All restaurants were included of which there were 6. There were two buffet style restaurants that open onto the beach or to the pool and serve a huge breakfast spread with plenty of American fare and some local specials as well. There were also two Italian style restaurants a Pacific cuisine place and a seafood restaurant. The latter four are full service, more formal, and only serve dinner. Although dress is always casual, change out of the swimsuits for the evening meal. Service was always excellent and the meals were unique and tasty. However, we were with a large group and had a lot of trouble getting the restaurants to accommodate all of us at one table. Even if the tables were available the management was reluctant for some reason.
There are also a couple of grills that serve snacks and burgers throughout the day and late into the night. Get fresh fruit or nachos, pizza or burgers anytime of the day. The resort has too many bars to count. Some you can swim up to, others have a sports bar theme, other feel to classy to stroll through without a shirt on but everyone does. The drinks are free and the Red Stripe beer is cold.
Come hungry! Order LOTS of food and take it back to your room! Be sure to order a dozen or so Festivals! Very casual dining, they offer beer, soda and juices. They take US currency too. The main guy there wheres dark glasses and a red shirt usually. He is the man! Anything he prepares tastes awesome! I think the currency conversion was $64 of their dollars to $1 US dollar.
Favorite Dish: Festivals are like a sweet hush puppy type bread. They make great midnight snacks!!
Munasan is a fantastic restaurant, once you have decided what you would like to eat the chef then cooks it all in front of you at your table which makes you more hungry waiting for it. Its also great to watch them and see how they cook and prepare it all for you.
The surroundings of the restaurant are really welcomming and the food is fabulous too. You do have to make reservations to eat at this place but you can still make a reservation on the same day that you want to eat there. It is open 6 evenings a week.
Favorite Dish: Im not too keen on Sushi but i did give it a try. I enjoyed the chicken and noodles the most.
The Reading Reef Club, is a small hotel in Reading, just a few miles outside of Montego Bay. It was located at the intersection where we had to turn to go to Anchony, so we stopped here for lunch.
It was had a very nice restaurant and we enjoyed it but I don't remember what we had to eat.
We also enjoyed looking out at the ocean and watching people doing various water sports.
This is an elegant restaurant in the old part of downtown Montego Bay. It was built in 1765 and is very historic. The walls are old brick with beautiful paintings of local artists. The restaurant picked up our group from our hotel and drove us through downtown to the restaurant. We were met by a large guard who walked us into the restaurant. You enter by walking down an alley to the back door along bushes strung with twinkle lights and a pretty back patio. Food was excellent. People in our group got the stuffed lobster, red snapper, steak, and others. Everything was very good. I got the NY strip steak. Excellent. Some of the important people who have eaten here include: Sean Connery, Steve mcQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel. It's open from 11am-4pm and then again from 6-10pm.
Favorite Dish: The lobster is excellent. And so is the steak.
Our tour leader made reservations for us at Strawberry Hill which is high in the Blue mountains at Irish Town. It is a beautiful place and the food was excellent. The restaurant was full of lovely flower arrangements. It is a bit of a splurge. Chris Blackwell, the owner, is the one who launched Bob Marley to fame through his label, Island Records. The restaurant is sort of a museum to him and is full of his memorabilia and his gold records. While waiting for our food, we went to look at that. I ordered steak with potatoes and broccoli, wine and cheesecake. Delicious.
Favorite Dish: The steak was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. I didn't hear any complaints.
Barbecue jamaican style!
This place is famous for its Jamaican jerk pork and jerk chicken. Picnic tables encircle the building, and everything is open-air and informal.
In case you don't know jerk is a fiery Jamaican seasoning blend used in the preparation of grilled foods, especially pork or chicken. It usually includes chilies, thyme, allspice, garlic and onions. The foodis traditionally cooked over a pimento (allspice) wood fire.
Favorite Dish: The jerk pork of course! And the jerk chicken!
The menu also includes steamed roast fish.
EDEN II: There were a number of restaurants in the hotel. One of the many benefits of an all inclusive is the food of course. We had buffett style dinner three times and the food was fantastic, with lots of seafood and ethnic foods for everyone to enjoy.
Didn't have to pay, included in the resort price.
Favorite Dish: Lobster bisque soup, lobster tail, stuffed clams with lobster meat, pasta, rice, jerk chicken, and the list goes on.
We stopped to have a quick bite at one of these near Mandeville and again in Kingston but saw them all over Jamaica. Apparently although they have a variety of them on the menu, not all of them are made up at any given time.
Favorite Dish: Patties are a pastry (kind of like pot pie pastry) wrapped around filling containing meat, chicken or seafood and vegetables with a bit of spice. They are similar to pasties except with a bit more spice, I believe pasties have their roots in England.
1 was kind of small for a meal but 2 were too much for me, I tried chicken and beef as the shrimp ones were not made. On the 2nd visit I had chicken and lobster, my husband tried meatloaf which was the same filling as the patties but with more bread.
The patties were 40-45 Jamaican so less than $1 US
The restaurant is really very beautiful at night because it has his own garden and you can sit on a terrace and watch the stars while you are having your dinner. Appart from the perfect romantic atmosphere they have perfect service and good wines with live music and I can tell you the misicians can play Bob Marley's songs really well.
Favorite Dish: Lobster (The restaurant is specialised in seafood cuisine)
The owners and staff of this little restaurant are very friendly and give you a great service.
It's a place for casual dining and it offers you a beautiful view of the sea.
The food is delicious, especially the Lobster! It's their speciality. (See the picture) Also try their home made desert. Yummy!
Definitely a place to go.
Favorite Dish: Lobster, the Prawns and their Blue Mountain coffee.
Eating in Jamaica, in my opinion, is better at the all-inclusive resorts, since everything is paid for. It feels awkward at first...you sit down at a candelight dinner on the beach, bottle of wine, great food. Then you grab the bottle of wine, get up, and leave. You are wondering in your mind if someone is going to chase you down! It's great because even if the restaurant closes, you can eat 24/7 at the bistro located in the resort.
Favorite Dish: Jerked pork. It's to die for.
The Luna di Mare is a premium restaurant in the hotel we were staying at (you get one free meal there per stay). We went for our anniversary and it was the most fantastic food we've had in a long time! The waiters are attentive and knowledgeable and very interested in you as a customer which is in stark contrast to the general staff outside the restaurant.
Favorite Dish: The first thing you get is some gorgeous bread with a salty coating on the crust and a pot of pesto....it is out of this world!! Unfortunately, it was too good and I couldn't manage all of my main course or even attempt pudding!!
There was only one vegetarian course which was pasta in a tomato sauce but it was of such a high quality that you didn't mind not having a choice!! The meat dishes looked really good too!
The national dish is ackee and saltfish. Jamaica is the only Caribbean island where ackee is eaten.
Jerk pork (pictured) is also popular. So is escoveitched fish (that means cooked and pickled in a sauce of vinegar and spices). They also eat curried goat and mannish water (a soup made from the head, legs, liver, etc. of the goat.)
Here is a "bread fruit" tree. Our cook prepared bread fruit by cooking it (whole) right on the gas stove...with no pan. She turned it regularly until it was black...and then peeled it, sliced, and served it. Very commonly found around the island, but don't know if they serve it in resorts. Be sure you try it.
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