Four restaurants included in the Michelin Guide 2020
Four Luxury Jersey Hotels members and partners have been named in the prestigious 2020 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland. The Guide was launched at the annual awards ceremony which was held at The Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London on 7 October 2019.
Leading all Jersey restaurants was Bohemia Restaurant which retained its Michelin star for the 15th consecutive year. The guide said “[Steve Smith’s] cooking is modern, vibrant and has a lightness of touch; original texture and flavour combinations feature.” The restaurant also recently retained its 5 Rosette rating with the AA, as well as ranking 21st in the Good Food Guide 2020's Top 50 Restaurants in the UK list.
Michelin stars are awarded based on five assessment criteria: quality of the products, mastery of flavour and cooking techniques, the personality of the chef in his / her cuisine, value for money, and consistency between visits.
This year, Mark Jordan at the Beach has maintained its Michelin Bib Gourmand for the eighth year running. The restaurant is the only one in the Channel Islands to have received this award which acknowledges good quality food at reasonable prices. The Guide described Mark Jordan at the Beach as a “modern brasserie with a small lounge and bar; a paved terrace with bay views; and a dining room with heavy wood tables, modern seashore paintings and animal ornaments. Menus showcase island produce and fish from local waters. Cooking is refined but hearty, mixing tasty brasserie and restaurant style dishes.”
Also included in the Michelin Guide 2020 were Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel and Longueville Manor Restaurant. Describing Ocean Restaurant, The Guide wrote: “Perched in a hotel high above St Ouen’s Bay, is this smart, understated restaurant with crisply laid tables; ceiling fans and shuttered windows add a slightly colonial feel. The experienced chef creates modern menus which showcase the best of the island’s produce – seafood is a highlight.”
Longueville Manor Restaurant's atmosphere and cuisine were given special mention in The Guide's review: "Set within a charming manor house, dine in the characterful 15C oak-panelled room, the brighter Garden Room or on the terrace. Daily menus champion island produce; seafood is a feature and many ingredients come from the impressive kitchen garden. Classic dishes have a modern edge.”