For those with special dietary requirements, travelling can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Finding locations that can accommodate your dietary requirement can sometimes seem like an impossible task. It can occasionally be daunting and overwhelming having to navigate your dietary requirement. For many, self-catering is a popular option giving you the freedom and flexibility of preparing your own meals and catering for your own dietary requirement.
However, if you are on holiday, the likelihood is that you may not want to be cooking for yourself. The novelty of staying in a hotel is that it is a relaxing experience removed from your daily life. A lot of travellers choose a hotel so that there is no need to cook or clean and your holiday is simply for relaxation. Just because you have a special dietary requirement does not mean you should miss out on this experience.
In the 21st century, more and more dining locations are catering for a wide range of special diets, yet finding the right place can still be difficult. If you are visiting Jersey, you can be rest assured that the island has an abundance of hotels that can cater for special dietary needs. You can enjoy the novelty of hotel accommodation and convenience of having your food prepared for you without the worry that your dietary needs may be a sticking point.
Whilst this list is not exhaustive of the Jersey hotels that can cater for your dietary requirement, it provides a good basis to begin planning your Jersey holiday. If there is an alternative Jersey accommodation you are interested in that is not featured on this list and does not advertise catering for dietary requirements, it is always worthwhile contacting the hotel directly to see if they can cater for you. Most of Jersey’s hotels are very accommodating and will try their best to meet your dietary needs.
The Royal Yacht, St Helier
Nestled in the vibrant capital of St Helier, The Royal Yacht is Jersey’s most iconic hotel. In addition to luxury accommodation and great facilities, the hotel also offers exceptional dining with three incredible restaurants on offer. The hotel’s restaurants are excellent at accommodating dietary requirements with a no-fuss approach to catering for special dietary needs. With no separate menus, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets are all catered for within the standard a la carte menus.
The award-winning Sirocco boasts an Australasin-inspired menu that can cater to all dietary requirements. The restaurant’s a la carte menu highlights which dishes can be adapted upon request to accommodate vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets. The impressive menu also highlights exactly how the dish will be adapted for each dietary requirement. The all-day dining restaurant Zephyr offers a wide selection of dishes with enough variety to accommodate each dietary requirement whilst the Chef also takes requests to adapt dishes. Again, multiple options are available for both vegans and vegetarians whilst most dishes can be changed to meet a gluten-free diet. The Grill restaurant at The Royal Yacht is a renowned steak restaurant and may not be the first choice for vegans and vegetarians. However, if you are travelling with a party who wish to dine here, there are multiple options available for both diets. Each dish can also be adapted to satisfy a gluten-free diet.
The three restaurants at The Royal Yacht go above and beyond to cater for all dietary requirements. The no-fuss approach to special dietary needs takes any stress and worry out of the dining experience. The Royal Yacht is a top choice for anyone visiting Jersey with special dietary needs and all diets can enjoy exceptional cuisine at this hotel.
Château de la Chaire, St Martin
The island’s most charming guesthouse, Château de la Chaire, is renowned as one of the island’s most luxurious hotels. An intimate guesthouse with just twelve guestrooms, Chateau de la Chaire is the perfect destination for privacy and tranquillity. Whilst the hotel may be small in size, there is no compromise when it comes to facilities. The hotel boasts exceptional dining with the award-winning La Chaire restaurant serving up delicious cuisine. The restaurant can accommodate most dietary requirements including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free diets. Each menu features both vegan and vegetarian options whilst many menu items can be adapted for gluten and dairy-free diets. In addition to the menu at La Chaire, guests at Chateau de la Chaire can also enjoy dining at The Rozel Pub. Boasting a menu of hearty pub grub, The Rozel also caters to dietary requirements with menu items including vegan wellington, gluten-free bubble & squeak and vegetarian parmesan risotto balls. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dining is done exceptionally well at both La Chaire and The Rozel Pub.
The Club Hotel, St Helier
St Helier’s award-winning The Club Hotel is the pride and joy of Jersey’s accommodation industry. Recipient of a AA Red Star, The Club Hotel offers the most indulgent hotel experience. With luxury accommodation and Jersey’s leading wellness centre, The Club Hotel has stacks of appeal. However, the hotel’s star attraction is the phenomenal dining experience. The Club Hotel is home to Jersey’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, Bohemia. The restaurant is Jersey’s top dining experience and has held its Michelin star for over 17 years. The restaurant’s set menu features a selection of vegan and vegetarian options accommodating all diets to enjoy quality dining. In addition to the standard tasting menu, pescatarian and vegetarian tasting menus are also available. The restaurant can also easily accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free and allergies upon request.
Bohemia’s Roof Terrace is a beautiful al fresco dining location perfect for drinks and light meals during the summer months. Meanwhile, Bohemia’s Club Bar offers lighter bites and a phenomenal cocktail menu in addition to hosting The Club Hotel’s highly regarded afternoon tea. Afternoon tea can be adapted with advance notice whilst both the terrace and club bar menus boast a selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. There is no need to miss out on Jersey’s best dining experience, the award-winning Bohemia welcomes all dietary requirements with open arms.
St Brelades Bay Hotel, St Brelade
Overlooking the magnificent St Brelade’s Bay, this incredible hotel is a firm favourite in Jersey. Boasting exceptional views, excellent facilities and cosy accommodation, St Brelades Bay Hotel is a triumph amongst Jersey accommodation. With phenomenal dining, St Brelades Bay Hotel is a popular dining location for hotel guests, non-resident visitors and tourists. The Bay Restaurant serves lunch and dinner with incredible menus inspired by local seasonal produce. The restaurant’s menu features a great selection of vegetarian and vegan starters and mains that are bursting with flavour. The selections can be adapted to each diet with the addition or removal of cheese as advertised on the menu. There are also multiple gluten-free options highlighted making it convenient to cater for your dietary requirement without any need to request a separate menu or accommodations to a certain dish.
The hotel is also famous for its afternoon tea offering available daily in the Sun Lounge. A vegetarian afternoon tea is available on request with an exquisite selection of sandwiches, scones and patisseries. Vegan and gluten-free afternoon tea can also be provided with a minimum of 24 hours notice. With an incredible restaurant and delectable afternoon tea, there is no need to miss out on phenomenal dining at St Brelades Bay Hotel regardless of your dietary requirement.
Hotel de France, St Helier
Jersey’s magnificent French chateau, Hotel de France, is a hotel of charm, beauty and comfort. With brilliant facilities and a unique character, the hotel is a perfect choice for a spot of luxury with a touch of personality. In keeping with the French flair of the hotel, Head Chef Christophe Stock offers an exceptional dining experience inspired by French cuisine. La Terrasse offers menus of traditional French cooking techniques, local produce and a few exciting twists. The menu clearly highlights any and all allergens in each dish and provides multiple options for vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free diets. Vegetarians in particular are heavily catered for with an incredible selection of vegetarian dishes such as burgers, risotto and many starters. Vegans have fewer options but a handful of delicious vegan dishes also feature on the menu including the mouthwatering portobello mushroom kiev and warm chocolate brownie. Many dishes can also be adapted to suit a gluten-free diet with advance notice including the hotel’s award-winning afternoon tea.
The Merton Hotel, St Saviour
Jersey’s leading family hotel, The Merton Hotel, offers families activity, entertainment and comfortable accommodation. In addition to the phenomenal family-friendly facilities that The Merton Hotel has to offer, the hotel also offers extensive dining with six different bars and restaurants to choose from. Not only is every dietary requirement catered for, every taste is too and even the fussiest eaters will find something to enjoy when dining at The Merton Hotel.
The Belvedere serves up hearty breakfasts, buffet dinners and Sunday lunch whilst also catering for vegan and vegetarian diets. Most dishes can also be adapted to be gluten or dairy free upon request. The buffet dinners at The Belvedere offer a different cuisine every night including Italian, Asian and Indian. Each menu features a dedicated vegetarian and vegan section with numerous dishes to choose from whilst most dishes are gluten-free and highlighted on the menu.
Jersey Joe’s is an American-themed diner specialising in burgers. Whilst there is less choice for vegans and vegetarians, here are a handful of options gracing the menu. The restaurant proudly highlights that meals can be adapted to include vegan cheese or to swap for gluten-free bread. The Italian restaurant Bonetti’s, however, caters better to vegans and vegetarians with a great selection of menu options. The highlight of Bonetti’s is the pizza menu with the option to adapt to gluten-free and vegan pizzas. For a lighter bite, vegetarian and vegan options can also be found in The Lobby Bar whilst burgers, pizzas and sandwiches can be prepared gluten-free upon request.
Not only is The Merton Hotel accommodating to all the family, it is accommodating to all dietary needs making it an excellent choice to spend your family holiday in Jersey.
Hotel Cristina, St Lawrence
With its prime location overlooking St Aubin’s Bay, Hotel Cristina is a luxury, boutique hotel designed to impress. The idyllic accommodation not only offers exceptional views but also features comfortable rooms and impressive facilities. Dining at Hotel Cristina is a spectacular experience, popular with Jersey locals as well as guests. The hotel’s primary dining location is Indigo’s Grill, a restaurant popular for its steak and seafood options. A staggering collection of menu items are highlighted as gluten-free with no need to request adaptations to the dish. Whilst steak and seafood are the star menu attractions, the restaurant also caters well to both vegetarians and vegans. The menu features a dedicated vegetarian and vegan section including the likes of curries, burgers and tofu dishes. Indigo’s Lounge Bar offers lighter bites with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free sandwiches and poke bowls appearing on the menu. The lounge bar also hosts one of the island’s most popular afternoon tea experiences with gluten-free and vegan menus available. Enjoy sandwiches, scones and pastries accompanied by a glass of bubbles no matter what your dietary needs.
The Savoy Jersey, St Helier
St Helier’s elegant hotel, The Savoy Jersey, is tucked within the walls of a stunning 19th century Victorian manor house. The Savoy is grand and luxurious with sophisticated design, vintage decor and intricate Victorian detailing throughout. Multiple dining locations are available at The Savoy Jersey including one of St Helier’s most highly regarded restaurants, Restaurant 1840. Chef Vilanca Rodrigues has created an incredible gastronomic experience at Restaurant 1840 with a phenomenal menu of culinary delights. The menu has a Mediterranean flair with a changing menu inspired by the seasons. Restaurant 1840’s menu features mouthwatering vegan dishes and numerous vegetarian options that can also be adapted to meet the vegan diet. Dishes can also be adapted for gluten or dairy-free requirements and it is highlighted on the menu which dishes can accommodate. Cheese boards in particular are popular at The Savoy Jersey and there is even the option to enjoy a vegan version.
Next to the restaurant is the hotel’s stunning outdoor dining location that hosts the hotel’s popular afternoon tea and Sunday lunch service. The highly celebrated afternoon tea can be adapted on request catering for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets if notified in advance. Sunday lunch also features vegetarian and vegan options with a risotto and a vegetable wellington available. For exquisite dining for all dietary requirements, looking no further than The Savoy Jersey.
Somerville Hotel, St Aubin
Superbly located amongst tranquillity with extensive views of St Aubin’s Bay, Somerville Hotel is an idyllic destination for travellers looking to unwind. The 19th century property has a rich history and exquisite views taking in both Elizabeth Castle and St Aubin’s Fort in the distance. Following a recent renovation throughout, Somerville Hotel is a modern and sophisticated hotel that also boasts brilliant dining. Home to two popular restaurants, frequently visited by locals as well as visitors, Somerville Hotel is a great destination for dining.
The Tides Restaurant is the main dining location at the Somerville Hotel with a menu focused on simple, tasty dishes created from local produce and the freshest ingredients. Featuring a menu that changes with the seasons, Tides offers set menus with vegetarian and vegan dishes featuring heavily. Meanwhile, The Voyager Curiosity Lounge Bar is a sensational cocktail bar also offering light bites, cakes and afternoon tea. Again, vegetarian and vegan dishes are readily available on the menu. Afternoon tea can be adapted easily for vegetarians whilst vegans must advise of dietary requirements in advance. Gluten-free dietary requirements can also be accommodated across all menus with advance notice.
The Apollo Hotel, St Helier
One of Jersey’s best hotels for value, The Apollo Hotel is family-friendly with excellent facilities and exceptional service. This hotel offers great amenities including a brilliant pool area, spacious accommodation and is within walking distance of St Helier’s shopping, dining and beachfront. The hotel also offers three restaurants for a variety of dining. The Boot and Ball is the best value pub in St Helier for beer and food, an ideal place for a pub lunch and to catch up on the latest sporting events. Open for lunch during the summer months, Viva Pizza overlooks the indoor pool with waiter service to the outdoor pools whilst for a more premium dining experience, Le Petit Jardin offers both a la carte and set menus with incredible meal options. All three menus have a number of vegetarian and vegan options with an excellent variety of starters, mains and desserts.
The Beausite Hotel, Grouville
Tucked away in the heart of Grouville, The Beausite Hotel is a beautiful hotel just a short distance from Long Beach. In close proximity to the Royal Jersey Golf Club, The Beausite Hotel is popular with golfers for its great accommodation, location and facilities. Whilst breakfast is a continental-style buffet, dinner at The Beausite Hotel offers more variety and is accommodating to both vegetarians and vegans. The table d’hote evening menu features a handful of dishes suitable for both diets. Within walking distance of Gorey, the hotel is also just a short stroll from numerous restaurants that accommodate a variety of dietary requirements exceptionally well.
L’Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa, St Brelade
As one of Jersey’s most romantic hotels, L’Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa offers all the luxuries and amenities for guests to enjoy a magical break. Featuring two incredible restaurants, dining at L’Horizon is nothing short of extraordinary. Whilst The Grill is famous for steak and seafood, the menu features numerous vegetarian options on the menu. The Grill however is not a suitable choice for vegans with just one vegan starter featuring on the menu. However, for an alternative dining option, the hotel is also home to The Terrace. The Terrace is an al fresco dining location with exquisite views of St Brelade’s Bay. The menu at The Terrace is more accommodating with a variety of both vegan and vegetarian dishes featured on the main menu. There are multiple starters and mains available including a Thai green curry, vegan fish and chips and an impressive vegetarian sharing platter.
The Atlantic Hotel, St Ouen
Boasting a phenomenal coastal location overlooking St Ouen’s Bay, The Atlantic Hotel is an impressive seaside hotel. In addition to its incredible setting and luxury accommodation, the hotel is home to one of the island’s most delicious restaurants. The restaurant is headed by Michelin-starred Chef Will Holland who perfectly blends unique flavours to create breathtaking dishes. Ocean Restaurant, as the name may suggest, is one of the island’s leading seafood restaurants. However, the restaurant also features a number of dishes on its menus to cater for those with a vegetarian diet. The Old Winchester cheese risotto raviolo is a particular highlight and is a celebrated taste sensation.
Pontac House Hotel, St Clement
The charming hotel of Pontac House boasts a prime location overlooking St Clements Bay. The boutique hotel caters for up to 55 guests providing an intimate environment to enjoy a relaxing Jersey holiday. Whilst the hotel may be small, the family-run Pontac House ensures that all guests are catered for. In addition to a phenomenal location and comfortable accommodation, Pontac House Hotel offers excellent dining and caters for vegetarians. Whilst the hotel’s restaurant is famous for its seafood dishes, it boasts a vegetarian dish of the day which changes with the seasons and a delicious homemade vegetarian curry. The menu also features a wide selection of vegetarian starters and a delightful cheeseboard offering.
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