Tips and useful information from Europcar Jersey Channel Islands

Europcar is the most established car rental operator having traded in the Channel Islands since 1957. As the islands' premier hire car hire company we continually strive to offer our customers the very best in service along with quality latest model vehicles at the most competitive prices. We also feel due to our longstanding presence in the islands that we are well qualified to be able to offer our customers additional service and information on where to go, what attractions to visit and which restaurants we recommend. There is, of course, so much to discover in both islands and we can by no means include all that is available to you but here are a few of our top recommendations which we hope you might find useful when visiting our beautiful islands.  


CATHERINE BEST - The Windmill, St.Peter

Tel: 00 44 (0)1534 485777 | Email: sales@catherinebest.com | Web: www.catherinebest.com

One of the most prominent landmarks of the parish of St.Peter is the historic Mill which houses Catherine Best's studio. Catherine Best is an internationally acclaimed, award winning jewellery designer who has designed beautiful, bespoke and limited edition jewellry for over 25 years. Catherine has won international acclaim for her work with rare gemstones. Her latest collection features a magnitude of new designs incorporating timeless diamonds and gemstones of the highest quality ranging from traditional sapphire and ruby to more exotic spinel and pink paraiba tourmaline. A visit to her studio is a wondrous experience where you can peruse her new collections in comfort while finding out about her latest projects. Discover Catherine's spectacular jewellry in the historic and magical settings of the Mill studios in St.Peter. Tip - open seven days a week with plenty of parking. 

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LA PULENTE - St Ouen's Bay

Tel: 00 44 (0)1534 744487 | Email: lapulente@randalls.je | Web: www.randallsjersey.com

This friendly little pub and restaurant is in the Randalls Brewery chain and is situated in a delightful position at the southern end of this vast and spectacular bay. Sit out on the front patio and have 'a sundowner' and a chat with the locals whilst overlooking the ever changing tides of the Atlantic Ocean. La Pulente offers really good quality food and daily specials at very reasonable prices. Ask for an outside or inside table upstairs and you will also have the benefit of an ever better view. Randalls Brewery and Europcar have 'teamed up' to offer car hire customers special dining coupons that give you discount when you next eat at one of their establishments.  Tip - try not to leave before sunset as the sight watching the sun disappear is spectacular - you may even see the 'green flash'


CORBIERE PHARE BAR & RESTAURANT - Corbiere

Tel: 00 44 (0)1534 746127 | Web: http://www.discoverybayjersey.com/corbiere-phare-restaurant

Now this is what you call a view - 180 degrees of pure magic. Sitting up on a yellow gorseland hillside directly over what has to be Jersey's most photographed landmarks, Corbiere Lighthouse, is the Corbiere Phare. From the restaurant you have totally uninterrupted views of the lighthouse and as far as you can see across the Atlantic Ocean and some of the other Channel lslands - namely Guernsey, Herm and Sark. The atmosphere here is casual with a combination of walkers, cyclists, photographers and of course hirers stopping for a drink, bar snack or a wonderful meal in the restaurant. Roy and his team will guarantee you very personal service and first class food. Tip - the three course set menu is great value and, whatever you do, do not forget your camera!

  


OYSTER BOX BEACH BAR & RESTAURANT - St Brelade's Bay

Tel: +44 (0)1534 743311 | Email: eat@oysterbox.co.uk | Web: www.oysterbox.co.uk

This restaurant, as the name suggests, is well known for serving some of Jersey's finest seafood. It is situated directly on the beach front of probably the most famous bay in the island. If it's a nice day try and book a table outside and eat 'al fresco' enjoying perhaps a chilled glass of Muscadet with a few oysters, a lobster salad and some fresh Jersey Royals. The Jones brothers also own 'The Crabshack' next door which serves equally tantalising food in slightly more casual surroundings. Why not call up in advance and order a fruits de mer to your liking. In 2013 the family will also be opening up a brand new landmark building restaurant in St.Helier, so watch this space. Tip - book early for weekends as it gets extremely busy year round with locals and tourists alike.


PIZZA EXPRESS - St Brelade's Bay

Tel: 00 44 (0)1534 499049 | Web: www.pizzaexpress.com

Let's face it; every now and then everybody fancies a pizza! This has to be one of the finest location pizzerias Pizza Express have in their chain. It has enviable views being situated directly in the middle of the bay and after a day out with the kids on this wonderful sandy beach what could be more convenient than just to climb up a few steps and pop in for a pizza, bowl of pasta or tasty Italian salad. The roof slides back giving you even more Jersey air on those warm summer evenings and there are a few well sheltered outdoor tables at the side of the restaurant. Tip - Look out for frequent coupon promotions on offer at certain times on their website - they can significantly reduce family meal costs. 

Jersey - St Brelade


HOTEL L'HORIZON - St Brelade's Bay

Tel: 00 44 (0)1534 743101 | Email: lhorizon@handpicked.co.uk | Web: http://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/lhorizon

In the summer months this well known flagship four star hotel sets up an exceptional food offering on the terrace at the front of the hotel directly overlooking St.Brelade's beach and clear blue waters. There is a large selection of superb light and tasty lunchtime snacks to choose from whilst you watch the water skiers and paddle boarders pass by. This is the perfect place to 'people watch' whilst you enjoy the delights of great food and accompanying champagne or wine. Fresh fish, sizzling barbecue grill. The hotel boasts rooms with the most spectacular sea views, a spa and grill.  Tip - if you have a dining reservation you can park directly opposite in the hotel's own designated car park; a great advantage in the busy summer months.

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OLD COURT HOUSE - St .Aubin's Harbour

Tel: 00 44 (0)1534 746433 | Email: info@oldcourthousejersey.com | Web: www.oldcourthousejersey.com

The Old Court House is nestled in the south-western corner of St.Aubin's harbour, built between 1754 and1819 and once the main port of Jersey. It is one of Jersey's best known bars and restaurants and was featured in the well known TV detective series, Bergerac, when it was known as Lily's Bar. Stooped in history and elegantly built in Jersey pink granite it's situation overlooking the boats in this charming harbour is second to none. On the ground floor, the Granite and Westward bars together with the Well Bistro provide affordable food, wines and drinks of the highest quality, all day in the summer when the deck, overlooking the harbour, comes into its own. Upstairs are it's two main restaurants and rear courtyard dining area. Tip - Share the Chateaubriand for two or try the extensive Sunday Lunch menu - but book!  

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JERSEY PEARL - St.Ouen's Bay

Tel: 00 44 (0)1534 862137 | Email: info@jerseypearl.com | Web: www.jerseypearl.com

For three generations the Jersey Pearl family business has been dedicated to creating beautiful pearl jewellry. Over the last 28 years their passion and expertise has culminated in an offering of the finest pearl collections ensuring that customers enjoy only the very best quality jewellry and pearls - from exotic iridescent colour jewels from around the world to luminous white, olive green and warm honey-yellow shade pearls. It's not only the different colours on offer but also an array of shapes as well. A favourite with children, the Pick-a-Pearl tank is a fun educational way to understand more about the pearl industry. You can select an oyster from their tank and watch it open to reveal a genuine pearl which then can be transformed into a beautiful piece of jewellry by their in-house design team. Located on the beautiful west coast a visit to Jersey Pearl is 'a must' whether you are looking for that special gift or a personal keepsake from your time in our beautiful island. Tip - whilst exploring the island stop at the Jersey Pearl Cafe for a light lunch, or traditional Jersey afternoon tea!    


CHIC SALON - St.Helier

Tel: 00 44 (0)1534 733397 | Email: info@chicjersey.com | Web: chic.jersey@facebook.com

Chic Salon has been established in Jersey since 2004 and is conveniently situated in Providence Street behind the Arts Centre near the middle of St.Helier with Anne Place car park opposite offering plenty of parking. The professional stylists at Chic Salon have many years of experience in the hair industry and are committed to your well being and relaxation. Their stylists reserve more time than most salons, allowing them to spend more time getting to know you and your hair, never rushing you and always aiming to ensure that you leave feeling and looking fabulous. Chic Salon stock a full range of professional salon products and their consultations are free. If you want to look 'ABFAB' for a night out during your stay why not call them and make a personal appointment. Tip - Europcar customers get 10% discount on presentation of their hire car key fob.

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aMaizin! ADVENTURE PARK - St Peter

Tel: 00 44 (0)1534 482116 | Email: contact@jerseyleisure.com | Web: www.jerseyleisure.co.uk

This award winning attraction offers many activities such as Tractor Rides, Go-Karts, Toboggan Run, Crazy Golf, Water Warriors and a 50ft Jumping Pillow - all included in your entrance fee! The fun begins with aMaizin! Adventure Park in April, followed by aMaizin Maze on 1st July constructed entirely of the cereal crop maize. There are puzzles and clues to find and decipher providing great family fun! With a lovely barnyard for small animals, a super tractor ride and a great Snack Shack for a bite to eat, this attraction offers a range of activities for all the family. Tip - One of Jersey's very best fun attractions with plenty of parking available.    

aMaizin! ADVENTURE PARK


CASA MIA RESTAURANT - St Helier

Tel: 00 44 (0) 1534 766014 | Email: restaurant@casamiajersey.com | Web: www.casamiajersey.com

Fresh Italian combined with Mediterranean Cuisine and a new flare makes Casa Mia a favourite place for locals and tourists to meet and eat.  Casa Mia is recognised for its warm inviting atmosphere, extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff and its special menus.  Explore cuisine and wine pairings that intrigue the palette and transform your evening into the best dining experience on Jersey Island.  Mia it is the food that takes centre stage, we specialise in modern Mediterranean style dishes and have created a meu with enough choices to please even the most discerning diners.