Feast, Gorey Pier
St Martin, Jersey
Pier front restaurant with a laid-back vibe, serving modern dishes from ribs to seafood 10-11 Gorey Pier, JE3 6EW
Food and drinks: 7/10
Value for money: 6/10
Feast is a prime example of the new movement of gourmet restaurants feeding off the great gourmet revolution hitting the hungry masses of Jersey. Situated in the heart of Gorey, it can be hard to find a car parking space and harder to find a table at Feast, so you had better have a reservation. So, what is all the buzz about Feast?
It is busy and noisy. Clearly popular. So, what about the customer service? Well, Feast customer service suffers from the ‘We are busy, so let’s feed them and get them out’ disease. No room at the inn syndrome. They became indifferent, abrupt and whilst I accept they are busy, the customer is king my friend.
A Mojito cocktail made from Hazelnut Liqueur and no rum?? Really. It’s not a Mojito then. Tasted awful. What no smile? OK I get it, let’s get down to the meal.
Beautifully presented food, it’s all about creative combinations served with plenty of seafood fanfare. The meals are simple but superb, making use of local ingredients. Think sizzling prawns, salt and pepper squid and mussel pots with St. Louis sticky port rib rack and Irish sirloin steak. Sadly, my Panko and Parmesan Chicken Schnitzel was barely warm and when I tried to locate the waitress, she walked right past me. Asked for more water, and it did not arrive.
The slow roast British pork belly did marginally better but was still not hot.
Why can’t the service in Feast be better? To be fair, there are numerous similar restaurants in Gorey that provide a much better service. It is not cheap and it is truly not good enough. Why are people queuing to attend this mediocre gourmet restaurant? It is not one of the best, not close. Certainly, the location is stunning and this must be driving force of attraction. The food is well presented but not outstanding.
I suggest Jersey waits until the next flavour of the month and then you can give Feast a miss. Unless you want to have a nice view of course.
The Fork and Spoon Gossip Team, have decided to revisit this restaurant at a later date. Watch out for our card being left on your tables from Fork and Spoon Gossip and you know we have revisited and we will update and review this critic.
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