BLANCHARD'S (Mead's Bay)
Run and owned by Vermonters, Bob and Melinda Blanchard, this upscale, airy restaurant is particularly
popular with the demanding guests of nearby Malliouhana. Little wonder, as it's definitely one of the
best dining venues in the Caribbean. Melinda is the chef, her contemporary American cuisine featuring
such delights as sesame-crusted Mahi Mahi, Jamaican Jerk Chicken and grilled Antiguan lobster brushed
with honey-lemon rum glaze. The key lime pie and cracked coconut desserts, not to mention the excellent
productions from the wine cellar, contribute to the sublime dining experience.
Reservations essential. Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express. Closed Sundays
and August to mid-October.
Phone (+1) (264) 497 6100
TASTY'S (South Hill)
Don't be misled by Tasty's unassuming setting and ambience. Whilst it might be
housed in a purpose-built
and brightly-coloured building on the main road, the chef/owner, Dale Carty, got his experience at
Malliouhana. His delicious Caribbean cuisine is prepared in such a way that his French culinary training
is quite evident and items that merit your attention include his lobster salad, fish soup, curried goat
and conch salad.
Phone (+1) (264) 497 2737
MANGO'S SEASIDE GRILL (Barnes Bay)
Owned by an American who now goes by the name of 'Mango Dave, this restaurant is very popular with
the in-crowd and a great place to watch the sun go down. Casual, but elegant, it is located right on the
beach and specialises in lightly grilled American-style fare. The fresh fish is particularly good, as are
the desserts such as the sorbets and apple tarts. All the pastries and hot crusty rolls are baked on the
Reservations essential. Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express. Closed Tuesday in
Phone (+1) (264) 497 6479
STRAW HAT (Forest Bay)
Built right over the sea, Straw Hat offers mesmerising water views through its
picture windows. Dine
here at night and you can even sea the lights of St. Martin and St. Barths twinkling in the distance.
Its eclectic cuisine takes its influences from the Mediterranean and Asia, specialities including Red
Snapper Seviche, Duck Breast in Mango Ginger or Mussels steamed in Garlic Cream Sauce.
Phone (+1) (264) 497 8300
KOAL KEEL , Anguilla
Originally constructed in the late 1700s, the lovingly restored Warden's Place is home to the unique
KoalKeel Restaurant. Here you can take a few steps back in time and enjoy sophisticated Euro-Caribe cuisine
in a charming West Indian ambience. Just as they were hundreds of years ago, meats are slow-cooked in an
old Rock Oven, the traditional Rock Oven Chicken a particular speciality - give them 24-hours notice. Fresh
pastries, tartes, baguettes and mousses are also on offer, the delicious cuisine complemented by 475
different selections of wine from the 15,000 bottle cellar. The vintage Caribbean rums are an added bonus.
Phone (+1) (264) 497 2930