You really can’t go wrong with lunch at Mark Jordan at the Beach in Jersey. It’s a cute, little spot right next to the soft sands and calm sea. If you bag a table by the window you’ll find yourself staring out to sea with a vacant expression that tells the story of a relaxed soul.
Well, that is unless you choose to eat out with a teething baby, in which case you’ll find yourself playing tag team with your other half and pacing the room, but still at least it’s a pretty view to look out to and the staff are more than understanding, helping to distract with silly faces and sounds. Oh and the food. SO good!
Every single dish we had was amazing, so visit on an empty stomach and have a three course lunch. You won’t regret it. Besides being incredibly tasty, the dishes are presented as mini works of art, urging you to whip your camera out.
We had the nibbles to begin and the crispy, cheese straws with hummus dip were the highlight, disappearing in no time at all. The juicy olives and anchovies came a close second.
We then moved on to our starters. Well, technically I went for a side dish, but when it’s chunky jenga chips who can resist? They’re as good as they look!
Jay went for the crab bon bon with guacamole and crab ketchup, which arrived on its own stage.
For my main dish I went for the garden pea and herb risotto, with a poached hen’s egg and super cheesy Parmesan crisps. They say it’s always the quiet ones and I feel like this dish completely suits that phrase. Next to the showstoppers on the menu, it’s completely unassuming, but once tasted it’s loud and proud; so fresh and satisfying.
You could never have just one mouthful and I found that I polished off what can sometimes be a dish that’s too stodgy, in no time at all.
Jay went for the Harmony Farm rib eye steak with sauté potatoes, spinach and Béarnaise sauce. Again, it arrived on it’s own wooden board and was picture perfect. Jay was pretty much salivating at the sight of it while I took a few photos and I think he was relieved that it was an easy one to snap. He sat eating with a huge smile on his face.
There’s Always Room for Dessert
Even though we were full we knew the desserts would be amazing if they were as good as the rest of the meal, so we indulged in the baked salted chocolate tart with pistachio ice cream, as well as an espresso with homemade petit fours, and a bowl of ice cream. Everything we ate was faultless, which is unsurprising as Mark Jordan at the Beach is the sister restaurant to the Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel (where we had an incredible dining experience – read more here).
If you’re looking for somewhere you can bank on a really hearty, stylish lunch head to Mark Jordan at the Beach. You’ll leave with a full belly and big smile. Promise.
You can find them at La Plage, La Route De La Haule, St Peter, Jersey, JE3 7YD. Tell them that Taylor Hearts Travel sent you!