Guernsey Bite of the Week: The Old Government House Hotel

All information in this blog post is correct as of the publishing date,  24.02.12.

Being Guernsey’s only five star hotel, the Old Government House Hotel & Spa naturally creates high expectations. And their dining options do not disappoint.

About the OGH

The ‘OGH’ offers guests and visitors a selection of options, from fine dining in the intimate Governor’s Restaurant to al fresco summer meals in the Olive Grove, and casual breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the hotel’s Brasserie.

The Governor’s Restaurant claims to be Guernsey’s most romantic and intimate establishment. The surroundings live up to this claim, with richly decorated bohemian furnishings and candle light providing a rich and quiet atmosphere. The Governor’s a la carte menu offers diners a collection of perfectly cooked seafood, fish, and meat dishes; Lyme Bay scallops with braised chicken wings and a stunning pig’s head and ham hock ballotine being notable highlights. Vegetarians are well looked after with that rarest of sights: a separate vegetarian menu. If you’re in for a celebration or a special occasion, the Chef’s “Surprise” Menu Dégustation et Vins is not to be missed. Diners can relax as the hotel’s talented chefs create a seven course menu, perfectly complimented by the Sommelier’s wine choices.

Old Government House Hotel, Guernsey

The hotel’s brasserie restaurant offers a more casual and laid back affair, ideal for light lunches, informal dinners, and quick meetings. The brasserie is set in the hotel’s attractive conservatory, overlooking private gardens and with a long distance view over neighbouring Channel Islands. The brasserie menu offers a selection of great value dishes, from simple favourites such as fish and chips and moules to larger dishes of oyster box chicken curry and tasty rump of lamb. Desserts are simple and tempting, from a classic strawberry trifle to a more complex chocolate and hazelnut parfait with jivara chantilly.

The summer sun provides a perfect backdrop for the Olive Grove, a quiet and relaxing al fresco option in which guests can enjoy meat from the barbeque, brasserie meals or a very moreish afternoon tea.

Three venues, so many tempting options. The Old Government House is perfect for all tastes, simple or rich, large or small.

The Old Government House Hotel is open all year, with rooms from £96 per person per night.

Book your visit to the Old Government House Hotel & Spa here