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Anguilla


From world class restaurants to beach bars, here's your guide for the exploring culinary treasures.

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Anguilla


From world class restaurants to beach bars, here's your guide for the exploring culinary treasures.


Anguilla is really the unexpected gem of the Caribbean.
— Chef Rafael Gonzalez of the Four Seasons Anguilla
Photograph courtesy of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Photograph courtesy of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

"Anguilla is really the unexpected gem of the Caribbean. The 33 white-sand beaches and crystal clear water attract the visitors, but it’s the warm hospitality, casually chic vibe, and culinary delights that make people fall in love with this island. For a small destination, Anguilla offers a great mix of local, casual and fine-dining options for foodies."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

"For culinary tourists, what makes Anguilla a great vacation destination is the amount of great restaurants to choose from and we have great local fish."
FED Pro > Chef Jasper Schneider of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa


MORNING | Coffee and Breakfast

Photograph courtesy of Valley Bistro

Photograph courtesy of Valley Bistro

Valley Bistro

"After dropping my kids off at school, I like to come here for  breakfast. They have a great menu and the prices can’t be beat."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

Government Corner, The Valley, Anguilla
T: 264.498.5100

Geraud's Bakery

"I love the atmosphere and the pastries are delicious."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

South Hill, Anguilla
T: 264.497.5559 | 
www.anguillacakesandcatering.com

Photograph courtesy of Cafe de Paris

Photograph courtesy of Cafe de Paris

Café de Paris

"They make a strong espresso and you can sit outside."
FED Pro > Chef Jasper Schneider of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Cove, West End Village, Anguilla | T: 264.497.0069

Cafe Mediterraneo 

"Order the Turkey Hash with a fried egg."
FED Pro > Chef Jasper Schneider of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

CuisinArt Resort, Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
Website


SHOPS & TOURS

Photograph courtesy of CuisinArt

Photograph courtesy of CuisinArt

CuisinArt’s Hydroponic Garden

"Ask for a tour. They’ve done a great job and it really is an impressive set-up."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

CuisinArt Resort, Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
Website

Photographs courtesy of Limin' Boutique

Photographs courtesy of Limin' Boutique

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Limin' Boutique

"This shop is always a fun stop for buying locally-made souvenirs."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

West End Main Road, West End Village, Anguilla
T: 264.583.3733

Grands Vins de France 

"This is also a good spot. They have great service and an impressive selection. Ask for Nathalie and tell her I sent you."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

South Hill, Anguilla
T: 264.497.6498 | Website


LUNCH

Photograph courtesy of SunShine Shack

Photograph courtesy of SunShine Shack

Garvey's SunShine Shack

"This is 'the' spot for lunch. There are only three things to eat: BBQ ribs, chicken and snapper. And they are all good. Their drinks are well-made too. Ask for Garvey, he makes the place great. However, the best part of Sunshine’s is that the beach chairs are just three feet from the water and face neighboring St. Maarten. You can sit here all day."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

Rendezvous Bay Beach (Next to Anguilla Great House), The Valley, Anguilla
T: 264.476.0649

B&D’s BBQ

"Guests literally eat in someone’s front yard."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

"The chicken and the ribs combo is my favorite."
FED Pro > Chef Jasper Schneider of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Long Bay Village, Anguilla

Valley's BBQ

"Visit the chicken guy here for lunch and his johnnycakes."
FED Pro > Chef Jasper Schneider of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

South Hill, Anguilla


AFTERNOON | Snack & Sweets

Photograph courtesy of Blanchards Beach Shack

Photograph courtesy of Blanchards Beach Shack

Blanchards Beach Shack

An outdoor snack shack with frozen yogurt, lobster rolls, spicy Jerk chicken sandwich, tacos, all-natural burgers, rum punch and frozen drinks.

"Great for an afternoon snack."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

Meads Bay, Anguilla
T: 264.497.6100
www.blanchardsrestaurant.com

Falcon Nest Bar & Grill

"Come to this Island Harbour beach bar for a snack."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

Island Harbour, Anguilla
T: 264.497.1127

CuisinArt Beach Bar

"I love taking my daughter to get ice cream sandwiches here after school."
FED Pro > Chef Jasper Schneider of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

CuisinArt Resort, Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
Website


PRE-DINNER | Cocktails, Wine, Beer

Sunset Lounge | Photograph courtesy of Viceroy Anguilla

Sunset Lounge | Photograph courtesy of Viceroy Anguilla

Sunset Lounge at Viceroy Anguilla

"The Sunset Lounge is hands down is the best spot on the island to watch the sunset. It’s a great setting that invites guests to relax for an afternoon and stay into the evening. Without doubt, this is the place to be before or after dinner. It’s just…wow!"
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

Barnes Bay,West End, 2640, Anguilla
T:
 264.333.8057Website


DINNER

There is something for everyone to eat here on Anguilla.
— Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons
Photograph courtesy of E's Oven

Photograph courtesy of E's Oven

Classic Restaurants

Photographs courtesy of E's Oven

Photographs courtesy of E's Oven

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E's Oven

"Come here for Caribbean food and definitely order the Conch Creole."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

"I love lamb shank by chef Vernon Hughes at E's Oven."
FED Pro > Pastry Chef Geraud Lavest of Geraud's Patisserie

South Hill AI-2640, Anguilla
T: 264.498.8258

Photograph courtesy of Jacala

Photograph courtesy of Jacala

Jacala

"For classic, I love Jacala for the service, food (steak tartare, fresh fish) and St. James Rum. They also have crayfish."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of TThe Four Seasons

Meads Bay, Anguilla
T: 264.498.5888

For Crayfish

Johnno's Beach Stop | Photo Credit: therealaxalady [flickr]

Johnno's Beach Stop | Photo Credit: therealaxalady [flickr]

Johnno's Beach Stop

"Crayfish is a must when in Anguilla. It’s usually just grilled and served with butter and lemon – very simple, but they have great flavor. This is one of the restaurants where you can find it."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

"I order the stewed snapper. It is a whole red snapper, cooked perfectly with rice and peas."
FED Pro > Chef Jasper Schneider of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Sandy Ground, Prickly Pear Cays, Anguilla
T: 264.497.2728 | 
www.johnnosatpricklypear.com

Anguillian Crayfish Risotto, Local Pumpkin, Roasted Leeks, Micro Greens at Cobà | Photograph courtesy of Viceroy Anguilla

Anguillian Crayfish Risotto, Local Pumpkin, Roasted Leeks, Micro Greens at Cobà | Photograph courtesy of Viceroy Anguilla

Cobà

"Cobà is our fine-dining venue at the Viceroy Anguilla. Situated on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea with floor to ceiling windows, the restaurant is the perfect setting for a romantic night out for a dinner with friends. The menu features more than eight grilled meats and five grilled fish dishes, plus a variety of other plated dishes. I recommend the local snapper, crayfish, spiny lobster and mahi mahi."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

Viceroy Anguilla, Barnes Bay, West End, Anguilla
T:
264.333.8057 | Website

Modern Restaurants

Photograph courtesy of Veya

Photograph courtesy of Veya

Veya

"For modern dining. From the décor to food, the whole experience is great."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

North Hill Village, Anguilla
T: 264.498.8392 | 
veya-axa.com

Photograph courtesy of CoveCastles

Photograph courtesy of CoveCastles

Covecastles Resort

"They just opened and it has an overall good menu and atmosphere."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

Shoal Bay West | Meads Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
T: 264.497.6801 | www.covecastles.com

SandBar

"Come here for a casual dinner."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

AI-2640, Anguilla
T: 264.498.0171 | anguillasandbar.com


International

MEXICAN | Picante

"They have killer Mexican food and Margaritas. Their house-made hot sauce is a must try."
FED Pro > Chef Jasper Schneider of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

West End Village, Anguilla
T: 264.498.1616 | 
www.picante-restaurant-anguilla.com

Photograph courtesy of Cha Cha San

Photograph courtesy of Cha Cha San

ASIAN | Cha Cha San

"I come here for the dumplings."
FED Pro > Pastry Chef Geraud Lavest of Geraud's Patisserie

South Hill, Anguilla
T: 264.583.1988 | chachasan.com


Photo Credit: Dr. Warner [flickr]

Photo Credit: Dr. Warner [flickr]

LATE NIGHT

Food Trucks & Shacks

The Strip is where you'll find a collection of food shacks that line the Valley Street across from The People's Market.

"Try The Strip on The Valley where you can usually find about 10 food trucks. Food is authentic and plenty of selections, plus there are always plenty of rum drinks and beer."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

The Strip in The Valley, North Side, Anguilla

Elvis' Beach Bar

"I like Elvis for a great all around Caribbean experience."
FED Pro > Chef Rafael Gonzalez of The Four Seasons

Sandy Ground, Anguilla


DAY TRIP

Photograph courtesy of Sandy Island

Photograph courtesy of Sandy Island

Sandy Island

For $10, you can take a sea shuttle to Sandy Island. It takes just five minutes and leaves from the pier in front of Johnno’s Beach Bar at Sandy Ground. This small island has its own restaurant/bar and lots of snorkeling.

"At Sandy Island, I don’t think it gets much better than eating their fresh grilled crayfish with your feet in the sand."
FED Pro > Chef Jasper Schneider of CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

T: 264.476.6534 | www.mysandyisland.com

 

Souvenirs


Souvenirs


Anguilla's Jammin'

Chef Rafael Gonzalez loves their jams, "The flavors are great and the packing is fun too. Try the mango or chili, but the passion fruit is my favorite because it’s a great addition to a rum punch."

anguillasjammin.com | Where To Buy

Anguilla Sea Salt

One hundred percent natural sea salt made from the ocean, not a pond. It is sourced and created in Island Harbour. Stop by their shop which is a West Indian-style cottage.

www.anguillaseasalt.com 

At Blanchard's Table

Bob and Melinda Blanchard share their story about escaping civilization to open a restaurant on the Caribbean island of Anguilla in their books. This second book features a collection of more than 160 of their recipes.

www.blanchardsrestaurant.com | Buy on Amazon

Planning Links


Planning Links


Stay

HOTELS | Tablet Hotels -- Book a Paris Hotel.
APARTMENTS | Airbnb -- Book an Apartment.

Getting Around

CAR RENTALS | Island Car Rentals.
BOAT CHARTER | Calypso Charters.

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The Pros


The Pros


JASPER SCHNEIDER

Executive Chef of the CuisinArt Golf and Spa Resort in Anguilla where he cooks with herbs and produce from the property’s half-acre hydroponic garden. Previously, he was the executive sous-chef at the La Quinta Resort in California and A Pacific Caf in Kauai, and executive chef of Hudson Hall in New York.

RAFAEL GONZALEZ

Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Anguilla and former executive chef of the Viceroy Anguilla Resort. The Miami-born chef trained in New York City with David Bouley at Bouley Bakery; Chef Eric Ripert at Le Bernardin; and Chef Jean George Vongerichten at Jean George Restaurant. He was the Restaurant Chef at the Pierre New York and later the Four Seasons in Vancouver.

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GERAUD LAVEST

Pastry chef and owner of Geraud’s Patisserie on Anguilla. Originally from Auvergne, France, he trained with Chef Michel Rostang in Paris. He also worked in Miami at L’entrecote, in Saudia Arabia for Leyalty, in Buenos Aires for Intercontinental Hotels, and in Lisbon for the Four Seasons Hotel. He was also a Cordon Blue teacher in Ottawa, Canada.

 

 

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