Restaurant Ocean @ The Atlantic Hotel, St Brelade, Jersey

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Restaurant No 2 on the Edon Tour of Jersey. Ocean is headed up by Mark Jordan and has held a Michelin Star since 2007, as well as having 4 AA Rosettes. He places great emphasis on using locally sourced ingredients [hoping for potatoes here] and the finest, freshest produce from the local countryside [definitely potatoes]. Speaking of potatoes, there was a very good local doctor in a village near us who loved gardening and cooking and really specialised in potatoes. He could create a whole menu using them – even pudding. Delicious. Anyway, without further ado, here we go…

An expensive taxi ride to reach this quiet, elegant hotel with the second of our restaurants. Everything was light and airy with views over St Ouens Bay a contrast to Bohemia.

  • Amuse bouche: Lobster Cappuccino with sweet corn
  • Starter: Pave, smoked eel, seared duck foie gras, celeriac puree, caramalised apple
  • Main: Assiette of beef (Cheek, Slow Braised Sirloin, Fillet) Steamed Lobster Claw, Lobster Ravioli, Beef Marmite, Dauphinoise Cappuccino
  • Pre dessert: Exotic fruits with mango and passion fruit sorbet
  • Pudding: Valhrona pavé, pistachio ice-cream
  • …and to drink Malbec, and Banyuls Rimage [what else?] with the pud

All very tasty, and well put together, the beef was tough which detracted from a superb dish. The eel and foie gras pavé was not my favourite and reflects my poor choice rather than poor food. The Dessert was ordinary and a liberal quantity of gold leaf improved its looks but nothing else. Service was friendly and efficient. Personally I preferred Bohemia, however, Val was quite taken by Ocean feeling it was “ahead by a street”. It just shows how your choices colour your view.

Restaurant Ocean

...the man at work

…the man at work

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