Ormer
 
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  • Sample menu
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Overview

Elegant and suave, Ormer Restaurant is stylish, considered, and perfectly refined. Understated sophistication is the motto of the Michelin-starred restaurant. From décor to dining, Ormer delivers a beautifully crafted experience with an array of choices from à la carte through to tasting menus.

The ground floor houses a 50 cover restaurant, bar, and 20 cover terrace for al fresco dining. The second floor delivers a stunning private dining room and bar suitable for special occasions and corporate hire.

A real secret gem is the overgrown roof garden and cigar terrace, which can seat up to 25 comfortably.

Tel: +44 (0) 1534 725100

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  • Opening Hours:

  • Breakfast
    Monday to Friday: 9am - 11am

    Brunch
    Saturday: 12:30pm - 2pm

    Lunch
    Monday to Friday: 12noon - 2.15pm

    Dinner
    Monday to Saturday: 6.30pm - 10pm

    Closed on Sundays

  • Pricing:

  • Set lunch menu: £22 for two courses, £27 for three.

    Express lunch: One course and one glass of wine in one hour for £19

    A la carte prices: from £14 for starters, £27 for main courses and £9 for desserts.

    Breakfast starts from £4 (Monday - Friday)

    Brunch starts from £6.50 (Saturday)

  • Wine List:

  • Ormer's cellar boasts more than 300 bins - from Tuscan and Spanish new discoveries to the famed French Château Pétrus and great vintage champagnes including Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage and Krug Grande Cuveé.

  • Awards:

  • Michelin Guide - One Star

    2017 AA Restaurant Guide - Three AA Rosettes

    AA Food Service Award finalist 2014

    Food & Travel Reader Awards - Best Newcomer 2014

Sample menu

The full range of menus, including a breakfast selection, lunch and vegetarian menus can be found on Ormer's website. Full menu range on Ormer's website

Starters

SCALLOPS
Curried granola, cauliflower salad, apple caramel, raisin, sea herbs - £14

JERSEY LOBSTER
Ravioli, scallops, ginger, coriander, crab, tomato bisque, puffed black rice - £18

TUNA
Scallop carpaccio, avocado puree, Bloody Mary jelly, cucumber sorbet - £15

Main courses

TURBOT
Pine nut crust, cauliflower salad, samphire, sea purslane - £30

DOVER SOLE
Fish pie flavours, charred leeks, sea vegetables, parsley oil - £28

OX CHEEK
Pearl barley, onion and cinnamon puree, pickled vegetables - £30

PORK BELLY
Chorizo and tomato puree, pressed Asian pear, grilled calamari, chorizo jam, fennel and apple - £27

BEEF
Roast foie gras, potato galette, mushroom purée, madeira - £29

Desserts

RHUBARB
Soufflé, baked vanilla cheesecake ice cream, poached rhubarb, ginger and mascarpone foam - £9

CHOCOLATE
Popcorn brownie, milk ice cream, salt caramel - £9

TREACLE TART
Macerated raspberries, clotted cream icecream - £9

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1534 725100

Book Now View this restaurant's website

  • Opening Hours:

  • Breakfast
    Monday to Friday: 9am - 11am

    Brunch
    Saturday: 12:30pm - 2pm

    Lunch
    Monday to Friday: 12noon - 2.15pm

    Dinner
    Monday to Saturday: 6.30pm - 10pm

    Closed on Sundays

  • Pricing:

  • Set lunch menu: £22 for two courses, £27 for three.

    Express lunch: One course and one glass of wine in one hour for £19

    A la carte prices: from £14 for starters, £27 for main courses and £9 for desserts.

    Breakfast starts from £4 (Monday - Friday)

    Brunch starts from £6.50 (Saturday)

  • Wine List:

  • Ormer's cellar boasts more than 300 bins - from Tuscan and Spanish new discoveries to the famed French Château Pétrus and great vintage champagnes including Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage and Krug Grande Cuveé.

  • Awards:

  • Michelin Guide - One Star

    2017 AA Restaurant Guide - Three AA Rosettes

    AA Food Service Award finalist 2014

    Food & Travel Reader Awards - Best Newcomer 2014

Restaurant review

The ground floor houses a 50 cover restaurant, bars and 20 cover terrace for al fresco dining. The second floor delivers a stunning private dining room and bar suitable for special occasions and corporate hire. A real secret gem is the overgrown roof garden and cigar terrace, which can seat up to 25 comfortably.

There's something Parisian about Ormer. Maybe it's the location, on a pedestrian side-street a few steps from St Helier's buzzy main street. Or perhaps it's the sleek alfresco terrace with its polished service from a smartly-dressed team headed up by the charming Amar. 

A subdued colour palette with flashes of brilliance: mustard chairs and turquoise banquettes and carefully-chosen rich finishes all combine to give Ormer the elegant nostalgia of a gentleman's club, but with none of the snootiness. With a setting as carefully composed as the exquisite dishes, you know you're in for something special. 



Ormer's menu is a carefully balanced procession of precise dishes, designed to show off local ingredients to their best. 

A sophisticated starter of Jersey lobster ravioli with scallops, crab and coriander was a beautiful contrast of textures; mouthfuls of tender sweet seafood wrapped in perfect pasta with a crunch of fennel and ginger. An entrée of asparagus, local duck egg, morels and truffle was deliciously moreish; 'all my favourite flavours' said my dining partner. A glass of St Aubin white burgundy (£12) with its notes of fresh lime was Ormer's award-winning sommelier, Davide Buongiorno's recommendation for the seafood starter, and don't miss the chance to explore Ormer's carefully curated wine list, it's the place to discover new wines from small exclusive producers. 



Dishes with a twist

Main courses are substantial and superbly presented on white, almost shell-like plates. My Dover sole dish was a deconstructed fish pie with a twist - an elegant sole fillet, served goujon-style on top of a melting parsley mash with mussels, scallops, prawns, charred leeks and a tiny quail's egg in a rich, creamy sauce. Fish pie without the pie and utterly delicious. Davide matched it beautifully with a glass of red pinot noir with light cherry and blackberry flavours (£9.50). We tried one of Ormer's new dishes - a perfectly cooked lobster tail and fennel salad with a bowl of buttery crab linguine served on the side. The sweetness of the lobster was an excellent counterpoint to the creamy crab, with extra bite from the fresh fennel salad. Rich flavours with a refreshing salad edge; this is a dish designed to please, and a perfect combination of naughty and nice. To accompany it? 'It has to be champagne' says Davide - good thing Ormer has an excellent selection of champagnes by the glass (from £8.50).

If they're in season, try to order a side of silky smooth Jersey Royals - they're simply cooked to melt-in-the-mouth perfection.

The desserts are no afterthought, save yourself for this tantalising smorgasbord of treats. We tried the signature chocolate brownie with popcorn, milk ice-cream and salt caramel - a dessert dreams are made of - and the exquisite rhubarb soufflé with mascarpone ice-cream and poached rhubarb. Imagine a cloud of concentrated rhubarb with an acid tang of spice on the side, and you'll be somewhere close to this elegant dessert.

Care and attention



Skill, technique and superb ingredients mark out the whole of Ormer's menu - but the same care and attention to detail has gone into creating everything from the bar snacks menu, served in the bar and on the roof terrace (Ibérico ham, salmon, crab and prawn salad, local oysters and cheeses) to the cocktail menu - a mixologist's dream with everything from a Melon Cosmopolitan to a classic Negroni, and a connoisseur-worthy selection of spirits. 

If you're looking for perfectly executed cooking in an environment as delicious as the dishes, don't miss trying Ormer. We can't wait to go back.

Review of Ormer Restaurant by Luxury Jersey's restaurant reviewer.

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1534 725100

Book Now View this restaurant's website

  • Opening Hours:

  • Breakfast
    Monday to Friday: 9am - 11am

    Brunch
    Saturday: 12:30pm - 2pm

    Lunch
    Monday to Friday: 12noon - 2.15pm

    Dinner
    Monday to Saturday: 6.30pm - 10pm

    Closed on Sundays

  • Pricing:

  • Set lunch menu: £22 for two courses, £27 for three.

    Express lunch: One course and one glass of wine in one hour for £19

    A la carte prices: from £14 for starters, £27 for main courses and £9 for desserts.

    Breakfast starts from £4 (Monday - Friday)

    Brunch starts from £6.50 (Saturday)

  • Wine List:

  • Ormer's cellar boasts more than 300 bins - from Tuscan and Spanish new discoveries to the famed French Château Pétrus and great vintage champagnes including Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage and Krug Grande Cuveé.

  • Awards:

  • Michelin Guide - One Star

    2017 AA Restaurant Guide - Three AA Rosettes

    AA Food Service Award finalist 2014

    Food & Travel Reader Awards - Best Newcomer 2014

Location

Ormer Restaurant
7-11 Don Street
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 4TQ

+44 (0) 1534 725100

Email: book@ormerjersey.com

Book Now View this restaurant's website

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