We could walk to Sabastion's from our cottage.
Most every evening we would go there for some delicious seafood.
They most always had entertainment also.
Everyone was very friendly and the restaurant is on the beach with an ocean view.
Favorite Dish: Locally caught fish with their special sauces.
Pusser's, the restaurant chain of the Original Navy Rum company, might be one of the most commercial places on the BVI, still the food we got here was mostly very good. And the painkillers are tasty, too!
There are several Pusser's's on the islands: One on their own island, Marina Cay. One in Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda. Then there's the pub in Road Town. And the one we came to for lunch once and for dinner another time, Pusser's Landing in Soper's Hole.
Prices are ok during lunchtime. For dinner I found them a bit too high actually for a casual place like Pusser's.
All Pusser's have a company store selling mostly ugly clothes, painkiller mugs, rum and spices. The ladies' t-shirts are quite nice but that's about it.
Favorite Dish: When we came for lunch we started with the legendary Pusser's Hot Wings, they were as good as I had hoped for. Very spicy and huge. The burger that followed was nothing to write home about but we washed it down with a tasty painkiller in a take-away mug so that was ok.
When we were here for dinner I started with Jerk Chicken Quesadillas which were wonderful. I had a pizza afterwards that was not very tasty. In fact it tasted like a German deep frozen pizza. Thomas had made the better choice: His coconut crusted Mahi Mahi was fantastic!
The Jolly Roger Inn is a casual outdoor restaurant near the West End of Tortola. We went here twice during our stay because in our opinion we had the best food and the friendliest waitress here when we visited first.
The atmosphere is good, too. Large groups of sailors come over from Soper's Hole Marina by taxi or dinghy (the restaurant is right at the water's edge!). The local police stops here for a snack and a chat at the bar from time to time. Also local families seem to like this place.
There's a barbecue special on Saturdays. If you are a large group you better reserve a table in advance.
Favorite Dish: On our first visit I had the best fish & chips I have ever had here (and I had many!!!). They came with a mango sauce tartare I could die for!
The second time I had a ceasar's salad with jerk chicken - one of my island favourites! It was great but not as good as the fish.
Both times we shared the fantastic Hot Wings which were the best on the island (if you listen to Thomas, in my opinion those at Pusser's were at least as good!).
Prices are very reasonable by the way. Main courses cost from 10 (Pizza, Burgers) to 30$ (Daily specials, grill, fish).
We had taken the morning ferry from Tortola and really needed breakfast by the time we got to Anegada. The friendly staff at the car rental station told us that if we wanted "something local" we should drive to Dotsy's Bakery, a small yellow house in The Settlement that is signposted.
Dotsy is a great old lady that must be at least 100 years old and - as all great old ladies - she knows how to make cakes! There's fresh cookies, cakes, bread and all kinds of yummy baked goods. An indoor seating area is available but you can also buy for take away - which we did.
Favorite Dish: We got some coconut cake and chocolate chip cookies here for breakfast. Together with a few cold drinks this didn't cost us more than a few dollars. The cake and especially the cookies were fantastic.
Just one word of warning: Please don't visit the restrooms no matter how urgently you need to go. The mosquitos seem to love this place!
For me this simple place in Anegada's Cow Wreck Bay place is very special! Not so much because of the food because that was mediocre. The view, however, was fantastic!
Favorite Dish: I had a cheeseburger which was not very imaginative. Thomas had a lobster salad sandwich, which included too much mayonaise and too little lobster.
We came to Myett's in Cane Garden Bay for lunch on our island tour of Tortola the first day we were here. We loved the shady table not far from the beach, the food was great too. Only the fact that the prices on the bill were higher than those on the menu destroyed the good impression. Apart from that this is a good place for lunch.
Favorite Dish: I have Ceasar's Salad with Jerk Chicken. There could have been a few more croutons but apart from that it was very tasty. Thomas had a Roti and wasn't too impressed. Especially not after seeing the final check ;)
We came to Sebastian's on the only day where we didn't feel like having bagels for breakfast on our verandah. We had heard good things about Sebastian's and we passed by here several times a day anyway so we gave it a try. What a good decision. Staff was friendly, the table overlooking the beach from the terrace was fantastic and the food was great, too.
Favorite Dish: I had banana pancakes and loved them so much, I wanted them every day from that day on. Sooooo yummy! Washed down with a cold pineapple juice this was one of my favourite meals on the islands :)
We had lunch at The Bath and Turtle restaurant after coming back from The Baths and we were starving. We had heard that the food is good here so we were happy to pass by this place, which is located in the "shopping mall" near the Spanish Town Marina. It was about time to eat at a non-seaview location for a change ;)
Please note: If you still need the seaview bit, there's a little bar at the Marina which belongs to the Bath & Turtle, too. We had a few drinks here when waiting for the ferry back the next day. I am sure you can order the food at this bar, too!
Favorite Dish: I think I had a chicken burger with chips and coleslaw. I was so hungry, I can't even remember more details. I do remember though that portions were huge luckily, prices were low. the waiter was more than friendly and cokes were finally available in "large". So for us it was the perfect place for the occasion!
Here are just a few tips about dining in the BVI:
Sometimes a service charge will be added to your bill automatically. Make sure to check your check before adding any tip so that you won't tip twice.
Don't worry if you come to a restaurant and you are the only one, especially in low season and at lunchtime this is normal and doesn't mean that the food is bad. There just aren't enough tourists and locals to fill up all restaurants!
Normally restaurants are rather casual but please don't come to a restaurant in beachwear (it's ok for beach bars of course!). I saw cruise tourists in bikinis drinking in Pusser's Pub in Road Town and felt so embarrassed for them! A few classy places require collared shirts and evening style clothes.
Most restaurants have a simple lunch menu featuring burgers, salads, rotis, conch fritters etc. for low prices. In the evenings fish and meat dishes will be added as well as some dollars, too. If you are on a budget you should try to stick to lunch!
Talking of prices. We found it cheaper to eat in a restaurant than to cook ourselves. Supermarket prices are over the top. We didn't feel like paying 10$ for a simple parmesan or 8$ for a pack of ham. Prices for a litre of milk vary from 3 to 6$!
Almost all beach bars offer snacks, too, and the quality was good everywhere we went.
Not all but most places accept Credit Cards.
The Sugar Mill Restaurant, located within the Sugar Mill Hotel, is actually in an old sugar mill. While the restaurant was not open for lunch, we ate at the seaside grill across the road. They offered lighter fare, sandwiches and fresh fish. I had very tasty conch fritters. While the restaurant and hotel aren't for families with small children, there were little ones at the seaside tables. My sister-in-law has eaten many times at the restaurant and assured us the food is excellent.
Favorite Dish: The conch fritters were very tasty.
Great local food and local charm. Wonderful waterfront location
Favorite Dish: The restaurant is known for it's Gingerwine chicken. This was very good. I also had the catch of the day served with "provisions" which is a starchy sidedish of tubors, potatoes, etc. from what I can tell. Very good meal.
This place is incredible! This is a not to be missed experience. Brandywine is set atop a hill overlooking the bay. There is a narrow road the leads up to it that isn't much wider than the car. The owners/chef are very talented and very hospitable. I highly recommend this for Honeymooners or anyone wanting a romantic dinner in a great setting. Please note: Men are required to have long pants for dinner.
Favorite Dish: We had a Buffalo NY strip, Duck breast with passionfruit reduction, pumpkin ravioli with sage and browned butter. For dessert we had a panna cotta with passionfruit sauce. It was ALL good!
This is the place my family ate most while in the BVI, because it was convenient, relatively cheap, and the food and atmosphere are great. Pusser's, whose main claim to fame is Pusser's Rum, has the typical Caribbean fare: seafood, mainly, with some International and American classics. As with other places on these islands, they use spices in various interesting ways. The restaurant has two stories, one right next to the docks and the other a covered porch overlooking the marina at Soper's Hole.
Favorite Dish: Fried Bananas was the dessert that I distinctly remembered. Fried in rum and covered in such things as brown sugar and cinnamon, these bananas are something you won't find anywhere else.
Skyworld is at the top of one of the highest points on Tortola, and as one can imagine, the views are out of this world. Standing outside the restaurant, you can have an entire panoramic view of the surrounding islands and ocean, and they have a widow's walk atop the restaurant from which you can see everything. While there, I watched a storm roll in, and took one of the best pictures of my life (unfortunately, I don't have a digital copy of it). The restaurant tends to be incredibly busy (especially at lunchtime, when the cruise ships come in), although there are periods when hardly anyone is there. We arrived near sunset on a weekday, I believe, and we were the only people in the restaurant for a good while.
Favorite Dish: Any kind of fish you get at this restaurant is guaranteed to be excellent. As with other restaurants in the BVI, they are a big fan of spices and exotic tastes, and they often throw fruit and other unexpected flavors into foods--and somehow, it always winds up being delicious.
You may just find that the tastiest food you ate on your whole trip was a fish pate or a shrimp roti you bought from a street vendor, by a the shopping area or at a fair, or maybe down by the docks. They usually make their own tropical fruit chutneys, and the seafood is mostly fresh caught for the day's feast. Various West Antilles sauces may be there to sample (my favorite is the local yellow pepper sauce, I could almost drink it by the bottle!). Jonny cakes are another favorite, little fried cornmeal cakes that can be eaten with or without butter.
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