Jersey Bite of the Week: Wildfire Bars, Grills & Tapas

Wildfire, JerseyIf you’re out and about on a Friday night, looking for a lively Saturday evening or simply searching for a weeknight steak, the cocktails, grills and tapas at Wildfire are for you.

Centrally located opposite St. Helier’s Weighbridge and close to Liberation Square and Jersey’s waterfront, Wildfire is a popular haunt with both locals and visitors. Wildfire models itself on the casual style of New York steak houses and cocktail bars. The ground floor features Fuegos Long Bar and the Mojo Martini Bar, ideal for catching up with friends or enjoying a fruity cocktail before your meal. Upstairs, you’ll find Moo Moo’s Champagne & Cocktail Bar, perfect for a spot of indulgence before a fillet of Aberdeen Angus.

A Meaty Menu

The restaurant menu includes freshly cut, 21 day-aged and 28 day-aged steaks, all cooked over coals. From a simple 8oz Cowboy Ribeye and a 10oz Entrecôte to a 24oz Chateaubriand and a 28 day-aged Prime New York Strip, there are steaks for every occasion and every taste. And when it comes to choosing wine, a rich selection of Riojas, Malbecs and Merlots have been chosen specifically for drinking with your beef.

Whilst the restaurant prides itself on a fine selection of steaks and a hot grill, they don’t shy away from offering a full menu of other meats, fresh fish, pastas, risottos and vegetarian dishes. You’ll find meaty dishes such as confit of duck and slow-roasted pork belly, full of rich flavour and character, as well as ligher, fresher plates of pan-roasted bass, grilled haloumi cheese and Mediterranean vegetable linguini.

Wildfire, Jersey

Tapas

When it comes to grazing and sharing, Wildfire’s relaxed atmosphere and collection of tapas and small plates are perfect. Taking the tapas concept and including ingredients from Spain, Britain, Italy, France and South America, diners can enjoy a wealth of hot and cold dishes, fresh produce, and tangy, warm, rich and spicy flavours. Highlights include the simple charcuterie of cured meats, a boxed baked camembert with dough sticks and homemade chutney, crabcakes with sweet chilli sauce, fish and chips tapas style, and squid with rocket and chorizo.

If You Have Room For Pudding

And if you still have room for more? Why not try a classic pud such as Eton Mess or Keylime Pie, or maybe continue the sharing spirit with a fantastically fun chocolate fondue – made with dark, white or milk Swiss chocolate?

One thing’s for certain, Wildfire is the place for those looking for a lively night full of interesting drinks and full plates of honest, fresh food. You’ll need to return though – there are at least eight steaks to try!

Wildfire is perfect for a lively weekend night during your short break to Jersey. The restaurant is close to many excellent Jersey hotels, including the 4 star Royal Yacht and the 4 star Pomme d’Or.

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