Al Fresco Dining

A wide variety of dining options is available to guests of Antigua villas, including French, Caribbean, and Italian cuisine. Dining here is likely to be al fresco, and many restaurants have waterfront views. A 10% service charge is usually included, but if the service is good you may want to leave 5%-10% more. Reservations are generally recommended, and it would be wise to check on the dress code at that time as well. Antiguans generally dress more formally than on other Caribbean islands.

Here are a few of our favorite restaurants:

Admiral’s Inn
Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour
(268) 460-1027
“Enjoy the lovely views, history, and a drink here. A must for Anglophiles and Mariners. Closed September to mid-October.”

Alberto’s
Willoughby Bay
(268) 460-3007
“Excellent Italian food, warm hosts, and casual, open-air atmosphere. Closed Monday and May-October.”

Big Banana Pizza in Paradise
Redcliffe Quay, St. John’s
(268) 480-6985
“Some of the best pizza in the Caribbean, housed in an 18th century rum warehouse. Take-out and delivery also available.”

Chez Pascal
Galley Bay Hill, Five Islands
(268) 462-3232
“Classic French cuisine with awesome sauces. Good service on a charming hilltop terrace. Closed Sundays and in August.”

Harmony Hall
Brown’s Bay Mill, Brown’s Bay
(268) 460-4120
“Ultrafresh Italian fare with panoramic sea views. Remote location, but worth the trek. Great lunch restaurant, with an art gallery to visit as well. Closed May – October. No dinner Sunday – Thursday.”

Home Restaurant
Gambles Terrace, St. John’s
(268) 461-7651
“Authentic Caribbean food prepared from the freshest ingredients. Personal, friendly service in a comfortable, cozy atmosphere. Favorites include the Carib gumbo, the curry, and the bread pudding with rum sauce. Closed Sunday. No lunch.”

Julian’s Alfresco
Barrymore Beach Hotel, Runaway Bay
(268) 562-1545
“Excellent continental cuisine with Asian influences. The specials are particularly inspired. Closed Monday. No lunch.”

Le Bistro
Hodges Bay
(268) 462-3881
“Amazing French cuisine with great service (especially Duke, the bartender). Try any lobster dish or anything in puff pastry. The passion fruit mousse and crepes suzette come highly recommended. Closed Monday. No lunch.”

Papa Zouk
Hilda Davis Drive, Gambles Terrace, St. John’s
(268) 562-1284 or (268) 464-7576
“Excellent seafood, atmosphere, and service. Try the bouillabaisse and the rum punch. No credit cards. Closed May – October. No lunch Sunday – Tuesday.”

Sheer
CoCoBay, Valley Church
(268) 562-2400
“Creative menu in a lovely setting perched into a cliffside. Odd combinations that trigger all of your taste buds. Closes twice a week on a rotating schedule, so make reservations in advance. No lunch.”