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Les Pourciaux Cottage Alderney

AN ISLAND COTTAGE BY THE SEA

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Eating and Drinking

Alderney is very well served for pubs and restaurants and below is a list of our favourites.  There are also several places offering take-aways, check out this website for more information www.alderneytakeaway.co.uk.

1.         Blonde Hedgehog, Le Huret, St Anne, www.blondehedghog.com  Tel: 823230

New in September 2019 after a complete refurbishment, The Blonde Hedgehog is Alderney’s fabulous new hotel and restaurant offering casual dining of a very high standard in surroundings reminiscent of the south of England’s ‘Pig’ hotel chain and proving equally popular.  Quirky, comfy and friendly, the BH is already a huge hit with locals and booking in the restaurant is advised.

2.         Braye Beach Hotel, Braye,  www.brayebeach.com   Tel:  824300

Renovated and reopened in 2006, this is the island’s top hotel, very modern and in a fabulous position close to Braye Beach with a terrace off the restaurant for al fresco dining.  Book for a table outside for lunch.  The bar also has lovely views and has a terrace right above the beach.

3.         The Vaults at Braye Beach Hotel, Braye, Tel: 822632

Opened in 2019, the Vaults, primarily a steakhouse, offers an excellent chateaubriand and some seafood dishes,  together with fantstic wines and cocktails in a ground floor restaurant opening out onto an undercover terrace.   The Vaults was closed for most of 2020 due to the pandemic but re-opened in the autumn.  Due to re-open again in 2021.

4.         The Divers, Braye, Tel: 822632

Next door to the Braye Beach and under the same ownership, the Divers has retained its casual, just off the beach feel.  A terrace at the rear overlooking the beach gets the sun in the morning until around lunchtime.  Great for drinks and cheap and cheerful pub grub.

5.         Cantina No 6, Braye St, Harbour Tel: 824063

Probably the island’s favourite place to eat!  Opened in 2015, this bistro-style bar and restaurant has quickly become a firm favourite with locals and holidaymakers.  The pizzas are fantastic!  Gloria closed her restaurant in town a couple of years ago and now works with her daughter Rachel at Cantina. Booking essential to avoid disappointment.  Also check our their new place in town, Bacchus, below.

6.         Bacchus, Victoria Street, Tel:  823050 or msg via facebook page

Opened in December 2020 as the island’s only ‘wine bar’ serving snacks. Run by Rachel of Gloria’s/Cantina fame, so you know that whatever you get will be excellent, tasty food in a relaxed and modern environment.  Currently awaiting a new oven so only serving grilled sandwiches and antipasti boards, along with great coffee and majoring on nice wines.  

7.         Braye Chippy, Braye Harbour, Tel: 823475 (from 5pm, check for opening nights)

Firm locals favourite for eating in and taking away - great value fish and chips and some veggie options.  Booking is essential to eat inside on Fridays and Saturdays.  Otherwise take a warm jacket and sit outside to enjoy the sunset.

8.         Bumps, Victoria Street, Tel: 823197

Moved from the harbor location to town just behind Nellie Grays a few years ago.  Popular restaurant with lovely sheltered garden.  Wednesday tapas and live music.

9.         The Marais Hall Pub, Marais Square, Tel: 822683

Another favourite of the locals, the Marais does great fish and chips, steaks, fish pies, fish soups and more in a real old-style pub environment (best chips on the island!).

10.         Nellie Grays Indian Restaurant, Victoria Street, Tel: 823333

People come back to the island especially to come to Nellie Grays - you will see why if you like indian food.  Booking always a good idea.

11.       Georgian House Hotel & Restaurant, Victoria Street, Tel: 822471

An old established favourite with a lovely garden at the rear.  You can have coffee here, drinks, bar snacks or restaurant meals.  Emphasis is on good and friendly service.  Live music is a regular occurrence during summer.

12.       Mai Thai, Le Val, Tel: 824940

A very good thai restaurant, also good for cocktails at the bar.

13.       The Coronation pub, The High Street, Tel: 822630

Probably the oldest and most “local” of all the island’s pubs, still with a “shove ha’penny” board!

14.       Jack’s, Victoria Street, Tel: 823933 (daytime only)         

A very popular cafe with outside seating in the middle of town - good for coffee, cakes and lunches.

15.       The Old Barn, Longis Bay, Tel: 822537

The local for Les Pourciaux Cottage, just across the beach.  Lovely sheltered garden for al fresco dining.  Serving lunch every day.  Check with the restaurant about dinners.  Excellent off-license offering all the usual wines and beers etc., plus some delicious deli-style goodies.

16.        The Galley Cafe, Inner Harbour

Popular hang-out above the Inner Harbour serving Smoothies, burgers (local produce), bacon butties etc

17.       Moorings, Braye Beach

Popular beach-side spot under same ownership of the Georgian House in town, which generally opens from May to September – varied menu including pizzas and other goodies on the sunny terrace.  Lots of live music during the summer months.