There are lots of places to eat and drink on the island from the Braye Beach Hotel which is the island's only four star hotel, to the Braye Chippy (eat in or take-away) right above the inner harbour. Below is a list of our favourites:-
The Old Barn, Longis Bay, Tel: 01481 822537
The "local" restaurant for us out here in the east! Open Tuesday-Sunday 12-2pm. Lovely sheltered garden for al fresco dining. Must book for sunday lunch.
Braye Beach Hotel, Braye, www.brayebeach.com Tel: 01481 824300
Renovated and reopened in 2006 (the old Sea , this is the island’s top hotel, very modern and in a fabulous position close to Braye Beach with a terrace off the restaurant for al fresco dining. Book for a table outside for lunch. The bar also has lovely views and has a terrace right above the beach for drinks, snacks or just coffee
The Divers, Braye, Tel: 01481 822632
Next door to the Braye Beach and under the same ownership, the Divers has retained its casual, just off the beach feel, whilst the major renovation of the hotel and pub has given it nice new loos! A terrace at the rear overlooking the beach gets the sun in the morning until around lunchtime. Great for drinks and cheap and cheerful pub grub.
The Moorings, Braye, Tel: 01481 822421 - OPENED UNDER MANAGEMENT OF GEORGIAN HOUSE IN MAY 2016
Situated in the same stretch as the Braye Beach and the Divers, at the opposite end of the road with a large outdoor area for al fresco eating and drinking. Build your own pizza a popular attraction, plus other bistro fayre like burgers, steak, chicken etc.
Braye Chippy, Braye Harbour, Tel: 01481 823475
Firm locals favourite for eating in, eating out and taking away - great value fish and chips and some veggie options. Booking is essential to eat inside on Fridays and Saturdays.
Harbour Lights Bistro, Newtown www.harbourlightsalderney.com Tel: 01481 823233
This island institution was fully refurbished in 2009 - great elevated terrace at the rear giving views over the bay
The Marais Hall Pub, Marais Square, Tel: 01481 822683
Another favourite of the locals, the Marais does great fish and chips, steaks, fish pies, fish soups and more in a real old style pub environment (best chips on the island!).
Nellie Grays Indian Restaurant, Victoria Street, Tel: 01481 823333
People come back to the island especially to come to Nellie Grays - you will see why if you like indian food. Booking always a good idea.
The First and Last, Braye Harbour, Tel: 01481 823162
Rita and her staff have been running this harbour-side restaurant, opposite the Braye Beach hotel for over 30 years and have a strong yachtie clientele who come back year after year. Classic bistro style food with fresh fish and seafood a speciality.
Georgian House Hotel & Restaurant, Victoria Street, Tel: 01481 822471
An old established favourite with a lovely garden at the rear. You can have coffee here, drinks, bar snacks or restaurant meals. Great local coooking and imaginitive menu, excellent service from a very professional and friendly crew.
Mai Thai, Le Val, Tel: 01481 824940
A very good thai restaurant, also good for cocktails at the bar.
The Coronation Pub, The High Street, Tel: 01481 822630
Probably the oldest and most “local” of all the island’s pubs, still with a “shove ha’penny” board!
Jack’s, Victoria Street, Tel: 01481 823933
A very popular cafe with outside seating in the middle of town - good for coffee and cakes. Currently Lunch only.
Pesked, Victoria Street, Tel: 823841
Popular town eaterie, offering plenty of good quality fresh fish, seafood and steaks in a lovely casual bistro style environment.
Cantina No 6, Braye Street, Tel: 824063
Since it opened in 2015, Cantina No 6 has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors. And since Gloria closed her popular restaurant this year she has joined the team at Cantina so they now serve some of Gloria's favourite Tapas and some fantastic pizzas too. Outdoor deck area at the rear overlooking Braye Beach.
There are several places offering take-away services, check out this website for more information www.alderneytakeaway.co.uk.