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“Welcoming, picturesque and fantastic food”

Old Barn Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 21 Restaurants in Alderney
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Welcoming, picturesque and fantastic food”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Situated a short walk from St Annes, the Old Barn is well worth the effort. Not only is the food superb, the welcome is really genuine. Locals and tourists alike mingle in the bar area or in the tropical style garden. Food is from local suppliers, the fish in particular is excellent.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Treasure1966
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Top Family Business”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

The location is a joy. Allow for the fact this is Alderney not MacDonalds (don't expect it in 2 minutes) and you will not be dissapointed. The menu selection is good and each item cooked to a high standard.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank ian b
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Malvern, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful location. An oasis”
Reviewed 22 August 2012

The perfect spot for a rest on your travels around the island. A little tranquil haven, tucked away. (We didn't eat - only had drinks)

Visited August 2012
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Thank Adam M
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Charming, informal garden restaurant, perfect for lunch”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

The Old Barn is situated in a heavenly bit of the Island, the foot of the lush hill on which perches the astounding Fort Essex. It's a casual restaurant, bar and cafe, ideal for lunch or a cream tea, which does tasty evening food on Fridays and Saturdays. The garden is a lovely place to dine, weather permitting, with little umbrella-ed tables dotted amongst the greenery.

The food is generous, simple and well cooked, and also well priced. We ended up going twice, this last break we were on the Island, and that's quite impressive given the healthy competition these days.

Salads are very simple but generous, puddings are home made and divine, and much of the seafood is clearly straight off the harbour. Go for lunch on a sunny day, and you won't be disappointed. Indeed, work up an appetite by walking up and around Fort Essex first, and then you can feel you deserve the generous servings.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Daenelle
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, disappointing service”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

We arrived in this delightful setting, before the end of service, only to be told that meals had been stopped. Sandwiches only but a salad became possible. Then we watched others served hot food after us. Then our order was lost. Then only cheese left and possibly the worst cheese salad and cheese rolls I have ever seen. The food is clearly good for others but sadly not for us on our visit. Staff very busy and apologetic.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Dogberry1258
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