Dining

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Restaurants

 

If you don’t fancy eating in your campervan there are more restaurants than you can count in Jersey but it is important to find the one that offers what you are looking for so here are a few that we hope you will enjoy.

 

 

 

The Green Olive – This restaurant is in St Helier and provides something a little different. With its speciality being vegetarian, local fish and poultry, this tucked away unique restaurant has a cosy and friendly atmosphere and contemporary decor. www.greenoliverestaurant.co.uk

Old Court House – This restaurant is very popular with locals and visitors alike, it has an old fashioned decor that has a nautical theme. This restaurant was featured in Bergerac and serves hearty, traditional style food, a lot of which is sourced locally. www.oldcourthousejersey.com

Cafes

 

If you are out and about in your camper van don’t worry about heading back to your campsite, why not stop at one of our tried and tested cafes.

Bonne Nuit Beach Cafe – For something more affordable or for breakfast or lunch, Bonne Nuit Beach Cafe has great views and a friendly atmosphere. It has an affordable menu of cooked breakfast, snacks, sandwiches or some fantastic Thai food cooked fresh on site. The cafe is unlicensed but they welcome you to bring your own alcohol. www.bonnenuitcafe.wordpress.com

The Hungry Man – This small beach shack does the best breakfast rolls in jersey, there is a bit of a long wait but trust me it is well worth it. Their vegetarian menu is again pretty substantial, their staff is always happy to see you and they have a nice outdoor seating are with a nice view of the harbour, why not walk off your breakfast on the nearby cliff paths afterwards. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hungry-Man/22294645519

Another great place to go is “Stanley’s tea room” at Holme Grown in St Clements. They use fresh local ingredients to prepare all your favourite meals. They also have a kiddies play area and a selection of fresh baked cakes that is heavenly and they are open all day every day. Holme Grown is also an interesting place to have a little wonder and pick up fresh Jersey produce for your own campervan cooking. Visit www.holmegrown.com

Last but not least, if you are in town and tired from all your shopping pop in to Curiosity Coffee shop by Sandstreet car park, they don’t do a huge selection of food but their coffee is just what you need after a busy day shopping in St Helier. The staff are always friendly and accommodating but it is their comfy decor of retro furniture and slouchy sofas that gets me coming there time and time again.

 

 

http://www.jerseytables.je/index.php/search_restaurants/registered_restaurant_listing/140

 

Cooking In / Outside the Camper Van

 

When you have had a good look around your van you will discover you have been left a recipe book called “The Campervan Cookbook”, this should help you cook on the small cooker and make use of the limited equipment.

I have cooked in our VW campervans several times now and it is fairly easy once you get the hang of it, I find pasta is always a winner when you are limited on space and time.
Another great recipe I have found is for this basic Couscous
Ingredients

  • 1 bag of couscous
  • 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
  • 6 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 3 " cucumber peeled quartered lengthwise and chopped into cubes.
  • 1 red onion, very finely chopped and lightly fried
  • 1 clove of garlic, very finely chopped and lightly fried
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons roasted flaked almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sultanas or raisins
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Boil the same amount of water as the couscous. For two people I would normally do 1 and ½ cups of couscous and 1 and ½ cups of  boiling water
  2. Add the boiling water and the stock cube to a sauce pan and mix well
  3. Add the couscous and let it stand for 10 minutes covered over with an upturned plate.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients apart from the almonds and fork over well
  5. Just before serving, mix in the almonds

This dish is lovely with a dollop of sweet chili sauce. Couscous is so versatile you can pretty much stir through whatever you like at the end so if you don’t have / like one of the ingredients don’t worry about it, substitute it or leave it out.

 

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