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The Bar & Canteen

The Waterfront Centre, St. Helier, JE2 3WF +44 1539555212

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Main course: £11
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 11:00 - 23:00

good service friendly staff

Alan Gavey 07 May 2017
from Jersay

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Right on the waterfront, The Bar & Canteen in Jersey is a sleek glass-fronted eatery boasting one of St Helier’s largest terraces, perfect to enjoy its British food in al fresco style. Laid-back and contemporary inside and out, The Bar & Canteen boasts fresh local seafood, exotic cocktails and fine world wines.

The seasonal Bar & Canteen menu may include squid and tempura king prawns, fillet of salmon on crab linguine, or feta, butternut squash and potato gnocchi. Slow cooked lamb shank and chargrilled calves’ liver with spring onion mash are among more hearty choices.

There is a great range of bar food too, with The Bar & Canteen famed for its spicy buffalo wings, nachos and Greek mezze platters. Local delicacies feature too, with fresh Jersey mussels part of a big seafood selection, a speciality at The Bar & Canteen restaurant.

The Bar & Canteen has a large selection of continental beers, and the island’s award-winning Liberation Ale. With a great range of steaks, burgers and delicious diner-style desserts, there is a huge choice of dining at The Bar & Canteen in St Helier.

The Bar & Canteen

The Waterfront Centre, St. Helier, JE2 3WF

Contact +44 1534789431
Reservations +44 1539555212

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Customer reviews for The Bar & Canteen

4.3 (((() (based on 83 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (66)
  • lunch (45)
  • value (36)
  • al fresco (28)
  • large parties (26)
  • trendy (21)
  • child friendly (15)
  • business (13)
  • private dining (10)
  • views (8)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • luxury (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • entertainment (2)
  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Linda Coles from St Helier

    Great food and service!

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Alan Gavey from Jersay

    good service friendly staff

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Wioleta Gromadka from Jersey

    Food was great as always and great customer serice.

  • ((*** 24 April 2017 by Colin O'hara from Jersey Marine

    We were served a humors dip that had no garlic , olive oil or tahini in - completety tasteless . How did that even leave the kitchen? When I eat paella I expect smaller prawns to be de-shelled - who wants to pick-up small fiddly prawns caked in rice and sauce . My daughterr complained her dish was also a little tasteless
    Overall it was sloppy and it seems there is little quality control in your kitchen

  • ((*** 21 April 2017 by Jill Cassin from St helier jersey

    Booked the table at 7.15pm for 5 of us. By 7.30pm. We had put our order in all going just for a main meal, the restaurant wasn't all that busy, perhaps all full, by 8.40pm we still hadn't had our food.
    We had to go and find our waiter and ask him what was happening, he was very apologetic and went to see where our food was.
    We still had to wait another 10 minutes, the food was good, we like The Bar but this is the 2nd time this has happened, the first we had to leave without having our food.
    We are not going to go for awhile till this problem in the kitchen gets sorted, they is something going on in there, maybe shortage of kitchen staff.
    Very disappointed overall but was grateful for a 10% taken off the bill for our long wait for food.
    Jill cassin.

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Grahame Looby from St Helier

    Always a good experience!

  • ((((* 14 April 2017 by Diana Groom from Jersey

    The menu was varied and the food excellent and plentiful. The service was a little slow but that was understandable because the restaurant was so busy. The staff could not be faulted for pleasantness and memory! The downside was that I had requested on my booking request (via Bookatable) to if at all possible have one of the more relaxed tables outside of the main dining area. I booked early enough in the week for there to be plenty of availability showing when I went online so am not sure why they did not accommodate my seating request. The reason for requesting this particular seating was the avoidance of sitting near large parties where the noise from these is often overpowering and not conducive to ease of hearing the other people at your own table - this was the case last night with one particularly raucous group seated just behind our table.

  • ((((* 3 April 2017 by Lisa Furness from st helier

    good food and great service

  • ((((( 16 March 2017 by Liz Harris from Jersey

    We think the food there is good and prices reasonable. The staff are charming and very helpful.

  • ((((* 3 March 2017 by Susan Cowan from Jersey

    Food and service was very good. Easy to book on line and email confirmed booking. No problems what so ever, staff very friendly and made sure everything was fine.

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