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Most international cuisines are represented with, not surprisingly, fresh local seafood taking centre stage.

Summer in the Bailiwick is all about al fresco dining, with long cliff top lunches and leisurely gatherings at old farmhouse restaurants.

Guernsey’s beach kiosks are a gastronomic odyssey in their own right.

Picnics are also popular. For the ultimate spontaneity, pack fresh French bread and cheese, local tomatoes and paté and a bottle of wine and head for the cliffs. There’s a view from a bay or winding path that really is yours alone.

There are no fast food restaurants in Guernsey.