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Any restaurants or cafes near The Merton ?

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Any restaurants or cafes near The Merton ?

Hi, we will be staying at The Merton St Saviour in August.We are not having a half board option, so was wondering what might be in the vicinity of the Hotel, or would we have to go into St Helier ? Any suggestions would be gratefully received..Nothing fancy :)

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1. Re: Any restaurants or cafes near The Merton ?

'Go into St Helier' - it's about 10 minutes walk to get into St Helier. So, unless you have restrictive mobility issues it's extremely simple to get to. Might be a different parish, but a chunk of what you know as St Helier is in the parish of St Saviour anyway. One that I would recommend fairly nearby is Roseville Bistro, especially if you like fish.

Also, don't forget the bus service. There are some great restaurants at Gorey, St Aubin, St Brelade Bay, Rozel. All probably within 30 mins travel time by bus, and all served by buses that will run after 23:00 in the summer. For Gorey you can get the bus right near the Merton Hotel. For the others you'll need to walk to the main bus station in town, or bus there. Have a look at http://www.libertybus.je/ for more details. Click on Routes & Times, Journey Planner and then click on 'switch to geographic view'. This allows you to zoom in and see exactly where the bus stops are. Makes planning at lot easier.

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2. Re: Any restaurants or cafes near The Merton ?

I stayed at the Merton for a week about 4 years ago. As has been said, it is a short walk from there into St Helier, mostly downhill on the way there. You pass plenty of places to eat and drink on the way.

Just yards from the Merton Hotel is Howard Davis Park. This is a lovely park, but it also has a cafe in it (or at least it did when I was there a few years ago).

Also as you walk from the hotel into the centre of St Hellier you pass a number of shops and cafes and restaurants. One pedestrianised street is called La Colomberie and we had a couple of meals in restaurants in this street.

Also if you walk south from the hotel (down Mary St then Dicq Road) you get to the coast road in an area called Havre Des Pas. This is one of the nicest places we went to in the area and I am sure not many people discover it.

Havre Des Pas is a lovely area full of large old Victorian houses and there are quite a few cafes and restaurants. There is also a pier that sticks out into the sea (with a man made swimming pool) and there is a cafe on this pier.

Little bit about Havre Des Pas here, do try to get to it, it is very near the Merton hotel.

jersey.com/English/…Havre-des-Pas.aspx

Here is a walk round St Helier (rather a few years old) but point 3 talks about Havre Des Pas

http://www.bbc.co.uk/jersey/coast05/

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3. Re: Any restaurants or cafes near The Merton ?

Thank you both so much for the info...and the links much appreciated....:) We will certainly be exploring and will check out Havre De Pas, many thanks....

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There are quite a few restaurants within waling distance and St. Helier is your best bet. Roseville Bistro as mentioned by another reviewer is quite expensive but serves good food and generous portions. On the way to St Helier from the Merton, walking along Colomberie, you have the Park House Thai on the right, cheap and very well rated, Funchal Paradise on the left, again, good food and generous portions served in a Portuguese style. 'Gradees' is a little further along on the left, near to the Forum pub and up a small arcade. If you go into Gorey you will find the Bass and Lobster, they do an excellent set meal every evening except Saturday for £15 for 2 courses. You will also find 'Feast' in Gorey, on the pier, it is quite expensive but very good with a lively atmosphere.

If you want pleasant pub food sat outside, head for the Royal Square in central St Helier and the Cock and Bottle pub.

Go onto Tripadvisor 'restaurants' and see what appeals to you at the price range you want. If it says St. Helier, the chances are that it will be within fairly easy walking distance with a maximum of 20 minutes or so. A taxi back to the hotel will be in the region of £7.

Also, don't dismiss eating at the Merton, they do very good food and it is a good hotel.

A few other suggestions, Barros Tropical Bistro on David Place does good Espetados and Rio, directly opposite Sand Street Car Park is a new Brazilian restaurant that serves unlimited meat at a set price of £22.50p a head.

If you like Indian food head for Jaipur that is directly opposite the main bus station, not too expensive and a great classy atmosphere.

Friday night at the Pomme d'Or Hotel is fish night and an eat all you want buffet - just over £20 a head and OK food but a pleasant experience.

In reality you have lots of choice all dependent on what you want to pay and what kind of food you like. In August, I suggest you book the restaurants you want, particularly on a Thursday to Saturday night.

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5. Re: Any restaurants or cafes near The Merton ?

Thanks so much for that detailed response Bob.Lots to think about. Hubby didn't want to take the Merton half board option in case we had to rush back by a certain time, but I suspect we may well try it for the odd occasion. Many thanks for all that information :)

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6. Re: Any restaurants or cafes near The Merton ?

Really is no need for half board - so many places within 20 minutes walk or short bus trip you don't need to rely on hotels.

Something else to look out for - Jersey Vouchers (http://www.jerseyvoucher.com/) and Quids In (https://www.quidsin.com/). both have frequently offers for restaurants, events, activities etc. Some are only available to purchase on the day, others until the deal expires. Once you know your dates you can keep an eye out for any deals. Great for anyone visiting the island as a lot of the restaurant deals are Monday to Thursday or lunchtime.

Just tried Banjo's (http://www.banjojersey.com/) in St Helier last weekend. Expensive, but great for special occassions or just to treat yourselves when you're over.

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7. Re: Any restaurants or cafes near The Merton ?

Thanks for the voucher links...always worth knowing :)

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