Food Review

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VIEW FROM THE TOP

 

The Crows Nest provides a bird’s eye perspective over arguably one of the best views of Guernsey. Perched high above our Island’s waterfront promenade one can take in the entire St Peter Port Harbour, including the magnificent Castle Cornet.

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If you are a visitor to the Island or have guests, a visit to ‘the nest’ is a must! I recommend arriving just before sunset to enjoy a classic Gin and Tonic whilst watching the best of Guernsey fade into black.

The restaurant itself reflects the harbour’s nautical theme throughout the interior with an array of quaint seaside paraphernalia creating a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Dining is informal with an extensive menu catering for an array of tastes from around the world as well as brasserie style classics. And of course there is a substantial fish section too! This month the Liberation Group are running a Spring Menu promotion in each of their establishments, including The Crow’s Nest, featuring a great choice of dishes and enticingly costing only £13.50 for 2 courses or £16.50 for all 3.

We tried a couple of dishes to start with including a delightful Duck & Orange Pate with Red Onion Chutney and Pan-Fried Calamari with Ginger & Garlic Butter. The Calamari was refreshingly not battered meaning that we got to actually taste the expertly cooked flesh of the squid rather than endure a mouthful of deep fried bred crumbs. Devine!

For mains we chose Pan Fried Fillet of Red Snapper Meuniere which was served with crispy Dauphinoises Potatoes and Mange tout Peas. Delicately presented and light this is the perfect dish for the fish-loving health conscious. The Halloumi & Grilled Vegetable Tower was also delicious, although I will take any chance to eat Halloumi I can! Also on the Spring Menu is a Sirloin Steak, Pork Fillet and Stir Fry – extremely reasonable for the promotion price.

Select Spring wines have been chosen to complement the menu and will make a special addition to any evening out. We rounded off our meal with a classic Chocolate Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream to share and a cheeky glass of Concha Y Toro Melot each.

 

The Crow’s Nest provides the perfect location for a quiet dinner followed by a night out sampling St Peter Port’s nightlife, or for a more civilized evening parking can be found directly opposite. We chose the latter, descending from our cosy seaside nest with full bellies and a definite ‘spring’ in our step.

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