Liberty Wharf is home to a great many fantastic shops and eateries, making a visit down to the converted abattoir essential when you’re looking for something new to buy or for a bite to eat.
Well if you’ve shopped until you’re ready to drop you should consider heading up to Quayside restaurant, above Mimosa. Most of us will be familiar with the nightclub and bar downstairs, but may not be quite as well versed with the menu of the excellent restaurant above it.
We sat down with head chef Graham Benn to talk about their recent new direction, which has seen them shift to a predominantly seafood led menu. This has seen table bookings skyrocket and more and more happy customers heading to this light and bright restaurant with stunning views of the St Helier Marina for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
Graham moved to the island four and a half years ago to take up the post of head chef at Quayside. He’s brought his style of cooking, honed in his own bistro near Whitby to the restaurant menu, working with owner Martin Sayers to fine tune their offering. Now you can choose from their wide menu which includes options that will keep seafood and meat lovers happy, whatever the occasion. Choose from the likes of a Fruit de Mer to share, scallops and belly pork or crab and avocado salad. They have also just employed the skills of a new Sushi chef, which will mean their menu here will grow too. Where possible Graham sources all of his ingredients locally and they have great relationships with Battricks who supply all their wet fish and several fishermen who keep them well stocked with fresh shellfish and scallops.
Quayside also have a fantastic al fresco offering, where you can choose from Mimosa’s lantern courtyard or enjoy panoramic views of St. Helier from the Old Harbour Wall Terrace. Or alternatively there is the restaurant’s extensive private terrace, which also has underfloor heating, not that you’ll need it in the summer!
Quayside and Mimosa also offer an excellent location for events and private parties. They can host up 400 people for a BBQ or party, where they can cater for almost anything you’d like to provide your guests. Most recently they’ve been the chosen venue for a number of large corporate summer parties, thanks to the versatility the areas offer.
Whether your appetite is for business or pleasure, lunch or dinner, you will find dishes to suit every palate at Quayside in Liberty Wharf. Whilst booking isn’t essential, it is recommended.
Mon-thurs 12-2.30, 6-9pm.
Sat 12-3 ,6-9.30.
Sun 12-3 ,6-9.
Telephone – 01534 877004