Dining & Entertainment

Anguilla is home to the Caribbean's best dining scene. The restaurants here will amaze you.

Below is a partial list of some of our favorites. From 3-star fine dining to inexpensive local eateries, you'll never go hungry.

3 star, fine dining

Veya

This inventive and sophisticated restaurant offers a delicious dining experience. It has captured the attention of some of the biggest names in the industry. Receiving rave reviews from The NY Times, The London Times and Bon Appetit. Veya has earned its spot in the Caribbean’s best dining scene, with its illuminated landscaped gardens, twinkling lights and a superb menu offering a fusion of flavor from around the world.

location: road to Sandy Ground

phone: 264.498.8392  •  website

Hibernia

Hibernia brings the flavors of the Far East to Anguilla with its French-Asian inspired menu and artfully crafted food. The restaurant is also an art gallery. For an apertif or digestif, Hibernia offers a collection of rare rums sourced throughout the Caribbean.

location: Island Harbor

phone: 264.497.4290  •  website

Blanchard’s

A world famous, successful restaurant created in 1989 by Bob and Melinda Blanchard. The owners have written a number of well-received cook books. The food and the view are outstanding.

location: Mead’s Bay

phone: 264.497.6100  •  website

Jacala

Jacala offers fine French food in an intimate setting overlooking the beach.

location: Mead’s Bay

phone: 264.498.5888  •  website

Pimms

Part of the beautiful Cap Juluca resort, the romantic tables at Pimms look over the waters of Maundays Bay.

location: Cap Juluca resort, Maundays Bay

phone: 888.858.5822  •   website

Straw Hat

Great food in a beautiful setting overlooking Meads Bay. Serving outstanding breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t miss it!

location: Mead’s Bay

phone: 264.497.8300  •  website: strawhat.com

Dolce Vita

A romantic spot for great Italian food in Sandy Ground.

location: Sandy Ground

phone: 264-497-8668  •  website

mid-range gems

Tasty’s

Chef Dale Carty is a local celebrity and Anguillan native, and his Caribbean inspired food is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

location: South Hill

phone: 264.584.2737  •  website

E’s Oven

A comfortable dining room and great value Caribbean dishes.

location: Rendezvous Road

phone: 264-498-8258  •  website

Smokey’s at The Cove

A great spot for lunch or dinner on the small, unspoiled beach of Cove Bay. Live music most days.

location: Cove Bay

phone: 264-497-6582  •  website

breakfasts & bakeries

Le Bon Pain

A true French bakery with the island’s best baguette, flaky croissants, pain au chocolat, and quiche. Good coffee and a quaint front porch to enjoy your breakfast while hens peck around the grounds below. Obviously, the eggs are fresh!

location: Island Harbor

phone: 264-497-2318  •  tripadvisor

Mary’s Bakery

A local institution, Mary’s is a great spot for pastries and cheese pies for breakfast or bread and sandwiches for lunch. Ask the locals in line for their recommendations; everyone has a favorite in the bakery case. Eat-in or carry-out.

location: The Quarter

phone: 264-497-2318  •  tripadvisor

Gerrard’s Bakery

The best place to go for big breakfast variety – from French pastries to Pancakes to Eggs Benedict to breakfast burritos. Good coffee too. Sandwiches available for your picnic lunch.

location: South Hill Plaza

phone: 264.497.5559  •  website

Sugar & Spice Bakery

The back porch has a view of planes landing at the airport. Nice breakfast specials, pastries and smoothies. Plenty of seating and wifi to boot.

location: The Valley Road

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local and delicious

Johnno’s

Famous for their Sunday Jazz Brunch, where the patrons are welcome to come up on stage and play with the band.

location: Sandy Ground

phone: 264-497-2728  •  website

Blanchard’s Beach Shack

The casual neighbor to Blanchard’s restaurant. Sandwiches, tacos, smoothies and beers with tables that sprawl out to the beach. Open lunchtime til’ 8pm. Beach chairs for rent for $2.

location: Mead’s Bay

phone: 264.498.6100  •  website

Ken’s Barbecue

Pork ribs and grilled chicken keep the locals lined up at this popular BBQ stand on The Strip. Take away or hang out on the picnic tables and dig in.

location: The Strip

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Uncle Ernie’s Beach Bar 

A casual lunch spot on the sand in Shoal Bay East, great ribs and sandwiches. Parking available and Beach chairs and umbrellas are too.

location: Shoal Bay East

phone: 264-497-3907  •  website

Nat’s Place – Palm Grove Grill

Order some crayfish and their amazing johnny cakes, then go out for a swim at the secluded beach here at Junk’s Hole. After an hour, your fresh seafood lunch will be ready and waiting for you at this funky beach shack.

location: Junks Hole

phone: 264-497-4224  •  tripadvisor

Cocono’s

Locals flock here for stewed chicken, goat, fried fish and heaping sides at locals prices. Great for take out and to chat with Anguillans waiting for their own homestyle dinners.

location: Blowing Point

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Cha Cha San

Chef Ken has worked in kitchens in Tokyo, London, Moscow, Mauritius – and now Anguilla. His pan-asian cuisine with a Caribbean flair, at a mid-range price, is a great addition to the food scene here. Tuesday night is Ramen night!

location: South Hill

phone: 264.583.1988  •  website

Corner Bar Pizza

Just down the road from Calindius, join the locals ordering take-out pizza or grab a seat at the red-and-white-checked tables and dig in. The Seafood Pizza is a delicious Anguillan twist. And of course our best friend Claudius works here, so you know it’s good!

location: North Hill Village (2 minute walk from Calindius)

phone: 264.497.3937  •  tripadvisor

Papa Lash Food Van

For an inexpensive lunch to take out to the beach, friendly Papa Lash cooks up great sandwiches (with vegetarian options) and his famous Cheese Pizza Patty.

location: The Valley

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Ferryboat Inn

Popular with locals and expats, the Ferryboat Inn makes one of the best burgers on the island. Wednesday night is Wing Night – hot wings for just a dollar each!

location: Blowing Point

phone: 264.497.6613  •  website

Nico’s

Locals Caribbean food spot with an outdoor patio. Great place to try the Anguillan Goat Stew! Popular with the businessmen/women and politicians here in The Valley for lunch.

location: The Valley

phone: 264-497-2844  •  Tripadvisor

It’s happy hour. Grab a drink!

Bankie Banx’s Dune Preserve

Bankie Banx is a reggae legend in the Caribbean and tours yearly in the US as well. His Dune Preserve is a ‘treehouse for adults’ where you can eat, drink and listen to him jam on stage – sometimes with his son, up and coming talent Omari Banks.

location: Rendezvous Bay

phone: 264-729-1328 •  website

The Viceroy

The Sunset Lounge makes for a nice spot to watch the sun go down with a fancy cocktail. This is a huge, sprawling, modern resort with an unbelievably long, palm-lined driveway leading to the Porte Cochere.

location: Barnes Bay

phone: 264-497-7000  •  website

Malhouana

Recently renovated, the Malhouana is a beautiful resort on the hill overlooking Mead’s Bay. Great place for an evening cocktail – the vintage scuba helmet collection will tap your inner Jules Verne.

location: Meads Bay

phone: 264-497-6111  •  website

Pump House

Live, loud music most nights. Burgers, beer, music and dancing.

location: Sandy Ground

phone: 264.497.5154  •  website

Elvis’ Beach Bar

A fun boat-bar on the beach to belly-up to in Sandy Ground.

location: Sandy Ground

phone: 264.498.0101  •  website

Scilly Cay

A boat picks you up at the dock in Island Harbor and carries you to Scilly Cay for extremely potent rum punch and some of the best (and definitely most expensive) lobster in Anguilla.

location: Island Harbor

phone: 264.497.5123  •  website

Bon appétit!

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