Best restaurants and bars in ANTIGUA
***** LE BISTRO RESTAURANT, Hodges Bay
Generally regarded as Antigua's finest dining venue, Le Bistro is a French
restaurant located slightly inland in upscale Hodges Bay. The ambience is charming and romantic, the
service is unstuffy, yet professional, whilst the highly-acclaimed chef, Patrick Gauducheau, presents
a combination of Caribbean and French haute cuisine that very rarely disappoints.
Open for dinner only.
Closed Mondays. Reservations essential.
Phone (+1) 268 462 3881
***** CHEZ PASCAL, Five Islands
Run by Pascal and Florence Milliat since 1989, Chez Pascal is a charming French
restaurant secreted away on a hilltop above Galley Bay. The classic Lyonnaise cuisine is served on a
poolside terrace, the house specialities like rack of lamb and fresh seafood topped off with heavenly
desserts that display Pascal's light touch. Closed Sundays and during the month of August. Reservations
Phone (+1) 268 462 3232
***** SHEER, Coco Bay
Carved into a sheer cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Sheer showcases the
highly creative cuisine of English chef, Nigel Martin. Using unusual combinations of ingredients that
are guaranteed to tickle your taste buds, the overall fine dining experience is enhanced by the romantic
dining nooks and elegant, yet distinctly tropical ambience. Reservations essential.
**** JULIAN'S ALFRESCO, Runaway Bay
Julian Waterer's beachfront restaurant is just as popular as the Englishman's
previous venue in the centre of town. Julian's talent is for combining his knowledge of global culinary
skills with local finds like snapper, crab and passion fruit. His unique style of fusion cuisine goes
particularly well with the al fresco setting and low-key jazz music.
Phone (+1) 268 562 1545
**** ABRACADABRA, Nelson's Dockyard
A hip place that is a favourite hang-out with the yachting crowd during the
high-season months. The traditional Italian restaurant specialises in fresh seafood and home-made pasta,
and once you've had your fill, you can smoothly move across to the open-air bar and nightclub to experience
some high-octane Antiguan nightlife. Reservations recommended. Closed 15 May for 2 weeks and usually
during the late summer months.
Phone (+1) 268 460 2701, Fax (+1) 268 463 8084
****HARMONY HALL, Brown's Bay Mill, Antigua
Located on an old sugar mill estate on the remote east coast of Antigua,
Harmony Hall is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the effort. Specializing in authentic
Mediterranean cuisine complimented by fine Italian wines, if you go for lunch you can also take in the
panoramic ocean views. The Art Gallery and Gift Shop are additional incentives. Closed mid May to October.
Offers breakfast/lunch daily and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations essential.
Phone (+1) 268 460 4120, Fax (+1) 268 460 4406
*** TRAPPAS, English Harbour
This informal restaurant is great fun and probably the best value in Antigua.
Conveniently located on the main drag in English Harbour in what is little more than an oversized West
Indian-style 'shack', its eclectic menu and excellent value-for-money make it very popular with locals
and the yachting crowd.
Phone (+1) 268 562 3534
*** THE BEACH, Dickenson Bay
The Beach is definitely the liveliest nightspot on the north coast of Antigua,
its tables spilling out onto the island's most famous beach at Dickenson Bay. Both its design and menu
draw their inspiration from the Caribbean, Asia and Middle East, whilst the late-night sounds mean its
usually full of action until the small hours.
Phone (+1) 268 480 6940, Fax (+1) 268 480 6943