RESTAURANT REVIEW. Those with a long memory will remember the old Five Oaks Pub; the reviewer is old enough to remember the exterior and too young to remember the inside, but it was situated on the south-east sector of what was then the Five Oaks Crossroads (now a roundabout). That was pulled down, and replaced by a little shopping centre that looks as if had been transported from any boring suburb, perhaps Dagenham or Hounslow.
The new pub of the same name was moved across the road. It too looked liked a million other modern pubs anywhere, and inside it was just a characterless processing plant for separating workingmen from their weekly wage packet.
No more: nothing much can be done about the featureless exterior, but now the Liberation Group have done wonders into transforming this into a really nice restaurant, with good food and service.
Usually all but empty at lunchtimes, other than from journalists from the nearby Jersey Evening Post offices escaping off the premises for the lunch hour, and local residents meeting for a quiet lunch.
A big menu that includes options for children, and espetadas currently a speciality of the house; extensive wine list as well. Cost of a lunch for two: two dishes from
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Five Oaks Bar and Eating House, Jersey
Rue à la Dame, St Saviour, tel. +44 10534-726316