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The Bar & Canteen

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The Waterfront, Rue de L'Etau, St Helier
+44 1534 789431
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St Helier, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal. Food was delicious and service was good. Good atmosphere too. Menus are good with something for everyone. Would definitely recommend a visit

2 Thank Jude H
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202 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not sophisticated and doesn't pretend to be. However, the food is good, portions are generous and it is really good value. We stopped here once for a drink and a sharing platter for lunch and then again during the evening. Both times the place was busy which is a good recommendation. We had the set meal which... More 

3 Thank jivebanana
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for dinner with my parents who are regulars here (but may not be any longer). Started out fine with prompt and polite service, but it slid downhill faster than a sumo wrestler on a ski slope. We waited an hour for the starter, and after an hour, we were told that our starter choice was unavailable. Then shortly... More 

Thank eJos12345
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband & I have been here many times for Sunday lunch & cannot fault the place. The food is always excellent, well presented & a fabulous choice of dishes. All the staff are really helpful & the service is great, cannot fault the place. Highly recommend for couples, families & special occasions for parties as the place is huge

2 Thank Michelle K
Stamford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visited early on Saturday night with wife and son mainly because it was close to our hotel - we were not disappointed! Great varied menu from which I chose parfait as a starter and son & wife chose garlic bread. A little than expected wait brought our starters which were very tasty. For mains I chose chilli, wife the spaghetti... More 

Thank DazzaBoyD
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Friday evening booked for six people, table was ready and seated straight away, order drinks and given the menu, not eaten here for a long time and was hoping for it to have improved from the last time, my partner order the bream with potatoes and veg which was on the menu , and was told it came with risotto,... More 

Thank Keith R
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I went on Tuesday evening , which was not too busy., had the Christmas set menu . Baked Camembert was too runny , but tasty. The Lamb shank was fabulous the meat fell of the bone , the creamy mash was superb, the Lemon cheesecake was yummy. All for £ 19.95. Great value. They have a good choice of drinks... More 

Thank gordondickson
St Helier, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Reasonably priced food and good value drinks for a waterfront venue. Very handy for having pre-cinema meal or drinks.

1 Thank Julie M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We visited St Hellier with our 8 year old Granddaughter, The Bar and Canteen was 5 minutes away from our hotel. The ambience was great, service faultless, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The food was great value for money, all in all it was so good we visited each night of our stay.

1 Thank Alan W
Ashtead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here on our last meal on the island during tennerfest. Despite it being a Saturday and they had a private function going on upstairs. We ate early enough to bet the rush. Lovely food and excellent service would highly recommend it to family and friends who visit the island. It was a great end to the holiday!

Thank travellingkatt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Waterfront, Rue de L'Etau, St Helier
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Jersey  >  St Helier
  • Phone Number: +44 1534 789431
Tel: 00 44 1534 789431

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?