Guernsey’s islanders have an enduring passion for good food in Guernsey and this is reflected in the remarkable concentration of first-class restaurants, bars and cafés on the island. With Norman roots, seafaring heritage and bountiful sea, the perfect gardening climate and wonderful Guernsey milk, Guernsey is a food-lovers paradise.
St Peter Port, the island’s capital, is home to the majority of restaurants, but there are plenty of opportunities for fine dining and exquisite culinary experiences elsewhere on Guernsey. On the west coast the locals’ best-kept secret of fresh fish and chips and chilled local cider is thoroughly recommended, as are the Guernsey cream teas and the legendary, towering 12-egg sponge cakes of the North West.
Of course fresh local seafood is a highlight of Guernsey and a range of superb seafood dishes can always be found in the restaurants throughout the island, never more than a stones-throw away from the hotel accommodation, and often with-in the hotel restaurants.
Cuisine from many international cultures are also represented in Guernsey, giving you a huge choice of eating experiences. French, Greek, Spanish, Italian, American, Thai, Indian and Chinese establishments can be found throughout the Island, as well as a recent influx of other cultures such as Portuguese and Latvian, offering even more variety.
Good Food Guernsey was created to harness the local delicacies and create popular events and exhibitions on food that would appeal to visitors and locals alike. Providing support to a number of events, these include including the ever-popular Tennerfest, La Fete d’la Mair, (the July Seafood Festival), and the Guernsey Restaurant Promotions.
Tennerfest Guernsey: 01 October – 11 November 2022
The hugely popular and successful Tennerfest is a six week event where menus are put together by restaurateurs starting from just £10. The events gives participating restaurants a buzz, and with over 160 participating annually, means that you can eat well for very little during this event.
What better way to sample Guernsey’s wide range of cuisine at great value for money? Menus are displayed in a special guide in the island’s daily newspaper published in late September and on the website at: www.tennerfest.com
Taste of Guernsey
The monthly Taste of Guernsey events are a celebration of local produce and food expertise. Learn about Guernsey’s food heritage by sampling local produce and dishes wherever you see the ‘Taste of Guernsey’ tent.