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Situated in the heart of St Helier, Quayside, which is Jersey’s largest Seafood Restaurant, caters for all but specializes in fresh fish dishes. You will find whole crab, Jersey oysters, sea bass, Jersey plaice, Jersey Scallops and lobsters on our extensive menu. The décor is simple yet-so-stylish with amazing views. The restaurant offers the perfect ambiance with an extensive wine list. Our international chefs, use local seasonal produce, especially seafood sourced from the waters of Jersey to create exceptional dishes. The restaurant enjoys views with a beautiful alfresco terrace overlooking St Helier Marina. This is one of Jersey’s busiest restaurants so booking a table is recommended.
PRICE RANGE
£14 - £24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, British, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The attentive service, coupled with flavorful dishes, makes it a standout choice for casual dining or special occasions. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023

A fabulous New Year's Eve dinner. As visitors to Jersey this was our festive highlight. Utterly Delicious food. Only annoyance was the speed at which the food kept coming. A digestive gap would have been welcome. We were still drinking our apperitif when the starterarrived....Also the table for 6 next to us were feted by the chef to complimentary caviar and the chef himself grating truffle on the food. Our local Michelin restaurant, run by the wonderful Tom Shepherd would never ever make that distinction in front of other paying guests. Just felt very awkward and odd. That said, Delicious food experience. 😋More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023 via mobile

Ace chef serving beautiful and the most delicious cuisine. Friendly and tentative staff. Comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Of it would be because Martin Sayers, the owner of Quayside restaurants has a great relationship with his staff. Thank you all. Anastasia and all the staff.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

Lovely setting with amazing food and service. Martin, the owner pops round to tables to say hello and he is a true gentleman. We will definitely rebook when we’re back in Jersey.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

I was there with a group of work colleagues and very much enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. The thai mussels (starter) were fantastic - generous portion and delicately flavoured sauce that complemented and did not overpower the mussels. I had the sea bream for...a main and again this was well cooked and presentedMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

Great restaurant specialising in seafood. Jersey oysters to start with were simply delicious, fresh and juicy! My wife had the prawn, crab and smoked salmon starter which was excellent. We both had half lobsters (one Thermidor and the other Grilled with Jumbo Prawns and Chorizo)....Both were very well presented and tasted absolutely wonderful. The ambiance is lovely and all the staff were professional, helpful and attentive as well as good humoured and amusing. It was especially nice that the owner took the trouble to stop at each table to ask about how we were enjoying the evening! We have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and we will definitely eat here again when we next visit Jersey.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Fabulous restaurant. Food was delicious. It had a lovely ambience and the staff very friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in St Helier.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

During a weekend stay in St Helier, we were recommended this restaurant. Looking for a high end, seafood based dining experience of quality, we entered Quayside with high expectations! With money to spend on a top quality restaurant, we asked the waiter ( sommelier nowhere...to be seen ) for an expensive, top of the range, Champagne, only to be told it wasn’t available. We selected two other alternatives on the same list - both not available ! So we were then forced to purchase THE most expensive bottle of Champagne on the wine list. First world problem I know, but it wasn’t what we wanted. Our food was good. But by no means exceptional. Including fresh fish, surf and turf and crab bisque. However, it appeared the same or very similar sauce was present in some way, on most dishes, just in a different bowl! The table behind us was comprised of two female oyster virgins, who proceeded to gag, spit out into napkins or expel their dining experience immediately, before offering their unwanted cast offs to us. No thanks! Service was trying too hard and not making a mark. And the most unfortunate part of the evening was the plastic flowers and simply terrible music being piped directly into diners ears, straight from the 70’s …. Which, if you are a fan of Englebert Humperdink, or over 70 years old, then great! The owner was suddenly present ( as if by magic upon the most expensive champagne being ordered) but at no point offered an apology for the lack of champagne available on his wine list. The sommelier brought us a complimentary glass each of ‘looky likey’ lemon cello (not) to cover the mishaps, but we left, in haste, as our 12 minute wait for a taxi suddenly became 2 minutes and we had to leave or loose it ! All in all, great was just ok. Shame.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Excellent food..Peter was a superstar..owner Martin took time to chat to us as his wife was from Yorkshire.lovely atmosphere 5*

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

Smallest duck main course EVER! Squeezed 22 on a 7 double tables. Service was good but food was poor and tables so tight we took it in turn to eat ! Not recommended for parties.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

We made a last minute reservation for a table for 2 on on a Sunday evening during our trip to Jersey. The experience was excellent, from the moment we arrived the staff were pleasant and efficient. The restaurant was full, including a large group celebrating...a 70th birthday party, however the service was fast and the experience very pleasant. We ate oysters, crab timbale, surf and turf and sea bass and all were excellent. We would thoroughly recommend trying the Quayside.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Went for Sunday lunch to celebrate some family birthdays and a catch-up. There wasn't the usual Sunday menu and just the normal a-la-carte with the option of roast beef or lamb, which tbh I preferred as there was more choice. The food was mixed on...the table, half had a good meal, the other mediocre. The fish was good, especially the plaice dish and the roast beef. The brie starter was disappointing, duck main could have been anything as it was drowned in sauce and prawn curry not that flavorsome. I think if you did go here have the fish as that is what they are good at, and the fish portions were very good and worth the price. Unfortunately there was also an issue with noise. The place was SO loud. Music blaring out of the speakers, so much that you couldn't hear yourself think, even when we had asked three times for it to be turned down a little. Some of the servers couldn't even hear us to take the orders properly and we all kind of left with either ringing ears or a headache.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023 via mobile

We had tried to book in to this restaurant on a previous visit but it was fully booked. We managed on this occasion to get a table but sadly very disappointing. The interior was lovely however if there was need to exit in an emergency...it would be disastrous. Tables so tightly packed in that even the staff struggled to find a way. One of our starters did not come and the waiter had to ask again what we had ordered even though he wrote it down. One of the main courses was also incorrect. I would avoid the steak as it was dry and tough. The only nice touch is the owner going to each table to say hello. I would definitely not be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

We visited last evening with friends and couldn't have been more pleased. We had a round table in the conservatory area under the heaters and it was cosy and atmospheric. Service was very good from all the staff we interacted with. The wine by the...glass was very reasonably priced meaning that each of us could drink the wine we preferred. Warm, delicious bread was brought to the table and we placed our order. My Coquilles St Jacques was light and really tasty with well cooked scallops and a delicious sauce. Two in our group opted for the crab and prawn cocktail and were equally pleased. For mains on the 'Tennerfest' menu most of us ordered the Steak Diane with a delicious side Salad and piping hot crispy chips. It was excellent. The Fish Pie was also well received. Being greedy, two of us had the Crepes Suzette with ice cream and again, it was first class. The total bill came to just over £50 a head which was great value for the quality and quantity of food and wine we consumed. We are booked in again the week after next - I may well go for action replay. The restaurant coped very well indeed with the lack of gas impacting Jersey at the moment and Quayside deserved its full and bustling restaurant. Another top 'Tennerfest' from Quayside!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Good location, food was average, service was average too Disappointed as this was not a special experience

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sorry I'm late with this Alyson..but I do not think it had wheelchair access..I may be wrong because there are 2 entrances. I hope your visit was succesful. Chris
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I think so but if Im ordering shellfish I prefer to ring ahead and order it that way Im not dissappointed.
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Kids were dining when we last there, e-mail them you will find this on their web site
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