Discover Jersey - Food and Drink
A food and drink guide to Jersey
When you think of Jersey - think potatoes, cream, seafood, gastro pubs, countryside picnics – this place is all about the food. Yum. And it really revolves around its own homegrown grub. Let the wining and dining commence with our handy guide of what to eat and drink in Jersey…
The crème de la crème of potatoes.
Roasted, crushed with garlic and herbs, tossed through a salad or served as simple side with a blob of butter and a sprinkle of sea salt – these potatoes are something else. They’re famed for their soft, flaky skins and nutty flavour, so it’s no wonder they’re a protected product.
Super-fresh, salty and one-of-a-kind
You’re in luck here if you’re a fish fan. And we’re talking extra-special delicacies like lobster, oysters and spider crab, which pop up on most chalkboard specials. Feeling adventurous? Look out for the more unusual coastal treats of ormers and conger eels.
Sticky apple spread for bread
Butter by name but not by nature - this speciality comes from a tradition of using up leftover cider apples from the autumn’s harvest. It’s a farmhouse spread spiced with cinnamon and liquorice, and you can pick up a jar in any good deli. Spread lashings of the stuff on toast, bread or scones – delish.
Jersey bean crock
A mixture of beans and pork make up this cassoulet-style classic and it’s cooked low and slow overnight for a deep, rich flavour. Dunk in some crusty cabbage loaf (bread cooked between cabbage leaves) with lots of local butter for a hearty, wholesome finish to the dish.
Very fine vino
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the island’s north coast, La Mare Wine Estate is the island’s only vineyard. Making the most of Jersey’s glorious sunshine and fertile soil, this place produces some fine wine, from white and fizzy varieties though to a summery rosé and rich red.
The great pub pint
Clinking pints in cosy pubs is a big deal here, which is why Jersey has its fair share of CAMRA pubs, mircopubs and craft beer bars. There’s a real ale trail you can follow and a handful of breweries showing off the homegrown trend – make sure you check the labels for local when it’s your round.
Homage to an apple-growing heritage
The traditional process for Jersey cider is much like it is in neighbouring France, where a vintage press uses nothing but apples to create a fine, delicate fizz. Keep your eyes peeled for the local stuff in pubs, restaurants and shops.
Well if that little lot has whet your appetite, why not fly off to Jersey this summer with Blue Islands direct from Norwich?
Blue Islands offers twice weekly flights to Jersey directly from Norwich, which is a small and convenient airport about an hour's drive from Cambridge. All Blue Islands fares include 23kg hold luggage as standard, generous cabin baggage allowance of 10kg and a carbon offset contribution.
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