You could eat every meal at your resort, but you’d be missing out on some of the most delicious and authentic experiences Tortola has to offer. To help inspire you, we’ve compiled a list of 5 of our favorite Tortola restaurants.
Famous for the absolutely spectacular views and amazing sunsets you can enjoy from your table, BananaKeet Café in Carrot Bay is a can’t-miss experience. It’s popular for its Caribbean fusion cuisine, which mixes local flavors with both continental and Asian influences. Come around sundown and enjoy free cocktails along with your Mango Banana-Chutney Jerk Pork Loin. If you can schedule your visit on a Wednesday or Friday night, you’ll likely get to enjoy the free blues music.
Nigel’s Boom Boom Beach Bar & Grill
Nigel’s Boom Boom Beach Bar & Grill on Smuggler’s Cove beach is made of old pallets, and everything is seemingly just casually thrown together. But that’s part of its allure. The rest of the appeal comes from Nigel himself, the Prince of Smuggler’s Cove. Come for the local fish, the fabulous beach, the killer cocktails, and some old-fashioned Caribbean charm. There aren’t many places like this left.
Sugar Mill Restaurant
If you’re looking for fine dining with a twist, head on over to Sugar Mill Restaurant in Little Apple Bay. This is no ordinary waterfront restaurant; Sugar Mill sits over the water and delivers amazing views. The emphasis here is on local produce, fresh fish, and elegance. American and Caribbean specialties, like smoked duck breast and Guyana curried conch, are served up on fine English china, in what used to be the rum house of the plantation. Everything is cooked to order, so plan to settle in and enjoy the experience.
Pusser’s Road Town Pub
Pusser’s Road Town Pub is a Tortola tradition for a reason, and it’s not just the Painkiller cocktail they invented. The food is updated pub grub that’s consistently good and a little unusual. While you can’t wrong with anything on the menu, we suggest starting with the Potato Chip Tree (a massive pile of freshly made potato chips, dotted with blue cheese and tomato) if you’re with a crowd. And be sure to save room for the One-half Pound Jerk Chicken or the Curried Chicken Roti.
Myett’s Garden & Grill Restaurant
It’s hard to beat the sunset views from Myett’s Garden & Grill Restaurant in Cane Garden Bay. Come for the Happy Hour drink specials, and stay for the conch chowder, conch fritters, and fresh grilled Caribbean lobster. This place is just as good at breakfast, where the coconut French toast almost makes for a dreamy start to the day.
Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it on this laid-back island paradise. Just be sure to put on your eating pants.