7.30am to 10.00pm (last orders 8.30pm)
All diners will be required to leave the premises by 10.30pm as of Friday 20 November 2020 due to the new restrictions imposed by the Government of Jersey to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
- Children's Menu available
About Garden View Restaurant & Bar
Our Garden View Restaurant & Bar has relocated to our exciting new space on the upper ground floor of the Hotel de France with far reaching views over the town of St Helier and to the West, the stunning sunset.
Seating up to 150 guests the Restaurant is now open since August 2020. The cuisine is straightforward cooking, highlighting the natural flavours of seasonal produce, local meats and fish including sea bass, moules and of course lobster. These dishes are accompanied by items such as the famous Jersey Royal potatoes with herbs and vegetables, grown locally, and from our kitchen garden. The menu features regional favourites such as vegetable cannelloni, fish and chips or steak from the grill to name a few.
Hotel was lovely, spa was excellent and the overall service good. However the food was really disappointing, both presentation and taste was extremely poor. My partner had a steak that looked like a dog had got at it! Breakfast was the same, really just no pride on the food at all. We will definitely be recommending the hotel to friends and family, but only for room only, definitely not bed and breakfast or dinner included.
Fantastic food and service, felt safe in the knowledge every possible precaution was in place to keep us safe from COVID-19 Staff were so attentive and explained all the different courses and definitely went the extra mile. Would definitely recommend and will be back again soon.
great food and the service from the two women was excellent. Lacked atmosphere but hard to achieve this in current times.
Love the Christmas trees and large, airy dining room, food incredible a la carte and breakfast and tasting menu was incredible! Staff made us feel so welcome and at home, everyone was so friendly and happy. We can't wait to come back!
I love Saffrons but the garden room and bar was too clinical and lacked atmosphere which didn’t help with just being us and one other couple in tonight. Food was sublime, staff very helpful and friendly - I hope you keep saffrons beyond November as want to come again.
Saffron’s menus are always outstanding & this didn’t disappoint. The new restaurant location & bar are not as cosy as they were & seemed a little clinical. The as always were excellent. Please offer the Saffron’s menus or dishes for non residents. Overnight stay was nice but as we live close would prefer dining only option
Was looking forward to sampling some of Saffrons amazing food again, and it did not disappoint. Food was stunning and our server (Zenya) was charming and attentive. We felt very special and had a wonderful evening. I would suggest that a Saffrons evening becomes a permanent fixture in the calendar so locals know when they can get to have the amazing Indian food - perhaps every Friday or the last Friday every month? You should also promote the fact that you are using local produce grown in the HDF gardens - people love home grown produce. Bar man was very good and made super cocktails - the bar lacks ambience though - feels a little unfinished re furniture/ soft furnishings. I’m sure terrace will be a big hit in the summer - can picture barbecues and themed evenings with music/DJ.
Unfortunately the food was extremely poor
Waitresses were brilliant and entertained our conversation very well. They are shining stars in the service industry.
Excellent afternoon tea
For a quiet evening, food service was a bit slow and food a little mediocre. I was disappointed that the mushrooms on granary toast were heavy with cream and not light with just a little truffle oil as I had eaten there before. The sea bass however was enjoyed by another member of the party. It would be great to have sone healthy low calorie & vegan dishes on the menu and always one refined sugar free dessert and raw vegan cake which is naturally sweetened.
The staff are fabulous, very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble for them. We are local but really enjoy visiting the Garden View Restaurant.
Service and food choice was excellent! However the bar was quite noisy.
The staff are so attentive and the food was lovely 😊
Always very happy with the standard of food and service with a smile Well done,we will be back
Lovely ambience by the garden. Excellent and attentive service. Delicious food. Thank you!
Lovely food in a relaxing setting. Attentive service.
Small but good menu. The fish and chips were delicious. Will definitely be back.
On this occasion I took advantage of the BBQ that was on offer due to the time of year. The burger was cooked splendidly and if it were not for the relatively high winds i would have probably spent the rest of my evening where I was! The staff were also excellent, friendly and attentive throughout.
Changed booking date at very short notice and still provided an excellent afternoon tea for 10 including two vegetarians for great value for money.
Fab service, fab food and drink. Food came tout suite and was delicious. A little nippy by the door with patrons coming and going to smoke (but understandable) but we didn’t mind as we were a bit tipsy! We are big fans of HDF, even though we live in town we stay over and enjoy the lovely spa and breakfast, and Saffrons is our usual go to but we tried Garden View for a change and it didn’t disappoint. See you soon.
We have dined here many times and always find the food to be extremely good. The patio is great to sit out on and dine on a warm evening. The grounds are so pretty and well maintained. Lovely!
Great food. Good service. Didn't realise when I chose my table I was beside the door to the balcony which created a cold draught each time it was opened. Noticed a lot of food debris under tables and several tables with napkins under a table leg no doubt to level them. Doesn't look very professional for a 4 star hotel. That said loved the food
Everything was lovely with our visit.
Perfect afternoon tea absolutely full of delicious cakes and scones