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Antigua Local Restaurants

Where to Eat in Antigua

Who wants to spend their vacation stuck in a kitchen? Fortunately, there are many great restaurants serving up cuisine from all over the globe from which you can choose. Alberto's on Antigua is an international restaurant, with flavors from Italy, France, and other places. The Palm Tree Restaurant on Barbuda offers guests Caribbean fare, with conch, lobster, and chicken dishes on the menu. Whatever your tastes are, Antigua and Barbuda have a restaurant for you. Sample some of the local flavors.


Antigua Dining Map


Local Restaurants


Abracadabra Restaurant and Disco-Bar (Italian) - Antigua

268 463 8084
Abracadabra Restaurant and Disco-Bar

Located in the heart of English Harbour, Abracadabra Restaurant and Disco-Bar has all the right ingredients for a magical night out in Antigua.

Start your evening enjoying a unique "antipasto misto", delicious home-made pastas, fresh seafood, and lobster from our aquarium in the cozy atmosphere of our traditional Italian restaurant.

After dinner, the lights dim and "Abracadabra" transforms into a lively venue for a dance party! Dance all night to the latest sounds, enjoy video's on the giant 8 foot screen, or relax and enjoy a cool rum punch with friends among the coconut palms of the lush garden.


Alberto’s (International) - Antigua

268 460 3007

One of the most stylish restaurants on Antigua, the creative statement of Venice-born Alberto Ravanello and his English wife, Vanessa, who prepares much of the food herself. Near the St. James's Club, in an open-sided pavilion lavishly draped with bougainvillea. The owners' frequent travels have inspired the menu's satisfying medley of Italian, French, and Continental dishes. The best of these include ravioli stuffed either with asparagus and shrimp or mascarpone cheese and sage-flavored butter; a zesty pasta with fresh local clams; savory stuffed crabs; and one of our favorites, fresh wahoo steak with a sautéed onion, garlic, and rosemary sauce. Lobster, a popular item here, is boiled in seawater, then grilled and served simply, usually with garlic-flavored butter. Open for dinner only. Closed Monday and annually from July to October.


Antigua Yacht Club (Italian) - Antigua

Antigua Yacht Club

With an outstanding location and stunning views across Falmouth Harbour this stylish restaurant is the perfect location for lunch and dinner with friends, or just relaxing over drinks at any time of the day or night. With cooling seas breeze and open air dining you really can relax and take your time dining.

The cuisine is World Class Italian and offers only the freshest foods on its mouth watering menu.


Bambù (Italian) - Antigua

(268) 5605517
Bambù restaurant

Bambù is an italian restaurant located in English Harbour where it is possible to eat mainly fresh pasta, lasagna, appetizers and home made cakes.


Bay House Restaurant (Eclectic/International) - Antigua

268 462 1223
Bay House Restaurant

This informally elegant restaurant and bar is set on the crest of a hill overlooking beautiful Dickenson Bay. Its breathtaking views and enticingly innovative choice of international and regional dishes, offer and ideal environment for all Epicureans. Romantic dining al fresco is an option in the extensive open dining area or in the air-conditioned dining room.

The Bay House is recognized as one of Antigua's "top-tables", offering at an affordable price a fine dining experience and is frequented by leading chefs and restaurateurs. Carefully selected local produce inspires elaborate dishes on the A La Carte Menu served in the evening from 6 pm-10:30 pm nightly.

Open daily and continuously between the hours of 7 am and 11 pm means you are not tied to conventional meal times. A Creative Breakfast and The Deck Menus are available throughout these hours and offer a large selection of dishes to accommodate all palates. Try out the Local Antiguan Breakfast, a nice way to start your day.

Naturally, the choice of wines to accompany such fine food is of equal excellence. They offer imaginative, but carefully compiled lists featuring both new world wines and great classics from around the world. Experienced and dedicated staff will guide you through an unforgettable dining experience in beautiful and relaxing surroundings.


Big Banana Pizzas (Pizza) - Antigua

268 480 6986
Big Banana Pizzas

One of the most popular casual restaurants in Antigua island, it gets crowded when there is live entertainment and sports on the big screen TVs. In Redcliffe Quay, St. John's.


C & C Wine Bar (Eclectic/International) - Antigua

268 460 7025
C & C Wine Bar

A casual, but sophisticated wine bar – perfect for lazy days and cooling out in evening – a great place to take in the ambience of St John’s.

Wines from South Africa as well as a good range of Brandies, Spirits, Fortified Wines, Light Snacks and Great Coffee. Open: Mondays to Saturdays – 10.00 am until --. FREE DELIVERIES ISLAND WIDE.


Carlisle Bay's Restaurants (Caribbean) - Antigua

268 448 0000
Carlisle Bay's Restaurants

Carlisle Bay's Restaurants are three bars and two outstanding restaurants.

Indigo on the Beach provides a peaceful and informal setting on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Warm ocean breezes, gorgeous views, the ultimate way to relax.

Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner – Simply delicious light and healthy food with an accent on grills, fresh seafood and wonderful salads. Open daily from 7 am – 10 pm.

East Restaurant is a strikingly designed space offering an eclectic mix of Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese food – A fantastic contemporary setting for dinner in air conditioned comfort. Open daily for dinner only,

7 pm – 10 pm.

Both restaurants can be enjoyed in cool comfort as there are no fussy dress codes at Carlisle Bay.

Referred to by the national press as one of the most talked about new hotels in the Caribbean, Carlisle Bay is stamping its mark on the hot lists.


Cloggy's Cafe (Eclectic/International) - Antigua

268 463 8083
Cloggy's Cafe

Cloggy's Café, between English and Falmouth Harbour (located at Abracadabra) is the perfect way to start your day. The beautiful old stone built building with new bigger breezy gallery and lush tropical garden offers a choice of seating perfect for large groups, meeting your best friend, having a business meeting (internet connection for laptops available), or simply taking time over your early morning cappuccino while preparing for the day ahead.

For sporting fans catch up with football matches worldwide on the TV.

Your friendly hosts Vanessa and Ton offer a simple menu inspired by their Dutch roots, hence the name, with a smattering of Mediterranean influences at consistently excellent quality. Only the freshest ingredients and seasonal vegetables are used to create tasty, colorful dishes served at Café speeds - perfect for a stolen breakfast or lunch break.

Lunches are available from 11 am until 4 pm, choose from freshly prepared salads; from prawn and smoked salmon salad, chicken satay salad, to Salad Hollanda- as it sounds a true Dutch Potato Salad, and a whole host of other tasty salads, as well as a selection of baguettes.

Drinks are available all day. Excellent wines, with Rose and Pinot Grigio a particular favorite, beers including Belgian beer Hoegaarden, as well as fresh juices and 100% fruit smoothies. Come and spend lazy afternoons on the gallery chatting with friends or watching the world go by.

Every Friday and Saturday from midnight until…..you will find Marcia on the grill preparing tasty Chicken Shoarmas (Kebabs) and baguettes to help fend off the munchies for hungry party goers - once full you can last until well into the morning!

If you plan to be in Antigua on a yacht and would like lunch delivered for your group or party, or as a special treat for friends, call and place your order by 10 am and lunch will be delivered.


Coconut Grove (Caribbean) - Antigua

268 462 1538
Coconut Grove

Located next to Siboney Beach Club Hotel, on the beautiful Dickinson Bay amid lush tropical palms trees, the rustic open air restaurant is the perfect setting through the day. For breakfast enjoy an omelet, pancakes, fruit plates, and for lunch a salad, burger, catch of the day or lobster. The beachside location means you can walk straight off the beach in your bikini, and back again. Night times are transformed by candlelight into a magical and romantic fine dining restaurant.

Resident chef for over 6 years, Jean-Francois Bellenger uses only the finest and freshest ingredients, and only the highest quality cuts of meat and fish. Although renowned for his Lobster Thermidor, possibly the best in the Caribbean, his extensive menu will make your mouth water. From coconut shrimp to beef tenderloin, the food is a wonderful fusion of Caribbean and International tastes.

Wines and champagnes that complement the menu are carefully selected from France, Italy and Spain as well as the New World, and offer something for all tastes and occasions.

The wonderful tastes, unparalleled views and idyllic location will stay with you long after your vacation has ended, but what will get you returning again and again is the unforgettable hospitality of the people. The team will give you a huge Caribbean welcome. Every evening is Happy Hour from 5 pm -7 pm, a great place to meet fellow holiday makers and ex-pats, a group who meet daily to renew old friendships and make new ones.


Galley Bar (Caribbean) - Antigua

268 460 1533
Galley Bar

For the past fifteen years, this delightful bar and sometimes restaurant has attracted the old salts and the new tourists with it's setting and ambiance. From about noon on, you'll catch any number of local yachtsmen bending an elbow here, almost as they do in the English pubs. Galley Bar has become a home away from home for many. Why not? It's set on a perfect spot at the water's edge, where yachts from all over the world dock. Located at Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour.


Harmony Hall (Eclectic/International) - Antigua

(268) 460-4120
Harmony Hall

Converted sugar mill, Harmony Hall is an art gallery, restaurant and hotel centered in Anguilla’s art’s community. It’s situated on the eastern coast at Brown's Bay and is part of the well protected Nonsuch Bay. This old sugar mill estate is the perfect backdrop for enjoying food, wine and art. Patrons also enjoy the breathtaking roof-top views and art exhibits throughout the year.


Havanna Restaurant & Bar (Latin American) - Antigua

268 788 4342
Havanna Restaurant & Bar

Based on the ground floor of a great courtyard style building in English Harbour is Havanna Restaurant & Bar –Your hosts Toni & Doris are party lovers and their infectious attitude really rubs off on their guests.

During dinner, served each evening in from 6 pm -10 pm (10.30 pm in high season) the vibrant sound the eclectic music will have you nodding your head, and swaying to the rhythms. After dinner the volume is cranked up and everyone can sing or dance along to their hearts content.

There is a huge choice of excellent cocktails on offer – Havanna Restaurant & Bar is THE place for Mojitos....house favorites are mojitos, caipirinhas, margaritas and coladas & Jose Cuervo Tequilas are from only EC$5. Be careful – the measures are generous – so you may find yourself dancing to your own tune sooner rather than later.

The menu is simple and tasty – Steakhouse and grill style where you can get great steaks (with a choice of sauces), chicken and fish from the grill, or a tasty fresh salad, plus great starters and desserts.

Open October through to Mid August every day (except Wednesdays) from 6 pm.


Hemingway's Caribbean Cafe (Caribbean) - Antigua

268 462 2763
Hemingway's Caribbean Cafe

Hemingway’s is located in the traditional green and white wooden building overlooking St. Mary’s Street and Redcliffe Quay in St. John’s – Antigua’s capital. This West Indian styled wooden structure was once a well known hotel called Jardine’s. Built in the early 1800’s it is a perfect example of the kind of place frequented by the celebrated author. Our cool veranda terrace overlooks the street and is an ideal place to have a drink or something to eat while shopping or waiting for your taxi. For lunch, choose from soups, salads, sandwiches and island seafood specialties, including local lobster. In the evening, the best Creole Cuisine, fresh Caribbean seafood dishes and choice US steaks are available.


Kesari (Indian) - Antigua

268 460 1361

Kesari opened in May 2006 and is the brainchild of Darryn (the original chef at HQ in Nelson’s Dockyard) and Gail Pitman. The name Kesari comes from an Indian spice used to create a delicious dessert of the same name and, more importantly, the name of their son!

The setting for Kesari is a covered wooden terrace with open sides and front and the Asian style seating and tables complete the scene.They offer delicious hors d' oeuvres, entrees and desserts. All food is freshly cooked on the premises using fresh, organic and local produce. Located on the main road into Falmouth, Kesari is a unique restaurant in Antigua, serving a variety of mouth watering Asian Tapas, Thai and Indian Curries, irresistible deserts and over thirty delicious Martinis. In addition to the Martinis on offer, their wine list is extensive and compliments the array of dishes they offer.


Last Lemming Bar & Restaurant (Caribbean) - Antigua

268 460 6910
Last Lemming Bar & Restaurant

With a fantastic location at Falmouth Harbour on the waters edge below the Antigua Yacht Club and adjacent to the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, the Last Lemming Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place from which to watch the comings and goings of some of the worlds most beautiful yachts as you sip on a cocktail at sunset, or eat brunch, lunch and supper.

This season sees owner Mark Sokolov ringing the changes with a new chef and new menu, while retaining the best bits everyone loves. A favorite of residents and visitors alike, Last Lemming is famous for their Sunday Brunch especially the Eggs Benedict, pancakes and fresh seafood. The lunch and dinner menus have something for everyone including fresh local fish, fresh pasta and fresh local Antiguan clams as well as daily specials.

Breakfast starts from 8 am daily with essentials like a Full English being a mainstay of the menu, along with pancakes and eggs any style. Lunch is

served from 11 am and the kitchen opens at 6 pm for dinner.

On Tuesdays the temperature rises as local bands draw a great crowd and the place literally jumps with life from 10 pm to 1 am, and when it gets too hot, cool yourself in the Caribbean breeze on the terrace overlooking the water.

A menu of snacks and finger foods are available alongside the usual menu, and Happy Hour daily is a great end to the day – from 4 pm to 7 pm. Complimentary Internet Access to customers.


Le Bistro (French) - Antigua

268 462 3881
Le Bistro

Le Bistro was Antigua's first authentic French Restaurant established nearly 20 years ago. The atmosphere is romantic and airy, with a friendly staff, all of which have been with them for many years.

Chef Patrick Gauducheau was chosen by the Discovery Channel's "Great Chefs of the World", but previously the restaurant has been recommended by many, including "Gourmet Magazine". Patrick’s menu is made up of classical French dishes, to some of which he has added a Caribbean flair.


Mad Mongoose (Steakhouses) - Antigua

268 463 7900
Mad Mongoose

Mad Mongoose in Falmouth Harbor. Closed from 8th June until Mid/Late August.

As the heart of partying in Falmouth Harbour, Mad Mongoose now owned and managed by Connie and Bill continues to be THE place to go for a buzzing, lively atmosphere, to meet yachties and locals, and generally have a great time.

Live music nights on Friday’s and a DJ on Wednesday's means the bar is literally jam packed – and fellow revelers are pouring out onto the open patio, and out back to the newly added pool room and back bar. Every other night of the week the music is upbeat and impromptu dancing can get the whole place rocking until well into the early hours.

For the more sports minded or obsessed – there are two pool tables and foosball table where locals and ex-pats get to challenge each other deep into the night.

The colorful long bar is home to many regulars, and is the home of partying during the big sailing events taking place in the area each year. There is a huge choice of beers, spirits, and cocktails (rum by the pint)!

The bar opens daily from 11 am during season, and 3 pm from Friday to Monday during off season.

The Mad Mongoose has a reputation for BIG food at small prices – this is the place to come if you are hungry! – and opens daily for lunch from 11 am-5 pm during season and every day for dinner from 6:30 -10 pm. During off season, it is open from 3 pm until late from Friday to Monday with dinner from 6:30 -10 pm. Happy Hour is from 4 pm-7 pm with bar snacks available.

There is a set lunch menu with a variety of soups, pizzas, salads, burgers and sandwiches. The dinner menu changes daily, although the steak and Guinness pie has become a house specialty. You will also find fresh fish, pasta and seafood featuring daily. The burgers are 100% meat and LARGE. The starters are ideal as a snack if you are not so hungry – or if you get the munchies during the evening.

Even though the dinner menu changes the prices stay the same – starters EC$25, mains EC$40 (excluding steak and lobster), burgers EC$30 and desserts EC$12-15. At those prices you will have plenty of money left to spend back in the bar!

Free Wi-Fi internet access and complementary electricity inside and outside.


Russell's Bar & Seafood Restaurant (Seafood) - Antigua

268 462 5479
Russell's Bar & Seafood Restaurant

High above the entrance to St John’s Harbor with views of passing cruise ships, fisherman and holiday makers and with stunning views overlooking beautiful Fort James Beach sits a truly magical place. Lose yourself for hours in the hospitality, mouth watering food and abundant drinks at Russell’s Fort James.

For lovers of history Fort James dating back to 1739 has the most spectacular military heritage in Antigua, and still has its full complement of cannons in place. The historic site of the restaurant was rebuilt in 2005 by Russell Hodge, (also responsible for the restoration of the now famous Shirley Heights in 1981) and now offers a fantastic venue for lunch, lazy afternoon drinks, sundowners and dining late into the evening.

True to his Antiguan heritage Russell offers authentic Caribbean dining, with excellent seafood the specialty of the house. Daily fresh lobster, shrimp, snapper and conch, along with steak and chicken complete this simple yet tasty menu.

For anyone looking for a venue for a wedding, birthday or any other celebration or private function the second floor of the restaurant with its wrap around gallery, and stunning views is the perfect location. Just tell Russell your requirements and he and his team will organize the night to your exacting requirements.

A great place to make new friends and take in the sheer beauty of the North West coast, ensure Russell’s Fort James is added to your list of things you must do when in Antigua.


Shirley Heights Lookout (Eclectic/International) - Antigua

268 460 1785
Shirley Heights Lookout

The view from Shirley Heights Lookout is without question the most famous view on the beautiful island of Antigua in the Caribbean. Located within the National Parks, overlooking English and Falmouth Harbours, this panoramic view, on clear days takes in Guadeloupe to the south and Montserrat with it's still active volcano to the south west.

Shirley Heights Lookout is home to the 'biggest and best' party on the island every Sunday for the last 25 years where crowds of visitors and locals converge from 4 pm to reserve their spot to watch the most wonderful view of the sunset on the island, as the Steel Band plays. The entrance fee is only EC$20 which is great value for money. From 7 pm the Soca, Reggae and Calypso music takes over and the partying really starts. As hunger strikes there is an excellent barbecue with a huge selection of dishes to choose from.

If you are prefer the views, but don’t like crowds there is an excellent Thursday party from 4 pm to 8 pm with the Steel Band playing, where the atmosphere is more laid back.

Shirley Heights Lookout is open from 9 am to 10 pm for lunch and dinner every day apart from Monday when it closes at Sundown. It is a wonderful place to meet with friends, or stop off on your island tour for a mouthwatering selection of Caribbean food. There is a choice of dining indoors in the 18th Century building or outdoors on the terrace.

Shirley Heights refers to the military complex along the whole ridge leading up to the Lookout. The complex is mainly in ruins, except for Shirley Heights Lookout. Restoration began in 1981 and was spearheaded by Russell Hodge, co-owner and Director.

Russell had always been passionate about the Lookout's possibilities. This came into sharp focus on a Sailing Week morning, when having watched the races begin from Shirley Heights Lookout, he realized that persons were heading off to breakfast in English Harbour. The Lookout, now a successful business, is managed by sister J. Valerie Hodge.

Aside from the bar and restaurant, Shirley Heights Lookout is happy to organize catering for parties elsewhere on the island, and has mouth watering varieties of local cuisine on offer. The Lookout is the perfect place for large functions, family parties, and of course weddings. Crew parties can be organized on request.


The Beach (Caribbean) - Antigua

268 480 6940
The Beach

The Beach offers everything from traditional pizzas to modern fusion cuisine; you can stop by for a casual seaside breakfast or lunch, or you can reserve a table and make a night of it with a choice from the innovative menu accompanied by great wine from the cellar.

Its location is unbeatable - front and center on Antigua's most happening beach, Dickenson Bay, walking distance from over seven hotels and just a five minute drive from St. John's. The restaurant draws from Caribbean, Asian, and other contemporary tropical styles with its open architecture, teak furniture, lush gardens. The tecno-ethnic design mixes both modern and traditional elements making this location one of the most beautiful restaurants in Antigua.

After dinner, the bar and lounge invite you to relax and talk story. With hundreds of CD's the DJ can meet any request and they have live entertainment several times a week. "The beach", in a short time, has already become one the most happening spots on the north side of Antigua.


The Coast (Seafood) - Antigua

268 562 6278
The Coast

The Coast, located in Heritage Quay, has a unique dock-side setting and boasts not only a club but 2 bars plus a restaurant specializing in seafood.

During the day have a drink or lunch, seven days a week and watch the cruise ships and catamarans in the bustling harbor of Heritage Quay.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday.

The Coast Nightclub is all about providing quality entertainment in a secure environment for the more discerning and mature crowd. With live bands out on the deck and DJ’s in the air-conditioned club there is no reason to wait for the weekend to party!

At around 10 pm the open air restaurant transforms into a live music stage with 3 Cylinder playing every Wednesday and Sunday and a hot Latin band on Thursdays – with more bands on other nights to come. Inside, DJs Sportie, Woody or Franklyn can be found spinning the latest R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae, House and Rock. The Nightclub – with FREE entry - is open Tuesday – Sunday 9 pm – until late.

The Restaurant is open:

Monday 10:00am – 6:00pm for lunch

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 11:00pm for lunch and dinner

Sunday 6:00pm – 11:00pm for dinner


The Home Restaurant (West Indian) - Antigua

268 461 7651
The Home Restaurant

The Home Restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients to create Authentic West Indian Dishes that include local fish, fruit and vegetables, plus herbs from their own garden. The setting of this culinary experience is the boyhood home of Chef Carl Thomas.

What People are saying about The Home Restaurant...

-"Best Restaurant in Antigua" (BBC-TV)

-"Exciting and Innovative" (Toronto Globe)

-"Three Diamonds" (AAA-Caribbean Travel Book.)

- Featured "On the Menu" (CNN)

Antiguan Chef Carl and German wife Rita invite you to enjoy a dining experience that offers an insight into the heart of Antigua's Culture, and to enjoy a meal that you will remember for a long time to come.

Open for dinner at 6:30 pm from Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.


The Terrace Restaurant (Eclectic/International) - Antigua

268 460 10114
The Terrace Restaurant

The traditional Stone bar and Terrace Restaurant at the Inn at English Harbour are in the original house and provide a fantastic and glorious setting for the afternoon tea or for a special "al fresco" candlelit dinner beneath the stars. Fabulous for sunset cocktails and candlelit dinners. Specializes in international cuisine served beneath the stars with panoramic views.

The Inn at English Harbour is elegant and exclusive. The Inn blends into the perfect balance of a Colonial style building with luxurious and contemporary comfort.


Trappas Restaurant & Bar (Seafood) - Antigua

268 562 3534
Trappas Restaurant & Bar

Trappas Restaurant & Bar, English Harbour, will be closed from Sunday 18th May until Monday 14th July. It will reopen on Tuesday 15th July 2008.

In the heart of the yachting paradise that is English Harbour, Trappas Bar and Restaurant put English Harbour on the map year round. Simon and Caroline Tranter at the helm also saw the need for offering restaurant food and drink and café speeds and prices. The energy of the team and the speed of service is the first thing that hits you, – the second is the taste!

Choose from an extensive international menu offering anything from local shrimp, lobster and fish of the day, to Thai curry, smoked salmon and excellent steaks and burgers.

Wines of an excellent quality are European and New World, and cocktails, shorts and beers are plentiful – measures can best be described as ‘Antiguan’.

The huge choice on the menu is a stark contrast to the simplicity of its pricing – all starters EC$23, all main courses EC$46, and desserts EC$15.

The atmosphere in the bar and restaurant is vibrant and attracts a large crowd of locals and ex-pats year round – so is a great haunt while on vacation in Antigua, if you want to get to know a few of the colorful local characters.

For a great night out, come and visit Tuesday to Saturday from 6 pm year round, but remember to book a table in order to avoid disappointment!


Turner's Beach Bar & Grill (Seafood) - Antigua

462 9133

Turner's Beach is located near Johnson's Point on the calm southwest coast of Antigua. Conveniently set right on the beach, this expansive white-sand background provides the perfect setting for casual, beachfront dining. Enjoy a sandwich or light snack or conch fritters and lobster salad. The three-island vista at Turner's Beach--Montserrat, Redonda and St. Kitts--will surely not disappoint!