Pan fried, braised, chargrilled, flamed or baked – they say the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. As this month’s Gallery is the XY issue, we thought we’d kick it off by featuring a few of the top places for guys to grab a steak on the island!
a good cut
If you’re in search of the perfect steak, look no further than Pedros – a small, relaxed restaurant in the heart of St Aubin’s brandishing two very talented French chefs. They buy none other than the finest quality meats – all cuts come complete with a side of vegetables and a handful of Pedros very own hand cut chunky chips and are chargrilled to perfection. Aside from the friendly service, the prices are equally enticing with sirloin priced at £16.95, the Prime Fillet at £22.95 and the Chateaubriand (for two) at just £44.95.
Mont Les Vaux, St Aubin
dinner and a show
A locally renowned restaurant that offers an abundance of excellent traditional and modern French cuisine in the shape of speciality flamed steaks, chateaubriand and fresh lobster from the vivier.
Exposed oak beams and original Jersey granite fireplaces take pride of place in what was once a 17th century coach house, whereby a certain richness and indulgence go hand in hand.
Priced at just £23.50, a definite must for meat lovers on the island is the famous ‘Drunken Bullock’ – a slab of the finest prime rib eye steak, impaled on a saber and spectacularly flambéed in brandy at your table. Smothered in a taste-tantalising red wine, onion, bacon & mushroom sauce – this epic feast is not for the faint hearted!
Kensington Place, St Helier
a Portuguese twist
Late servings and generous portions make Max Grill (a small, yet atmospheric eatery with friendly staff) a popular hangout for meat enthusiasts alike – especially those searching for a steak with a Portuguese twist. From the specialty beef skewer, packed with tender, juicy fillet, to the rib eye with gambas and the authentic classic ‘picadinho’ (beef stew) served with chips and milho; there are a number of hearty options to choose from. They also offer a special set menu for two, priced at just £28.95, which includes two courses and a bottle of house wine.
46 Bath Street, St Helier
a long-standing Jersey favourite
From steaks to surf and turf, The Grill boasts an abundance of perfectly cooked dishes, all of which are prepared and cooked in front guests on the grill. There’s no need to book, simply turn up and make yourself at home in the restaurant’s cosy and relaxing surroundings.
Both the accompaniments and versatile wine list have been designed with the dishes in mind, with something to cater to everyone’s tastes (and pocket). Prices start from £16.50 for a 12oz rump – which comes complete with grilled vine ripened tomatoes, mushrooms, baked onions and chips – to the succulent and very popular chateaubriand, priced at £45.00 (based on two sharing).
The Grill, The Royal Yacht
The Weighbridge, St Helier
a meat eater’s paradise!
Rio’s unique Brazilian theme encompasses a mishmash of bright, vivid colours, exciting artwork and a friendly atmosphere.
At just £22.50 per head (and that’s for ‘all you can eat’) or £17.95 before 7pm, Rio is proud to bring authentic Brazilian ‘Rodizio’ cuisine to the island. Once seated, you’ll be presented with innovative traffic light serving cards (which entitle you to a breather every once in a while) and a number of moreish dishes comprising entire joints of meat carved at your table. Gaucho servers are on hand to cater to your every need and included in the set price is an extensive buffet brimming with cold and hot sides.
All in all, you’ll be treated to a total of 15 different meats, prepared to perfection and marinated in age old recipes for at least 24 hours, before being cooked over the open flames of Rio’s unique Rodizio grill.
From Sirloin to Rump to Beef Ribs, there’s plenty to choose from. They even serve Brazil’s most popular beer ‘Brama’ on draught.
Rio Bar and Rodizio Restaurant
12 Sand Street, St Helier