Top Terraces for Summer Sundowners

04/08/13

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Make the most of the summer sunshine with a sundowner at one of these suntrap terraces. From cosmopolitan cocktail bars to perfectly-mixed mojitos with a view of the sea, here are our top spots for alfresco drinks after work.

 

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Café Zephyr, The Royal Yacht

Look: A cosmopolitan café-style alfresco terrace that's perfect whether you're starting your night in style, or finishing it off with an after-dinner drink.
How to:
Stake out your spot early. If it's a sunny evening everyone will have had the same idea. Want to make it extra-special? Those in the know order cocktails on Sirocco's first floor terrace for sundowners with a sunset view - just don't tell them we told you.
Order:
The Fruity Booty, a mouthwatering mix of Malibu, Midori, Cointreau and Galliano, served with fresh kiwi and passionfruit seeds.
Best time to go:
Open from 9am until 1am
Book:
01534 720511 or see the Royal Yacht Hotel website

 

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Bohemia Roof Terrace, The Club Hotel & Spa

Look: This chic urban-styled roof terrace with its Hôtel Costes-style playlist could be in the heart of a big city - if it wasn't for all that fresh sea air streaming in.
How to:
Plan your escape from work early and find a spot on the outdoor sofas, order a cocktail and enjoy the chilled out vibe. You'll be ready for the weekend in no time.
Order:
A perfectly mixed Mojito or their brand new Aperol Spritz.
Go
: Bohemia's roof terrace is open most days, but Fridays are our favourite.
Book:
01534 876500 or check The Club Hotel & Spa website.

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The Terrace, Grand Jersey

Look:
Grand Jersey's brand new Terrace is oh so sophisticated with its low lounge chairs and bay vista - and thanks to the wrap-around glass, you get all the sea view with none of the sea breeze. Unless it comes in a cocktail glass of course... 
How to:
The Terrace is made for after-work Friday drinks. Sit back, unwind and let the weekend start as you mean it to go on.
Order:
One of their new range of summer cocktails - the Strawberry Mint Martini is particularly good.
Best time to go:
Complimentary canapés are served between from 5.30 to 6.30pm on Thursday and Friday evenings with a few live DJ dates.
Book:
01534 722301 or www,grandjersey.com


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Ormer Roof Garden, Ormer Restaurant

Look:
A chic Neapolitan-styled roof terrace oasis with fragrant lemon trees and lounging banquettes. Close your eyes and you could be in Sorrento.
How to: Ormer's Roof Garden is open from Monday to Saturday, with bar snacks and drinks from the bar menu. Stake out your spot early on sunny afternoons, it's a real local hot spot.
Order: The bar menu is heaven for cocktail fans - try a Pisco Sour or a refreshing Basil Smash.
Best time to go: Right now.
Book: Call 01534 725100 or visit www.ormerjersey.com


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The Terrace at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa

Look: Pimm's in the sunshine with a view of the sea? It's all possible at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa's elegant seafront terrace with these stunning views of Jersey's St Brelade's Beach.
How to: If you need to relax and unwind, the sea air (and perhaps a Sea Breeze or two) will do the trick. There's also some excellent light dishes on the Terrace menu, their galettes are particularly good.
Order: Try the signature French Martini to add even more continental style to your stay.
Best time to to go: When the sun's shining - it's the perfect spot.
Book: Call 01534 743101

Staying for dinner? Find out more about Jersey's top supper spots here.

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