Dining in Anguilla

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Let TRUE Anguilla be your guide to where to eat, drink and lime, on and off the beach – all day and all night.

Looking for the perfect restaurant to show your love? Here are three romantic spots you shouldn’t miss.

Cafe Celeste at Malliouhana, is a perfect date night choice.
This undeniably romantic restaurant is perched on the cliff side above Meads Bay and offers panoramic views along the length of the bay and out to the ocean.

Bar Soleil at Malliouhana Hotel

Come early for dinner and enjoy a sunset cocktail at Bar Soleil before you dine. The menu showcases a mix of island and Mediterranean inspiration using the freshest seasonal produce and sea-to-table catch for signature dishes with local ingredients.

Celeste Restaurant at Malliouhana Hotel

With three-tiered dining levels, and water views from every table, Celeste is breathtakingly beautiful. Savour smoked wahoo pâté, slow-roasted eggplant with a rum glaze, coconut emulsion and lemongrass relish, curried conch and grilled octopus.

If you are looking for a plate of food prepared with passion, then look no further than Ember.
Chef Marc Alvarez’s wood-fired oven cuisine is mouth-watering, exciting and truly inventive.

Known as a ‘foodies’ restaurant, this attractive and welcoming eatery has an excellent wine list and an ever-evolving menu. Marc’s passion for what he does shows in every bite. Menus change seasonally.

Typical dishes include: local arugula and charred pear salad, local whelks escargot, fresh fois gras terrine, ricotta gnocchi al forno, wood-roasted cauliflower shawarma, crispy skin suckling pig and wood-roasted crayfish scampi. Yum.

Another perfect choice for lovers is Julian’s, a tropical French Bistro at Quintessence Hotel.
Locally inspired favourites, timeless French dishes and colourful vegetarian options from talented Chef Dominque are coupled with an extraordinary wine list and excellent service to make this a special dining experience.

Beloved beachfront restaurant Straw Hat serves delicious food or a cooling drink, morning, noon and night – from 7am to 9:00pm – seven days a week!
The breakfast menu is extensive and includes all the favourites, like eggs and pancakes, healthy options and, of course, Straw Hat signature dishes like Johnny cakes with lobster benedict.

Beach service starts as breakfast stops, and lunch boasts the widest selection of creative salad and sandwich choices on island (top sellers include home-cooked turkey club and a piquant tuna banh mi) all served with their famous fries.

Need to eat after lunch but before dinner? Then grab something from their late afternoon menu. Owners Peter and Anne realised that this is arrival time for many guests, and they wanted to be able to give them a meal and cocktail straight away rather than make them wait until dinner time.

The bar is open all day and the cocktail list is impressive – all drinks are expertly mixed. Dinner starts at 6pm, and if you want to have a front row seat for the sunset – reserve!

Dinner choices include classic dishes like simply grilled fresh local fish or lobster, and signature dishes like fragrant curried goat and a delicious pork chop with sweet potato mash and spicy, crispy onion rings.

Anguilla is famous for its amazing beach and waterfront restaurants – but don’t overlook these appealing roadside dining options.

Tasty’s Point of View is just steps away from Chef Dale’s popular Tasty’s restaurant but offers a different but equally memorable and tasty experience.
This chic new casual open-air bar and restaurant is quickly making a name for itself.

Our POV? Tasty’s POV is the place to be for both a scrumptious casual dinner and the after party. Experience the authenticity of a roadside BBQ grill with a POV twist.

Comfortable seating, intricate wooden artwork, a stunning sunset view overlooking historic Sandy Ground, a great bar serving playful and delicious cocktails, themed nightly entertainment and a relaxed but ‘let’s-party’ vibe make for an amazing night out.

Picante in Anguilla’s west end is a Caribbean taqueria, beloved by locals and tourists alike.
This excellent and affordable eatery continues to win hearts with its speedy service, delicious food, delightful colourful interior, friendly staff and the best Margaritas on the island.

Tipsy Turtle is a new, west end neighbourhood bar and restaurant with a fun late night entertainment options, located steps away from the Four Seasons.
The casual roadside bar-restaurant is the creation of Jason, son of the famous Sandy Ground grand dame Jackie Ripples, and he knows a thing or two about hospitality.

It opened during the pandemic, built a solid following with locals and has now been discovered by our visitors.

Serving a wide selection of tasty food, there is something for everyone – fish lovers should try the mahi-mahi bites, local snapper ceviche or decadent coconut shrimp. Meat lovers rave about the towering wagyu burger, steaks and succulent rack of lamb. They have recently added Sushi to their dining menu too.

Tipsy Turtle is open for lunch and dinner seven nights a week, serves food until late and has regular entertainment in the form of live music, DJs and Karaoke – just check their schedule.

Mirabelle’s, close to the Sandy Ground roundabout, is a hip & trendy rooftop lounge, tapas bar and restaurant.
Opened in July 2020, Mirabelle’s has evolved from pandemic bar & nightclub to a must visit, no frills – must visit – sushi & tapas spot.

Tucked away – speakeasy style – on a indoor/ outdoor rooftop in the heart of Anguilla, owner Mirabelle describes her eponymous bar & restaurant as being “highly influenced by Wynwood Miami, New York Speakeasy & trendy rooftops with a splash of Las Vegas naughty.”

Mirabelle’s offers an extensive sushi menu, delectable international tapas & nightly specialty cocktails, wine list as well as live & DJ entertainment.

The popular and picturesque village of Sandy Ground is a great place to explore.

Walk along the gently sloping sands, and check out the wide range of restaurants, bars, shopping, art and activities on offer.

New in Sandy Ground is the delightful Vincy on the Beach which has taken over the space formerly occupied by Dad’s Restaurant.
If you crave a menu rich in local food and fantasize about eating it seaside, then Vincy on the Beach is for you.

Vincia – ‘Vincy’ Hughes – has over 35 years’ culinary experience working at many of Anguilla’s top resorts and restaurants.

Anguillian delicacies like barbeque ribs and chicken, ‘stew’ curry goat or conch served with rice and peas, as well as plantain or grilled whole local snapper, lobster or crayfish (with a choice of sides) are joined by international dishes like pasta, salads, tacos and burgers.

They’re open for lunch and dinner and there is a kid’s menu too – all served with an expansive beach and boat view.

Roy’s Bayside Grill is famous for its fish and chips – made from fresh island snapper – and its sand-between-your-toes vibe.
Delicious and affordable daily specials and their popular Sunday brunch menu will give you the excuse to keep coming back.

A kid’s menu that includes sweet treats baked by Claire, and the restaurant’s proximity to the calmest beach in Anguilla mean that parents and their kids love Roy’s.

One of Sandy Ground’s most popular eateries, Sandbar, changed owners this season.
We miss Darren and Alicia, but the good news is that it’s been taken over by the experienced restaurateur team of Carrie and Jerry Bogar of Veya, who promise to hold onto some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, but deliver ‘Sandbar 3.0’.

The beachfront spot has been lovingly refurbished, and we adore the cool fresh look and feel.

Chef Carrie’s creative cuisine at Veya continues to delight and her experienced team offer the finest of dining and service experiences.
Visit Meze downstairs for a more casual option. It serves small bites from Veya’s menu, as well as delicious kebabs and scrummy flatbreads.

Musical entertainment is nightly.

For more information on dining out in Sandy Ground watch the current edition of the TRUE Anguilla TV show here.

Aurora’s restaurants give you more to explore.

We love that their menus feature the freshest produce from their extensive hydroponic gardens.

Dining at Aurora is a wonderful way to explore the extensive property and see for yourself the enticing new outlets and activities on offer – it really is a destination not to be missed.

The varied culinary offerings honour the gastronomic heritage of Anguilla by utilizing the ingredients grown, caught and raised around the island and marrying them with culinary techniques from around the globe, including a hydroponic farm.

Of the multiple restaurants and lounges, D Richard’s is the newest – and the island’s only steak house – serving freshly caught seafood and hand-crafted cocktails.

This complements the other unique outlets and menus which include authentic Caribbean flavours, seafood-centric dishes and Italian fare with Anguillian twists.

If you crave relaxing island vibes look no further than these cool spots.

Coconuts Beach Bar at the Anguilla Great House has a devoted and loyal following.
Regulars come for Chelsea’s exceptional rum punch, a reasonably priced lunch menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, salads and pasta, served with a side of authentic and always laid-back Anguillian experience.

It is fair to say that if you are in a hurry, do not come here, but if you’re happy to while away hours jumping in the ocean and cooling out under the coconut grove with the locals, this place is for you. Fans of DJ Chu Chu Benz should visit on Sunday.

The Sunshine Shack is a top ‘must try’ beach spot to spend the day.
Owner Garvey is a local celebrity, and his red, gold and green beach bar is famous for lip-smackingly good barbeque – smothered in his special sauce. Guests also love the attentive beach service and live music performances (check their schedule).

And, after you have eaten and drunk your fill at Garvey’s, walk down the beach a little to Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve for some more music and chill island vibes.

The Village Bakehouse is a brilliant place to people watch.
Get there early to grab the best bread and decadent butter-laden pastries, or sit a while and enjoy their tasty breakfast and lunch plates.

Did you know that Anguilla has two Shoal Bays? One in the east and one in the west – both stunning beaches serve up great dining and liming options.

Trattoria Tramonto on beautiful but relatively unknown Shoal Bay West offers a ‘taste of Italy’ in Anguilla.
This beachy, chic eatery is open for lunch only – but what a lunch! Here is truly a place where you can spend the day.

Owners Alan and Chantal Piazzi like to say it’s a place that touches all the senses – delicious, authentic Italian food, stunning sea views, and aural delights from the famous TT playlists.

Menu favourites include authentic Italian, home-made pastas, pizzas and panini sandwiches, delicious salads and their famous sautéed Branzino fillet. This is truly a family-run restaurant too. Chantal’s father ran it as a rib shack back in the day, then she and her (Italian) husband returned from living in Milan and set it up in its current manifestation.

And now, two of their three sons have joined the family business – Alessandro behind the bar, and Johnny servicing cold drinks with a warm smile on the beach.

Ocean Beach Restaurant at the pink and pretty Manoah Boutique Hotel on Shoal Bay East has one of the most enviable locations on the island.
Step from the dining deck onto the white powder sands of Shoal Bay and walk back to your hotel under the stars with your loved one.

This restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and if your idea of heaven is to dine with the sound of the waves a few feet away, this is the place for you.

The dinner menu includes dishes like local fish soup with croutons and rouille, and half lobster salad with exotic fruits.

Dine directly on the beach or enjoy the uncluttered open beach terrace – this is the ideal spot for watching an entrancing sunset and maybe even catching a glimpse of the famous but illusive green flash as the sun sinks into the horizon at sunset.

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