Jersey prides itself as an outstanding culinary island with top chefs and outstanding local produce. Eating out here is a way of life, and visitors to Jersey will surely relish sampling the dishes on offer. However, if you are one of the increasing number of people who have to follow a gluten- free diet and worry at the mere mention of eating out, Coeliac UK’s local Jersey support group wish you a warm welcome to Jersey.
We are working with Jersey’s Economic Development department to increase awareness in Jersey’s restaurants shops and hotels, to make life easier for those who follow a gluten-free diet and still want to enjoy the spectacular local produce and menus on offer. Jersey offers an increasing range of local restaurants and eateries which can cater for a gluten-free diet, and many local food producers sell produce that is naturally gluten free, including our own Jersey Dairy.
It is important when eating out to discuss your dietary requirements with the waiter, chef or manager on arrival at a restaurant, to ensure they are aware of your requirements. We also recommend phoning restaurants in advance to ensure they are well prepared to cater for you.
If you are preparing your own food during your stay in Jersey, the following stores stock a good range of gluten-free goods:
- Classic Farm Shop, La Route du Manoir, St Peter
- Co-Op - Grand Marche & St Peter only. (Supermarket)
- Health Essentials - New Street, St Helier. (Health food store)
- Holland & Barrett, King Street, St Helier
- Holme Grown Farm shop - St Clement (Farm shop)
- Leaders - Conway Street, St Helier. (Health food store)
- Marks and Spencer Simply Food - St Helier, St John, St Peter & St Clement.
- The Health Food Store, Quennevais Precinct, St Brelade
- The Organic Shop, Stopford Road, St Helier
- Waitrose - St Helier, St Saviour & Red Houses, St Brelade
The following restaurants & cafés serve dishes that are gluten-free.
They have shown an understanding of a gluten-free diet, both amongst the kitchen team and the serving team, and mention gluten free on their menus or menu boards:
Previous winners of the Jersey ‘Menu du Terroir’ serving classic bistro food using locally sourced ingredients. Owner/Chef run - all the team are very gluten free knowledgeable and readily adapt dishes as well as having lots of naturally GF food. Families welcome.
At Bracewell's the menu includes gluten free meat, fish, sushi and vegetarian options.The food is freshly made on the premises, including the desserts where you'll find gluten free ice creams, sorbets and much more! Gluten free options are marked clearly on the menu and you will be made very welcome - booking advisable.
The Island's only Genuine Jersey restaurant member. Making daily - fresh gluten free pasta, fresh homemade gluten free pizza dough, garlic bread, ravioli, cannelloni & lasagne. A very knowledgable front of house & kitchen staff can easily adapt any menu option or blackboard special to meet your requirements. The menu has been created so that coeliacs can dine exactly the same as any other customer. You can call ahead takeaway any of the menu items also.
With advance notice you will be looked after and eat outstanding gluten free cuisine
One of Jersey's most popular takeaway sandwich and lunch food outlets has launched a delicious gluten free range of fresh sandwiches and salads to take away - ideal for those visiting on business or for those enjoying shopping days in St Helier.
The head chef and waiting staff have an excellent understanding of gluten free food, and will adapt dishes from their outstanding menu on request. Enjoy fabulous local cuisine and beautiful views of St Aubins Bay at this beachside bistro.
Marks & Spencer Café, St Helier
Gluten free cakes and cookies to accompany your coffee when shopping in St Helier.
List all dishes that are gluten free on the dietary requirements sheet, and their chips are gluten free. A great stopping place for shopping days in town!
Offers gluten free pizza and pasta dishes and delicious garlic bread. An extremely good knowledge of gluten free cuisine, you can eat here with confidence. We recommend the sticky toffee pudding too!
Traditional pub food, gluten free dishes available on request. Staff have been briefed on gluten-free awareness.
Pizza Express have introduced gluten free options onto their menu - a delicious gluten free pizza base, a delicious gluten free dessert and even gluten free beer are now available. Jersey has 2 outstanding pizza express outlets, in St Helier and overlooking the magnificent St Brelade's Bay. Casual italian dining at its very best for all the family.
Pizza Hut, located on St Helier's waterfront offers delicious gluten free pizza with a wide range of toppings so all the family are able to enjoy a pizza. Pizza Hut have gone to great lengths to ensure that gluten free pizza avoids gluten contamination, so it is a great gluten free option. The ice cream is gluten free too - so a great restaurant for the kids to enjoy!
A family run Beach café situated on the edge of the stunning Plemont Bay & sandy beach. Serving breakfast, lunch & afternoon teas – a slice of their GF Chocolate Cake is a must!
The Rozel Bay Tea Room is a traditional tea room that offers gluten free options for breakfast and lunch.
Waiting and kitchen staff are aware of gluten free diets and will point out which dishes will be suitable.
Offer gluten free pasta and pizza bases.
One of Jersey’s 4 star hotels offering a fine dining experience. With advance notice the dishes can be adapted to suit and GF bread is provided. The breakfast is buffet style and again GF toast can be provided. Perfect for a special occasion!
Waitrose Café, Red Houses, St Brelade
List all snacks and gluten free dishes on a special dietary list. Enjoy.