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“Definitely Should Be First Port of Call!”
Review of The First and Last

The First and Last
Ranked #8 of 23 Restaurants in Alderney
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We sailed to Alderney in July 2017 and thought we would book this restaurant right on the Harbour Side as it is known for its good seafood.

Having booked the table we later phoned to say we thought we would be late and please could we move the table back an hour – this was not a problem.

The first thing we noticed when we entered was the very friendly greeting from the owner and all staff. I know this shouldn’t be a surprise but sadly these days it isn’t always the case.

We were shown to our table on the first floor and seated by the window overlooking the harbour. It may be an idea to request this if the view is important to you, as I don’t think all tables would enjoy a sea view.

We all ordered the freshly caught grilled sardines for a starter and they were plump, beautiful and simply presented.

Two of us ordered the lobster thermidor for our main course and I must say it is probably the best I have ever had. The flavour was wonderful and the amount of lobster was impressive. Further, it was not over grilled and so the flesh of the lobster was still wonderfully juicy.

Accompanying side dishes were of a good size and tasty and we were told to ask for more if we needed any. However, the portions were such that they filled three starving sailors without the need for extras.

We thought the prices were very reasonable.

When we had finished eating, the lovely lady who owns The First & Last stopped at our table for a chat and was absolutely charming.

We will definitely be visiting Alderney again as soon as we can & will make The First & Last our first port of call.

After we had left we realised that our watches were not set to local time, so not only had we moved the table time but we had then turned up at the wrong hour anyway…and not an eyebrow had been raised!

Lovely place.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We ate at the First and Last and the service was excellent. Not only the service but the food was to die for. Excellent

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We sat upstairs in a window seat and had wonderful views of the Harbour and Braye Beach. A good selection of dishes on the menu and On the whole our meals were very good but I was slightly disappointed with my fish which had numerous bones in, even though it was supposed to be filleted. However the rest of the party really enjoyed their meal so I suppose I was slightly unlucky. The deserts were really tasty - I had the cheesecake which was excellent. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a lovely restaurant with fabulous views over Braye Harbour. The friendly welcome & atmosphere is something we have enjoyed for many visits over some 30+ years. The owner Rita, friend Sarah & all the staff are helpful, knowledgeable & nothing is too much trouble. The food is delicious, interesting with daily fish specials - obviously very fresh! The decor is 'different' but seems to suit the restaurant!
We had such a lovely first night we just felt we had to go back on our third night & were not disappointed. We met another couple who had been there two nights in a row!!

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Reviewed 27 May 2017

If your sailing into Braye Harbour, look no further that the First place you see or if your flying in, take a walk down to BrayeI and eat in the First & Last. have reviewed Rita's
restaurant before, and we go there every time we visit Alderney for many reasons. Simply put, charming staff, great food simply served and an owner with a heart of Gold.

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