Jersey Bite of the Week: Rozel Bar & Restaurant

All You Need In One Place

A traditional pub, bistro restaurant, and al fresco experience all rolled into one, the Rozel Bar and Restaurant is situated at the foot of a wooded valley in one of Jersey’s most attractive harbour villages. Only a minute’s stroll from Rozel pier on Jersey’s east coast and close to prime countryside scenery and stunning cliff walks, the Rozel Bar and Restaurant is an ideal spot for a summer lunch, winter warmer, or a simple, tasty meal at any time of the year.

Visitors can sun themselves in the hillside garden, or enjoy their food on the al fresco terrace or in the cosy pub and restaurant areas indoors.

The Rozel prides itself on excellent food, great wine, and fine ales. The bar keeps a collection of cask-conditioned ales, including ales from the award-winning, Jersey-based Liberation Group. The menu is titled ‘Pub Classics’, but the quality and selection of food on offer goes well beyond traditional pub fayre. A hearty lunch or evening meal can start with a variety of dishes, from the simple soup of the day with fresh crusty bread to piri-piri flavoured tempura prawns, homemade Thai fishcakes, or a baked black pudding with soft poached egg. Whereas some people may slap the ‘gastropub’ label on such a menu, the food is closer to that served in a great value brasserie restaurant; classic flavours, well cooked, and absolutely delicious.

Main courses range from classic and hearty to fresh and spicy, with a daily specials board showcasing the best local cooking on offer. Members of the Genuine Jersey association are given their dues, with locally sourced produce marked on the restaurant menus. Our highlights include the steak and ale pie made with local Manor Farm beef and doused in Jersey Liberation ale, the pan seared tiger prawn linguine, and Channel Island-made Cumberland sausages with mashed potato and the Rozel restaurant’s very own homemade onion chutney. If you’re feeling hungry, then why not order a char-grilled rib eye steak, served on a wooden board with a sauce of your choice and finished with fantastic chunky chips, onion rings, and a local salad. Steaks may be served in many pubs, but they seldom taste better than in a sunny garden in a green Jersey valley, close to the quiet beach and sea beyond.

Rozel Bar and Restaurant

The Rozel offers a range of special menus for special occasions and for various seasons. Their winter warmer menu features all the best dishes for fighting off the cold nights and blustery afternoons, including a brilliant slow baked turkey and cranberry pie, and a posh ‘bean crock’, a local Jersey dish consisting of rich, salty pork belly cooked with local braised beans. Desserts stick with the themes of local produce and simple quality, with the stars being local Jersey ice creams and a rich Eton mess, layered with freshly made Rozel fruit cake.

The wine list focuses on taste and value, with the house red, white, and rosé priced from only £10 per bottle. The list is mainly made up of French bottles, although a few new world classics are sprinkled through the list for good measure. For those looking for something a little stronger, the restaurant menu includes a selection of popular brandies, calvados, and malt whiskies.

Jersey is known for its great selection of popular bars and country pubs, with many serving excellent local food. The Rozel Bar and Restaurant is no exception, offering top quality local food in a beautiful, one-off location. Make sure you give yourself a day when visiting Rozel, as you may want to stay in the Rozel Bar for the entire afternoon.

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