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Travellers' Choice2023
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Value
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PRICE RANGE
£5 - £40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
French, Seafood, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Suprised - the service was charming albeit a little chaotic but not snooty as previously experienced. The specials menu was excellent and it’s honestly the best kids menu I have seen in Guernsey. Great Sunday lunch.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here for dinner during the week - we didn't book but I'd recommend doing so as it is a popular place! We had the seafood hotpot with chorizo grilled fennel and crab. It was delicious, so much food. The staff...were very attentive and were great with my egg allergy. The facilities were incredibly clean and all fit the theme! I would recommend this restaurant if you love seafood - looking forward to trying again when we are back in Guernsey! The views would be stunning in the Summer.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal that was made more enjoyable with the help from Jerold the waiter who spent time to go through the menu. They have a fantastic selection of food available. We will certainly come back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

We came here for a special meal and it was wonderful - our first time coming to Octopus and the food and drinks were exceptional and the highlight was our waiter Jerald who went out of his way to ensure we had a lovely time...Thank you Jerald!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

WOW! Thanks to Gerald the friendliest Waiter ever for making our culinary experience the best one. We had the Japanese Wagyu with a selection of delicious sides. It certainly was a special culinary delight. The dessert was a flavour explosion and texture galore with a...decadent moisture Brownie with a cherry compote and crauncy pistachios....it was a party in my mouth! The restaurant looked gorgeous in its festive decor and the vibe was very chilled with a live singer giving us some Christmas songs. A*** Octopus such a treat! Thanks Gerald you made our evening prefect, see you again. Vicki & JamsMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

The £25 set menu was fantastic value. The chicken wings and cheese plate being the stand out items. The view of the castle is a plus.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

An amazing dinner! The service was excellent. Fresh seafood where you can pick your own lobster 🦞. We had three sides between us which was probably too much but good portion sizes. The triple cooked chips are a must. Not cheap but worth it for...a special dinnerMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

I was in Guernsey on business and went here for dinner at the suggestion of our local law firm. This was easily the best meal I had on the island, which has no shortage of good seafood options. I had a “seafood hot pot” of...fresh, local lobster and crab, along with mussels and local clams, all in a garlic bouillabaisse. It was ever in a giant wok. The waitstaff were all very friendly. You can sit outside (this is one ocean front restaurant that actually provides superb food in addition to a view) or inside, where you take in contemporary clean-line decor and can watch the kitchen. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

From the moment I walked in to the end of the meal and having a taxi arranged for me it was an absolutely wonderful experience. As a solo traveller you worry about welcome. I was given best table choice with incredible sea view. Was never...rushed to vacate table. Staff constantly attentive. Sea bass the most delicious I have ever eaten. The live singer had the voice of an angel. She and all the staff are stars. Fabulous in every way. Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023

The Octopus is the best restaurant on the Island. It serves very fine seafood and steaks amongst its comprehensive menu. Our family has visited it over many years and have never been disappointed; the staff are very professional and the views towards Castle Cornet are...spectacular.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

A wonderful menu… th staff were very friendly and attentive and the vibe was buzzing. Lovely views of the sea and sun set.We hope to return.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

Octopus is what my mother would have called “all fur coat and no knickers”. It has a very buzzy atmosphere and a trendy menu. However the service and the food are really quite disappointing. After an upbeat welcome at the desk it went steadily downhill....All the waiting staff looked depressed and stressed and none of them smiled once. After 40 minutes our mains arrived which would have been fine had we got the starter we had ordered but we did not. The waiter told us not to worry, he would not charge us for the starter! The food was mediocre and my white wine was warm. There are many more restaurants in St Peter Port that offer better value for money and much better service, if you’re looking for that rather than a meal at the trendy place to be seen.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

Amazing Location . Fantastic menu Superb food Great service Definitely come back next year . Had a wonderful family function .From the start of greeting at reception with the ,Good afternoon Mr..... may I take you to your table for this afternoon. The mensen would...satisfy most questions from traditional French dishes to local to wonderful dishes with a twist.. Comprehensive wine list . Definitely will be booking the restaurant on next visit next year . Congratulations to management and staff . Well done .More

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

We had such a special evening at Octopus. Our friends had just got engaged that day and the restaurant sent some champagne on the house which was so kind. The evening was a delight in every way. The food was incredibly good, beautifully presented and...served by lovely staff. Great wine list (though a few not in stock) and the most wonderful vibe and ambience. The location is simply stunning and the restaurant is just so cool in every way! Thank you for the best night!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

I never have given a 5 but this came very close, fantastic location, amazing food great staff What more can I say apart from go here and try it. Don't listen to the slow staff, its meant to be slow so you enjoy it all

Date of visit: August 2023
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I’m afraid this restaurant is closed at present following a fire at the weekend.
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Never thought about a dress code. I ware shorts all year and have been here several times.
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OCTOPUS GSY BAR & RESTAURANT, St Peter Port - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Octopus Gsy Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5