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Doran's Courtyard Bistro

Kensington Place, St Helier
+44 1534 734866
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (64 reviews)
“halloumi” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kensington Place, St Helier
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1 - 10 of 639 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I had seen very favourable reviews on Tripadvisor, and came to check the place out for myself. You can't beat being welcomed in by the boss, and served a delicious, quirky, appetiser of bread baked in a tiny flowerpot! I chose steak, which was beautifully...More

Thank birgitta_7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really was superb food. Always a good sign when you start arguing who has the best dish, and we did just that when the starters arrived. I had the seafood quartet, which really was a great dish, well prepared, simple and great flavours. Wild Bass...More

Thank Rob1742
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Restaurant with super food and staff , if your in St Helier you must check this place out ,great atmosphere and staff were great fun which helps you relax and make the night one to remember thanks to all concerned.

1  Thank A9BOE
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few of the tables here are in a courtyard setting, we were lucky to sit out there as the weather was fine the night we visited. The food was good as was the wine, all in all a pleasant experience

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can miss is little Bistro, by walking by but if you do you are missing out n the best food in Jersey, an Irish family run the Bistro and what fun they are, joking from the moment you walk in the door, fresh home...More

Thank ptf64
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a meal at this restaurant.As soon as we arrived we were asked if we'd like to choose the table we'd like by the waiter who may have been the manager not sure of his name .He was cheerful very happy...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we've only been to Jersey a handful of times, this is a "must visit" restaurant for both its genial hosting and superb food. Good value for money; highly recommended.

Thank Toonyloon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best meal on the island served by an incredible host with a good sense of Irish humour. The starter and main meal was exceptional as was the service. The staek was very tender. A must if I visit the island again.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend this we had a fantastic meal well presented and reasonably priced nice decor and a great atmosphere would visit again

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High quality food served by very friendly and welcoming staff. I dined in the side room which had a very cosy feel and would be ideal for a romantic meal. There is also a courtyard as the name suggests which would make a nice setting...More

Thank AdmiralAbroad
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2 December 2016|
Response from Arlette & | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but you should contact them to be sure. Remember the 'jammie dodgers!'
Norman A
18 July 2016|
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Response from 9helen | Reviewed this property |
try la pulante at st ouens have a nice fish munu and a very nice view upstairs there food is good value
Peter C
1 April 2016|
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Response from Rafal K | Reviewed this property |
Patriotic car park is the best option, I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$23
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kensington Place, St Helier
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Jersey  >  St Helier
  • Phone Number: +44 1534 734866
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With solid oak beams and granite walls coupledwith a relaxed but efficient service this is theplace for a romantic night or getting togetherwith family and friends.Our head chef Kris is waiting to take your tastebuds on a journey, with such temptations as our homemade and famous “Potted Bread” which is a must! A differentflavour every day straight from the oven and servedpiping hot to your table. There is a choice of 14 startersincluding Smoked beef carpaccio with scallops, and Halloumicheese.Main courses including steak from Harmony Farm inIreland and some British classics such as Calves Liver,Crispy Pork Belly, Fresh Sea Food Dishes, Sizzlers and achoice of Vegetarian Dishes. We cater forgroups and parties of up to 60 guests with entertainmenton request. Doran’s is not just a restaurant but an experience
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