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Anguilla Restaurants

Blanchards

  • Eclectic
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 03/06/2015

Fodor's Review

This delightful restaurant is one of the best in the Caribbean. Proprietors Bob and Melinda Blanchard moved to Anguilla from Vermont in 1994 to fulfill their culinary dreams. A festive atmosphere pervades the handsome, airy white room, accented with teal-blue, floor-to-ceiling shutters to let in the breezes and colorful artwork by the Blanchards' son Jesse. Creative cuisine, an upscale atmosphere, attentive service, and an excellent wine cellar (including aged spirits) please the star-studded crowd. Ever changing but always good, the nuanced contemporary menu includes house classics like corn chowder, lobster and shrimp cakes, and a Caribbean sampler, and vegetarians have ample choices. You'll remember desserts like key lime "pie-in-a-glass" or the justly famous "cracked coconut" long after your suntan has faded. There is a also a three-course fixe-price menu ($48).

Restaurant Information

Address:

Meads Bay, AI2640, Anguilla

Phone:

264-497–6100

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. except late Dec., Mon. May–mid-Dec., and Sept.–Oct. No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 03/06/2015

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By austinr

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Apr 4, 2010

Blanchard's Review

We are staying at the Viceroy in Anguilla and we have had dinner at Blanchards, Pimms and Coba. Blanchards had great service, wonderful food from start to end and a very warm atmosphere.

By iltt

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May 8, 2007

Don't go here if you have children

Apparently children aren't welcome at this establishment. We sat down and were presented with the menu and waited and waited for a wine list, which we never recieved. So I set up my son's DVD player up, which we've used in the best resturants around the world, and were told that we were not permited to use it. He said that there was a sign posted but no one ever saw a sign posted that such devices were not permited, I think he made it. We did not

feel welcomed there and refused to pay $500+ for dinner wine when we were treated as outcasts. When we made these reservations through Cap Juluca we specically had them ask if they accepted children and Blanchards said they did but apparently they don't welcome everyone.

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