Anquilla Restaurants

Old Mar 2nd, 2004, 09:55 PM
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Anquilla Restaurants

Thanks to all of the wonderful and informative posts, we have decided to go to Cap J in May for our honeymoon! Can't wait!

There was a post that is a few years old specifically about restaurants, but I was wondering if anybody had any great recent dining experiences or knew of some classics?

Do we need to make reservations ahead of time at most of the islands restaurants? What about Cap J's restaurants and spa treatments if we are guests?

Thanks so much!
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Old Mar 3rd, 2004, 03:00 AM
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The restaurants are more amazing each year (there are about 80 -- if you want to start salivating now, go to www.news.ai & click on the menus tab at the top of the page). Cap's restaurants are good but you definitely won't want to eat every meal there. You probably won't need reservations in May -- just call ahead the day you're going. Some you may not want to miss are Altamers, Trattoria, Straw Hat, & Mangos. We're partial to some of the Anguillian-owned restaurants like Tasty's and E's Oven, as well. Good food at some of the beach bars (Johnno's, Gwen's, Smokey's). You'll love it!
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Old Mar 3rd, 2004, 05:49 AM
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The restaurants on Anguilla are outstanding and some are tres expensive. The restaurants at Cap are outstanding, Pimms and Georges(for lunch).
For lunch try the restaurant at CuisinArt and get some of their hydroponically grown veggies. Go to Shoal Bay and have lunch at Uncle Ernies (great, and cheap, ribs).
Nighttime, I also underscore Altamer, Mangoes, Straw Hat, and Trottoria Tramonte (Opera singing under the palms right on the beach with views over to St Martin). Also Blanchards is good. Skip Malliouhana, way overpriced and small portions (but a view to die for).
Yes make reservations (your concierge will do this). You don't really need them but you get better tables and service and it is a courtesy to them.
Finally, consider a trip to Scilly Cay, especially on live music day (Sun). It is a great, though expensive, experience and great lobster. It is a "lunch" place but after it you will not feel like eating dinner. (Their rum punches are almost lethal).
Have a great trip.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2004, 08:35 AM
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Unfortunately on Anguilla it is so many excellent restaurants so little time. I wouldn't lock myself into a meal plan at Cap. For a honeymoon splurge try Blanchards, Altamer or Cove Castles all of which are excellent but expensive. Manogs is very nice and has live music on Mon (may not in May so Check first), L'Indigo on Meads Bay is new and excellent. Bistro Phils is very popular --really like the seafood kabob there. Trattoria Tratmonto is another favorite--The lobster ravioli is sinful.
Frangipani has a new chef and is also excellent. Gracious ocean front dining on the terrace. You can check out the menu on www.frangipani.ai. We just returned from Anguilla and ate there twice. For lunch try Le Bar at Shoal Bay East. Really good and better than Uncle Ernies. Gwens and Serenity are also good. Scilly Cay on Sunday is a lot of fun. They have a wondeful Lobster/crayfish platter (about $60) which we usually split. Agree about the rum punches--awesome. Gwens and Elodias At Shoal Bay East also have live music on Sunday. If you don't eat dinner at Trattoris you can go for lunch and use the lounge chairs and umbrellas if you eat there. The tuna salad is very good. For inexpensive local food second E's Oven and Tastys. Not a lot of atmosphere but very good food.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2004, 08:39 AM
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Oliver's should be on any top 10 list as well. Close to Malliouhana. Not easy to find, but worth locating.
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Old Mar 7th, 2004, 08:26 AM
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Thank you so much! I am can't wait! Sounds like a lot of awesome suggestions, we love dinning out and those rum punches sound delightful.

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Old Mar 10th, 2004, 02:36 PM
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We just returned from an idyllic week on Anguilla (our third trip). I saw lots of responses with comments on old favorites, but two new places we especially liked were Flavours and L'Indigo. We didn't get to the Overlook on this trip but we've enjoyed it in the past.
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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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We have been to Anguilla 11 times, the most recent trip in January.

Mangos, Overlook, Olivers, are very good. We loved Zara's on Shoal Bay. Food at Cap J is fair and very overpriced, (of course all the restaurants are expensive). You might try breakfast at Tasty's.

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