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You're on vacation. Cooking in your Anguilla villa is always an option but you must also enjoy the delectable Anguilla restaurants. We have all the best restaurants listed here for you along with helpful descriptions to aid in deciding what venues are the best choices for you. After sun-filled days, vacationers don't always settle into their villa in Anguilla. They go out for delicious meals at the many and varied Anguilla restaurants.
Anguilla smells delicious! That's because everywhere you look, you see tents with locals selling barbecued chicken, ribs, fish, crayfish and lobster. The mouth-watering fare is often paired with a cold rum punch, beer or piña colada. It makes for a fantastic picnic for vacationers on the go. The price is right too!
Head over to Island Harbour and wave at the little island in the distance. Within a few short minutes your Scilly Cay ferry will whisk you away for a unique dining experience. There's one building here and it serves some of the best, alive-just-minutes-ago lobster! Add rum punch and the panoramic view of the Island Harbour and this spot is a favorite of ours and many who visit Anguilla.
Open for lunch only and closed on Mondays.
Entertainment on Wednesday and Sundays.
At this romantic beach restaurant you can enjoy fine cuisine, stunning sunset views and have dinner under the stars. Barrel Stay offers the best produce from Anguilla and delivers dishes that will impress even the most demanding connoisseurs.
This restaurant specializes in French and Creole cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner and located on Sandy Ground Beach. The Barrel Stay is famous for their Fish Soup, French style.
From the appetizer to entree, everything is superb. Great food, friendly service, and an attentive owner. Barrel Stay is a must when in visiting Anguilla.
Locate next to Blanchards, the Beach Shack is a modern twist on beach grill food. Offering everything from salads to street tacos, lobster rolls to flat-top dogs there is something for everyone at a price that will keep you coming back.
Since 1994, Blanchards Restaurant has been serving up creative and sophisticated cuisine with flavors from the Caribbean, Asia, American and the Mediterranean. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with a view straight to the ocean, Blanchards Restaurant is the perfect place to dine by candlelight under lazy ceiling fans and rustling palms.
Blanchards has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in the Caribbean not to mention an award-winning wine list. Bob and Melinda Blanchard, the creative founders, take pride in providing a comfortable atmosphere with friendly staff, making guests feel right at home.
A Mediterranean brasserie combines culinary influences of the entire region from Spain to France, Italy, Greece and more.
Drawing inspiration from flavor profiles from around the world, with a hint of the Caribbean, CuisinArt offers a true gourmet experience. Executive Chef Denise Carr creates menus maximizing the best of the local flavors and freshest ingredients from the hydroponic farm, organic gardens, and Caribbean orchards. Exceptional options include hands-on cooking classes, island tapas, and family-style Mediterranean dining.
Fabulous food and atmosphere! Now, Bayside Sundays, same fabulous menu but entertainment with a twist: live music and models sashaying on the catwalk. The talented British Dependency is the band of choice from 3 to 7 pm on Sundays. On the last Sunday of every month join Boss and his group. The beach bar is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.
The previous manager and chef at Luna Rose teamed up and opened Dolce Vita in late 2011. The casual and warm atmosphere, the location - beachfront at Sandy Ground, the fresh and delightful homemade pasta and seafood, the service and affordably priced menu has proven to be all the right ingredients for success. Try the Caprese di Bufola and Swordfish Caparcio. The evening specials are always spectacular. Closed Sunday.
Another native, Vernon Hughes, who began his career as a dishwasher at Anguilla's Cinnamon Reef resort, has opened his own restaurant, called E's Oven, on the site of his mother's old stone oven. His cousin and mentor, George Reid, the executive chef at Cap Juluca, has been fostering local talent for the last four years by hiring high school graduates to work as apprentices in the resort's three restaurants. Many of them go on to work at any of the island's 100 restaurants.
Chef Peggy Hughes has established a reputation for excellent cuisine and great value since opening in April 2000. The menu includes a wide variety of meals from sandwiches and salads to sirloin steak and more elaborate dishes such as blue fish in basil cream sauce. Nothing on the menu exceeds $15.
Open-air beach bar, serving typical grilled fare. Music, dancing, sand, food, drink, sun, and relaxation. Try Sunday afternoon at Elodia's Bar and Grill on Shoal Bay. Right on the sand at the most gentle swimming spot along the beach. And great snorkeling just 50 yards to the right.
Good tasting beach food, reasonable prices, and live music and dancing on Sundays. The crowd is nice, a mixture of locals, tourists and expats.
Unique hand-crafted boat bar, Sandy Ground beach. Drink specials. Best rum punch on Anguilla! BBQ Nite in season.
Located in the Valley, Anguilla's capital, the English Rose serves both lunch and dinner at affordable prices. With appetizers such as Chef Floyd Gumbs' golden fried calamari and buffalo wings starting from around $3, plus light meals including Jerk Chicken Caesar Salad, chicken and chips, and cheeseburgers available from $4 to $6, this restaurant pub is welcoming and easy on the budget. Diners enjoy gathering around the large-screen television for a pre-meal news update.
George's on the beach is part of the Cap Juluca Resort at Maunday's Bay. It has been completely restored with a wonderful new bar. There is also a completely new kitchen and a grand new Moroccan tent. George's remains the wonderful casual place that it always was - a place where you can just wander off the beach and eat refreshing salads, delicious sandwiches, fabulous pastas, or fresh grilled seafood. The cuisine can be described as contemporary tropical.
They are keeping the very popular theme nights of West Indian Buffet on Monday and Big Beach BBQ on Fridays, but will be adding during the season (February) another one 'THE NIGHT OF THE MOORS' - where they will be serving wonderful Moroccan and North African dishes. Unlike anything else on Anguilla.
Gwen's Reggae Grill is located on the eastern shore of Shoal Bay East. Gwen's is a fun place to spend the afternoon with a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and a nice Caribbean breeze.
Directions by car: Take the road to Shoal Bay, turn at the Gwen's sign to Bay View road and turn again at Allamanda Hotel. Follow the road all the way to the beach.
Hibernia is a small, intimate and elegant restaurant, with 11 tables set in an open air West Indian house by the sea. Recently, Hibernia has added an art gallery as well. Raoul, who has represented Anguilla on an international level, has formal training from the Ecole Hoteliere of Strasbourg, France, and cooking schools in Laos, Thailand and Hong Kong. He creates French/Asian dishes using either the freshest local seafood or high quality meats imported from the US and France.
This lively, transplanted English pub includes Mexican, English, West Indian and Asian dishes on its international menu. The grilled chicken with fresh mango salad is especially tasty.
Open daily 11:30 am-midnight. Early-bird specials Saturday 5-7 pm. Reservations recommended for dinner.
Johnno’s remains one of Anguilla’s legends on the restaurant/bar/ entertainment scene…. a must-see-and-do on the island. Johnno reflects back on his returning to Anguilla in 1983 after many years of running bars and restaurants in the US and USVI. “We didn’t even have electricity down here…there were one or two restaurants on the whole island…things were so different…”
With its humble beginnings in 1983 as a beach shack manned by one person (Johnno himself), Johnno’s has developed into the island’s leading hot spot for live entertainment in Sandy Ground, still retaining its charming informal ambience and rustic character. Whether featuring the vibrant Mussington Band or the smooth sounds of jazz, Johhno’s is always a center of activity for visitors and locals alike. In the daytime Johnno’s transforms to a quiet beach restaurant specializing in seafood. Wet your appetite with the best lobster on the island!
Kemia is located at Cap Juluca. The view is spectacular. The best time to go is at sunset. The atmosphere is different- Middle Eastern/African decorated. Kemia has a great bar where you can relax and have exotic drinks- they have an extensive mixed drink menu. The dinner menu mimics a Spanish Tapas Bar- all appetizer portions. It is a great concept since you get to sample many different dishes.
One of Anguilla's oldest buildings, the now restored Warden's Place from the late 1700's, is the home of Koal Keel. Featuring flavorful and exotic Eurasian-Caribbean specialties, and paired with one from a selection of 25,000 wines (the cellar is totally amazing), experience the old world charm of a unique menu housed inside an 18th century Plantation Great House. Sample a variety of fresh pastries from Le Petit Patissier, after-dinner rum tasting and unique items such as Stuffed Naan or Pan-seared Island grouper in a Creole sauce with pumpkin risotto. This place is quite an experience.
The best bakery and pastry shop on the island!!!!
Located in Island Harbour, French bakery chef Bernard makes wonderful French pastries and breakfast buns. The bagettes are also available in many grocery stores around the island.
Closed - Located in South Hill, Luna Rosa Ristorante has an outside deck perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean and Sandy Island. Luna Rosa has been serving authentic Italian cuisine since November of 2007. It is a perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail while watching the sunset over the Caribbean followed by a delicious classic Italian meal.
On Shoal Bay beachfront. French and Mediterranean cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Casual ambiance, lounge chairs, beach club.
Top notch dining on Meads Bay. It deserves a 5 star rating for the food quality, the exceptional service, and the prices. The food has perfect presentation and fantastic flavors. The pasta with tomato and mozzarella is better than I've had in Italy! Make this place your special dinner destination - it's worth it.
A popular open-air, casual but elegant dining experience right on the beach at Barnes Bay, Mango's features a terrific conch chowder and unforgettable Barnes Bay Lobster Cakes. Airy and intimate, it's like enjoying a moonlight picnic on the beach (but one where you're served by an efficient and attentive staff!). Keep in mind the grilled whole snapper and dark chocolate rum cake with espresso cream for dessert. An evening meal at Mango's is special...Go see for yourself.
Old Caribe Bar & Restaurant is at the Great House Beach Resort. Casual open air restaurant poised midway on beautiful Rendezvous Bay. The cuisine is a contemporary Caribbean cuisine, created by culinary professionals and stylishly presented. Its preparation reinterprets the diverse food styles in traditional Caribbean cultures, using modern culinary techniques and indigenous ingredients, with a salutary concern for health and nutritional values.
The Old Caribe Bar & Restaurant also offers exotic drinks, made from the purest of fruits blended together to give that natural zest--whether they are frozen, mixed or just on the rocks, you'll definitely be back for more.
Oliver's is a very easy restaurant to miss but its well worth the visit. Down a dirt road, if you drive right to the end, you'll find a restaurant. The delicious garlicky welcome you as you drive up.
Home Style Rock Oven Baked Whole Chicken is the thing to try but you have to order this dish at least four hours in advance.
The charming dining sits on the lesser-known, but spectacular Long Bay Beach.
Palm Grove Beach Bar and Grill, a.k.a. Nat's Place, has been at Junks Hole for many years, but not without a disturbance from nature. Nat's Place was leveled in 1999 by hurricane Lenny. Nat Richardson and his wife Ethne are the owners of this establishment. You can't keep a good man down. Nat together with friends and family got started picking up the pieces right away and again Palm Grove was back in business. Lucky for us!
It may not look like much but that's what is so interesting about these isolated great finds. Palm Grove serves fabulous ribs and the best Johnny Cakes on the Island.
This casual beach shack is located on the island’s eastern end. Diners are encouraged to snorkel in the bay while their freshly caught lobster or juicy ribs are grilled to perfection.
Specials: lobster and shrimp salads, crayfish, sauteed fish, grilled chicken, ribs. Open daily 11 am - 4 pm. Dinner by reservation only.
This casual roadside Caribbean taqueria is a refreshing addition to the Anguilla restaurant scene. Huge, tasty burritos with a choice of fillings, fresh warm tortilla chips with first-rate guacamole, and tequila-lime chicken grilled under a brick are all great choices. Mexican chocolate pudding makes a great choice for dessert. Seating is at picnic tables; the friendly proprietors cheerfully supply pillows on request. Moderately priced. Great margaritas. Reservations are recommended. No lunch.
Pimm's at Cap Juluca. Executive Chef George Reid delivers exquisite French Asian cuisine in the Caribbean's most romantic waterside setting.
Pimms has created its enviable reputation with an outstanding 5-star menu, featuring exotic tropical dishes such as Seared Black Sea Bass on Bamboo, Coconut and Kaffir. Visitors desiring Pimms sought after tables overlooking the sea where jumping fish vie for attention are urged to make reservations in advance.
On the beach. Lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour 4 to 6. The best lobster and Angus beef on the island.
The resort's fine dining and gourmet restaurant with an original French rotisserie sets a new standard for epicurean kitchens. The kitchens are designed with glass walls to offer interested guests the opportunity to observe Chef Denis Jaricot of Lyon, France, and his team creating their Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine specialties including appetizer Madagascar Prawns with "Romesco" Salsa and Charbroiled Rack of Lamb with Spice Crust. Music and dancing on Friday and Saturday evenings ensure a most romantic evening.
Recently opened, owner, Chef Darren Connor, a member of the national culinary team, cooks up a menu of Anguillian and Caribbean dishes with an international spin. Sarjai's is located where Lucy's used to be, walking distance from the Malliouhana Hotel.
Open Tuesday through Sunday
Lunch served noon - 2 pm
Dinner served 6 pm - 9pm
Serenity Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 8 am to 9 pm. It is also available for parties, weddings and special events with a seating capacity of 120. Dining is a special experience at Serenity Restaurant during the day or in the evening where spectacular moon light may be seen. The garden atmosphere provides a pleasant setting for any occasion.
The spacious bar is a wonderful gathering place for a happy hour drink or a night cap. The Serenity Rum Punch is a must try!
Located right on the beach in Cove Bay and named after its infamous executive chef, Leonard 'Smoke' Sharplis, Smokey's is known for its local, mouth-watering fare and the glorious views. Open for lunch and dinner and closed on Mondays, it's the perfect spot to sample true tastes of the Caribbean.
Relaxed atmosphere during the day with a volleyball net set up outside on the beach and an interior decorated with colorful hammocks. At night, the restaurant is transformed into an intimate bistro for romantics, with tiki torches, candles, fine china and linen.
Local favorites include Honey Baby Ribs, African Chicken Wingettes in a Five-Spice Sauce, Curried Goat and Lobster Creole, to name a few. Bring your tastebuds!
Located in Forest Bay and built on pilings above the Caribbean Sea, Straw Hat is celebrating ten years in Anguilla! The Chef brings his unique and eclectic tastes to the menu while the hosts Anne & Peter and the staff will make you feel at home. Condé Nast Traveler named Straw Hat as one of the 50 Hot New Restaurants of the World. Great food, great service and a truly memorable experience.
Not only is the menu interesting, but Chef Dale Carty offers daily specials, such as Braised Lamb Shank, Jerk Tuna & Tuna Salad , Grilled Fish Sandwich, or West Indian Curry Goat and Grandma's Stew Chicken (remember, Dale works as one of the chefs at Malliouhana Hotel). Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
West Indian and English homestyle cooking in a welcoming atmosphere. Beachfront setting overlooking St. Martin. Lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.
Located in the historic old salt factory at Sandy Ground, The Pumphouse is described by some as a 'rocking roadhouse.' An American grill restaurant, it is known for live music, good service, great value meals, and the celebrities many visitors often find themselves 'bumping into' on the dance floor. The Pumphouse provides good times and enjoyable evenings for all merry-makers.
A true Italian restaurant, with both the chef and the owner coming from Italy. This casual seaside restaurant opens right onto the beach and has a great view of St. Martin. Lunch diners can relax on a chaise lounge under a beach umbrella before or after their meal. The menu features homemade pastas, grilled fish, and other Italian specialties.
On one of the world's most beautiful powder white sand beaches, offering casual lunchtime fare and tropical drinks.
Italian cuisine. Coffee and pastries in the morning. Lunch and dinner famiy style. Free delivery. Monday thru Sunday. Internet access.
"By the recommendation of the hotel staff (La Sirena), we went up the road to Un Amore Cafe and had a delicious dinner. Being from NY, I was skeptical to try pizza in the Caribbean but I have to say it was one of the best Pizza's I have ever had!
The staff was very accommodating and the atmosphere was casual/comfortable, just what we were looking for. " Mark, NY
This open-air hangout on one of Anguilla's most popular beaches opened as Uncle Ernie's Beach Bar in 1984, named after soft-spoken owner Ernie Harrigan, who recently passed away.
Uncle Ernie's has become one of the best-known on the island. Grab a stool, sit down at the bar, and nosh on bargain basics like the barbecue chicken or ribs, fresh fish or local crayfish (bargain price that is--from $6 to $15. The taste, however, is anything but). It's an unpretentious, casual family atmosphere where you can pop open a Guinness while the kids grab a hot dog before they run back to the sand. Open 10 am to 8 pm and live music on Sunday afternoons.
Opened in 2007 by a young couple from Carlisle, Pa., this charming restaurant in Sandy Ground offers an adventurous menu and an exquisite dining experience.
Beautiful décor & ambiance featuring flavors from around the world. Select wines & cocktails. Dinner only. Closed Sunday.
Located poolside at the Allamanda Beach Club, Upper Shoal Bay East. Opened in 1996, Master Caribbean Chef Shamash is famous on the island for his creative pasta, veal, chicken, steak, and fish delicacies. Exquisite gourmet food, combined with exceptional service makes Zara's the ultimate in your dining pleasure.They also have one of the finest wine cellars Anguilla has to offer.