The Bass and Lobster

4.7/5 based on 674 reviews
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We have eaten here a couple of times before; once for dinner soon after it opened and another time for lunch. Both were very good experiences with the quality of the cooking being particularly noteworthy. Most recently we went for dinner and managed to get a table on Saturday night, although only just, despite booking no later than Wednesday – it is obviously popular and to be fair I am not surprised at that.
There was no tennerfest or other fixed menu available that night so it was a la carte only. It is not what I would describe as inexpensive, with most mains being at £20+. Two of us had aperitifs, starters and mains, a bottle of wine and tea/coffee for £100 (not including a tip). Similar prices to Mark Jordan on the Beach and the Oyster Box which are favourites of ours.
All in all the food was excellent – seasonal dishes and ingredients very well cooked and a nice variety presented on the menu/daily specials. The chef and his brigade are clearly very talented and imagination has been expended in coming up with a really good menu.
The service was less praise-worthy. It was certainly cheerful and competent enough, but it took far too long for food to come out of the kitchen. I had to chase-up our main course which did not arrive until fully an hour and a quarter after we had sat down (with the starter intervening of course). I did notice at one stage as we waited that amongst the c.30 people in the main room at 8.30pm on Saturday night only two people had any food in front of them. The rest were either waiting for their dishes to be cleared or simply had nothing there.
Maybe it was just a hitch in the kitchen. Certainly, it wouldn’t stop me going back although given the competition in Jersey at this price-level it will be a few more meals down the line before I do return.
One tip - try to ensure that you are in the main room – the small annexe is a little lacking in atmosphere.
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We had a great meal in this restaurant in Gorey. Nice location, old looking building but very modern feel inside. Not very expensive but expect the strangest price list....£ 10.42 for this, £ 7.78 for that which I found really funny...I remember Jersey Royals were £ 3.06....why not £ 3.00...Just me being picky....You did a good job guys...!
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We had lunch there today, 2 courses for £10 3 for £12.50, an excellent choice on the menu and the food is well worth the money. The food was superb.

The menu features local produce an is well presented. The staff were friendly and helpful
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Was so good we visited three nights in a row .
Tasted the delights of jersey oysters, lobster,bass and guinea fowl.On the final night we tried the a la carte menu and were just as impressed.
Great professional service.Will definately visit again when next in Jersey
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Good standard of food and the set menu was good value. I especially enjoyed the lobster a wonderful treat. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and the staff efficient. We hadn't booked but they managed to accommodate us although obviously booking would avoid disappointment.
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We took my very aged parents to the Bass and Lobster and had a fantastic evening.
The food was superb, my mother and I both had the guinea fowl special with fois gras which was delicious but the other diners were equally happy with their choices.The table d'hote menu was great value but we thought prices overall were very fair.
Service was great and the ambience was perfect for the occasion.
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Very nice restaurant. Excellent service. Wonderful food. We had the set menu which was £18.50 for three courses. Well worth the money and fine dining food.
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We chose the Bass and Lobster as we had heard it was 'the' place to visit for the finest fish and seafood on the island and we were not disappointed!! It was our wedding anniversary and the food, service and ambience far exceeded our expectations. The Tempura prawns and calamari just melted in our mouths and the sea bass with risotto was exceptional. My husbands steak was cooked to perfection and the deserts were heavenly! We would recommend this as a 'must visit' if you are over in Jersey - in fact we loved it so much we ended up eating there 3 nights of our weeks stay!!
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Had been recommended to try this amazing restaurant and we were certainly not disappointed. The decor was beautiful with attention to fine detail clearly thought through. We were immediately greeted by friendly and efficient staff and made to feel very welcome. We were a large party which included children and all our diverse needs were catered for. The food was absolutely delicious and watching Roger the owner/head chef at work with his team in the open kitchen was an education. Would recommend this superb restaurant to anyone who is looking for wonderful food, excellent service and a superb dining experience.
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This is a very popular restaurant so much so after trying to get in on spec we booked for the next evening to be able to eat there. The food was very well presented and cooked, the staff attentive and helpful. I also felt that it was the most reasonably good quality priced restaurant I ate at in a week on the island.
Any downsides? The protions are not great, my husband in particular was disappointed with his main course small fillet of fish. It is noisy when full even though they have tried to overcome it with the decor.The acid test for me - would I go back, yes because the quality is there.
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Went here as there was a sign outside with a 2 courses for £12.75 deal on, I had the salmon starter and chicken main and my partner had the fish cakes and then pollock tempura and chips. I thought the food was very tasty and great value for the price. I'd class this restaurant like a very good quality pub grub kind of place, would recommend for a quick meal or a family dinner. Not so much for romance. Total price with a glass of wine each and bottle of sparkling water was only £30
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Ate here last year and were so impressed. From the greeting of the friendly staff, the modern decor, to the plates of food which we all agreed leave your taste buds tantalised. So good we are coming back to Jersey and especially to the B&L this year for a 40th celebration.
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This restaurant is an essential part of any trip to Jersey and I would urge both residents and visitors to sample the delights that are the "Bass & Lobster". This is simply outstanding cuisine in casual, yet elegant surroundings. The Staff are extremely efficient and friendly and the Chef is truly talented and has created not only a menu utilising the very best local produce, but that also reads beautifully and the dishes are beyond expectation both in presentation and execution. The A La Carte and the Specials Menu should be temptation enough but there is also a 3 course menu available for £15.50 which is unbelievable value. My very favourite restaurant. Now, when can I go back to Jersey?!.........
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I stopped here on my way over to France (via Jersey) - I'd found the reviews on TA and decided to give it a whirl. Brilliant. Ii had 2 courses of excellent food for £10!! Yep, that's £10!! The set lunch menu had 5 or 6 choices for starters and even more for mains.
Salmon Tartre was just to die for - lovely fresh salmon and a warm potato mash terrine...with a lovely horeradish creme Fraiche...Ffollowed by Pollock fillet wrapped in parma ham with homemade gnocchi (lovely) and giant prawns served in a pea and mint sauce...sounds different, and it was.
Ii would HIGHLY recommend a stop here on your way to the Jersey Pottery :-)
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i would recommend this restaurant to anyone the food was fantasic and everything was cooked perfectly. All i can say bad about the place was that when we arrived the service was fine but after the starters the staff got distracted by the glasses that needed cleaning and seemed unaware the restaurant had customers. Overall a very good experience.
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Ate at the Bass and Lobster for the first time a few weeks ago. The tempura king prawns were stunning. Wish I could eat there every night. My friends had the sea bass and brill - they also adored their meals! My new favourite restaurant on the Island!
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What a great place. I have been twice this year to Jersey, specifically to dine, and this place beats the rest. We visited in August and have just returned.
The food produced here is packed full of taste and attention to detail. Scallops are on every menu in Jersey but none are as well prepared or presented. The menu is everything you would expect from a 'Gastro Pub' at great value. It allows you to eat anything from a Burger to a Fillet Steak, providing everyone with options, but when it comes to the table it comes with love and attention. Its clear passion is involved from the Chef and his team.
Just a great place to eat - go there, but book first they are always busy
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I have now been twice to the Bass and Lobster (first time was last summer). The food was fantastic, my wife went for the special deal menu which is probably the best value for money on the island and I had one of the daily special on the board. Everything was spot on, seasoned to perfection and you could tell the seafood was top quality. The only downside is that although the restaurant was quiet the second time, the waitress didn't seem to want to speak or even smile to us. A real shame because we had a great chat with another lady and even the chef last year. A definite winner, make sure you keep some space for dessert!
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Booked a couple of days in advance and had to take an earlier table as they were busy. Great choice on the 2 course set menu for £15. Food, wine and service was excellent. Quiet when we got there but within 45 mins the place was packed and this was a Tuesday night. Definately book in advance
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Eaten here so many times, never dissapointed, always busy, book in-advance, save up, you will never be disappointed.
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we found the staff to be very pushy /intrusive and were constantly interupting our dinner and conversation to try and sell us more drinks. this spoilt the atmosphere for us. they were probably told to do this and might even be on commission, but this is not what we expect from an expensive restaurant (no fixed menu on a friday night)
On that basis I could not recommend the restaurant, or return. The menu offered a range of food and the presentation and quality was very good - what a shame that the staff spoilt our evening
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We tried their 2 courses for ten pond menu, well what a bargain great food cooked to perfection . Great choices on this menu and a lot of other dishes on the specials board. We will be back as you cannot beat it for value and taste
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What a fantastic restaurant - great decor, great service, great staff, great wine and great food. The bill was not a problem for us! A shared starter, 4 main courses, 3 desserts, TWO bottles of sparkling wine, 2 soft drinks, 2 liquers and 3 coffees and all for less than £40. Absolutely excellent. Its just a shame I live in Bromley otherwise I would be eating there every week - my father, who lives on the island, will be flying the flag for me. Well done to everyone involved in the running of this restaurant. And thank you for the experience.
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As soon as we walked in we were pleasantly surprised, the decor is classy but comfortable, not stuffy at all. Friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, good location near Gorey Pier (under 10 mins walk). Simple and relatively short menu but I wanted almost everything on it, lots of fillet steak and seafood. We were served another tables food but the staff were natural and friendly enough for it not to be an issue, only complaint was the cooking of the fillet steaks of which we had 4 on a table of 7, not one was cooked as requested. We ranged from 1 blue, 2 medium rare and 1 medium. All came well done, one nearly dry. The wine list was priced ridiculously, cheapest bottle was about £16 for an average white, which took would should have been an excellent £40 meal up to £50 per head. All in all a good evening, question the value for money slightly but will go back.
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