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“Cosy traditional fare with a view”
Review of The First and Last

The First and Last
Ranked #8 of 23 Restaurants in Alderney
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Whilst staying at the Braye Beach Hotel we took the couple of steps across the road to the First and Last for dinner. We were warmly welcomed and given a table upstairs with a lovely view of the harbour. The menu was fairly traditional, with various fish/seafood options as well as meat. The starter sizes were extremely generous - we tried the chicken livers in masala and the sardines - both would have passed as main courses. For mains we had sirloin steak and a skewers of scallops and prawns, served with a lovely house potato dish plus fries and vegetables. Again, very good portion sizes. We shared a slice of walnut tart for dessert. It's not fancy cooking or presentation, but all the courses were tasty and wholesome. Service was good throughout, and we had a nice chat with Rita the owner on our way out. The decor (blue and white checked tablecloths) along with the sea view, reminded us of Greek taverna style - but with puffins for an Alderney twist (see photo)! Sadly there were no boat trips running out to Birhou Island when we were there, these were the only puffins we saw!

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

What a lovely welcome to this long established restaurant that commands the best panoramic view of Braye Harbour with staff and smiles to match!
An excellent menu to suit all tastes with fresh fish, meats and vegetarian options plus really good home-made puds too! The sensible wine list includes a very nice white Cotes du Rhone, not often seen in restaurants. Always enquire if a table is free upstairs to take in the action and view of the harbour but give a thought to the waiting staff as they trip (not literally) up and down the stairs! Rita, Brendan and Sara will do all they can to make your dining an experience not only to remember but one you cannot wait to repeat.

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Outstanding food and wonderful atmosphere. The best restaurant in Alderney with fabulous sea view.

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