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Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel

Le Mont de la Pulente, ST BRELADE, Jersey, JE3 8HE

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The boutique Atlantic Hotel lies amid exotic palm trees in a conservation area overlooking the wild dunes of St Ouen's Bay. The clean-lined structure dates from 1970, but with its white colonial-style shutters, a deep blue pool straight out of a Hockney painting, a whiff of art deco in its low-slung white facade, and the La Moye golf course next door, you could be in 1930s Miami. For foodies, however, Mark Jordan's exciting cooking is the real draw. After learning his craft with a stellar cast of mentors in top-flight kitchens, he has headed up the Ocean Restaurant since 2004, establishing the venue as a gastronomic destination. With views out over the gardens towards the sea, and a soft-focus palette of blue, white and beige, comfortable hand-crafted furniture and modern artwork on the walls, it's a wonderfully light and airy setting for Jordan's effervescent contemporary ideas. You might get the show on the road with a tasting of duck miniatures with fig gel and toasted honey brioche, or risotto of Jersey squid and cauliflower with scallop carpaccio, each idea realised with masterful techniques that deliver explosions of distinct flavours. Whether you go for a fish or meat main course, you can be sure that the materials are all of exemplary quality - pan-roasted fillet of Jersey sole, for example, supported by crushed Jersey Royals with crab, fennel and the lemon and caper kick of sauce Grenobloise. Or there could be an assiette of Jersey beef - all accurately timed and full of rich natural flavour - with lobster ravioli, beef consommé and dauphinoise cappuccino. The kitchen doesn't turn its back on vegetarians, with a dedicated menu alongside the regular carte, offering the likes of goats' cheese bonbon with pickled beetroot, candied walnuts and beetroot sorbet to start, followed by a baked tian of aubergine with garlic and thyme-roasted vegetables, black olive and salsa verde. Dessert ideas display the same thought-provoking flavours spiked with a sense of fun - glazed banana with vanilla cream, toffee popcorn and caramel ice cream, for example, while addicts of the cocoa bean will find deep satisfaction in a pavé made with Valrhona chocolate, with cocoa nib streusel and praline ice cream. Service is perfectly pitched, and the sommelier is a real pro too, guiding the way through a globetrotting list without neglecting those who are looking for a good choice by the glass.

Further information

Tel: 01534 744101
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Open/closed

Dates closed: Jan
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Mark Jordan
Number of seats: 60
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 

Restaurant price guide

Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

 
Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel, St brelade
  • Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel, St brelade
  • Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel, St brelade

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A13 to Petit Port, turn right into Rue de la Sergente & right again, hotel signed

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