Fodor's Expert Review Veya and Meze at Veya

$$$$ Anguilla Eclectic Fodor's Choice

On the suavely minimalist four-sided verandah, stylishly appointed tables glow with flickering candlelight from sea urchin–shape porcelain votive holders. Chic patrons mingle and sip mojitos to the purr of soft jazz in a lively lounge. Co-owner Carrie Bogar's "cuisine of the sun" features ingenious preparations, first-rate provisions, and ample portions that are shareable works of art. Sample Moroccan-spiced shrimp "cigars" with roast tomato–apricot chutney or Indian spiced yellow pea soup. Jerk-spiced tuna is served with poached pineapple, plantain chips and red pepper, and butter-poached lobster is divine, as is warm chocolate cake with toasted almond ice cream. Consider splurging on the exquisite five-course tasting menu. For a relaxing casual evening, head downstairs to Meze at Veya to lounge in an open-air Moroccan tent while you share small tapas-style Mediterranean plates. There's live music nightly and Omari Banks, one of the island's best musicians, plays on Monday and Friday.

Eclectic Romantic Service Sophisticated Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Sandy Ground Village, n/a Anguilla  AI2640, Anguilla


Known For:
  • Veya sparklers
  • Moroccan shrimp "cigars"
  • Live music nightly
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Sept.–mid-Oct. Closed Sat. in June–Aug. and in late Oct. No lunch, Reservations essential

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