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L'Horizon Hotel & Spa in Jersey

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Located on one of the most beautiful beaches

L'Horizon Hotel & Spa

One of my favourite places to have lunch is on the terrace at L’Horizon. You are right on the beach on the wide sweep of St Brelade’s Bay. With glorious fresh air and the tide lapping gently on the sand, this is the perfect setting to enjoy some locally caught seafood. The food writer Elizabeth David extolled the simple delights of an omelette and a glass of wine. 

At L’Horizon, my simple pleasure is the very freshest fish with a glass of wine. While enjoying a glass of Bruno Paillard Rosé Champagne, I usually choose fresh whole Jersey sea bass,  cooked on the outdoor grill on the terrace, with Chef’s  imaginative combination of herbs and spices, and perhaps some locally grown asparagus or a salad.

L’Horizon has an excellent wine list and a glass of Picpoul de Pinet La Cote Flamanc, Coteaux de Languedoc, is perfect with sea bass. This is a refreshing pale yellow wine with citrus and tropical fruits zestiness – Picpoul means ‘lip – sting’ in Languedoc patois.

The deserts are always tempting although island-grown raspberries or strawberries with Jersey cream are hard to beat.

When the sun is shining, al fresco is the magic ingredient to a summer meal and I encourage our hotels to make the most of their terraces and good weather for our guests. BuxtedPark is another favourite of  mine, with its elegant orangery and the serene views over the lake and the estate, a wonderful setting for afternoon tea.

Other Hand Picked Hotels offering al fresco eating are: New Hall Hotel & Spa, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Crathorne Hall Hotel, Yarm, North Yorkshire, Seiont Manor Hotel in Snowdonia and Woodlands Park Hotel in Cobham,Surrey.

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Julia Hands

Julia Hands

As owner of Hand Picked Hotels Julia is the driving force behind the unique style of Hand Picked Hotels and the atmosphere of relaxed comfort that is prevalent in all properties.

Comments (4)

  • Susie Cats

    Susie Cats

    25 October 2012 at 10:23 |
    Just returned from wonderful short break with family from L Horizon.I have stayed there many times and my son wondered why I keep returning.Now he knows and has suggested an annual holiday visit!I Have visited Jersey twice a year since 1987 and your hotel is by far the BEST!I own a business in Sevenoaks and always extol the beauty of Jersey and the L Horizon!I am hoping for a January break or perhaps sooner!Congratulations on your fabulous hotel.
  • Alan Hogg

    Alan Hogg

    04 November 2012 at 09:47 |
    Must agree with the comments on L'Horizon, we had a week's holiday in May,all the staff were so friendly & helpful, food excellent and location was ideal, only 15min from airport & right on lovely beach. Locationl was quiet, only sound from waves of a night. We would certainly return for a short break. Pity it is not nearer for afternoon tea, so we are off to Buxted Park instead!
  • Mrs A. Watson

    Mrs A. Watson

    14 February 2013 at 15:53 |
    We have stayed at L'Horizon on two occasions and because of its lovely location hope to do so again. The hotel and staff make the holiday extremely enjoyable - our only problem being we have never been able to find out the names of the stars of yesteryear whose photographs adorn the wall of the Grill Room, perhaps you may be able to enlighten us. With grateful thanks Angela & Patrick
  • David

    David

    23 July 2014 at 07:07 |
    Nice Post, i like this one.

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