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Doran's Courtyard Bistro

Kensington Place, St Helier
+44 1534 734866
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (64 reviews)
“halloumi” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Kensington Place, St Helier
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1 - 10 of 668 reviews

Reviewed today

Four of us dined here before going to Jersey Opera House. We ordered a diverse bunch of things across the menu. All delicious. The bill was not too eye watering, and the service was spot on. Great ambience.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the food - great quality and flavour. Excellent service with a friendly team. Highly recommended!

Thank AnnaB744208
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, excellent and friendly service and interesting surroundings! There is not a lot more to say than that!

Thank pammy606
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here 2 nights running and cannot fault the food in any way.It is presented with love and affection. Staff are very welcoming and make you feel relaxed without being overbearing. I would recommend this to anyone who likes fine dining and is willing...More

2  Thank Tim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat in the courtyard as was a lovely evening. The staff are really friendly and Ben with his Irish banter makes the setting very informal. The menu is not extensive but would rather have a few dishes well cooked opposed to pages of food cooked...More

Thank JacquelineJane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Echo previous comments regarding good menu and reasonable value for money. The Irish thing is entertaining at first, but wears thin after a while due to lack of volume control.

Thank whitbyladYorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a visit, good selection and would personally recommend the Rib eye steak. Staff are very pleasant and entertaining

Thank E7IP3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked at the last minute mid week and managed to get a table for 10. The menu is small and the portions are not massive as other reviewers have noted, but the food is well prepared and tasty. I had the steak tartare and...More

Thank Francophile1789
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here last year so decided to return again this year. We were not disappointed. Beautifully cooked steaks

Thank 10Maggie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were eight of us on Saturday night and like others have said the entertainment from Ben and service from his team, Bobby, Sandra & Richardo are second to none. 5 in our party are locals and we particularly wanted to take the others here...More

1  Thank Ann M
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Are you open at lunchtimes?
2 December 2016|
Response from Arlette & | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but you should contact them to be sure. Remember the 'jammie dodgers!'
Norman A
II`m a fish fanatic,coming to Jersey next week,what will you be able to offer me?
17 July 2016|
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Response from 9helen | Reviewed this property |
try la pulante at st ouens have a nice fish munu and a very nice view upstairs there food is good value
Peter C
What is the situation regarding parking~
31 March 2016|
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Response from Rafal K | Reviewed this property |
Patriotic car park is the best option, I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$23
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kensington Place, St Helier
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Jersey  >  St Helier
  • Phone Number: +44 1534 734866
  • E-mail
With solid oak beams and granite walls coupledwith a relaxed but efficient service this is theplace for a romantic night or getting togetherwith family and friends.Our head chef Kris is waiting to take your tastebuds on a journey, with such temptations as our homemade and famous “Potted Bread” which is a must! A differentflavour every day straight from the oven and servedpiping hot to your table. There is a choice of 14 startersincluding Smoked beef carpaccio with scallops, and Halloumicheese.Main courses including steak from Harmony Farm inIreland and some British classics such as Calves Liver,Crispy Pork Belly, Fresh Sea Food Dishes, Sizzlers and achoice of Vegetarian Dishes. We cater forgroups and parties of up to 60 guests with entertainmenton request. Doran’s is not just a restaurant but an experience
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