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Doran's Courtyard Bistro

Kensington Place, St Helier JE2 3PA
+44 1534 734866
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (72 reviews)
“bread” (32 reviews)
“halloumi” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kensington Place, St Helier JE2 3PA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well this exceeded our expectations!!!! Booked a local offer of dinner, bed & breakfast at next door Hotel Revere (see separate review) with friends. We'd been to Doran's but MANY years ago. Happy to find the ambience the same as we'd remembered, love the old...More

Thank KitKatKim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good choice for a romantic meal. The staff wer very professional, the menu was varied. The crad and goats cheese starters were excellent and delivered with some real flair. The pork belly main was perfectly cooked, and it didn't need the smokey...More

Thank SDWLincolnshire
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Only in Jersey for a few days but so glad we visited Doran's. Great menu, cheerful, friendly staff and a good atmosphere and service. Would not hesitate to recommend and hope to visit again.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is one of the best eateries in Jersey, it's got the lot... lovely surroundings, friendly staff, menu is very interesting and the detail to the presentation is excellent, if you love eating out this place is a must, well done guy's.

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Lovely setting, food was excellent, but it was the service that really made this restaurant stand out.

Thank StevieH007
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This place is fantastic!!! We visited jersey for a weeks holiday with our two children. We had been recommended to visit this restaurant and it didn't disappoint!! The potted bread wasn't delicious to start and the steaks and sauce are fantastic!! The staff (especially bobby)...More

Thank Vicki Q
Reviewed 28 October 2017

All.... i don't intend to write another long review as i did in March as you can look back should you wish to. This is my second visit to Dorans whilst on holiday with my partner in Jersey. If you like bistro style, freshly made...More

Thank Pringlethepug
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Revere Hotel adjacent to the restaurant so, having checked out the options, we went to Doran's. They were offering a locally promoted deal that we went for with a matching menu. The restaurant has a rustic feel that makes for...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Visited early evening for dinner and found the decor charming and relaxing. There was a nice "buzz" as the restaurant filled up. Food was excellent, the "potted bread" was delicious and every dish was both tasty and beautifully presented. Particularly memorable were the gorgeous crackling...More

Thank Wilfred M
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

When we visited here in April 2017, the food was abysmal. The portions were disgracefully small and everyone left here hungry. The saving grace was that the waiter apologized profusely and had the chef make more sides to be brought to the table (free of...More

1  Thank Kerri L
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2 December 2016|
Response from Arlette & | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, but you should contact them to be sure. Remember the 'jammie dodgers!'
Norman A
17 July 2016|
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Response from 9helen | Reviewed this property |
try la pulante at st ouens have a nice fish munu and a very nice view upstairs there food is good value
Peter C
31 March 2016|
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Response from Rafal K | Reviewed this property |
Patriotic car park is the best option, I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$24
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kensington Place, St Helier JE2 3PA
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Channel Islands  >  Jersey  >  St Helier
  • Phone Number: +44 1534 734866
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With solid oak beams and granite walls coupledwith a relaxed but efficient service this is theplace for a romantic night or getting togetherwith family and friends.Our head chef Kris is waiting to take your tastebuds on a journey, with such temptations as our homemade and famous “Potted Bread” which is a must! A differentflavour every day straight from the oven and servedpiping hot to your table. There is a choice of 14 startersincluding Smoked beef carpaccio with scallops, and Halloumicheese.Main courses including steak from Harmony Farm inIreland and some British classics such as Calves Liver,Crispy Pork Belly, Fresh Sea Food Dishes, Sizzlers and achoice of Vegetarian Dishes. We cater forgroups and parties of up to 60 guests with entertainmenton request. Doran’s is not just a restaurant but an experience
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