables in place of...salad made a very welcome change. Portuguese food (and staff) at its best.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

Amazing find that we only went in to because when we walked past there was a group coming out who told us it was the most amazing food....and they weren't wrong! All the food was fantastic and portion sizes were huge and the staff were...super friendly. Extremely good value too. Will go again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Six of us ate here in mid September 2022. We all thoroughly enjoyed the starters - freshly grilled large sardines, garlic prawns in the shell, chicken satay skewers. All freshly cooked, lovely and hot, very tasty. Unfortunately the main courses were largely a big disappointment....Five of us had the espetadas. There was a choice of protein to put on the skewers from prawn, tuns and scallops (all bacon wrapped) to pork, lamb, beef and chorizo. Despite being asked how we wanted the beef cooked, all came vastly overcooked. Some skewers had pork when we’d ordered lamb. One person sent back a tuna steak that was over cooked and very dry. Despite this, the service was prompt and friendly. Value for money was fine. There was a good selection of Portuguese wines.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 September 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and service. From the outside, pretty incongruous. However, step inside and you realise, pretty quickly, what a fantastic place it is.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 July 2022

Visited on our first night in Jersey. Nice restaurant, looks much better inside than from out. Lots of authentic Portugese food, Good selection of wines and other drinks. Excellent service and very generous portions.

Date of visit: July 2022
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I didn't see a Children's menu and we visited 4 times in the evening and didn't see any children in. They were very friendly and helpful so I don't think it would be a problem if it was early evening.
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