MY ANTIGUA GUIDE to RESTAURANTS and NIGHTLIFE


 

Antigua has a wide range of restaurants and eateries on offer from Cordon Bleue dining to take-aways. It is an interesting fact that this corner of the world seems to be one of the only places that McDonalds has not managed to conquer, as most Caribbean people prefer chicken to beef. I specifically do not advertise or show preferences about my travels, as so often tastes vary wildly, but Carol and I agree that one of the best meals we have ever had was Pork in stilton at Barrington's restaurant in the Royal Antiguan.



Restaurant Cuisine Location Phone Number

The Admiral's Inn International/West Indian Nelson's Dockyard 460-1027/1153
Al Porto Ristorante Italian Jolly Harbour 462-7695
Al Sottovento Restaurant Italian Hodges Bay 462-5387
Aly's Roti and Grill Shop Caribbean Cuisine 20 Long Street 460-7684
17 61 Airport Restaurant   V.C.Bird International Airport 480-6979
 1761@candw.ag 
The Beach Restaurant   Dickenson Bay St. Johns 480-6940
thebeach@candw.ag  
Big Banana 1761 Italian Jolly Harbour 462-5387
Blue Lagoon Restaurant International/Seafood Deep Bay/Five Islands 460-6060
Catherine's Cafe Various Antigua Slipway 460-5050

 

 

Chez Pascal French Galley Bay Heights 268 462 3232
Chutney's Indian/International Fort Road 462-2977
Colombo's Italian English Harbour 460-1452
Commissioner
Grill
  Commissioner Alley and
Redcliff Street
462.1883
462.1856
Crazy Horse Saloon Bar & Grill Lower Redcliffe Quay 462-7936
Curtain Bluf International Morris Bay 462-8400
The Dogwatch Tavern Bar & Grill Jolly Harbour Beach 462-6550
Famous Mauro Bakery/Pizza/Bar Cobbs Cross 460-1318/VHF 68
The Food Court at Woods Centre Antiguan/Italian/Chinese Antigua  
Golden Bowl Chinese Restaurant Chinese/Cantonese Church Street 462-4505
Harmony Hall Italian-influenced with Caribbean highlights Nonsuch Bay, near Freetown

460 4120
Fax: 460 4406
harmony@candw.ag

Hemingway's Caribbean/International St. Mary's Street 462-2763
Home Restaurant Local/International Luther George Pl.,
Gambles Terr.
461-7651
The Hub Restaurant/Bar Soul Alley, St. John's 462-9442
The Inn at English Harbour International/West Indian English Harbour 460-1014
Joe Mike's Cocktail Lounge & Casino Restaurant/Bar Corn Alley 462-3244

 

 

Joe Mike's Restaurant Caribbean Joe Mike's Hotel Plaza 462-1142/3244
Julian's Fine Dining Church St. & Corn Alley 462-4766
Kentucky Fried Chicken
(Two Locations)
Fast Food High Street
Fort Road
462-1951/2
462-1973/4
Lashings Beach Cafe and Inn Caribbean/International
Mexican, Seafood & pizza

24hr bar with live entertainment from Thursday to Sunday

Sandhaven Beach at Runaway Bay Phone 462 4438
Fax: 462 4491
Le Bistro French/International Hodges Bay 462-3881
The Lobster Pot International Dickenson Bay (Siboney) 462-2855/6
464-0928
M&B's Swiss and Sweet Bakery/Pastry/Coffee Shop Jolly Harbour 462-7716
The Ocean Grill Seafood Trafalgar Beach Villas 462-2548
O'Grady's Pub Bar/Restaurant Lower Nevis Street 462-5392
Pari's Pizza Italian/International Dickenson Bay area 462-1501
Patio Caribe West Indian/International Yopton Beach Resort 462-2520/3240
Peter's BBQ Steak House Barbeque Jolly Harbour 462-6026
Philton's Bakery Cafe Bakery Gambles Medical Centre 463-2253
462-9447
Pizzas on the Quay   Red cliff Quay St. Johns 480-6985
pizzas@candw.ag 
Pizzeria Music Bar Redcliffe Quay 462-2621
The Redcliffe Tavern International Redcliffe Quay 461-4557
Shirley Heights Lookout West Indian/Seafood Nelson's Dockyard 460-1785/VHF 68
Spinnakers Beach Bar & Restaurant Continental/Caribbean Dickenson Bay 462-4158
Steely Bar and Restaurant International Jolly Harbour 462-6260/VHF 68

More Antigua Restaurants

Abracadabra English Harbour, 4602701/460-1732 The trendiest spot in Antigua and by far the most popular. Abracadabra is located in a 17th century building surrounded by a lush tropical garden. The restaurant serves 100% Italian food as homemade pasta, fresh seafood and a large variety of starters all accompanied by a long list of wines and tropical drinks. After Dinner the music is turned up and Abracadabra is transformed in a disco bar with open air dance floors. Occasionally live Reggae, Rock and Jazz bands are performing live. Costume parties are also arranged. Very popular with the rich and famous, tourists and local residents, it is open till very late.

Bumkins Pidgeon Beach, Falmouth 562-2522 Set on the beautiful Pidgeon beach in Falmouth, this restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Specializing in freshly made cocktails and seafood dishes. If you'd like to try their delicious lobsters its wise to call ahead.

Trappas Restaurant English Harbour, 562 3534 delicious & affordable. Simply the best. Open for dinner only.

Caribbean Taste Behind Dockyard Drive, English Harbour 562-3049 Our menu brings the Caribbean under one roof. Specializing in Antiguan & Caribbean dishes made with fresh seafood, vegetables, fruits and spices of the Caribbean. Open for Breakfast, lunch & dinner. Also caters for any occasion.

Coconut Grove Beach Restaurant Dickenson Bay 462 1538 The quintessential image - set amongst the palms on the water's edge, this excellent open-air restaurant has become the favourite of many. It is unique in its truly Caribbean ambience.
Relax with an exotic cocktail on beach chairs right on the water's edge or make the most of our moorings and dinghy if needs be. The freshest seafood on the island. Full bar, very popular happy hour 4-7pm. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Reservations advised.

Cocos Jolly Bay, Five Islands 460-2626/9700 A peaceful romantic West Indian style restaurant. This table service restaurant has an interesting menu with a distinctive Caribbean touch. Dine in sheer tranquility overlooking clear blue Caribbean Sea and unspoilt hills in the background. Dianne's Bar & Restaurant on the road to Shirley Heights 460-1116 This roadside restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Specializing in fresh local dishes of fish, conch, lobster & more...great bar, ice cold
beers all at great prices.

Drydock Bar& Restaurant & NITROX Nightclub English Harbour 460-3040 Steaks, Seafood, Ribs, Rotis, Burgers, Steak Pie etc. Great food in an open air setting on the Dockyard Drive. Often with live entertainment, we also show movies and sporting events on a large satellite TV with cool music and dancing in the ever popular air-conditioned Nitrox nightclub.

Eden Cafe  Abracadabra English Harbour 460-2701 A lovely little Mediterranean Cafe with a Caribbean twist. Fresh pastries, cappuccinos, renowned smoothies made with all fresh fruits and juices, healthy lunches with the freshest ingredients, salads, seafood and crispy foccacia or French baguette sandwiches. Open breakfast and lunch.

Famous Mauros Cobbs Cross 460-1318 Over 30 different Pizzas to choose from, all made fresh to order by the Famous Mauro himself in his wood-burning brick oven. He uses only authentic Italian and freshly grown local ingredients served with fine wine from Italy. At the roadside bakery bread, croissants & pastries are baked fresh daily including panetone for Christmas. Special orders welcome and major credit cards are accepted. Pizzeria closed Wednesdays.

Harmony Hall Brown's Bay 460-4120 Located at Brown's Bay, opposite Green Island, Harmony Hall is an exceptional old plantation property comprising of a sugarmill bar, terrace restaurant, art gallery and gift shop with villas available for rent. There is a pool for guest use as well as moorings for visiting yachts. Simple food prepared with the finest fresh ingredients mixing Italian and Caribbean flavours. Classical music accompanies meals served on the terrace with stunning vistas of Nonsuch Bay. Open every day for lunch and for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays only. Day trips to neighbouring Green Island can also be arranged.

Home Restaurant "Caribbean Haute Cuisine" 461-7651 The freshest of ingredients to create authentic West Indian dishes that include local fish, fruit and vegetables, plus herbs from the owner/chef's garden.

HQ Restaurant & Bar Nelson's Dockyard 562-2563 vhf 68 A fusion of taste. An experience to savour. Exotic cuisine. All made from the freshest ingredients. Fine wines. Breathtaking location set in the unique historical ambiance of Nelson's Dockyard. Open for lunch & dinner, reservations are recommended. Further info: www.hqantigua.com

Jackee's Quick Stop Restaurant English Harbour 460-1299 Jackee serves breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week. Full English breakfast, local lunches of fish, mutton or beef, burgers and delicious roties all at very reasonable prices. She also
runs a small guesthouse behind the restaurant.

Jimmy's Restaurant Catamaran Marina, Falmouth 463-8866 Relax in an ambience that you will love to take home with you. We specialise in fresh fish caught by our local fishermen including lobster and shrimp. Our crispy calamari is a must,
meats and pasta are also available. Come dine with us and enjoy.

Last Lemming Bar & Restaurant AYC Marina, Falmouth 460-6910 Outdoor waterfront dining below the Antigua Yacht Club. International menu includes fresh local fish, mussels & sushi. Live music Tuesday & Fridays with the sounds of
local bands.

Le Cap Horn French Restaurant & Pizzeria English Harbour Tel: 460-1194 vhf 68 after 6pm Conveniently located between Falmouth & English Harbours, Le Cap Horn offers a diverse menu of traditional French cuisine and inspired daily chef's specials served with freshly baked bread in a relaxed yet elegant setting. Delicious pizzas are served next door form their wood burning brick oven.

Life English Harbour 562 2353 vhf "Life Bar" NEW, welcoming, colorful, fun filled party & music bar located on the water just before the Dockyard. Imaginative range of reasonably priced, good quality food, cocktails & wine available all day. Accessible by dinghy.

Mideast Fast Food Redcliffe Street, St. John's 562-0101 or Newgate Street, St. John's 562-3663 The best Lebanese food on the island. Fresh Pita bread baked daily at both Redcliffe Quay and Newgate St. Special orders welcome! Caribbean dishes served alongside Shwarma, Gyros, Shish kebab, Falafel, Kebeh and Hummous. Outside catering welcome with special orders for Mezza, Baklawa and all your Lebanese favourites. Call owner and chef George for more details.

OJ's Crab Hill 460-0184 Join husband and wife team Oliver and Angie at the "only true Caribbean beach restaurant in Antigua", as OJ (Oliver) proudly states. Serving fresh, simple fare that is simply good - try their famous Lobster Salad! Surrounded by the fruits of Oliver's passion for beachcombing, listen to live jazz every Sunday between 4pm and 7pm and tap your feet in the sand.

Sea Breeze AYC Marina, Falmouth 562-5739 Inside the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, an authentic Italian Gelateria, Cafe and Bar. We offer not only superb ice cream but also delicious breakfasts, cappuccinos, lunch and snacks all served on the terrace overlooking some of the most prestigious yachts that visit Antigua. Italian Prociutto sandwiches are a speciality. Open for breakfast and lunch, as well as evenings.

Shirley Heights Lookout English Harbour 460-1785 vhf 68 Enjoy great food in these magnificently restored 18th century buildings which overlook Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour. There can be few prettier or more photographed views anywhere in the world. Live band on Thursday & Sunday nights.

Skullduggery AYC Marina 463-0625 and The Coffee Shop Nelson's Dockyard 562-2544 Dougie's great Cafe/Bar serving locally roasted coffee from the Caribbean basin along with fresh pastries, grilled sandwiches and gourmet pasties. Very friendly staff, internet access on I-Mac & PC and marine photographs by Den Phillips all in a cool & breezy relaxed atmosphere. A real favourite among locals and visitors alike.

Southern Cross Restaurant AYC Marina 460-1797 On the first floor of the AYC Marina is the island's most sophisticated restaurant. With elegant mahogany furnishings and a bar in wood and stone, Southern Cross is an Italian restaurant for refined palates and lovers of beautiful surroundings. The service is excellent, extremely attentive and courteous. The menu includes seafood starters, fresh fish and meat accompanied by wines from an enormous wine cellar. Open for lunch and dinner.

Steely Bar Restaurant & BBR Sportiv Jolly Harbour 462-6260 A lively, friendly bar/restaurant with great food. Open daily from 8am until late, featuring fresh lobster, light international cuisine, daily specials & snacks. Fully stocked bar, daily happy hour 5-6pm and live entertainment in the evenings as well as live sportscasts on huge satellite TV.

The Inn at English Harbour 460-1014 The traditional Stone Bar and Terrace Restaurant provide a perfect setting for dinner beneath the tropical night sky. Lunch is served right on the beach in the waterfront restaurant. The cuisine is excellent and the wine list extensive. Interesting dishes such as Antiguan Crab Cakes, Thai salad and much more, with attention to quality service.

Sticky Wicket Restaurant and Bar, 7000 Airport Blvd, Coolidge 481-7000 "Where Carnival Meets Cricket" combines the West Indian passion for cricket with a selection of Caribbean and Antiguan specialties, international cuisine, desserts and beverages. Conveniently located near the airport next to the cricket field. Meeting, reception and banquet facilities also available.

Zanzibar Restaurant at the Hale Inn, English Harbour, 463-7838 This restaurant/bar is at the charming guesthouse Hale Inn run by Hyacinth Hale. Her full English breakfasts are excellent and in the evenings she often has guest chefs appearing to provide a varied menu of mainly fresh Caribbean cuisine.



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