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“Not to be missed - highly recommened - cullinary delight”
Review of The Quai - CLOSED

The Quai
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, British
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are now closed, pending the sale of this building.
Reviewed 14 August 2014

My finance and I dropped upon this restaurant while we were taking a leisurely cycle by the sea. We sat in the outside seating with a view over the harbour and had only intended to have a light lunch. We order the salmon and goats cheese starter and a few oysters. The waitress was super friendly and more than happy to talk us through the wine list or answer any questions we had on the food.

Unlike a lot of restaurants which have extensive over the top descriptions of the food, only to find when the food turns up it is something you could pull together yourself and probably do daily, this was completely the opposite. The menu was simple and didn't do justice to the sophistication and flavours found in the food. The presentation was so beautiful I almost felt guilty eating it!

The goats cheese salad was mouth-watering with goatscheese curd and a variety of beetroot prepared in different ways and textures. The salmon was incredibly fresh and salad accomplishment really brought out the flavours. I would swap my finance for that goat cheese salad any day. it was that good!

Being by the sea, we also shared the 'posh' fish and chips which was a battered salmon, with jersey potato's and a fennel puree (as apposed to the run of the mill soggy peas). I wouldn't have necessarily picked it off the menu by I promise you 'regular' fish and chips doesn't hold a candle to it. - again delicious. We were full but the couple next to us had desert which looked great too.

The chef himself popped out when we were leaving to ensure we enjoyed our food. We were really impressed with his passion which absolutely translates and his evident in his food. Prices were very reasonable and the glasses of vino were generous. Definitely a gem and one not to miss. We will definitely be back on our next visit.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

We had 'devilled' mussels which were announced as 'medium spicy'. Indeed they were really hot, but good. They were fleshy and swam in a light thai inspired curry sauce. Not the normal creamy cocunut one. Really fine.
forgot the oysters we took as starter. They came with a tasty fruity vinegar sauce with caramelized onions.
Oh yes, the chef is inspired by Jamie Oliver

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

First thing to get your head around is this is not tapas but food to share. We ordered serveral small dishes and one main which was plenty for two of us.
The waiter was very friendly taking time to expain all the dishes to us and how the concept works.
The food itself was simply superb and the wine reasonably priced, the best meal we had while on Jersey

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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We went here for a late lunch and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The owner introduced himself to us and asked about our stay, this was a nice touch.

Extremely generous portion sizes which makes it very good value for money. Lovely view from terrace onto harbour. We planned to return but unfortunately ran out of time.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

...because new chef (who used to work with Jamie Oliver apparently) is called Trevor Howard. I suggest name change because 'Mash' seems inconguous with ambitious and stylish new menu. We love the informal sharing plate set-up, and had a couple of fantastic fishy starters (scallops and mackrel) before the beef rib with home-made horseradish - which was just melt-in-the-mouth fabulous. I'm a bit of a baby about eating off the bone, so the chef removed the bones for me too. A small touch, but appreciated. Anna and the team looked after us really well, explaining the new menu and suggesting wines to go with our food. A real treat. Highly recommended.

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