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Kennedy’s Club Limited P.O. Box 364, Cassada Gardens St. John’s, Antigua Tel: (268) 481-1300
Friars Hill Road
Colesome Farmers Market
Old Parham Road
A&B Hospitality Training Inst. Dutchman’s Bay
Emily’s Hot Spot
Friars Hill Road
Fragolosa Italian Gelato
St. Mary’s Street
Geo’s - Fast Food Truck
Goddard Catering GCG events Island wide Harbour View Bar & Café
Redcliffe Quay, Waterfront 462-2972
Ana’s on the Beach Bay House Restaurant BeachLimerZ
Paradise View Dickenson Bay Trade Winds Hotel Fort James Beach
Cecilia’s High Point Café
Intl’ Purchasing Associates
Inspiration- Millers by the Sea Fort James Beach
Island B-Hive Stadium
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium 732-1322
Le Bistro French Rest.
Island Provision Ltd.
Sir George H. Walter HWY
Jacky’s Fruit & Veg
St. John’s Market
Joe Mike’s Hotel
Nicky’s Restaurant & Bar
Friars Hill Development
Prince Klass Street
Pari’s Pizza & Steakhouse
Trade Winds Drive
V. C. Bird Int’l Airport
La Flamboyant Restaurant
The Heritage Hotel
Russell’s Seafood Rest.
Fort James Beach
New Taste of India
Upper Long Street
Touloulou Asian Restaurant
Off Marble Hill Road
New Thriving Restaurant
Sir George H. Walter HWY Upper Long Street
Oriental Choice Supermarket All Saints Road
17 Piggot’s Mall
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P.O.O.R. People’s Palace
Antiguan Black Rum Cakes
Friars Hill Road
Friars Hill Road
Quin Farara Company Ltd.
Village Walk Mall
Best Cellars Wines & Spirits Sir George H. Walter HWY 480-5180
Pizzas in Paradise
Big Banana 17º 61º Pizza
St. Mary’s Street
St. George’s St.
106 Brydens 58 65 57
Café Shattoo Candy Corn Café Cheers Antigua Chef-4-Rent-Events
V. C. Bird Int’l Airport
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Sister Ave’s Tasty Cakes
Spices of India
Village Walk Mall
Spirits of the Caribbean
Ticchio Italian Importers
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The Captain’s Table
Point Fishery Wharf
102 Carib Bean Coffee
Royal Palm Place
Tucker on the Grill
Antigua Yacht Club
122 Crab Hole Liquors
Cobbs Cross & Nelson’s Dockyard 460-1212
122 Galley Bar
101 Island Fusion
Liberta Village Main Road
112 La Mia Cucina
Falmouth Main Road
113 Life on the Corner
124 Lobster Runner
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Verna’s Roti Hut
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Yao - Antigua Dairy
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Castaways Beach Bar
114 Pillars Restaurant
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112 Pirate’s Pizza
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Carvell’s Cook Shop
123 Road House
New Field Main Road
Old Road Village
110 Seafood Fridays
Darkwood Beach Bar
120 Skullduggery Café Bar
Dennis Bar & Restaurant
Little Ffryes & Ffryes Bay
105 South Point
Hall Valley Farm Hezzy Homegrown Farm
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120 The Academy Café
110 The Captain’s Quarters Falmouth Harbour
OJ’s Bar & Restaurant
Paddling Duck Sheer Rocks Restaurant
Darkwood Cocobay Resort
106 The Cork & Basket
125 The Covent Garden
116 Trappas Bar & Rest.
Dockyard Drive, English Harbour 562-3534
100 VJ’s Bakery
The Nest Beach Bar
Valley Church Beach
Turners Beach Restaurant
126 AJ’s Restaurant
126 Byron’s Café
126 Pink Sands Beach Bar
104 Caribbean Taste
127 Uncle Roddy’s
Welcome to the Food & Drink Guide, Antigua and Barbudaâ€™s most comprehensive guide to locating food and drink venues across our beautiful islands. We introduce you to our delicious establishments, from fine food and wine purveyors to internationally renowned restaurants and their talented chefs and bartenders. Discover tempting street food, rustic rum shops and become friends with our local farming communities that add so much freshness and variety to our diet.
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14-15 Dom Perignon - An Elegant Event with Bubbles. 22-25 Buckley’s Backyard Jam. 26-27 Look Out For... 44 New Angostura Rum 1787 49 Gerry Gomes – Staff profile 54-55 Ticchio’s Specialty Items. 60-61 Sip & Savour - A Grand Wine Paring Event. 76-77 GARD Centre - Farm-To-Table Fundraiser Event 83 Alison Ricketts - Chef Profile 119 Shirley Mathurin - Chef Profile 126 Barbudan Street Food. 130-132 Introduction to Organic & Biodynamic Wines.
17-18 ABHTI Student Recipes. 46 Hennessy Spiced Pineapple Cocktail. 47 Sailor Jerry Rockabilly Cocktail. 48 The Glenmorangie Mosquito Cocktail. 49 Simply Amaro di Angostura Cocktail. 82 Lobster Fritters. 88 Ffryes Bay Bliss Cocktail. 92 Ital Veggie Patties. 108-109 Yummy Kid’s Treats. 118 Beetroot Panna Cotta. 128 Barbudan Soldier Crab Fungee with Mangrove Snapper. 129 Stuffed Shellfish.
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50-75 St. John’s. 78-99 Southwest Coast. 100-125 South & East Coasts. 126-127 Barbuda.
An Elegant Event with Bubbles hosted by Quin Farara cellar, a second Plénitude (P2) after 15 years and a third Plénitude (P3) after 30 years. During the successive windows of expression, the energy of the wines changes. These privileged points are captured moments when the wine sings higher and stronger. Each bottle of Dom Perignon is created from the finest grapes grown in one single year, resulting in each Vintage having subtle differences. Reinventing itself by interpreting the unique character of the seasons. Benfrech explained the company produces only vintage champagne, as part of the Dom Perignon heritage. No wine will be produced in years when the weather adversely affects the quality of grapes. A successful social evening at South Point saw several bottles of 1998 P2 sold at the event. This concept champagne is very much a collector’s item and is guaranteed to be served only on very special occasions. “In the end, it’s time which reveals all of them” Meet the ultimate Dom Pérignon Vintage, the Plénitude of harmony.
The Dom Perignon Private Sale event, which was held at the South Point lounge in Falmouth Harbour, was an evening of sophistication and elegance. As the sun set with yachts lighting up the night sky, guests were Invited to taste the expressions of Dom Perignon’s 2006 Vintage as well as the Dom Perignon P2 1998 and given the opportunity to purchase. The décor was minimalistic, kept clean to reflect the wine being shown; white orchids complimented the simple dishes of Blue Point oysters and Stone crabs. Every ingredient was able to reveal itself against this perfect canvas. Nathan Benfrech, Luxury Brand Manager at Moet Hennessy, took guests through a journey into the origins of the brand and a guided tasting. The wine is an assemblage of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, produced in stages described as plenitudes. After years of meticulous care and attention each Pléntitude is chosen to return to the light of day at its peak. It expresses its first Plénitude (P1) after 7 years in the
Hospitality Drive, Dutchman’s Bay, P.O. Box 434, St. John’s, Antigua T: (268) 462 3066 or 562 4154/55 | F: (268) 462 8782 firstname.lastname@example.org
Antiguan Fish Chowder
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Serves 4 Ingredients 1 lb fish fillet (firm flesh), cubed 4 oz unsalted butter 1 oz Antiguan seasoning pepper, finely diced 4 oz onion, minced 2 oz celery, rough-cut 8 oz potato, medium cubed 1 qt fish stock 8 fl oz dry white wine 1 sachet d’epices containing 2 cloves garlic crushed & ½ oz fresh ginger, peeled 8 fl oz coconut milk 2 bay leaves ¼ oz thyme (leaves only) 8 fl oz heavy cream 4 tbsp roux Salt & ground white pepper, to taste 2 tsp Susie’s hot sauce (to taste)
In a large saucepan over a medium heat add butter, seasoning peppers, onions, celery and diced potatoes. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the fish, wine, stock and sachet, combine and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the coconut milk, bay leaves, thyme and cream; return to a simmer and stir. Gradually add the roux to the mixture
and whisk to incorporate working out any lumps. Simmer at 185ºF for 15 minutes, skimming the surface as necessary. Remove sachet and bay leaves. Season with salt, pepper and Susie’s hot sauce to taste as needed. Serve immediately.
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Serves 4 Ingredients
8 pcs chicken pieces (thighs and drumsticks) 2 tsp salt ¼ tsp ground white pepper 2 fl oz clarified butter or vegetable oil 8 oz onions, diced 2 tsp garlic, minced 2 oz all-purpose flour 8 fl oz dry white wine 16 fl oz chicken stock 2 bay leaves 1 tbsp thyme leaves 8 fl oz heavy cream 8 oz carrots, finely diced, blanched 8 oz leeks, sliced ½ oz fresh chopped parsley or minced chives
Method: Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the butter in a large rondeau or brazier over medium-low heat. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook stirring from time to time, until the onions are translucent. Add flour and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add the wine to the pan to deglaze. Add the stock, bay
leaves, thyme and chicken. Bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook the chicken over medium-low heat, until fork-tender and cooked through, 30-40 minutes. Transfer the chicken pieces to an oven pan and moisten with some of the cooking liquid. Keep warm while finishing the sauce. Add the cream to the remaining cooking liquid and simmer until the sauce
has thickened slightly, 5-7 minutes. Skim thoroughly to degrease the sauce. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and strain. Return the chicken to the sauce, along with the carrots and leeks. Simmer for 2 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Serve immediately with sides of rice pilaf, mashed sweet potato and steamed vegetables.
Wine Bar & Coffee Shop Bacchus Divine Wines is an intimate and professional wine merchant, owned and run by French-Antiguan Paul Noury. They provide a fine range of exquisite wines for individual customers, the professional yacht market and Antigua's most exclusive restaurants and hotels. Retail and Wholesale Wines & Nespresso Coffee.
Next to Gazebo, Abbotts Farm Road, Off Friars Hill Road, St. Johnâ€™s t/f: (268) 562-8739 | c: (268) 464-4589 | e: email@example.com
On Saturday 17th September 2016, Gulliver & Anthony hosted a Backyard Jam. The venue was the newly refinished Country Club Apartments complex, off the beaten track in green lush surroundings of the village of Buckley’s. The celebratory event included the launch of the new album titled “Peaceful Demonstration” by Anthony’s world-renowned ‘Black Slate’ reggae band. The entire band was on island for their very first Antiguan performance. Picnic seating and beautifully decorated marquees set the garden party scene. The stage and sound system were of the highest order, but the day was made special by the attendance of a few hundred of the
coolest big people, the fabric and soul of Antigua & Barbuda. This truly was an insiders event. The food was global street vendor style, from freshly grilled lobster to ital, to Indian and sushi. Chef Selwyn James put on a fabulous spread and Lisa of Quin Farara ran an immaculate bar. Patrons showed their appreciation by trying to sink it. The wine of the day was Gris Blanc Rosé from Bacchus wines. Thanks are extended to all who attended. We shall do this again soon - Find us on Facebook.
BACKYARD JAM SPONSORS & PARTNERS A special thanks are extended to: Chef Selwyn James & Erma James, Lava International, Wadadli Event Services, Bacchus Wines, P.O.O.R. People’s Palace Ital Restaurant, Black Slate Reggae Band, Afro Sushi, Rodrick Beazer & Curtain Bluff chefs, Chef Kareem Doherty, VJ’s Bakery, Event Studios, Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority and Tourism Department, Lazy Bones, Didier Jag, Raju & Rita - New Taste of India Restaurant, Marianne – Mari’s Bistro & Private Catering, Indy Little, Quin Farara Co. Ltd., Captain Lenroy Browne & Supreme Security, Buckley’s Country Club and the friends, relatives and clients who came out in support of a fun countryside event.
As you travel around our islands keep an eye out for great local spots and shops along the way
Hezzy’s Homegrown Farm
Tucker on the Grill
Stop off at Hezzy’s roadside fruit & vegetable market and pick up whatever is in season. T: (268) 784-9171 Jennings Main Road, By Christian Valley turning
Great food, creative chef and friendly staff at the off the beaten track gourmet BBQ Joint. Enjoy custom burgers, pasta, lobster and BBQ meats & fish. E: firstname.lastname@example.org New Winthropes, St. John’s - T: (268) 786-2321
Sister Ave’s - Tasty Cakes
Grace Before Meals
Handmade cakes for every occassion. Black fruit & plain cakes with butter or royal icing. Also cheesecakes. Lower Bendals Rd, St. John’s. E:email@example.com T: (268) 461-6740 / 728-6351
Don’t just read about Grace’s on Tripadvisor! Visit Grace for yourself and enjoy great Caribbean food in the harbour. Open lunchtimes Monday-Saturday. T: (268) 460-1298 Dockyard Drive, Next to Cap Horn, English Harbour
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Emily’s Hot Spot
P.O.O.R. People’s Palace vegan eatery
Fantastic traditional Antiguan food like Shellfish, Pig tail, Souse, Conch water, Pepperpot & Season rice are served here. Open Saturdays 1-10pm. West Indies Oil Field, Friars Hill Rd, St. John’s. T: (268) 723-5626
Sister INandi Amina & her team serve excellent Ital meals. They have moved location opposite Townhouse Plaza. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-8:00pm. Bendals Rd, off All Saints Road, St. John’s - T: (268) 724-2158 or 776-5466
Geo’s Fast-Food Truck GEO’S is the new taste in food. Serving international fast food with a twist. We ensure quality so you too can say “It’s That Good” Hawkins Drive, Cassada Gardens, St. John’s T: (268) 788-4367- facebook.com/GEOS
Carvell’s Cook Shop Local style lunches with rice or ground provision. Amazing seafood soups and dishes, especially on Saturdays. Open lunchtimes Monday-Saturday. T: (268) 783 0384 Crabbe Hill, Opp. Jacqui O’s, St. Mary’s
Coconut Grove Antigua Beachfront Restaurant & Bar Dickenson Bay, St. John’s T: (268) 462 1538 | F: (268) 462 2162 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.coconutgroveantigua.com
Opening Hours: Open for Breakfast from 7:00am, Lunch & Dinner seven days a week. Coconut Grove is open all year round, they never close.
Coconut Grove has been serving excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner on Dickenson Bay Beach for close to 20 years. With its enviable position, this time-honoured beachfront bar and restaurant is a must on your agenda. Set amongst palm trees and surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, the restaurant faces out onto sweeping beach and turquoise ocean.
Days at Coconut Grove are very casual, bikinis are welcome, and so you can fully enjoy the aquamarine sea and powdery white coastline. Start the day with a Full Monty breakfast. Then take a swim and a sunbathe on a beach lounger before enjoying a superb lunch of freshly caught fish served Creole style or as a Fisherman’s burger.
By night you’ll marvel at the spectacular sunset across the bay. Dining in a cool, friendly atmosphere makes for a relaxed experience. The laid-back Coconut Grove Bar is one of Antigua’s friendliest, and it bursts into lively conversation during happy hour. The bar is a great place to meet new friends or catch up with old ones. Executive Chef Jean François
Enjoy the setting for 365 days and evenings, as Coconut Grove never closes. Everyone’s dream of what a Caribbean restaurant should be.
Bouillabaisse are all made with fresh locally sourced seafood. Unmissable grilled dishes include Jerk Pork with Tamarind sauce, Tropical filet mignon and of course, Coconut Grove’s legendary Lobster Thermidor. The restaurant pays great attention to detail, recognising that fine linen, good tableware and quality service elevates a good meal to one of
memorable proportions. Numerous guests have repeatedly visited the bar and restaurant over the years, whether they live around the corner or on the other side of the world. But everyone is given the same friendly welcome by loyal staff who pride themselves on creating a special atmosphere that is unique to Coconut Grove.
Bellanger shares his poetic flavours with you, using the freshest and finest ingredients – sourced locally wherever possible. His well-balanced and varied menu offers children’s and vegetarian options like the Greek Salad with a Caribbean pineapple twist or Spring Rolls with Garden Vegetables. Antiguan steamed cockles, Swordfish ceviche and Caribbean
Russell’s Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Afro Sushi Delivery & Catering
Fort James Beach, St. John’s T: (268) 462 5479 | C: (268) 726 5242 E: email@example.com Sun & Mon closed. Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10.30-until
Paradise View, St. John’s T: (268) 720 2229 or 789 0770 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/AfroSushiAnu
Catered orders require at least 48 hours notice so they can provide Sushi For Your Soul!
Steeped in history, Fort James is home to the sympathetically renovated Russell’s Bar & Seafood Restaurant. Russell Hodge, whose untimely passing rocked the nation, founded the restaurant, but his charming daughter Danielle continues to run this legendary establishment. Relaxed live music sessions, weekly and special events continue throughout the year including live reggae bands. Indulge yourself daily in the Caribbean-inspired seafood menu. On Saturdays enjoy traditional local dishes. Sample their cockles, fritters and black pudding.
Afro Sushi offers fine quality, affordable sushi rolls with an Afro twist! Their signature roll, The Afro, is garnered with roasted chicken. Other delights include the Sho Nuff with smoked salmon, Tekka Tuna with sushi-grade tuna, the Cali Love, an ode to the California roll, and for hungry eaters, the Mampie doubles up on fish. They also have vegetarian-friendly Veggie roll and the vegan Guava. You can even get a “Krazy” version of any roll - made with brown rice. Afro Sushi is a unique Friday and weekend delivery service, be sure to place your orders by Wednesday - Call, Text, or WhatsApp.
By day or night, a most stunning venue. Russell’s can be booked for weddings and private events.
Chippy Antigua Fish & Chip Van Dickenson Bay Between Buccaneer Beach Club & Marina Bay Apartments, St. John’s T: (268) 724 1166 or 721 2343 or 734-8945 E: email@example.com $$$ $$
Opening Hours: Open all year round. Wednesday and Friday evenings between 4:00pm9:00pm. Can be hired for private functions.
Have Fish Will Travel... to Dave & Jane’s famous Chippy Van. Always a jovial atmosphere and friendly welcome to all customers.
Why not enjoy a fun family experience eating British style fish and chips like at the seaside in England – only with a Caribbean twist and a warmer location. David and Jane your friendly hosts run Chippy Antigua and provide a quick and easy take-out or dine underneath the stars service from their colourful chippy food truck next to the beach at Dickenson Bay. This casual
and unique alfresco venue is kid friendly and fabulous for people watching as a stream of locals, expats and tourists come to enjoy great food and friendly, fun atmosphere! Voted absolutely the best fish and chips, thanks to David’s secret batter. We bet you can’t resist their sinfully delicious lobster bites!! Scampi (shrimp), sausages and homemade
meat pies with gravy, all served with chips. You can enjoy excellent, authentic Indian curries, served with rice and flat bread. Add sides of mushy peas and gooey chocolate brownies to any meal. Try the Poutine with a twist, chips topped with Caribbean Lobster Bisque sauce & grated cheese!! The Chippy bar also serves a full range of beverages. You WILL keep coming back for more!!!
Inspiration Miller’s By the Sea Fort James Beach, St. John’s T: (268) 462 9414 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: Open Daily. Monday-Saturday 10.00am-until. Sunday 8:30am onwards for West Indian Breakfast, Brunch or All-you-can-eat until 3pm.
Come by and be inspired at the all new Miller’s by the Sea.
sophisticated way, Inspiration is the place to dine on your vacation or staycation. If you’re local, Inspiration invites you to celebrate your special occasions with them. They provide a classy and energetic experience for a refreshing night on the town. The staff of Inspiration are very passionate about serving guests the best food and are committed to
ensuring that every dining experience feels extra special. Don’t miss out on delicious cocktails, a beautiful view and undeniably warm hospitality. They also offer catering services for special events. Enjoy beach volleyball, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, shade and more. The SunFire Horse Riding experience on the beach makes for a great day out for the entire family.
An ever-popular bastion of entertainment, the new and reformed Inspiration at Miller’s by the Sea offers a new dining experience. Inspiration hosts various regular attractions such as Poetry Passion on Wednesday nights from 7pm, West Indian breakfast and all you can eat lunch on Sundays and various music events. Bringing you local food in the most
Ana’s Restaurant & Art Gallery Dickenson Bay Beach Dickenson Bay, P.O. Box 734, St. John’s T: (268) 562 8562 | E: email@example.com
Opening Hours: Open 7 days a week featuring signature menus & luxury service from 10:00amMidnight. Daily happy hour 6:00pm-8:00pm
Everything at Ana’s is set in harmony with its glorious surroundings. The elegant interior design in pink, black and white is beautifully framed from multiple points by the Caribbean Sea. On a crystal clear day, beachfront cabanas provide an exquisite and personal view of the horizon littered with neighbouring islands. Dine alfresco on
the sumptuously appointed verandah meant for long lunches and dinners. The vibrant art gallery showcases national and international artists, offering diverse styles and subject matters, all bound to catch your eye. Whether you choose to visit for lunch, tapas or dinner your senses will explore the delicious tastes of both Mediterranean and Caribbean
cuisines. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced. Specialty items are delivered weekly and expertly prepared by the kitchen. The newly designed Shore Menu, filled with delightful bite sized selections compliments the range of colourful cocktails alongside an extensive wine and champagne list. The main menu offers culinary creations of note from Ana’s Kitchen,
“A touch of class hits the beach... This is the type of place you might find on South Beach, Florida.” Ana’s is the epitome of sophistication.
lounging options. Renowned bucket specials and an appetizing grill menu enhance the experience. All this gives a new meaning to the relaxed vibe of the Caribbean. Personalised service from Ana’s team will always make your day or evening remarkable. Be it on the open-air verandah, or in airconditioned comfort in the Orchid room, a warm, exceptional welcome
for all guests is the signature of Ana’s. The sense of style, the atmosphere, and the location all lend to a perfect moment at Ana’s on the Beach. As the brilliant light of day hits the turquoise of the Caribbean Sea, or the sun’s sultry rays set on the distant horizon, join friends and company for a memorable beach front experience. Welcome to Ana’s with Love…
including the unforgettable seafood and grilled platters. This is an establishment infamous for their special events, and at chosen moments in the season islanders and vacationers clear their calendar for these occasions, which are always a delight. Beachtastic Sundays entice the beach connoisseurs and boating enthusiasts with entertainment and
Nicky’s Restaurant & Bar Friar’s Hill Development, St. John’s T: (268) 786 2476 E: firstname.lastname@example.org FB: www.facebook.com/Nickys-Restaurant-Bar $$$ $$
The restaurant is intimate. Advance bookings are requested. Open Mon-Sat for dinner from 6:30pm.
Bay House Restaurant at the Trade Winds Hotel is a haven of tropical peace and tranquility with excellent food, a romantic dining atmosphere and first class cuisine. International and regional cuisine is served on the terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Breakfast & Lunch are uniquely served all day at any time, with our Tapas menu & sundowners happy hour daily between 5:00-7:00pm. The à la carte Dinner menu is served from 6:00pm. Open daily and continuously from 7:00am -11:00pm. The restaurant and two multi-purpose conference/function rooms are available for private hire, suitable for weddings, private occasions and meetings. Telephone for Hotel or Restaurant Reservations: (268) 462-1223 Trade Winds Hotel, Dickenson Bay, Antigua
Nicky’s is a relaxing tropical garden restaurant and bar with a tremendous atmosphere. Tranquil, Exquisite and Affordable dining with a genuinely different culinary experience. Come and dine in delicately screened private gazebo booths. This pretty location allows for a serene, charming and inexpensive meal that doesn’t compromise on quality or service. Come for a romantic meal just for two or an informal dinner with friends. Join us for happy hours Mon-Sat from 5pm-7pm and stay on for a dinner of fresh fish or succulent chicken kebabs. Also ideal for intimate private events, weddings and functions.
Cecilia’s High Point Café Dutchman’s Bay Coolidge, Nr. V.C. Bird Intl. Airport, St. John’s T: (268) 562 7070 | E: email@example.com www.highpointantigua.com $$$
Opening Hours: Open Thursday-Monday from 12:00pm for Lunch. Dinner Monday & Thursday evenings. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Book in advance.
By day or night Cecilia’s has a fabulous atmosphere & setting.
pontoon at this fabulous location. A visit to Cecilia’s is to be savoured, and not to be rushed. Take time to enjoy the fantastic bistro-menu as you linger over a delicious lunch. The delicately prepared Clams Gratinée, whole Red Snapper and the fresh Lobster Catalana are excellent choices for those who wish to experience our local produce. From further afield the
superb Veal Milanese, Duck Legs Confit and homemade Gravlax are lovingly prepared. Homemade desserts and a premium wine and drinks list complete the experience. Revisit for dinner and enjoy a distinctly different experience as the moonlight and the majestic sea romance you. Only 2 minutes from the airport with free WiFi and beach loungers.
Perched on a pretty outcrop on the water’s edge of the North Atlantic coast, Cecilia’s will capture your imagination and your taste buds. The enchanting Caribbean style chattel house offers guests front row ocean views across a soft sandy beach. Relax to ambient music and artistic touches in the new garden gazebo or recline with your rosé wine in hand on the floating
La Bussola Italian Restaurant • Pizzeria • Bar Dutchman’s Bay T: (268) 462 8433 | C: (268) 785 5436 or 722 7709 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.labussolarestaurant.net $$$
Opening Hours: Lunch and Dinner served year round, 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday. Reservations recommended. Closed Sundays.
Enticing customers with chilled Italian hospitality, great quality cuisine and warm and inviting surroundings. La Bussola won’t dissapoint.
La Bussola are entering a 2nd busy season at their new restaurant venue on the beachfront at Dutchman’s Bay. You will not be disappointed by this versatile venue offering a welcoming dining room with plenty of character and charm, two breezy, open-plan verandahs, with relaxed seating areas all surrounded by lush tropical gardens set against an Atlantic Ocean backdrop.
Family-run by brothers, Chef Omar and Host Cristian Tagliaventi who grew up in the Umbrian countryside of Italy. Their passion ensures every dish is prepared with the spirit of authentic Italian cooking and culture. La Bussola serves only the finest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables, and bread that is baked daily on the premises.
The good value à la carte lunch and dinner menus mix tradition with innovation. Classic Calamari with homemade Marinara sauce, Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with fresh spinach and Parmesan and Beef Scaloppini with lemon sauce sit side by side with Caribbean inspired Lionfish fillet with cherry tomatoes and Lobster Thermidor. It is the first restaurant in
the meat-eaters paradise The Spada â€“ topped with ham, pepperoni, Italian sausage and chicken. With a fantastic, fun atmosphere, the bar at La Bussola is second to none. It possesses one of Antiguaâ€™s largest collections of fine liquor with over 300 spirits and liqueurs from all around the world. Not to be outdone, their cosmopolitan wine list features
over 100 wines, champagnes and sparkling wines specialising in a diverse regional range from Italy. The new restaurant is the perfect location for private events, corporate parties, and intimate social gatherings with functional seating arrangements which can accommodate up to 100 persons. The friendly team await your visit soon.
Antigua to have lionfish on the menu year round. The informal pizza menu served for lunch and dinner continues to win many fans who repeatedly tuck into thin and crispy, hand-stretched, stonebaked Italian pizzas and calzones. Amongst guestsâ€™ favourites are the Badia topped with grilled chicken, sweet peppers and garlic sauce and
Touloulou Asian Bar & Restaurant Next to Xtreme Gym, Marble Hill Road, McKinnon’s, St. John’s T: (268) 562 8778 or 724 7370 | E: email@example.com www.touloulourestaurant.com $$-$$$
Opening Hours: Lunch (Int’l, Caribbean & Asian) Dinner (Journey to Asia). Happy Hour (Tapas) Monday-Saturday 11.30am -10.30pm
Enjoy the vibe. Private dining, business meetings and gourmet events catered for on request. Call to enquire.
Touloulou invites you to join its culinary pilgrimage to Asia. Journey through South-East Asia, taking in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, with some Chinese specialities. For anyone who loves Asian food or splendid international fare this is a must visit destination. Serving brunch through lunch, the setting is perfect for business meetings, or a delicious lunch with
friends. Happy hour includes 2-for-1 Martini evenings and Chopsticks happy hour on Friday. Soak up an evening tipple with dimsum, finger bites or tapas. The open-plan dining room and cosy lounge adorned with artworks are perfect for romantic alfresco dinners. Fragrant Thai curries and the glazed teriyaki pork ribs, prawn noodle stirfry are exceptional. Excellent service
and quality wines make for a delightful evening. Exceeding your expectations in many ways, Mark Martinez and his attentive team invite you to celebrate your private event, special occasion or wedding at this relaxed, ambient venue. Touloulou also offer gift certificates, corporate rewards and patron loyalty programs for everyone.
Pari’s Pizza & Steakhouse Trade Winds, Nr. Dickenson Bay, St. John’s T: (268) 462 1501 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org FB: @parispizzaandsteakhouse1977 www.parispizzaantigua.com $$
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 5:30pm11:00pm
Over the years many people have fallen in love with this amazing restaurant.
eating, drinking and being merry in this wonderful restaurant.” A great review from a long standing patron. Everyone old and new has great memories of dining at Pari’s. Pari’s is one of the oldest independent restaurants in Antigua. Pari’s was opened by Michael’s mother in 1977. They served pizzas, ribs, garlic bread and a lot more, until 2001 when
the restaurant was renamed Pari’s Pizza & Steakhouse. It is reknowned for its indoor waterfall and for seving the greatest pizzas, steaks and baby back ribs. Gluten-free pizzas served on Tuesday nights. Pari’s is a welcoming location for couples, groups and families. Take out, and delivery service available.
“Pari’s Pizza was my favourite place to eat in Antigua many years ago, and I was over the moon when I found out that it had recently re-opened. The food is just as delicious as it was before, and the updated decor and ambience is perfect while still evoking warm memories of the past. Congratulations to Michael and his friendly staff I’m looking forward to many more nights of
Hennessy Spiced Pineapple with fresh Crab Pineapple syrup Serves 1 Ingredients to Mix Cocktail
Brand Manager GERRY GOMES Quin Farara & Co. Ltd.
1½ oz Hennessy VS cognac (with cinnamon spiced infusion) * 2 cinnamon sticks ¾ oz Antigua Crab pineapple spiced syrup ¼ oz fresh lime juice 3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters Top with Perrier sparkling water
Ingredients for Pineapple Spiced Syrup ¼ cup sugar ½ cup fresh Antigua Crab pineapple, peeled and finely diced ¼ tsp cinnamon powder ¼ tsp fresh nutmeg, finely grated Hennessy VS spiced infusion 1 tbsp cold water
1 Antigua Crab pineapple leaf 1 Antigua Crab pineapple wedge
*Method for Hennessy Spiced Cinnamon Infusion: Gently heat 6 oz Hennessy VS cognac in a medium saucepan with cinnamon sticks. Remove from fire and let warm infusion cool for 1 hour. Remove cinnamon sticks.
Method for Pineapple Spiced Syrup: Add sugar to saucepan over a medium heat, allow to brown. Lower heat; add pineapple,
Quin Farara & Co. Ltd. is happy to create customised cocktails for your party or event. +1 (268) 462-3198/97
cinnamon and nutmeg. Allow to caramelize. Deglaze pan with Hennessy cognac spiced infusion. Add water and allow to simmer till thick. Let cool.
Method to Mix Cocktail: Add all ingredients except Perrier to shaker. Shake and strain into an old fashioned glass over ice. Top with Perrier. Garnish with pineapple leaf and pineapple wedge.
Sailor Jerry Rockabilly Juice Rum based cocktail with Iced tea
Brand Manager GERRY GOMES Quin Farara & Co. Ltd.
Quin Farara & Co. Ltd. is happy to create customised cocktails for your party or event. +1 (268) 462-3198/97
2 oz Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum 2 oz black tea (iced tea) ½ oz fresh lemon juice ½ oz Orange Curaçao
1 lemon wedge 1 lime twist
Build Sailor Jerry with other ingredients in an iced-filled shaker. Shake vigorously. Serve in a ice filled mason jar glass and garnish with a lemon wedge and a lime twist.
Serves 1 Ingredients
The Glenmorangie Mosquito
A twist on the Mojito made with Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Brand Manager GERRY GOMES Quin Farara & Co. Ltd.
Quin Farara & Co. Ltd. is happy to create customised cocktails for your party or event. +1 (268) 462-3198/97
Serves 1 Ingredients 2 oz Glenmorangie Original Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1 whole lime, quartered 2 cubes brown sugar 9 mint leaves 2 oz soda water
Method: Garnish 1 Mint leaf
Cut a lime into 4 quarters, muddle together with mint leaves and sugar cubes in a tall glass. Add muddled ingredients to a half fill a whisky tumbler with crushed ice. Add Glenmorangie and mix, top with soda water and serve garnished with a mint leaf.
Amaro di Angostura liqueur based cocktail Angostura Brand Ambassador DANIEL “TIMMY” THOMAS Coconut Grove Bar & Restaurant Serves 1 Ingredients 2 oz Amaro di Angostura 1 oz Angostura 1824 rum ½ oz Disaranno liqueur 2 dashes Angostura® Orange Bitters Top with LLB (Angostura Lemon, Lime & Bitters soda)
Garnish Fresh lemon zest 1 French thyme leaf
Method: Add all ingredients except LLB to a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a collins glass over ice. Top with LLB. Garnish with lemon zest and a French thyme leaf. www.foodanddrink-antigua.com
The confident and knowledgeable GERRY GOMES has spent his entire working career within the hospitality industry. As a teenager, he started as a waiter at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and with passion and drive, worked his way up to his present position, ANGOSTURA BRAND MANAGER for QUIN FARARA CO. LTD. A self-taught mixologist, with an exceptional talent for creating customised cocktails, Gerry has worked as a speciality bartender for several highly regarded Antiguan beverage companies. Acquiring information from books and gaining experience through in-house training programs at Jumby Bay, Sandals Grande Antigua and Quin Farara. Gerry is currently compiling a personal portfolio of extraordinary cocktails with the intention of publishing his tasty recipes for all to enjoy.
Big Banana - pizzas in paradise / big banana’s 17°61° pizzas in paradise - Redcliffe Quay, St. John’s | T: (268) 480 6985 big banana’s 17°61° - V.C. Bird Int’l Airport - Old & New Terminals T: (268) 480 6979 | T: (268) 484 1379 / 80 E: email@example.com | www.bigbanana-antigua.com $$$ $$
Opening Hours: pizzas in paradise - Monday to Saturday, 11:00am-until late. big banana’s 17°61° - Open daily from 7:00am - 8:00pm.
pizzas in paradise and Big Banana’s 17°61° are iconic restaurants in Antigua and are must visit venues during your trip.
‘Pizzas’, as it is affectionately known by locals has established itself over the last 30 years as a legendary Antiguan casual-dining rendezvous and hot spot. Renowned for serving some of the best pizzas in the Caribbean and recognized as providing an excellent choice of international favourites and local specialities. The friendly service, fun atmosphere and historic setting
(offering both indoor and outdoor dining options) attracts both locals and visitors, and over the years, an impressive list of celebrities too! Satellite TV and free WiFi are an added feature. A visit to Big Banana Pizzas in Paradise is a must for visitors to Antigua. Refresh, revive and refuel in comfort at Big Banana’s air-conditioned 80-seater restaurant 17°61º. Open for breakfast,
lunch and dinner. Big Banana’s signature Pizzas are baked fresh to order and the extensive menu features a wide choice of favourite local and international dishes; from sandwiches and wraps to fresh salads, generous bowls of pasta and tasty local cuisine such as catch of the day, chicken roti and curried goat! There is also a Departure Bar outlet in the airport’s departure area.
the larder Gourmet Deli, Café & Sushi Bar Royal Palm Place Friars Hill Road, St. John’s T: (268) 480 6940 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.thelarderantigua.com $$-$$$
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 7:00am-9:30pm Breakfast served: 7:00am-11:00am. Deli-café, Sushi bar, Salad bar, Pizza, Gelato served from 11:00am onwards.
A daily changing menu inspired by fresh seasonal produce.
The innovative menu changes daily, offering a choice of cuisines using the finest quality fresh fish, meats, produce and provisions. The bar provides an excellent selection of fresh juices, premium spirits and fine wines. New features include a ‘Build-Your-Own-Salad’ bar offering 30 delicious ingredients and a wide choice of superb
homemade dressings - allowing you to create your perfect salad. The Gelateria offers up to 24 flavours of authentic Italian Gelato and genuine Neapolitan style thincrust pizza is baked to order in a Woodstone oven. The larder also caters for parties, yacht services, private aircraft, picnics and any special event.
The larder is a unique deli-café and gastronomic retail store that is a relaxed and popular gathering spot for locals and visitors in search of great food and service. Renowned as Antigua’s best sushi bar and deli-cafe, the larder focuses on epicurean prepared meals to eatin, and also offers upscale takeaway and catering.
Spices of India Indian Restaurant WINE AND COFFEE CAFÉ
VinoJoe is an exciting new café run by Jim and Martie Pardy, recent arrivals from California. Rev up your energy on the way to work with a variety of handmade espresso drinks and coffee. Wind down on your way home with a glass of wine. Unique California wines are a speciality at VinoJoe’s with regular wine flight tastings. Come relax in a casual, air-conditioned setting or on the outdoor patio with free WiFi and a large screen TV. VinoJoe also offers quality food at the price and speed you want.
VIllage Walk Shopping Centre, Friars Hill Road, St. John’s T: (268) 562 8761 / 734 8087 | E: email@example.com www.spicesofindiaantigua.com Open: 11:00am-10:00pm Monday-Saturday $$
AMERICAN BREAKFAST ITEMS MADE-TO-ORDER SALADS SANDWICHES & PANINIS HOMEMADE BREADS HOMEMADE PASTRIES & DESSERTS Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-7:30pm For Breakfast, Lunch and Tapas. Saturdays open from 9am Friars Hill Road, Near Jasmine Court, St. John's t: (268) 779-0212 or 736-2172 • e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join us for Indian entertainment or savour our flavour at home with our take out or delivery service.
Sample authentic Indian cuisine in a casual, relaxed, family setting. Saffron, turmeric, ginger and coriander spices are uniquely blended to make each dish distinct with its own subtle flavour. Each individual dish will surprise with a delightful flavoured twist - try the creamy, coconut prawn goan. Chicken tikka tandoori is baked in the clay oven and fresh naan bread is baked with butter, garlic or stuffed for the more adventurous. Vegetarian dishes, such as palak paneer and vegetable jalfrezi are popular options. Choose from a range of Indian soft drinks or try an Indian Premium beer.
Ticchio Italian Food and Wine Woods Centre Mall, Friar’s Hill Road St. John’s T: (268) 562 8673 | E: email@example.com www.ticchiofood.com $$-$$$
Opening Hours: Mon to Thurs 8:30am-5:30pm Fri 8:30am-4:00pm. (Dinner 7.00pm10:00pm). Sat 10:00am-5:00pm Closed on Sunday.
Enjoy fresh specalised produce straight from Italy to Antigua.
more… Every week fresh foods arrive by air, including Mozzarella di Bufala, Burrata, Ricotta and fresh seafood from the Mediterranean sea. Acquaint yourself with distinctive wines from across Italy in Ticchio’s wine cellar. They also stock a range of craft beers, Italian brand lagers and soft drinks. Relax in the airy restaurant, sample real Italian cuisine, like Parmigiana
Carbonara the classic or vegetarian Lasagna, Risotto of-the-day as well as crisp salads and delicious sandwiches. The chef specialises in a variety of seafood dishes made with clams, mussels and fish of the Mediterranean Sea. The taster cheese and cold cut boards served with Sardinian bread are a great way to sample the deli selection. Dishes are paired with the wine menu.
Ticchio’s stunning concept store and restaurant sells a wide range of produce from Italy. The deli serves artisan pastas, truffles (by season), Parmigiano Reggiano and extra virgin olive oil. You will also find traditional Italian hams, cured meats and cheeses. The shelves are stacked with honey, organic jams, gluten-free pasta, homemade biscuits, cakes and much
Ticchio Italian Food & Wine store has an impressive range of exclusive products and special occasion foods, imported straight from Italy. The deli sells tantalising cold cuts such as Parma Ham, Bresaola, Strolghino salami and even Culatello, the king of cured meats. Mozzarella di Bufala and Burrata arrive weekly by air and the delicate aroma of saffron can be discovered in Piacentino Ennese, a hard cheese made from sheep’s milk. The Apulian Burrata has a soft, buttery consistency, perfect for a starter, while the Tomino cheese with truffles
is great to finish a meal. White and black truffles can indeed be purchased by order during season (SeptemberJanuary). Ticchio also specialises in unique and charming hand crafted confectionery products. Present someone with a gift of ‘Tuscan Bakery Art.’ During Christmas, indulge in Sperlari nougats or a traditional Panettone. Over Easter, the shelves are full of Bauli chocolate eggs and Tre Marie Easter cakes. Accompany these with a good Italian wine or an Italian craft beer. The holidays just got sweeter!
CERVARO DELLA SALA This Umbrian wine is often referred to as the ‘king of the white wines’. It is made by Antinori, one of the most famous and oldest Italian wine companies. A noble wine, stylish and polished, that combines the buttery character of Chardonnay with the more restrained feeling of Grechetto. Enjoy with cold cuts, hard cheese, raw fish dishes, risotto and seafood pasta. MONTEPULCIANO-MARINA CVETIC This red wine is full of character with deep flavours of black fruits, vanilla, and dark chocolate. From the Abruzzo region in Southern Italy, it is the perfect companion to fillet steak with black truffle, cuts on the bone, roast leg of lamb, braised game meats, rich pasta sauces and hard aged cheese. LANGHE ARNEIS BLANGE Medium straw in colour, this white wine offers aromas of pears, apple blossoms, beeswax, and almonds. On the palate, the Blangè is soft, rounded with a nutty flavour and pairs perfectly with light seafood dishes like shrimp, scallops, and oysters. This is a really easy-drinking wine that can be enjoyed by itself or with a meal.
CRODINO The most popular non-alcoholic aperitif in Italy, Crodino’s success lies in its unique and appetizing taste, based on a traditional recipe. It takes its name from Crodo, a small town located in the north west of Italy, where it has been produced and bottled since 1964, the year of birth of the “Blond” Aperitif
SANBITTÈR Sanbittèr is a sparkling, non-alcoholic bitter aperitif, made by San Pellegrino. With herbal and citrus notes, this light beverage has flavours similar to Campari. It is produced in red and dry versions. Great on it’s own or as a mixer.
La Flamboyant Restaurant
Redcliffe Quay, St. John’s T: (268) 562 1820 Opening Hours: Monday-Friday.
The Heritage Hotel, Heritage Quay, St. John’s T: (268) 481 7531 or 462 1247 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly recommended is an evening visit to this foodie’s paradise. Dinners served Monday-Friday.
The charming Kitchen Corner Restaurant, formally Café Napoleon is situated in a former sugar warehouse in historic Redciffe Quay. They serve a broad range of freshly produced, creative dishes with influences from Europe to the Caribbean. The menu incorporates healthy options, no processed meats and local herbs, vegetables and pulses. Renowned for quality food at a great price, Lisa, her chefs and attentive staff know service is paramount. The excellent breakfast menu makes early mornings enticing. A welcoming atmosphere, with shaded alfresco dining and exotic cocktails await you.
All the charm and intrigue of an exotic Caribbean experience, with a uniquely Antiguan welcome.
Whether you need to dine for business or for leisure, for a meeting, luncheon or dinner, the Heritage Hotel’s La Flamboyant restaurant is your quality dining option. Located on the waterfront right in the heart of St. John’s amid breathtaking panoramic views, dining on the fourth floor of the cozy and intimate La Flamboyant Restaurant is an exceptional experience to savour time and again. The restaurant offers a unique blend of Caribbean, Asian and International cuisine which are masterfully prepared.
Cheers Antigua Seafood & Rum Capital Heritage Quay, St. John’s T: (268) 725 9797 Opening Hours: Daily during high-season 8:00am-6:00pm.
SHAWN’S life saviour BAKERY HOT LOCAL BREAD!
“Where people find happiness”, also great food, drinks and free WiFi thrown in for good measure.
Cheers Antigua may not be the Cheers bar from the hit American TV sitcom, but it’s equally as friendly, inviting and fun. The bar and sidewalk restaurant is a big hit with cruise ship passengers who gravitate here to drink, relax, eat and socialize. Breakfast and lunch draw hungry diners. Scrambled eggs & steak and Spanish omelettes are hearty options for superb breakfasts. For lunch, be impressed by the Cheers specialty – fresh Antiguan lobster. Amazing cocktails and ice cold drinks keep the crowds lubricated and the venue offers plenty of seating to people-watch.
STRAIGHT FROM THE OVEN LOCAL BREADS & SANDWICHES. PHONE: +1 (268) 770 8559 ST. GEORGE’S STREET, ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA
Antiguan Black Rum Cakes
Café Shattoo Bar & Grill
Occasion Moist Fruit Cakes Melee an’ Tings Ltd., P.O. Box 2778, St. John’s T: (268) 461 8359 | C: (268) 720 5789 E: email@example.com
Old Parham Road, St. John’s, Opposite Antigua Grammar School, close to the Antigua Recreation Ground T: (268) 734 8977 or 720 4278 Open: Monday-Saturday Midday-Midnight. Sundays Closed.
Enjoy the taste of Denise’s secret family recipe! Rum laced cakes made with dried fruits, spices & wine.
Always great vibes at Café Shattoo, where there’s no happy hour, they share ‘only happy moments’.
Denise Stamers Doherty is by no means a novice to the business of baking. She produces Antiguan Black (moist) Rum Cakes in beautiful 4oz. gift packages, available from fine supermarkets, hotel gift shops, liquor shops in Heritage Quay and stores at the V.C. Bird Int’l Airport. Denise also makes elaborate wedding and special occasion cakes, using her Antiguan family recipe. Their shelf life is indefinite as the rum, wine and vacuum packaging helps preserve them. Denise’s rum cakes make great gifts for your dinner hosts, loved ones, souvenirs for the traveller, or simply eaten as a sweet treat.
Café Shattoo is a popular hangout and an authentic Caribbean liming spot where friendly owners Cimone and Kenny treat everyone like family. The bar serves a diverse clientele from corporate workers enjoying after work drinks with colleagues, to dominoes sessions and drinks specials throughout the week. Tourists, students and locals from all walks of life pop by for a drink or a bite to eat. During carnival and cricket this becomes an essential meeting and ‘jump-up spot’. Home of the coldest beer and ‘wickedest wickedest fries’ the menu is simple, consistent and tasty.
Fragolosa Italian Gelato St. Mary’s Street, St. John’s T: (268) 783 3786 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat until 10pm, Sun 5pm-10pm $$
Fragolosa’s amazing Italian gelato store caters in-house for parties or can come to your venue.
Gelato is Italian for ice cream. It starts out similar to custardbased ice cream, but has more milk, less fat and no eggs. It’s churned slower, to incorporate less air leaving the gelato denser. Fragolosa makes over 20 flavours, plus guest flavours all in-store. The taste is supreme, with sugar, gluten or lactose free varieties. The secret to the delicious flavours are the added Italian toppings. Nutella (walnut), black, chilli & white chocolate, cookies ’n’ cream, cheesecake, roasted almond, rum-raisin and many more, even a Smurf topping! Try fruit smoothies, ice cream milkshakes and frozen yogurts.
SIP & SAVOUR
A GRAND WINE PAIRING EVENT
Hosted by the Wadadli Animal Park Sponsored by ISLAND PROVISION GROUP
On a balmy October Sunday a selection of guests attended a delectable yet educational event at the Wadadli Animal Nature Park. Occasion Party Rentals provided a beautiful outdoor setting among the lush green scenery, transforming the park into an attractive venue. Four elegant courses were served at intervals, including pork, chicken, beef, shellfish and vegetarian options, which were supplied and sponsored by Island Provision Group These dishes were paired with the best wines from Best Cellars Wines & Spirits, Casillero Del Diablo and Concha Y Toro ranges. All cuisine was prepared by Chef Winston James, former Executive Chef at Jumby Bay Resort, and guests were provided with comprehensive
explanations on the pairings by Best Cellars. Casillero Del Diabloâ€™s range of red and white wines accompanied the meat, poultry and seafood sample dishes. Concha Y Toro Brut was served with a range of cheese and biscuits, while the Demi-Sec was sampled with a variety of desserts and chocolates. The food, drink and idyllic environment resulted in a sophisticated afternoon and evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.
Island B-Hive Sports Bar & Restaurant Heritage Quay Duty Free Shopping Area St. John’s T: (268) 481 1322 E: email@example.com $$
Opening Hours: Daily happy hours: Noon-2:00pm & 5:00pm-9:00pm. Open 8.00am-until Mon-Sat. Open cruise ship Sundays.
Sip the honey, Bite the comb, Feel the buzz and Bee at home!
The Island B-Hive is a lively venue where you can relax in bright and airy, open-plan seating areas to soak up the island atmosphere. Friendly staff are happy to tell you all about Antigua, suggest things to do and of course serve ice-cold beverages and great food. Freshly prepared daily lunch specials including seafood, stewed chicken, goat water and traditional
Antiguan pepperpot to name but a few. Also served are the famous B-Hive and Guinness burgers, chicken wings, quesadillas, salads, wraps and kebabs, alongside a good selection of pastas and sandwiches. You can also indulge in luscious Häagen-Dazs ice creams, after a sizzling day’s shopping. See the B-Hive’s daily cocktail specials. The bar is a major draw
for sports enthusiasts who can catch all the latest action live on large plasma TV screens. Island B-Hive is a lively meeting spot, and a great location for people-watching. Friday night is TGIF, Thank Guinness it’s Friday with live music and EC$20 buckets. It is an excellent venue for celebrations, groups, friends and parties. Free WiFi is available to customers.
Colesome Farmers Market
Candy Corn Café Restaurant & Events Catering
Jonas Road, St. Peter’s T: (268) 782 0150 / 560 7861 / 736 3345 E: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.colesomefarmersmarket.com Open: Mon-Sat 7:00am-7:00pm. Sun 7:00am-2:00pm
Lightfoot Main Road, Beside the pond, St. John’s T: (268) 463 4037 or 770 4037 E: email@example.com Opening Hours: Tues-Sat from 7:30am, Breakfast & Lunch.
“Plants should be nutured and taken care of as a mother would a child. We all require the same elements for growth.” Wise words by Delrie Cole.
A true Antiguan experience, with relaxing surroundings, free WiFi, & a cool island breeze.
CandyCorn Café is a cosy eatery nestled in the heart of the island. Make us one of your dining stops while touring Antigua. Our flavours will simply delight you. We are open for breakfast and lunch serving delicious food that will definitely make you want to return. We offer something for everyone, including a daily vegetarian special and various options for kids. Fresh seasonal juices are made every day. If you are planning an island wedding or special occasion we can take care of all your catering needs. We bake and decorate wedding and novelty cakes to suit any celebration.
With over 30 years experience in farming the natural way, Delrie Cole, his family and staff are dedicated to providing fresh produce with stringent agricultural practices to ensure quality is never compromised. At Colesome, expect to find an amazing variety of local crops, as well as global soya beans, salad greens and herbs. Valued relationships are built with our informed customers, and staff will let you know if your produce is organic or not, or when unavailable produce will next be in season. Stop in for a free farm tour. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn about where your food comes from.
The Captain’s Table
Verna’s Roti Hut
Seafood Restaurant Point Fishery Wharf, Harmonites Steel Pan Yard, St. John’s T: (268) 779 7207 or 562 3474 Opening Hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00am-4:00pm
Off Brown’s Avenue Off All Saints Road, Ottos, St. John’s T: (268) 734 5082 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri from 11:00am-4:30pm
These lunchtime seafood specialists may well be Antigua’s best-kept secret! A limited catering service is available - just call to enquire.
The Trini-to-de-bone customers at Verna’s Roti Hut have authenticated their mouthwatering curried chickpeas Doubles as “de real thing!”
Captain’s Table offers grilled salmon, wahoo, mahi mahi, swordfish and fried fish like you have never had before - all served with an impressive array of provisions and vegetables cooked to perfection. The Captain’s special seafood rice is second to none in the region. The steaming soup kettles yield the most delicious clam chowder and vegetable and conch soups. Wednesday is buss-up-shot (Paratha roti) day with a choice of curried chicken, shrimp, conch, lobster or goat meat. Baked, stuffed shellfish vanish quickly almost as soon as they come out of the oven between 2:00-4:00pm on Saturdays.
Dubbed by its patrons as the No.1 roti spot on island, the newly renovated Verna’s Roti Hut offers up the best in chicken, liver, goat, vegetable, conch and shrimp rotis and buss-up-shots served with your choice of homemade kuchela, tamarind sauce, mango sour, or mango chutney. Try their delicious newly introduced Doubles with cucumber chutney and all the trimmings. They’ve been an instant hit. Free delivery of 10 or more rotis within St. John’s. Roti, buss-up-shot skins made to order. Verna’s can create a ‘Doubles buffet’ for your next event.
Veggie World Health Food Store Redcliffe & Cross Streets, St Johnâ€™s T: (268) 562 4437 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.veggieworldanu.com Open: Mon-Thurs. 7am-5pm, Fri 8.30am-4.30pm $$
Whether you are a Vegan, a Vegetarian, a Flexitarian or just an ordinary Joe, shopping for your natural, organic, natural foods, vitamins, minerals and supplement needs, Veggie World brings them all to you. For gluten, wheat, soy, lactose or meat FREE products we specialise in assisting with your Dietary needs. Not only does Veggie World cater for the organic dietary needs of our customers, we have the widest variety of products on Island. We complete the bodyâ€™s need experience by bringing to your fingertips the All Natural Personal Care Products which bring out the natural glow to your hair, skin and nails.
Roti King Trinidadian Restaurant
Cnr. Upper St. Mary’s Street & Corn Alley, St. John’s T: (268) 462 2328 Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:30am-12:30am and until 2:30am Friday and Saturday nights.
17 Piggot’s Mall, Cnr. Market & Redcliffe Streets Opp. Antigua Jewellery, St. John’s T: (268) 562 1232 | E: email@example.com Open 7am-5pm, Mon-Thurs. 7am Until…Fri & Sat.
Excite your taste buds with some Roti King fare, the full Trini experience here in Antigua.
Roti King’s specialty dish is Roti - made with a curried filling of either beef, chicken, shrimp, conch or vegetables, mixed with spiced potatoes and wrapped in a floured chapatti (Roti skin). Choose from plain white or whole-wheat Roti skins. Other bites include ‘Doubles’ made with a curried chickpea filling, fried bakes, fried pholourie, and the lightly seasoned potato pie (aloo pie) - add to this a little tamarind sauce for a sweet and tangy snack. All these nourishing snacks and the tofu burger are suitable for vegetarians. Daily local lunches, homemade juices and burgers and fries add to the choice.
Friday is Karaoke starting at 8pm with local drinks, beers and spirits, also delicious fish and plantain.
This husband and wife operation offers great customer service in the heart of town. Chef/Owner Simone smiles as she states, “Paradise Café doesn’t serve international cuisine, we serve affordable, honest food cooked with passion.” Breakfast costs just 5ECD! At lunchtime, staples like chicken, fish, beef, lamb, pork & turkey are served various styles with delicious sides. Also try the healthy fish soup. You can have your meal to take away, or dine in our open-air courtyard with local flavour. To find this culinary gem, visitors are encouraged to ask for Piggots Mall, they’re in the same building as Lions Jewellery.
New Taste of India Authentic Indian & Indo-Chinese Food Upper Long Street, Next to Anicol Insurance, St. John’s T: (268) 772 7105 or Whasapp: (268) 721 6226 Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday from 11:00am until. $-$$
Supplying the leading Hotels, Yachts, and
those in the know... Jacky’s is where some of the best island restaurant and home chefs on island gather to replenish their stocks. Once you shop with Jacky you will never
Students, tourists & locals love this down to earth Indian restaurant.
New Taste of India prepares great tasting, authentic Indian fare cooked for you by Chef Raju and his two chefs. Now situated in a new air-conditioned restaurant in town, the team continue to produce dishes such as mutton biryani, butter chicken or tikka masala with basmati rice and naan bread. Alternatively, a variety of delicious tandoor kebabs are baked in the clay oven. Starters such as crispy eggplant, vegetable bhajiyas and lollipop chicken wings are scrumptious. All dishes are made with halal meat. Free WI-FI. Catering for events, birthdays and weddings. Delivery/takeaway service.
shop in a regular supermarket again.
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Shop #7 (1st Floor) Heritage Market, St John’s, Antigua Tel/Fax: (268) 562-0153 Cell: (268) 728-1952
Harbour View Bar & Café Waterfront at Redcliffe Quay Redcliffe Street, Downtown, St. John’s T: (268) 462 2972 | E: email@example.com Free Wi-Fi access $$$ $$
Opening Hours: Open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm
The Vivvy Rum Bat is a must try cocktail unique to Harbour View.
Bringing fun and satisfying dining to St. John’s harbour with a splendid bay view is the Harbour View Bar & Café. From its vantage point above the Caribbean’s #1 shop ‘Exotic Antigua’, Harbour has a location that is pretty hard to beat. It’s the only waterfront bar and café downtown and its elevated position allows patrons to spend time in the lounge area enjoying
the cooling trade breezes, while watching the world go by. Primarily open for breakfast and lunch, on the menu is a selection of fresh salads, including Venetian Caprese and the Captain’s Chicken Caesar, along with a range of sandwiches and Paninis. The famous Exotic Antiguan Banana Split is proving to be a firm favourite.
Priding themselves on excellent customer service and boasting some unique drinks like the Vivvy Rum Bat - a cricket bat served with 3 shots. A shot of dark Antiguan Cavalier rum, an English Harbour 5 year old rum, an old fashioned rum punch and a coke or fruit punch chaser. “Enjoy a taste of Exotic Antigua!”
Alligators Bar & Restaurant Lower High Street Next to RBTT Bank, St. John’s T: (268) 562 6289 www.alligatorsbarandrestaurant.com $$
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner from 11:00am-11:00pm
Casual dining with a great atmosphere in St. John’s.
running his own restaurant. Tourists and local patrons mingle happily at this peaceful, open-air restaurant. Dasworth’s dishes are perfectly seasoned; his guests often remark on his wonderful Caribbean dishes. Stand out specials include his whole Snapper in Creole sauce, light and airy Fungee and his scrumptious Caesar salad with
Shrimp. The menu extends to creamy Seafood or Chicken Pasta and juicy Homemade Burgers. By evening try the signature ‘Surf and Turf’ or a plate of classic Coconut Shrimp while catching up with friends at Alligators cocktail evenings. Dasworth promises to wow you with his food and spoil you with his divine service.
There’s a lot going on beyond the modest entrance to Alligators. Step inside and enjoy fresh, authentic Caribbean food in a lovely setting. You might forget that you’re in St. John’s, at this secluded retreat away from the heat and bustle. Chef Dasworth Samuel the owner has created an exciting Caribbean hideaway restaurant and in the process achieved the dream of
New Thriving Chinese Restaurant Welcome to a new experience in Chinese Cuisine Main Restaurant: Sir George H. Walter Highway, St. John’s - T: (268) 562 0046 City Branch: Upper Long Street, St. John’s - T: (268) 462 4611
Opening Hours: All year round. Monday-Saturday from 10:30am-10:30pm. Sundays 12:00pm-8:00pm.
At New Thriving restaurant, enter into the kingdom of Szechuan and Cantonese oriental dining styles. Proprietor Raymond Yhap and his wife Anna have offered their fantastic Chinese cuisine since 1998. The substantial, but ‘easy-tofollow’ menu offers a wide variety of choice, providing everything from Steamed whole red snapper fish to
Honey garlic chicken and Lemon chicken. You’ll also find Cantonesestyle specialties like the Spare ribs and Sweet and sour pork. There’s also a full complement of Szechuan favourites like the Spicy pork and Mapo tofu. All foods prepared at New Thriving restaurants are cooked in 100% vegetable oil. Hot and Spicy dishes can be altered according to
your requirements. Important to note is the Weight Watchers Menu, which uses all natural sauces and steamed rice, which has no cholesterol. The chefs at New Thriving certainly bring their broad cooking talents to the table for all to enjoy. Eat-in and takeaway service. Parties and banquets are catered for as well as VIP reservations.
Oriental Choice Supermarket
Indies Greens Organic Aquaponics Farm
Lower All Saints Road, St. John’s T: (268) 562 6968 / 6918 | F: (268) 561 3988 Opening Hours: 7 days a week, all year round including public holidays from 7:30am-9:00pm.
Off All Saint’s Road, Upper Renfrew, St. John’s T: (268) 720 3474 or 726 3532 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm Fish Fry Saturdays until 9:00pm. $
Oriental Choice can supply all goods on a wholesale basis.
Indies Greens is a locally owned and operated organic farm that produces Tilapia fish and organic vegetables using aquaponics technologies. Aquaponics is an eco-friendly food production system which uses natural processes – no herbicides, pesticides or other harsh chemicals. Customers are welcome to visit and purchase fresh Tilapia fish and handpick your own garden salad vegetables. Jazz up salads with fresh, tasty, crunchy, organically grown lettuce. Choose your own fish and join in the fun at the Saturday evening fish fry. Call ahead to book. All visitors are welcome.
Oriental Choice Supermarket is a great local convenience store and grocery with customer parking and fantastic, affordable everyday products. We carry an extensive range of quality brand non-alcoholic beverages, liquors, wines, beers and alcoholic stouts. We provide a Top-up service for all cellular phone networks and supply fresh fruits, vegetables and provisions. There is a good range of dairy products, meats, seafood and a full range of Chinese products. Situated close to St. John’s public market, opposite the ZDK Radio building, below Diamond Ice Nightclub, check us out today.
Look out for Indies Greens branded organic lettuce in supermarkets islandwide.
- A subsidiary of Premier Beverages Ltd & The Antigua Distillery Ltd is a chain of retail stores offering the most convenient way to purchase fine wines, quality brand liquors, beer, water, soft drinks and cigars.
Premier Cru, Friarâ€™s Hill & Premier Cru, Harbour Walk, English Harbour feature an incredible collection of top international brands of Whiskey, Gin, Vodka and Armagnac brandy, as well as a wide selection of Rums. We are also the manufacturers and distributors for Cavalier Rum, English Harbour Rum and Koko Caribe Coconut Flavoured Rum.
We are the exclusive distributor of Absolut Vodka, Chivas Regal Scotch Whiskey, Glenlivet Single Malt Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Avion Tequila, 10 Saints Beer, Red Bull and De Kuyper liqueurs. The company also bottles Oasis water. Our Wine Master, Christian Graveleau visits wineries and has direct contact with owners and wine makers, in order to bring wine lovers the most diverse and interesting selections.
We host exclusive tastings so that our patrons can experience special finds as well as new spirits. For the cigar lover, we have a selection of Cubans that come in a variety of sizes and vary by flavour and strength. The retail store is also the exclusive distributor of specialty foods and fine organic olive oil from the Andalusia region of Spain. Premier Cru at VC Bird International Airport, located in the Departures area, offers a wider selection of Caribbean rums, fine cognacs, local rum cakes, Cuban cigars and a diverse selection of liquors in miniature bottles and confectionery items. Travellers can sample these selections during their daily tastings offered just outside the store.
You can also purchase online at www.premierbev.biz we deliver island wide!
Gard Center FARM-TO-TABLE FUNDRAISER EVENT
The GARD Center is a leading training facility, targeting vulnerable youth and women, providing positive entrepreneurial and vocational skills training.
The GARD CENTER (Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development) held its 2nd annual fundraiser in April 2016, in the form of a Farmto-Table luncheon, held at its Gilbert Agroheritage site. The official sponsor of the event was the James & Maginley Charity and Care Foundation. The primary mission of the charity is to improve the lives and well-being of the more vulnerable citizens of Antigua & Barbuda. The event was held under the patronage of Their Excellencies, Sir Rodney & Lady Sandra Williams. A delicious buffet-style spread was made with fresh, local produce and served in a true Farm-to-Table setting, under white tents, with the fresh air gently blowing through the Casuarina trees. This well attended soirĂŠe has since been dubbed Antiguaâ€™s most exquisite
and unique outdoor dining experience! Patrons enjoyed live entertainment provided by pannist Bernard Duplesis, complimentary food samples, which included locally caught seafood, and locally made confectioneries. Extra fundraising came from the generous donated prizes, bid on in a Chinese auction. Food & Beverage participants included Goddard Catering Events, Galley Bay Resort, Jumby Bay Antigua, LS Eventz, Colleen Simpson and the Antigua Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute. Participating farmers and agro-developers included Shirley Ramsey, George Purcell, Glentis Goodwin, Stephen Brumant, Willimina Peters and Grant Joyce. The Food & Drink Guide are proud to promote this worthy event, and would like to emphasise that, due to insufficient funding, the Center has to turn away 44% of applicants annually. Please support this social investment in people, helping to broaden their agricultural, entrepreneurial and life skills through positive training programs. The next Farm-to-Table event will be held on Saturday 15th April 2017. Come sample the finest home grown produce, celebrate good food and support young lives!
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Sugar Club Sugar Ridge Hotel, Tottenham Park, St. Mary’s, Antigua T: (268) 562-7700 or 484 3702 | F: (268) 562 7701 E: email@example.com www.sugarclubantigua.com
Opening Hours: Daily from 7:00am for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bar snacks available until late most nights.
Sugar Club is the social heartbeat of the highly popular Sugar Ridge Hotel. The chic restaurant and bar overlooks two of the resort’s swimming pools and dining is available both indoors and outdoors under covered verandahs. From early morning until late evening, patrons can expect to enjoy a wide variety of dining options.
The contemporary bar with piano lounge serves a vast range of premium spirits, wines and cocktails all mixed to your request. An enticing food selection is offered by the Head Chef who, with his team of staff keep the food flowing all day long - from breakfast, through lunch and dinner. In addition to modern Caribbean specialties,
there are lots of choices from burgers, pastas, salads and wraps to fresh fish and seafood. There is also a deliciously tempting selection of Asian inspired Sushi and Tapas bites available for visitors to sample at the bar. Enjoy Sugar Club’s Caribbean Night on Monday evenings, Steak Night on Wednesdays and Seafood
“Make a day of it. Be pampered at the Aveda Concept Spa, enjoy lunch and linger to enjoy cocktails around the two swimming pools.
local following, so you’ll get to meet some of the great island characters who come to mingle and enjoy the ambiance. The Sugar Club features Antigua’s only Aveda Concept Spa with 4 treatment rooms, a hair salon, manicure and pedicure stations. In addition there’s a well-equipped Cybex fitness centre and a yoga and
pilates studio. Situated within walking distance of many of Antigua’s most unspoilt and uncrowded beaches, this is a fabulous location with scenic surroundings. Sugar Club is the place to be seen.
Night on Fridays. Sugar Club has an informal setting with spacious verandahs and luscious hillside views. The bar and lounge has a buzzy atmosphere in contrast to Carmichael’s fine dining restaurant. At least three evenings a week there is a great blend of live entertainment, which you are sure to enjoy. Sugar Club has a lively
Carmichael’s Sugar Ridge Hotel, Tottenham Park, St. Mary’s, Antigua T: (268) 562-7700 | F: (268) 562 7701 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sugarclubantigua.com
Opening Hours: Evenings from 6:00pm. Table reservations are recommended.
Welcome to Carmichael’s restaurant at the Sugar Ridge resort. To say that the sunset scenes from Carmichael’s restaurant are sensational would be an understatement. The commanding ridge-top position is second to no other restaurant in Antigua and there are views literally everywhere you look.
Carmichael’s offers fine dining with a magnificent view that overlooks the entire resort, Jolly Harbour Marina and as far out to sea as Antigua’s neighbouring islands of Redonda, Montserrat and St. Kitts & Nevis. The alfresco restaurant was designed to ensure diners fully appreciate the landscape from every angle. Adding to these stunning
surroundings is the equally beautiful food served by the Executive Chef. The delicate presentations served intensify the anticipation to sample each dish. The taste will not disappoint. Andrew Jean the new head chef has designed a new international menu to compliment Carmichael’s ethos which is to serve fusion
Seeing is believing...quite literally Carmichael’s has the most spectacular restaurant view in Antigua & Barbuda.
only the beginning of your memorable dining experience. With his excellent bar and wine knowledge, Clifford will perfectly match your drinks to complement your meal. Adjacent to the restaurant’s bar, guests may take time out to linger in or around the shimmering infinity pool. It is the perfect predinner setting to sip an authentic
Caribbean cocktail while reminiscing on your day in paradise. Sipping your cocktail you will begin to realize just what the Caribbean really is all about. Announce your arrival at the Sugar Ridge Hotel reception and you will be escorted by shuttle to Carmichael’s.
dishes where the Caribbean meets and greets different continents. Cleverly devised menus take full advantage of the changing seasonal produce and the fresh catch delivered by local fishermen. Service is unbeatable under the watchful and attentive eye of Restaurant Manager Clifford Haynes. His charming welcome is
Lobster Fritters Yields 20 Fitters Ingredients 1 lb fresh lobster, cooked and diced 450 g flour 2 cups milk 1 tbsp baking powder Âź tsp salt and pepper 1 tsp Cajun seasoning 1 onion, finely diced 2 bell peppers, finely diced 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 2 eggs, whisked Vegetable oil for frying
Combine flour, baking powder, salt & pepper, Cajun seasoning, onions, bell peppers and the eggs. Add the milk to make a batter. Stir in the lobster. With a spoon drop the batter mixture into the hot oil and fry until golden brown (for up to a minute). Serve with spicy mango relish.
Trainee Chef ALISON RICKETTS Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Trainee Chef ALISON RICKETTS Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Originally from the land of wood and water, Jamaica, Alison attended the Antigua & Barbuda Hospitality Training Institute and studied Basic Cookery. Her drive and ambition gained her an internship in the restaurants of the Galley Bay Resort & Spa. Alison, who has been cooking with her grandmother since age seven, seized the opportunity to work in such a respected establishment and was officially hired in less than a month. Since starting work at the hotel in December 2015, there has been no looking back. Continuing to shine in the kitchen and displaying a natural charm, Alison frequently presents popular cooking demonstrations to the hotel’s guests who find her engaging and knowledgeable. She is well-loved by her fellow colleagues and won employee of the month, having just passed her three month probation period. Alison, who is a devoted Christian, thanks God every day for all she has achieved and the blessings bestowed on her. She is a wiz on the grill and likes to get creative in the kitchen, using organic produce from the hotel’s own garden. As a chef, she produces international cuisine, and is partial to a good lasagne and sushi. At home she’s a fan of local dishes, particularly fungee, pepperpot and seasoned rice.
The Nest Beach Bar & Restaurant Valley Church Beach, St. Mary’s T: (268) 562 7958 Opening Hours: High-season 11:00am until sunset. Summer season Monday-Saturday noon until sunset. $$
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Come for a swim, stay for a delicious lunch, but absolutely come for the view & the stunning sunset.
The Nest is situated at the pristine, half-mile long Valley Church beach. Put your feet up on a sun lounger and make a wish, and like magic, at your side you’ll find a frosted rum cocktail and a fabulous serving of freshly grilled lobster or the restaurant’s signature Chef’s special, coconut shrimp. Our motto says it all, “There is no US without YOU enjoying our service”. Our varied menu serves everything… from light bites to pizza, sandwiches, burgers and pasta, local seafood dishes and BBQ chicken.
OJ’s Bar & Restaurant Crabbe Hill Beach South-west coast, St. Mary’s T: (268) 460 0184 or 462 8651 E: firstname.lastname@example.org $$$ $$
Opening Hours: Daily year round from 10:00am10:00pm. Live musical entertainment on Friday & Sunday evenings from 7pm.
OJ’s is the full package. Fantastic seafood and sweet live music directly on the beach. Paradise!
Grab yourself a huge bite of the authentic taste of Antigua at OJ’s Bar & Restaurant. For many years this family-run venue has been a cornerstone beach restaurant. Each year it receives a decorative, organic makeover with items washed up on the beach or retrieved from the sea. Work up an appetite with an energizing swim or walk along the deserted beach.
Then again, why not just relax and marvel at the vibrant sunsets with breathtaking views out towards five neighbouring islands. You can’t go wrong trying one of OJ’s delectable island meals for lunch or dinner. The Lobster Salad, Sautéed Garlic Shrimps and Seafood Pasta are beloved island favourites. It’s hard to imagine their legendary
Grilled Red Snapper could get any better, but I’m sure my last one was. There’s also a good wine list, and the cinnamon spiced island rum cocktails are not for the faint hearted! You can also experience the taste of OJ’s for private parties or weddings of up to 125 guests seated in-house, or catering for 200 plus guests when delivered to a venue of your choice.
Turner’s Beach Restaurant Turner’s Beach Johnson’s Point, St. Mary’s T: (268) 462 9133 | F: (268) 560 8114
Opening Hours: Daily for lunch and dinner all year round. Closed public holidays.
Sundays are made for long, lazy afternoons on one of Antigua’s most stunning white sand beaches.
for activities can be rented at the bar. Surrounded by an idyllic white picket fence, the restaurant has a classy raised deck and stylish furnishings. The real West Indian menu includes some great Antiguan classics. Start with the fish cakes or conch fritters for an appetizer. Follow this with whole red snapper, curried chicken, baby-back ribs or Roti, an Antiguan favourite.
Turners is also an idyllic location for a beachfront wedding, party or special occasion events. Rose Turner and her dedicated staff can professionally cater for your event. With added extras like a convenient gift and Birkenstock shoe shop it’s hardly surprising that this venue is much-loved by all. One visit is never enough!
Turner’s is a great place to unwind all day long. It serves a fab lunch, is right on the beach, and has a car park, restrooms and showers. The powdery beach is simply breathtaking, the sand is ideal for volleyball or just relaxing in the shade with a Turner’s picnic. Watersports activities include reef trips, snorkelling and jet skis. Equipment
Ffryes Bay Bliss
A long refreshing tropical cocktail Lady of the Bar NIGELLA MERCHANT Dennis’ Cocktail, Beach Bar & Restaurant
Wine Bar | Tapas | Restaurant Tannins is the only authentic Wine & Tapas establishment on the Island of Antigua. The Wine Bar and Restaurant combines an exclusive wine list consisting of highly respected labels, along with a breathtaking and innovative Caribbean Tapas menu created by our renowned internationally trained Chef Paul Nedd. Enjoy an exciting and varied entertainment line up in a relaxed, but elegant atmosphere. Tannins is your after work and vibrant night life location. Experience the very definition of service excellence.
Serves 1 Ingredients:
1 oz Strawberry rum 1 oz Coconut rum ½ oz Blue curaçao ½ oz Peach schnapps ½ oz Melon liqueur
3 oz Orange juice 3 oz Pineapple juice
Garnish: A cocktail cherry.
Valley Church, St. Mary’s, Antigua Tel: (268) 561-3894
Fill a highball glass with ice to cool glass. Discard ice and refill with fresh ice. Build all spirits over ice. Stir. Slowly add orange, then pineapple juice. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.
Sheer Rocks Restaurant • Bar • Lounge Cocobay Resort Valley Church and Little Ffryes Bay, St. Mary’s T: (268) 464 5283 or 562 4510 www.sheer-rocks.com
Opening Hours: Tapas Lunch served daily from 12:00pm. Dinner served every evening except Sunday from 6:00pm. Reservations strongly recommended.
After a summer refurbishment, Sheer Rocks is ready to welcome diners to its refreshed venue. For a second year, Kate Taylor and Alex Grimley’s restaurant has been awarded number 3 spot in TripAdvisors World Best Fine Dining Restaurants 2016 - Travelers Choice Awards. Poised artfully on the edge of a remarkable west facing bluff, Sheer
Rocks accentuates the glory of the Caribbean Sea. Protruding rocks and plush four-poster daybeds border the social infinity pool at the heart of this idling retreat where ambient music delivers a seductive backdrop. Cliff edge private dining pavilions interconnected by wooden decks are partitioned by diaphanous drapes that float in the trade breezes.
The incredibly talented, young British chef Simon Christey-French heads up the restaurant’s tight knit crew, who are a gifted collective of passionate local team members. Together, the staff and owners are dedicated to not just creating a restaurant in which to dine, they have crafted an evocative lifestyle experience to relish.
Sheer Rocks is available for private hire and weddings. They also cater for outside events and can design bespoke menus for your occasion.
exciting combinations from the land or sea; raw, fried, salad, mezze, pizza and even desserts. The à la carte dinner menu is designed to excite. Carefully sourced local ingredients are married perfectly with contemporary flavours to craft excellent culinary offerings. The five or seven course tasting menu is designed to inspire, served with optional wine pairing.
There’s no sense of stuffy fine dining formality at Sheer Rocks. It is high quality but casual, relaxed and fun. Everything from the fresh 7-grain bread, to ice creams and sorbets are made in house. An expert wine list, artistic cocktails and charismatic service complete the setting. A new favourite with the yachting community, the shallow bay has easy anchorage.
Enthusiastically supporting fresh locally reared, grown and caught produce each season and with a flair for creating original food Chef Simon’s menu forms from a fresh palate. Every dish is a rousing quest of sensual flavours and textures, immaculately presented. The extensive tapas menu with Mediterranean and Mid-eastern highlights makes sharing fun; choose
Ital Veggie Patties with Tropical Fruit Salsa
Executive Chef CLINTON WILLIAMS Curtain Bluff Resort
Ingredients: Tropical Fruit Salsa
1 medium Antigua Black pineapple, finely diced 1 fresh smooth mango, finely diced 1 local papaya, finely diced Juice of 1 freshly squeezed lime 4 tomatoes, diced 1 each, sweet red and yellow pepper, finely diced 4 scallions, finely diced ½ oz (15 g) fresh ginger, finely grated ½ oz (15 g) fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped 3 tbs olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Susie’s Hot Sauce to taste 1 egg white, lightly whisked 4 tbsp vegetable oil
Serves 8 Ingredients: Ital Patties
Method for Ital Patties:
1 cup (240 g) minced soya chunks, pre-soaked 1lb lentil peas, precooked 1 whole onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, finely diced 2 stalks of celery, diced 1 tsp fresh thyme 2 tsps herbal seasoning mix ½ cup soy sauce 1lb wheat flour Oil for frying
Using a large mixing bowl and spatula mix all ingredients together. The consistency should be that of sticky dough. Turn mixture out onto floured surface. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out mixture until it is ½ inch thick. Use an overturned glass to cut out pattie shapes and place on a floured plate or cooking sheet. Heat one inch of oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. When
oil is hot, fry the patties on both sides for approximately 2 minutes, until golden brown. Serve patties hot with fresh salsa and fried green tomatoes.
Method for Tropical Fruit Salsa: Combine all ingredients gently in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate until service. Serve chilled.
Darkwood Beach Bar & Restaurant
Micro-brewed Craft Beer founded in Antigua
Darkwood Beach, St. Mary’s T: (268) 462 8240 or 728 4301 E: email@example.com Opening Hours: Daily from 9:00am until sunset. $$
A favourite island location, a legendary beach bar with waiter service which extends to the sea.
Bone Idle - Blonde Ale – German Style Boneshaker Bitter - English style Pale Ale – American style Golden Demon Blonde – German Style Distributed Island wide by Yao Antigua Dairy Brewed by A.D.I. Ltd., St. John's, Antigua
Telephone: (268) 562 2468
Darkwood Beach is an exceptionally beautiful bay with pristine clear blue sea. At the southern end of the beach you’ll find Darkwood Beach Bar, an institution in its own right. The George family have served cruise ship visitors, tourists and locals for many years. Settle in for the day, start with breakfast, rent a sun lounger, beach umbrella and snorkelling gear. Get an ice cold drink; follow this with a lunch of lobster salad, burgers or local special. Friendly customer service extends into the sea where drinks are delivered. Showers and changing facilities are on-site.
Skype #: +1 (268) 562 2468 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tamarind Tree Curtain Bluff Resort Old Road, St. Mary’s T: (268) 462 8400/1/2 | F: (268) 462 8409 E: email@example.com www.curtainbluff.com $$$
Opening Hours: Guests arriving by yacht may dock at Bay Beach. Advance reservations required. Dinner served daily from 7:00pm, Cocktails from 6:30pm.
Laid-back luxury and outstanding service at Curtain Bluff Resort.
sparkles with decorative lights. Changing nightly, the superb five-course menu always includes salads, seasonal produce from local smallholding farmers, locally caught fish, outstanding meats, healthy options and so many desserts they have their own menu. Each evening there is a live band and, as diners filter out of the
restaurant to sit at the terrace tables, the tempo builds and couples dance in the moonlight. This distinctive dining experience has a charm that is classically Curtain Bluff; where faultless service, well executed dishes and luxurious surroundings are standard. Voted #1 for Best Service in the Caribbean by Travel + Leisure magazine 2013.
The Tamarind Tree is Curtain Bluff’s main restaurant headed by Executive Chef Christophe Blatz. Open-walled, in traditional plantation style, the restaurant terrace is shaded by a majestic tamarind tree. Shut your eyes, think about romantic dining, and the chances are you will picture this… By night the dining room tables flicker with candlelight and the terrace
SIMPLE DISCREET LUXURY Dining at Carlisle Bay is all about choosing the right restaurant to suit your mood, from a relaxed, foot-in-the-sand lunch delivered to your lounger in the Coconut Grove, to a romantic dinner for two at East, which is considered one of the island's ďŹ nest Asian restaurants. Some of our restaurants appeal to families; others have a more sophisticated feel for honeymooners. Flexibility and variety deďŹ ne all of our bars and restaurants, along with simple, fresh produce which is the foundation on which all our menus are built.
Carlisle Bay, Old Road St. Mary's, Antigua Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hotel Phone: +1 268 484 0000 US Toll Free: +1 866 502 2855
VJ’s-Bakery Liberta, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460 3465 E: email@example.com www.facebook.com/VJsBakery $-$$
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:15am-Midnight Fridays 6:15am-5:30pm Saturdays evenings 8:00pm through till Sunday Midnight
VJ’s family leads with inspiration from the almighty, competitive pricing, and a philosophy of no compromise on using quality raw ingredients.
Indulge your taste buds in a scrumptious surprise at VJ’s-Bakery in lush Liberta. This bustling all-family run establishment started in 1989 and produce a wide array of breads, pastries, cakes, cheesecakes and other delectable treats. Interestingly, VJ’s is one of the few bakeries that produce a 12 multi-grain bread and their daily breads all come in
wheat and white varieties. The extensive sweet treat menu includes traditional local pastries; rocks, coconut tarts, current rolls, bun tarts and arguably one of the best bun and cheese on island. Specialty items include chocolate cake, red velvet, butter rum cake, carrot cake and an assortment of imaginatively flavoured cheesecakes that are all to die for!. You must also try
their irresistible, made-from-scratch, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! Every day is a blessed day at VJ’s, but the most fun times are arguably Sunday Mornings when traditional hot and buttery “Sunday” bread is sold. It’s a treat for those looking forward to fresh baked bread with their Sunday breakfast or those in need of a hearty sandwich after a night out!
Island Fusion Restaurant Tyrell’s Main Road, Liberta, St. Paul’s T: (268) 734 5671 | T: (268) 772 5671 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours: 6:00am-9:00pm Mon-Sat. $$$ $$
Come and taste the islands and feel the smile. Island Fusion is a favourite pit stop for all.
Owner and Chef, Sandra continues to deliver high standards, going that extra mile with a personalised service. She says, “Our food is flavourful, aromatic, pleasing to the taste buds because it is cooked and served with a warm smile.” Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner the restaurant also has an all day grab ‘n’ go option for a meal on the move and a reasonable bar. West Indian classics such as curry goat with coconut rice and peas are exceptional; so good that Sandra offers private lessons in Caribbean cuisine. Conveniently placed, Island Fusion has easy parking for hungry diners driving across island.
BACCHUS Wine Bar & Coffee Shop
Next to Gazebo Abbotts Farm Rd, Off Friars Hill Rd, St. John’s t/f : (268) 562-8739 c: (268) 464-4589 e: email@example.com
Carib Bean Coffee Roasters Horsford Hill, Liberta, above Falmouth Harbour T: (268) 462-5282 (JAVA) | F: (268) 462-2326 (BEAN) E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.caribbeancoffeeroasters.com
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
On a hilltop overlooking Falmouth Harbour, is Carib Bean Coffee Roasters, where you will find the best Arabica coffee beans being roasted, sourced from the Caribbean basin. While we are a wholesaler, supplying the major supermarkets and hotels in Antigua, we invite you to visit the roaster, sit and enjoy the view while sipping one of our special espresso,
latte, cappuccino or iced coffee or try our new cold brew. Your senses will be enveloped by the aroma of freshly roasted coffee. Roasting to order, we guarantee you will not find a fresher end product anywhere in Antigua. We design custom labels for hotels, restaurants, villas and yachts on request as well as custom designs for
wedding favors. Try our open roasting day where you can watch the roasting process while sipping our blend of the day. Take one of our sixteen artfully roasted blends home with you to continue the arromatic experience. See our in house signature design recycled coffee sacks! Put a little island in your cup!!
Mari’s Bistro & Private Catering Service English Harbour T: (268) 776 9657 E: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org FB: @marisbistroandprivatecateringservice $$
Opening Hours: Call to Order Monday-Saturday.
Pick-up or Delivery in and around St. John’s and English Harbour.
burgers and daily catch of the day served with fresh salads are great main courses. Her signature stuffed pork tenderloin is served with a creamy mushroom sauce and comes with mashed potatoes, salad and glazed carrots. All meals come with a slice of complimentary carrot and peanut cake. The Bailey’s infused bread & butter pudding is a must for
dessert lovers. Mari’s Private Catering Service accommodates a variety of functions from small weddings, private parties, yacht crew meals, to private villa dinners. She can cater events for up to 70 people. 24-hour notice is required for events or contact Mari in the morning for smaller evening meals. Whatsapp or call to place your order.
Chef Mariana Boland gained acclaim as the sous chef at Hamilton’s restaurant, and continues to create delicious, memorable meals through her newly established full service Bistro and Private Catering Service. Mari’s provides full meals and finger foods with European and International influences. Pinwheel chicken stuffed with seasoned goat’s cheese, gourmet
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Caribbean Taste Restaurant Off Dockyard Drive English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562 3049 | E: email@example.com Opening Hours: Mon-Sat. Lunch 12-3pm, Dinner 6-9pm $$
“where a beautiful smile is always in style”
Total Cosmetic Mercury Free Fillings Only
Family owned & operated where everything is homemade from the dressings, hot sauce to juices.
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Genuine island hospitality is guaranteed at this cute, authentic Caribbean restaurant, established for 16 years. Owners Grethel & Nick Quashie serve fabulous seafood/fish dishes, like jerk conch, lobster, crab cakes and banana leaf wrapped freshcatch with roasted plantain. Nick’s vegan-friendly dishes include sautéed or curried tofu, and callaloo soup. Round off your dinner with delicious apple bread pudding, lime snow or coconut pudding. Local specialities served at lunchtime include pepperpot, ducana and conch salad. Caribbean Taste is great for intimate dinners and group bookings.
South Point Yacht Club Drive English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562-9600 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.southpointantigua.com $$$
Opening Hours: Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily from 7:30am to 10:00pm.
Luxury boutique hotel, restaurant, sushi bar and lounge.
diners to indulge and savour according to taste. The signature small plate menu showcases authentic flavours inspired by the best of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. In keeping with its international character, South Point’s restaurant is the perfect combination of international taste and local flavour; farm to table ingredients and locally caught seafood are daily
menu staples. There is also a Sushi Bar. The excellent cocktail menu, discerning wine list and delicious aperitivo ensure there’s always a cosmopolitan gathering enjoying a relaxed vibe. Both the lounge and restaurant welcome non-hotel guests. The dining deck is accessible for guests arriving by water and is equipped for tying up dinghies and paddle boards.
South Point’s restaurant offers an eclectic mix of authentic flavours with one thing in common: fresh, high quality ingredients. The Lounge Bar opens for breakfast from 7am. The Restaurant has a stylish dining deck, which is suspended over the harbour, and is a popular choice for lunch or dinner. The menu includes simple, yet skilfully prepared dishes that allow
A.S. Bryden & Sons (ANU) Ltd. would like to introduce our new specialist concept store. As the name may suggest, The Cork & Basket is a gourmet food and wine emporium.
Antigua Yacht Club Marina Commercial Centre, English Harbour, P.O. Box 182, St. Johnâ€™s, Antigua +1 268-462-0363 â€˘ email@example.com
The Cork element in our unique retail outlet captures the essence of our extensive wine portfolio, showcasing Old World and New World regions, catering to both the novice and sophisticated palate of the wine enthusiast. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of our daily featured wines in this modern, hassle-free shopping environment. The atmosphere here is welcoming and friendly, and the range of products on offer is impressive. The Basket element of our store suggests a global diversity of quality gourmet items, starting with treats from our very own Caribbean region, such as pure Grenadian Chocolate. Impressive and unique food products are imported directly from Italy and other culinary hotspots around the world. Our vast selection embraces the world map, to include exciting artisan products such as Ugandan vanilla beans, Asian dry herbs & spices, English & oriental teas, Japanese accompaniments, Israeli grains, Italian olive oils, bruschettas, pastas, pestos and much, much more. Our passionate and personable staff are on hand to give you the very best service and advice, and will assist you in selecting your cuts of fine cheeses, charcuterie meats, olive selections, and truffled products. Browse our frozen section, featuring portion controlled and quality standard meats, fish and shellfish items. Save time with our tasty ready-to-bake and serve dessert delights, ranging from traditional French soufflĂŠ to Italian tiramisu. At the The Cork & Basket we invite our valued customers to taste our deli items, selected spreads and tapenades, or our coveted Lavazza coffee profiles, before purchasing. We happily provide tasting techniques, run-downs of each flavour profile and suggestions for food pairings. We encourage all our customers to taste and explore to find a wine right for you. Discover our mix and match feature for wines and spirits; you'll always get our best prices when you mix any six or twelve bottles. If you need more, no problem! The Cork & Basket will connect you to our competent, approachable sales team at A.S. Bryden & Sons (ANU) Ltd., for a wholesale price break and same-day delivery service, provided the order is placed before 10:00 a.m. Personal advice is available by phone, or email for further details. The Cork & Basket caters to a diverse market, appealing to our very own Antiguan & Barbudan people, commercial property owners, residents and of course, the extensive yachting community of Falmouth and English Harbours. Our multilingual management staff are known for being refreshingly down-to-earth, friendly and attentive. Come and have a heavenly experience at our well-stocked foodie emporium. This is the new go-to store for sourcing quality, gourmet food and wine. We like to think weâ€™re unique in everything we do.
YUMMY KIDS TREATS
Cooking with Isabella, Carlito, Kazlin and Zakarie
Coconut Mango Gummy Treats
1 cup coconut water or full fat coconut milk Â˝ cup fresh lemon juice 1 large ripe mango, peeled and diced 6 tbsp gelatin powder 1-2 tbsp honey
Puree mango pieces in food processor. Set aside. Combine coconut water and lemon juice in small pan and gently heat the mixture until it is warm to the touch. Remove from heat. Add gelatin powder 1 tbsp at a time and whisk thoroughly to combine (If you notice clumping, gently heat mixture again). Add mango puree to gelatin mixture and whisk to combine. Pour mixture into silicone moulds or glass baking dish (no need to grease it). Place in fridge to set for at least 2 hours. Remove from moulds and eat.
Easy Soursop Ice Cream Ingredients
2 large, very ripe soursops, peeled, remove seeds and freeze pulp ½ tsp cinnamon powder ½ tsp pure vanilla extract Pinch of sea salt Fun additions: chocolate chips, coconut flakes or nuts/seeds
Let soursop pulp soften at room temperature for about five minutes. Blend soursop, cinnamon, vanilla and salt in a blender until smooth and creamy. Pour into bowl, mix in favourite additional ingredients and serve immediately, or add to popsicle moulds and freeze to eat later.
Banana and Pineapple Frozen Yoghurt Ingredients
4 large (500g) bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen for 3 hours 1 ⁄3 cup (60g) dark brown sugar 250g low-fat Greek yoghurt 1 cup fresh Antigua Black pineapple, peeled & finely diced
Remove bananas from freezer and let soften at room temperature for 5 minutes. Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Pour into paper cupcake baking cases. Top with a large spoonful of pineapple. Serve immediately.
Tropical Flapjacks Method:
150g local dates, stones removed 50g dried papaya 100g butter or margarine 3 tbsp agave syrup or honey 50g coconut or almond flakes 3 tbsp mixed seeds 50g raisins 150g porridge oats
Heat oven to 190Cº/375Fº, gas 5. Line an 18cm square tin with baking parchment. Put the dates into a food processor and process until they are finely chopped and sticking together in clumps. Put butter, agave syrup, dates and papaya into a saucepan and heat gently. Stir to combine until butter has melted. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pan and stir until well mixed. Spoon the mixture into the tin and spread level. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove and cut into 12 pieces. Leave in the tin until cold. Store in an airtight container.
The Captain’s Quarters Beside the Catamaran Hotel, Falmouth Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460 1036 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.catamaran-antigua.com Opening Hours: Daily from 6:30am-11:00pm. $$
We host and coordinate beautiful onsite weddings, special events and intimate parties.
Come hungry, leave happy! If you are a visitor to our island, vegetarian, a yacht crewmember, businessperson, student, or sportsman, as long as you are hungry, The Captain’s Quarters will make you happy. Relax and unwind in the comfort of our beachfront restaurant, while sipping one of our locally blended signature coffees. Surf the web with our complimentary WiFi or just simply kick back and watch your favourite sports in our fully-stocked sports bar. Enjoy our fine cuisine. We also provide private catering. Our “All-MorningLong-Breakfast” menu is served daily 6:30am-11:00am.
Bumpkin’s Beach Bar & Restaurant Pigeon Point Beach Falmouth Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562 2522
Opening Hours: 7 days a week, 11:00am until. Evening menu served 6:00-10:00pm Thursday-Sunday, call for reservations.
Bumpkins is a gorgeous setting for children’s or company parties and private events.
beach bar serves ice-cold beers, good wines and a wide choice of rum cocktails. The Banana Piña Coladas are made with real fruit and are not to be missed! The menu is uncomplicated with a great selection of crisp salads for the health-conscious and juicy burgers for hungry souls. Try Bumpkins’ Famous BBQ or Jerk Chicken, their
pulled-pork or awesome Baby Back Ribs served with home-cut fries. If you’re a seafood fan, then the grilled or deep-fried Calamari is great and the succulent catch-of-the day is cooked to order. Kids have their own menu, perfect for parties. Bumpkins throw frequent evening and full moon parties on the beach. Call ahead for evening reservations.
If you are in the English Harbour vicinity and in need of a refreshing swim, a laidback bar and an inexpensive meal, then Bumpkins will definitely satisfy all your needs and more. On Saturdays the mellow vibes of the reggae band will soothe your afternoon whilst you hangout on the deck and watch the yachts swaying in the harbour. This traditional Caribbean
La Mia Cucina
Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 788 3496 or 726 2757 Opening Hours: Daily in season from 5:30pm-10:30pm Also lunchtime opening during peak season
Falmouth Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562 8773 or 764 4639 | E: email@example.com Opening Hours: Daily All Day Menu 8:00am-10:00pm Delivery service available to Private Villas and Yachts
Pirate’s Pizza provides everything you need for a relaxing evening in the harbour.
Come down to Pirate’s Pizza restaurant where Stefano serves you top quality pizzas. Enjoy your pizza under the stars on the lovely alfresco dining deck. Stone-oven thin crust pizzas, baked the Italian way with fresh quality toppings are made to perfection. The range of handcrafted pizzas is always extending. Try their new additions like the Stesil – with tomatoes, spinach, ricotta, sausage & mushroom. Also a hit on the menu are fabulous pasta dishes like penne Arrabbiate and their fresh salad. Also available are two delicious Calzones and a good assortment of beverages.
Davide’s past kitchens include: Abracadabra, Harmony Hall, Antigua Yacht Club Marina, Mill Reef and Galley Bay.
La Mia Cucina is exactly as it says, Davide’s open kitchen. Hailing from 4 generations of restaurateurs, and sharing his culinary skills in Antigua’s top kitchens, Davide now welcomes you to his new casual-gourmet restaurant. Everything is cooked fresh, from the homemade focaccia and banana breads to the pasta, and the antipasto style portions of carpaccio and seafood through to whole lobster. Take a seat and soak up the evening sunset as you enjoy a well-balanced meal accompanied by pleasant, unpretentious wine. Sunday’s $90ecd special menu is popular with all.
Life on the Corner Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562 8073 | C: (268) 723 3502 or 722 0020 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours: Mon-Sun from 11:00am. Closed Wed. $$
Happy hour 5pm-7pm and 2nd chance happy hour 10pm-11pm. Free WI-FI.
Life on the Corner is a casual, laidback spot styled on a British Pub & Grub restaurant. It has everything for a great night out; a friendly, well-stocked bar and a big deck with handmade benches and colourful umbrellas. Inexpensive, tasty and fresh, home cooked pub food is served up promptly. Enjoy daily specials and a selection of local fish, lobster, steak, homemade burgers, and kebabs from the BBQ. Their fabulous curries are a must, as is Life’s highly recommended Sunday Roast. Keep track of life on FB: ‘life on the corner’.
Pillars Restaurant at The Admiral’s Inn Nelson’s Dockyard National Park English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460 1027 / 1153 | E: email@example.com www.admiralsinnantigua.com $$-$$$
Opening Hours: Daily in season for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from 7:30am-11:00pm. Wednesday Caribbean Night and Saturday Jazz & Special Menu
Step back in time as you dine at this elegant alfresco restaurant perched on the picturesque water’s edge within Nelson’s Dockyard.
Set within the timeworn walls of the 18th century Nelson’s Dockyard, a World Heritage site, at the lovingly restored Admiral’s Inn, the Pillars Restaurant is not to be missed. The historic charm of weathered bricks and handhewn beams, set against the backdrop of elegant yachts at anchor, and the lush tropical gardens surrounding the alfresco terrace set a
unique and unforgettable scene. Delectable dishes emphasize the use of local ingredients, freshly picked or caught that day. Seafood specialties include Tuna Tartare, Catch of the Day and Fresh Grilled Lobster Au Gratin. On Wednesdays enjoy a special Caribbean menu with steel band and on Saturdays partake in cuisine from around the world while listening to live
music from the Harbour Trio band. Whether you want to enjoy a convivial lunch with friends gazing out at the historic harbour or a romantic dinner for two at a candle-lit table by the water’s edge, you will savour the beauty of a bygone era while relishing first-rate food. The Pillars Restaurant is also available to host private events.
Boom at Gunpowder House Nelson’s Dockyard National Park English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460 1027 / 1153 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.admiralsinnantigua.com $$-$$$
Opening Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm for lunch and drinks. Dinner Thursday evenings during high-season, featuring guest chef with special menu. Reservations preferred.
Spectacular harbour views meet exceptional culinary delights.
The vast outdoor terrace boasts an infinity edged pool where you may bask on luxurious sunbeds overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard, a World Heritage site. This unique bar and restaurant is set in front of a remodeled 18th century Gunpowder store which houses art exhibitions and boasts 10 spectacular deluxe suites. The Boom menu highlights a fresh
and healthy approach with seafood favourites such as Moules Marinière, Thai Shrimp Cake Salad and Seafood Medley Salad, but meat lovers will not be disappointed by the Gourmet Steak Aioli Sandwich. Use of the pool and sun loungers is subject to a minimum spend on lunch or a fee if you just want to enjoy the view, lounge and swim.
It is hard to beat the elevated harbourside position of Boom at Gunpowder House for a scenic dining venue. Building on the success of their historic Pillars restaurant located directly across the harbour, the owners of Boom have created a wonderful upscale setting to enjoy delicious lunches and a special dinner menu with a guest chef on Thursdays.
Trappas Bar & Restaurant Dockyard Drive English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 562 3534 | C: (268) 728 2880 E: email@example.com $$
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 6:00pm-10:00pm Open year round. Reservations strongly recommended during winter-season.
Consistently very good food at great value for money.
Trappas refuses to be out done by its new sister restaurant Papa’s by the Sea. With great local energy, Trappas is a fun and social place to dine. The well-established team, now headed by Robin maintains its winning formula of friendly service and dependably enjoyable food. This unpretentious venue attracts yachties, locals, expats and
families gathering to enjoy the lively atmosphere at the heart of the streetside terrace. At the bar, guests drink and converse over tasty snacks. The bar peeks through to the bustling kitchen area from which generous dishes emerge. The set price chalkboard menu has a fantastic global range of starters and main courses to satisfy
every appetite. Start with the Trappas wing-dings, homemade hummus or the mackerel paté. Carry on with seared tuna Niçoise salad, traditional West Indian curry or the Big Phat Angus blue cheese burger. End your meal with an excellent choice of homemade desserts. In addition, there is a weekly specials menu, a kids menu and good wine is served at reasonable prices.
Papa’s by the Sea Bar & Restaurant Falmouth Harbour Falmouth Harbour Main Road, St. Paul’s T: (268) 561 7633 | C: (268) 464 0764 E: firstname.lastname@example.org $$
Dec-May Opening Hours: Lunch: Monday-Sunday 11:00am6:00pm. Dinner: Monday-Saturday from 6:00pm. Summer Season see Facebook or Call for opening hours.
Positively great setting for food, drinks and fun by day and night.
afternoon, with light dishes such as fresh catch ceviche or Quinoa, lobster. Go for a hearty sandwich, homemade pizza or 8oz sirloin steak. Linger with cocktails as the sun goes down. Spend the day on Sunday with food served all day. A succulent roast is available, alongside the full menu. Wednesday’s curry evening presents live bands and theme nights on rotation. Unwind on
Fridays at the casual, chilled garden BBQ night with DJ. Contrasting this is Saturday’s more formal dining experience. Papa’s is already renowned for its monthly Full Moon parties and themed Sailing Week events. The venue is available for private functions and weddings. The service is exceptional with a polite, efficient team and a warm welcome, whatever time of day or night.
Papa’s is a fantastic addition to Antigua’s repertoire of waterside restaurants, run by the owners of the legendary Trappas. Set within extensive grounds, Papa’s has views of Falmouth Harbour and a poolside bar, making it perfect for a family day out. Spoil your little ones with the yummy kid’s menu, fruity crushes and desserts. Open daily for lunch, enjoy a long relaxed
Beetroot Panna Cotta
with Seasonal Fruit Salsa and Ice Cream Serves 8 Ingredients for Panna Cotta 375 g red beetroot, peeled and diced 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup full cream milk 70 g white sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence 2 tbsp gelatin 5 tbsp cold water
Ingredients for Fruit Salsa 125 g Honeydew melon, finely diced 125 g Cantaloupe melon, finely diced 125 g Watermelon, finely diced 125 g fresh mango, finely diced Pulp from 1 medium passion fruit
Method for Panna Cotta:
Blend beetroot and strain off juice. Gently heat cream and milk over medium heat. Add sugar and vanilla, stir well, and pour beetroot juice into milk. Mix gelatin with water, set for 2 minutes. Heat gelatin for 2 seconds and add to beetroot mixture mixture. Pour in 3 oz ramekins and cool. Allow to set for 5 hours in fridge.
Method for Fruit Salsa: In a small bowl combine all fruit salsa ingredients. Cool in fridge until service.
To Serve: Turn out beetroot panna cotta onto plates and serve with fruit salsa and ice cream or sorbet.
Pastry Chef SHIRLEY MATHURIN Hermitage Bay Antigua
Genuine Restaurant Ranges for the Home
Cooking products designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens.
Shirley did her initial hospitality training in Jamaica, where she studied baking and decorating. On relocating to Antigua, she soon secured a permanent job at the Coconut Beach Club, where she continued to build her pastry skills in a junior role. On hearing of the opening of a new 5-star boutique hotel, Hermitage Bay, Shirley applied for a job and has not looked back since. Her first supervisor, Maurine Bowers, a ‘very strong and inspirational lady’ took the aspiring pastry chef under her wing. As part of her training, Shirley spent five weeks working in the kitchen at the iconic Setai hotel of South Beach, Miami. Today she uses her skills and experience to create arguably the best panna cotta and crème brulee recipes in Antigua.
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Skullduggery Café & Bar
The Academy Café
Antigua Yacht Club Marina, Falmouth Harbour T: (268) 464 1995 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.skullduggerycafe.com Open All Year Round
National Sailing Academy Falmouth Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 734 1587 | E: email@example.com Open from 8am-10pm everyday except Wednesdays
Sneaky sunrisers or sundowners, spontaneous parties, bistro style breakfast and lunch served until 3pm.
The notorious Skullduggery Café is a rustic boardwalk hangout which draws a spirited crowd of feisty youthful and timeworn pirates who spill out onto the decking to partake in animated discussions about life at sea whilst they grab sustenance and refuel their glasses. Expresso Martinis are not a usual pirate choice, but here they are to die for. The traditional pirate’s tot of RUM comes with a potent twist at Skullduggery. Sold by the flagon or in a collectable, handcrafted ceramic skull shaped bottle – Skullduggery Rum is a carefully blended spirit perfect for sippin! Don’t visit without trying this unique tipple.
Great service, price and a contemporary menu make this a cool chilled-out venue for casual gatherings.
Set in the grounds of the National Sailing Academy, the new, nautical themed Academy Café is cooking up a delicious storm. The Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options plus all-day waffles, crepes, freshly brewed coffee, breads and pastries. The creative salads made of ingredients like sweet roasted beets, crunchy quinoa, cranberries, feta, kale and grilled chicken - are a perfect find for vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters. Beautifully presented meals, an interactive ‘create-your-own-pasta’ option and a full bar set the scene. Fun Tequila Thursday nights - $12ec tequila specials and tacos.
Cloggy’s AYC Marina Antigua Yacht Club Marina, 1st Floor Falmouth Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460 6910 or 764 8083 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook.com/cloggysantigua $$$
Opening Hours: Lunch - Tues-Sat from 12:00-4:30pm. Dinner - 6:00-9:30pm. Tappas Bar Menu all day until 9:30pm. Sunday Brunch 11:00am-4:00pm. Closed Mondays.
This stand-out restaurant & bar continues to exceed expectations.
The beautifully presented, but not fussy Mediterranean inspired menu remains supremely consistent, just one of the reasons for Cloggy’s longevity. The bistro menu delivers everything from flavoursome burgers to fresh fish, lobster, salads, grilled meats and vegetarian dishes. There’s also a groovy kids menu. The all-day Tappas menu is served at the bar and
lounge area, and their celebrated Sunday Brunch remains unchanged. Linger with funky lounge music setting the scene for chilled Saturday afternoons sipping chilled rosé on the wooden terrace, leading you gently into a laidback dinner. Charismatic, unobtrusive service continues to make everyone feel cherished at Cloggy’s elevated harbourside location.
Perfect food, great views, lovely people and a cool vibe – this sums up one of Antigua’s all time favourite restaurants and bar. Situated on the upper deck of the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, the yachting world seems to sail by as you sit cooled by the trade winds. Your charming Dutch hosts Ton & Vanessa Smit invite you to savour their bird’s-eye view of Falmouth harbour.
Galley Bar & Restaurant
Crab Hole Liquors & Crab Hole Too
Nelson’s Dockyard National Park English Harbour, St. Paul’s T: (268) 460 1533 | E: email@example.com Opening Times: Year round 8:00am-7:00pm
Main Branch - Cobbs Cross Main Rd, Falmouth Harbour Also, Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, English Harbour T: (268) 460 1212 or 460 8930 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org Opening Hours: Daily 7:00am-9:00pm
Gather one and all to this historic harbour front bar, a thirst quenching institution in Nelson’s Dockyard.
“Ahoy me hearties”, join all the crew for breakfast, lunch or an evening bite at the Galley Bar, once the site of Nelson’s kitchen in the dockyard. Now it’s a hive of entertainment for captains, crew, backpackers, locals, tourists and professionals from all corners of the globe. Take full advantage of the harbour views and marvel at the impressive yachts, especially magical as the sun goes down. Sandwiches, burgers, light meals and a full array of drinks are served throughout the day and early evening. Everyone is welcome at any time of the day.
Visit one of their two branches. Call or radio (VHF68) to place your order, free delivery service!
Win, lose, or draw, there’s no debate. Managing Director Leslie Roberts has confirmed Crab Hole Liquor stores as the undisputed best choice for replenishing your homes, stores or yachts. With over 20 years of success you can be sure to find all that you want at your convenience. Champagnes, wines, gins, rums, vodkas, sodas and a large selection of beers can be packed and boxed as you wish. The stores have a great selection of snacks and party favourites, alongside fine cigars and tobacco. Come in and see for yourself, the lowest prices and the best service are guaranteed.
Road House Restaurant & Bar Newfield Main Road, St. Philip’s T: (268) 764 8090 / 724 9292 | E: email@example.com Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30am-3:00pm Friday and Sunday - All Day & Late Night $$$ $
Every Sunday party from 4pm onwards to old & new reggae music live with the Hardcore Reggae Band.
If you have never discovered this local gem, then it’s about time you made its acquaintance. Road House Restaurant & Bar is a family friendly stop off on the way to or from Half Moon Bay. They serve tasty lunches during the week, but Fridays and Sundays are when this venue comes into it’s own. Every week enjoy superb $5 Friday specials on everything; entry, all food and all drinks, keeping after work ‘limers’ happy. The food menu includes light bites, soups and main meals - all extremely nice. Call ahead to book a table. Venue available for corporate, birthday and wedding hire.
BARBUDAN STREET FOOD
A. J’s Restaurant Buffalo Road, North of Madison Sq. (268) 728-4334
Byron’s Café - Frigate Me! Codrington Lagoon Wharf. Open daily from 8am. (268) 734-1893 / 783-7243
Extra Man’s Bar River Road, Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
Lilrose Burton Fish Fry
Portsmouth Snackette & Grill
Saturday mornings, Madison Sq. (268) 460-0103
Village lagoon wharf. Breakfast, food and drink served Mon-Sat. (268) 783-7243 or 734-1893
Pat’s Grill Corner of Webber & Hokins, Madison Square. (268) 772-1336
Pink Sands Beach Bar Martello Tower, River. (268) 783-8624 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Block Club Friday & Saturday evenings, Codrington Village
Wanda Desouza’s BBQ Grill Evenings, Madison Sq. (268) 724-7270
Uncle Roddy’s Beach Bar & Grill Coral Group Bay, Barbuda T: (268) 785 3268 E: email@example.com www.uncleroddys.com $$
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm. Sunday lunch by reservation only.
A must visit destination for fresh lobster and fish when in Barbuda.
and imported beers, wines and spirits. So whether you want to just chill on the beach with a few drinks or enjoy his famous grilled Barbuda lobster, Uncle Roddy’s has you covered. If you are arriving by yacht, you can use the mooring buoys at Uncle Roddy’s or anchor at Coco Point and he will arrange a ride to pick you up. Next door at Barbuda Cottages
there are three fantastic one and three bedroom ocean view villas available to rent for anyone looking to stay for a few days in Barbuda. This is the perfect venue to host an intimate beach wedding or occasion party. Reservations for lunch and dinner are required 24hrs. in advance to ensure product availability.
Uncle Roddy’s is Barbuda’s first and only fully solar powered beach bar and grill. Situated on a wide pristine stretch of white powdery sand, this is definitely one of the best spots to enjoy a beach day and a delightful lunch by the ocean. Uncle Roddy’s is open every day and specializes in lobster and local catch of the day dishes. The fully stocked bar includes ice cold local
Barbudan Soldier Crab Fungee with Mangrove Snapper Serves 4 Ingredients
Hermit Crabs Hermit crabs (Soldier crabs as they are locally known) live inside shells of other animals, mostly shells of sea snails, to protect their bodies from predators. They change their shell when the old one becomes too small.
4 Soldier Crabs 4 cups water 2 ½ cups cornmeal 2 tbsp butter ¼ cup vegetable oil (as needed) 2 tsp vegetable oil Salt to taste
Method: Boil Soldier crabs in a large pot. Pour off water and allow crabs to cool. Extract the crabmeat from the shell. Then separate the yellow head flesh and fat and put aside in a separate bowl. Pour the water in pot to boil. Season to taste and add butter and half the oil to the boiling water. Add reserved head flesh and fat from crab. Simmer on a low fire. Add the cornmeal and crabmeat and stir rapidly using a “turn-stick” or wooden spoon. Add extra water and/ or oil as required until fungee is thick, smooth and lump free. When the mixture leaves the sides and bottom of the pan, remove from the fire. Add 2 tsp vegetable oil to a small round bowl deep enough to roll the fungee. The oil will help to shape and smooth the fungee into a ball-liked shape. Add 1 cup of fungee to the bowl and roll in circular motion until it comes to shape and then gently pour out fungee-ball on a platter. Repeat with remaining fungee.
To Serve: Serve immediately with pan-fried mangrove snapper fish and seasonal steamed vegetables.
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An Antiguan & Barbudan Delicacy
Serves 4 Ingredients: Stuffing 4 Medium Shellfish, cleaned and gutted 2 tbsp butter 4 cloves garlic (minced) ¼ cup yellow onion 2 sprigs fresh thyme 2 cups. breadcrumbs ½ cup seasoning pepper (diced) ½ hot pepper (diced) Salt & pepper to taste
In Antigua & Barbuda there are some local specialities that should never be missed. One such delicacy is the Trunkfish, locally known as Shellfish because it has a hard shell exterior. Trunkfish are right-angled shaped fish belonging to the boxfish family, which are closely related to pufferfish. They can be recognised by their unusual hexagonal plate-like scales which are fused together into a solid, triangular or box-like body. Because of these heavy armoured scales, they are limited to slow movement and have few predators that can penetrate their carapace. To prepare, the fish should be cleaned and gutted, but not scaled. The spacious cavity is stuffed with breaded herbs and spices and the whole fish is placed on an open grill to cook. The hard fish shell almost acts as a container within which the flesh and the stuffing infuse. Once cooked the scales fall away easily leaving the tender flesh and stuffing for you to enjoy. Look out for Shellfish on the grill at Emily’s Hot Spot, and other roadside BBQ joints.
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Place skillet over medium heat. Add butter, garlic, onion and thyme. Sauté until onions become translucent, do not burn. Add breadcrumbs and seasoning and hot peppers; season with salt & pepper. Set aside to cool. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add the stuffing mixture into the empty cavity of the shellfish. Wrap the stuffed fish tightly in foil and grill or place the shellfish directly on the grill rack. It’s ready when the shell is soft and feels like its falling apart.
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For most people, the choice to drink an organic or biodynamic wine usually comes down to taste and ethics. Winemakers around the world are adapting production methods to suit people who want to know exactly what they are consuming and where it comes from. Biodynamic and organic viticulture are methods of production that certain winemakers favour to help them influence the nature of the wine to their style and philosophy of farming. What both methods have in common is the prohibited use of any chemicals or fertilisers that can leave residue on the vines. Some controversy surrounds the use of added sulphites in natural wine production, though naturally occurring sulphites are present in grapes. In Europe and Canada the law in wine production is that an organic wine may have added sulphites, whereas in the USA the law is that wines cannot have added sulphites. The sulphites are what give wine its extended shelf life.
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is able to combat problems intrinsically and eliminates the need for artificial, and potentially toxic, chemicals. When it comes to biodynamic wine production start off by thinking of an organic wine, but taken several steps further. Biodynamics differs from other forms of organic or sustainable agriculture in that the farming methods are attuned to the spiritual forces of the cosmos placing the farm in the context of the wider pattern of lunar and cosmic rhythms. This may involve linking sowing and harvesting to the phases of the moon or the positions of the planets. The holistic key to biodynamics is considering the farm as a self-sustained living system with the soil as an organism in it’s own right. Some of the most astonishingly delicious wines in the world are coming from wineries practicing biodynamic and organic wine farming. Many sommeliers love serving these types of wines in their restaurants because they taste great and they tend to go well with food. The results are healthy, delicious and highly aromatic wines made in complete harmony with nature.
Countries such as Australia and Italy are producing vast amounts of natural wines, and winemakers are in various stages of converting to biodynamic production. France produces some excellent natural wines because in certain regions such as Provence and Bordeaux the climate produces mists that naturally protect the vines against most pests. Today, you will no doubt find many examples of organic wines appearing on the wine list of your favourite small bar, restaurant, supermarket or wine retailer. Organic wines are an agricultural system using grapes that have been grown without the use of artificial or synthetic chemicals, such as herbicides and pesticides. To keep the weeds and insects at bay, organic farmers work with nature, rather than against it, by boosting their vineyard’s biodiversity. For example, they introduce cover crops to provide a habitat for beneficial insects that are the natural enemy of problem species, or have small sheep graze between the vine rows, eating the grass and weeds. In this way, the vineyard becomes a self-regulating, natural ecosystem, which
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