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Restaurant Sirocco@The Royal Yacht

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Bright Jersey cooking with harbour view

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At a glance

Open all year
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

If you’re thinking ‘floating restaurant’, you’re on the wrong course with this royal yacht, although the waters of the marina are glittering below, and its curvaceous, wave-shaped balconies do lend a maritime air to the glossy harbourfront bolthole. It’s a slick, upmarket affair, with expanses of plate glass facing the harbour, and high-end facilities including a glitzy spa centre to pamper away the cares of the world, plus ample dining and drinking opportunities to keep you refueled and refreshed, running from a grill restaurant, to the casual all-day Zephyr eatery, and the pick of the bunch being the snazzy Sirocco with its huge terrace opening up sweeping views over the harbour through full-drop windows. A cosmopolitan ambience and designer chic looks – coffee-hued napery, tones of magenta and eye-catching light fittings – conjure a fittingly slick setting for pin-sharp modern British cooking. Steve Walker’s menus are big on flavour and technical panache and put together with an acute eye on the seasons. A starter of succulent seared scallops comes in a feisty surf n’ turf pairing with oxtail, alongside silky cauliflower purée and cheddar cheese beignet. As you would hope in the island setting, fish gets star billing among main courses – witness a luxurious partnership of well-timed turbot, scattered with pistachio crumb, and a sweet medallion of lobster supported by puréed and caramelised Jerusalem artichoke, or perhaps a classic treatment of Dover sole, simply grilled and served up with caper butter sauce and Jersey Royals. The kitchen also delivers well-rehearsed meat dishes in which prime ingredients and sympathetic combinations produce seductive results – perhaps tender cannon of lamb with potato terrine, peas, lamb’s lettuce and onions, or if you’re a sucker for timeless tableside theatre, go for a classic steak Diane, flambéed at the table and partnered with Lyonnaise potatoes and green beans. Desserts are also handled with impressive dexterity, as seen in a zesty tropical alliance of super-light coconut mousse with passionfruit ice cream, fresh mango and meringue. If you don’t want to envy your partner’s pudding, two might go for a sharing assiette and have a taste of everything or conclude on a savoury note with a plate of expertly ripened local, British and continental cheeses. The evident balance and thoughtful composition in the food is reflected in a pedigree wine list that takes off in France then spreads its wings around carefully chosen bottles from all over the world, with a couple of dozen by the glass.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Steve Walker

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 49
  • Wines over £30: 108
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • Starter from: £9.50
  • Main course from17.50
  • Dessert from: £9
  • 3-course dinner from: £34.50
  • Tasting menu from: £70
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 65
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 20
  • Off-site parking available: Pier Road, Esplanade car park, parking payable

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Adjacent to Weighbridge Park overlooking Jersey Harbour

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