From Michelin-starred cuisine to quirky speakeasy bars, Jersey has much to offer the business traveller as well as those looking to stay on for a longer break with or without the family. Here you’ll find our top recommendations of where to stay, where to dine and where to host your clients for that WOW factor.
Where to stay
If your trip is predominantly work-focused, then you’ll want to find somewhere convenient in St Helier. The Club Hotel & Spa has a contemporary feel with 38 deluxe double rooms and eight suites. Breakfast is served from 7am and there is a choice of continental or ‘a la carte’ to order, perfect for eating alone or fitting in a morning meeting. What sets the hotel apart, is its Michelin Star restaurant Bohemia created by Head Chef Steve Smith. The bar area also provides a less formal setting for lunch, dinner, drinks and afternoon tea. If your trip extends into the weekend, you can also make use of the Club Spa with an indoor salt water pool and thermal suite, as well as an outdoor pool open in the warmer months.
Looking for privacy? Then why not consider The Atlantic Hotel set in St Brelade with stunning views out to the sea over St Ouen’s Bay. The hotel itself is set in six acres of private grounds and has been in family ownership ever since it opened in 1970. The hotel is conveniently located close to the airport and is a great location for business meetings as well as business lunches – the Tasting Room is available for corporate entertaining for groups of up to 20 people, with menus from Executive Chef Will Holland. The hotel is an oasis of calm and is just as perfect for a long weekend away, especially for foodies – don’t miss the annual Eat Jersey festival hosted each March which brings together influential chefs to prepare different courses each paired with a wine flight. You can read more about the 2019 festival here.
Where to eat
Oyster Box is nestled in the heart of St Brelade’s Bay and offers chic-casual dining at the edge of the sea. While the restaurant serves meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes, people come for the fish and seafood on offer. Top picks include the poached oysters in champagne butter sauce, and the Thai green monkfish curry. It’s the perfect place to stop for lunch to unwind before heading back to the airport.
Its sister restaurant Banjo is also worth a visit. The brasserie is located in a 10,000 sq ft restored former Victorian Gentleman’s Club in St Helier. The dining room and brasserie offer lunch and dinner, while the bar with its atrium roof is perfect for cocktails before dining, bar snacks and lighter meals.
Samphire, which is run by Head Chef Lee Smith, is a Michelin starred restaurant offering the freshest produce sourced from land and sea. The food is contemporary with a twist, and the creativity also runs through the cocktail list. The restaurant offers private dining options and masterclasses if you are looking for something a little different to the normal corporate entertaining options.
Where to host your clients for drinks
No 10 in Bond Street, St Helier has a basement bar offering fine wines, craft beers and lagers, gins and house cocktails. If you are feeling pecking you can order charcuterie and bar snacks. It’s a family run establishment by local chef Joseph Baker.
For something a little different, why not try The Blind Pig, a prohibition themed hideaway where you can drink from a tea cup, and pour cocktails from a teapot. You can even store your liquor in your own private lock-up box which comes with it’s own key, for the next time you visit.
Project 52 is a space founded by a community of Jersey’s innovators and creators across industries from finance, communications, media, design, art and architecture. Project 52 is a place to feel at home and enjoy something a little different. The bar offers a place to relax among like-minded individuals, while there is a private upstairs floor for members. For snacks, there are sharing boards with cheeses and cured meats from local suppliers.