Eat Jersey, a unique celebration of gourmet food, with an array of top chefs including two 2-Michelin starred chefs in the line up, is set to return in 2024. The festival brings with it a particularly special run of events at The Atlantic Hotel, led by Executive Chef Will Holland.

With such culinary excitement on the horizon, we thought it would be the perfect time to chat to Will and get the inside scoop on all the things that Will loves about living in Jersey. From fabulous feasting to fresh sea air and family fun, we reckon Will has got island life nailed down to a tee.

Man in chef whites standing in a garden

Executive Chef at The Atlantic Hotel.

Meet Will.

Originally from Bristol, Will has worked in some of the UK’s finest restaurants and earned his first Michelin star before his 30th birthday.

After joining The Atlantic Hotel in October 2017, Will Holland earned Four AA Rosettes for Ocean Restaurant putting it among the top 3% of restaurants in the UK rated by the AA.

Passionate about local produce, Will’s menus are a celebration of the land and sea.

Read on to discover what Will gets up to in his downtime and the local hotspots he recommends to visiting friends and family.

My favourite way to unwind in Jersey is...

Running! Jersey is perfect for quiet country lanes or coastal paths. One of my favourite spots is along the north coast. It certainly makes a run a lot easier when you’ve got such incredible views and fresh sea air. I also like to unwind by spending time with my family on the beach. In the summer we have BBQs, build sand castles and dig holes and through the winter it’s all about getting wrapped up and walking the dog or flying a kite.

My go to breakfast spot on the island ... 

Has to be The Hungry Man. Bacon rolls by this pretty harbour are an absolute must!


When friends and family are visiting I always make sure they visit…

El Tico in St Ouen’s Bay for delicious food and a chilled beach vibe. The Old Station Café at First Tower – the best Thai food I’ve had outside of Thailand! Plemont beach. Its such a magical place and well worth the walk back up the steps.

El Tico Beach Cantina, the view across St. Aubin's bay, near the Old Station Café and an aerial view of Plemont Bay

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