Restaurants in Anguilla

While some Caribbean dining is a simply a perk of the trip, the gourmet scene on Anguilla is a reason in itself to visit. You’ll see local fare like red snapper and crayfish permeate menus (often prepared in original ways) as well as comforting classics. Our Anguilla specialists frequent the island regularly and get updates on clients’ favorite restaurants in Anguilla, so be sure to speak with them about must-trys before jetting off!

Blanchard’s (Meads Bay)

Family-operated restaurant next to Carimar Beach Club. The menu features an abundance of seafood (think tuna tartare, roasted mussels, and local Mahi Mahi) with an Asian, Cajun and Caribbean influence. A gluten-free menu is proudly offered as well. * Open for dinner Monday-Saturday from 6:30pm, and closed during the end of August and September. 1(264) 497-6100
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Cuisinart Resort and Spa (Rendezvous Bay)

Try the five different restaurants at this hotel, from casual to upscale. The resort boasts its own greenhouse, ensuring that just-picked vegetables and fruits add texture and color to every meal.  1(264) 498-2000 Visit the website

Jacala (Mead’s Bay)

Frommer’s calls this French establishment “pure magic”, and our villa specialists agreed when they visited back in the summer of 2014, citing it as the best meal of the trip. Try the conch chowder and crayfish risotto. With only 35 seats, Jacala books up quickly, so ask us to book this one in advance. 1(264) 498-5888 Visit the Facebook page

Koal Keel
(The Valley)

Fine dining, featuring one of the most extensive wine collections in the Caribbean, and renowned as one of the best restaurants on island. Travel & Leisure advises not miss the crayfish ravioli or the rum truffle tower. The restaurant also features a rum shop as well as a bakery, La Petite Patisserie. 1 (264) 497-2930 Visit Smokey at the Cove’s website, sister restaurant to Koal Keel for info

Pump House (Sandy Ground)

Named after the original pumps from the once thriving salt industry, the Pump house serves very simple fare (think burgers, pizzas, steaks and a variety of grilled fish). The restaurant features live music and DJs on a regular basis. 1 (264)-497-5154 Visit the website

The Restaurant at Malliouhana (Meads Bay)

This beautiful waterfront restaurant features classic fine dining, with a healthful approach (whipped chickpeas, local kale and snapper crudo dot the appetizer list). Their myriad cocktails, from martini spinoffs to rum cocktails make for a perfect pairing. Vegan and gluten free options available, too. * Open daily. 1(877) 733-3611 Visit the website

Smokey’s At the Cove (Cove Bay)

Think lowkey at Smokey’s, located directly on the beach. You’ll find burgers, barbeque chicken and no shortage of Caribs, plus live music. 1 (264) 497-6582 Visit the website

Straw Hat (Meads Bay)

Written up in a number of magazines, Straw Hat features an abundance of seafood (crispy snapper, local crayfish with ginger vinaigrette) as well as meatier dishes like pork belly and a New York Strip. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1 (264) 497-8300 Visit the website

Tasty’s Café (South Hill)

Tasty’s is run by native chef Dale Carty, who’s been featured in Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines. The restaurant fuses relaxed Caribbean décor with local dishes (think whole roasted snapper and conch salads). Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. * Closed Thursdays, and featuring live music on Saturday nights. 1 (264) 584-2737 Visit the website

Veya (Sandy Ground)

While the restaurant is one of a few not located on the beach, the restaurant makes up for it by its charming ‘tree-house’ like ambiance, and cultural menu. You’ll find local dishes such as conch carpaccio along with Moroccan spiced shrimp and butter poached lobster. * Open for dinner Monday-Saturday from November to May; closed on Saturdays from May through August. 1 (264) 498-8392 Visit the website