Restaurant Options in the BVI

It should be of no surprise that casual dining are the norm on the British Virgin Islands

Photo credit: © Jim Barnes
 

As you review the list of restaurants in the British Virgin Islands, you'll notice something that is quite unique. Almost all are locally owned properties which have successfully flourished amongst locals and tourists without big companies backing them. Although there are a few international chains here and there, for the most part, every meal will be a unique experience as local chefs create dishes unlike any other.

Dining establishments on the British Virgin Islands run the gamut from casual bar and grills to upscale eateries. Still, even the most refined restaurants have a laid back atmosphere that permeates the islands. 

Every restaurant throughout the islands has its own individual style, but there are a few things you can expect encounter no matter where you eat. Casual is the name of the game here, and many beachside restaurants have no problem letting customers roam around in just bathing suits. However, you shouldn't expect this to be the case everywhere. Resort casual is a nice compromise for most places on the islands, and dressing to the nines for a date night out at a fancier establishment would certainly not be out of the norm. If you are unsure of what to wear and don't want to offend, simply call ahead and ask for the dress code. 

After eating, don't be surprised if a 10 percent gratuity is added to your bill. This is a common practice, however, if the gratuity has not been added you may tip your waiter or waitress accordingly. 

Food in the Virgin Islands is influenced by the culinary styles of the world. Restaurants here often serve fusions of French, Italian, Asian, Mexican, and Caribbean food, and barbecue is a favorite as well. Of course, being that these islands are surrounded by waters teaming with fresh fish, seafood is a popular offering in pretty much any restaurant you step in to. While vegetables are available with every meal, you may notice that tropical fruits are just as often on the menu, especially in soups which are made sweet with fruits rather than heavy and hearty with vegetables.

While you're in the island's, however, a great way to get to experience a number of local restaurants all at once is by participating BVI Restaurant Week.  Events include the taste of BVI on Tortola and Virgin Gorda in which restaurants gather together at one venue and offer up samples of their best dishes; the Visiting Chef Cook-Off where two chefs from Tortola and two chefs from Virgin Gorda will compete with a celebrity chef to see who does it better; and finally, the Barefoot Gourmet Soirée.  This takes place at the Peter Island Resort & Yacht Harbour and welcomes guests to sit down for an elegant five-course meal prepared by international and local chefs.  The proceeds go to students interested in pursuing a career in tourism.

Caribbean Cuisine

Foxy's Restaurant

Caribbean fare is never very tough to find in the BVI. Since this kind of cuisine contains elements borrowed from a variety of cultures, almost any type of diner can find dishes to their taste at such restaurants. Be sure to remember that you'll be able to read additional details regarding each restaurant on the page by clicking the links.

Pusser's Road Town Pub is a pub located in downtown Road Town. Different among the various Pusser's locations in the British Virgin Islands, the Road Town Pub specializes in quick and delicious Caribbean style pub food. Perfect for a quick lunch or drinks and dinner after a long day, Pusser's Road Town Pub is a staple of Tortola definitely worth a visit. If you are looking for something specific and want to call in advance, you can do so at (284) 494-3897.

1748 is a restaurant in the area you could visit. Breakfast at 1748 is served buffet style, while lunch and dinner have a la carte offerings. If you'd like to call before booking a room, you can do so at (284) 495-4252.

Big Bamboo Restaurant: Big Bamboo is especially known for its fresh caught conch, grouper, red snapper, and Anegada lobster. In fact, the lobster is so popular that you may want to call in advance and reserve yours before they run out.

Use the chart below to find more information on related choices in the region.

Caribbean Restaurants in the BVI
Name Location Island Phone Number
1748 3.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Tortola (284) 495-4252
Abe's by the Sea 1.5 mi. East of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke (284) 495-9329
Ali Baba's Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke (284) 495-9280
Bananakeet Cafe Tortola Tortola (284) 494-5842
Big Bamboo Restaurant 1.6 mi. North of Central The Settlement Anegada (284) 495-2019
Big Banana 0.2 mi. West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola (284) 495-4606
Brisani's At The Reef 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-2593
Callaloo 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-7600
Callwood's Restaurant & Bar 0.2 mi. West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola --
Coco Loco Beach Bar 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke (284) 496-6854
Coconut Junction 0.5 mi. South West of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda (284) 499-6357
Cool Breeze Bar & Restaurant Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke (284) 440-0302
Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Parham Town Cooper Island (284) 495-9084
Cow Wreck Restaurant 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Setting Point Anegada (284) 495-8047
Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Road Town Peter Island (284) 495-2000
Elm Beach Bar 0.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola --
Flying Iguana 2.2 mi. East of Central Parham Town Beef Island (284) 495-5277
Foxy's Restaurant 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke (284) 495-9258
Gertrudes Beach Bar Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke (284) 495-9104
Harris' Place 1.6 mi. East of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke (284) 495-9295
Hog Heaven 0.7 mi. North of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda --
Ivan's Stress Free Bar Restaurant 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke (340) 513-1095
Lobster Trap 1.5 mi. North of Central Setting Point Anegada (284) 495-9466
Mariner Inn Restaurant 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-2333
Mermaid's Dockside Bar & Grill 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda (284) 495-6663
Midtown Restaurant Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-2764
Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant 2.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 495-4556
Myett's Garden Grille 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola (284) 495-9649
One Love Bar and Grill 0.6 mi. West of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke (284) 495-9829
Pomato Point Restaurant 1.1 mi. West of Central Setting Point Anegada (284) 495-9466
Potter's by the Sea 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Setting Point Anegada (284) 495-9182
Pusser's Road Town Pub Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-3897
Quito's Gazebo Bar & Restaurant 0.2 mi. North of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola (284) 495-4837
Rhymer's Beach Hotel Restaurant 0.0 mi. Northwest of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola (284) 495-4639
Rita's Restaurant Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-6165
Rock Cafe & Sports Bar 1.8 mi. South West of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda (284) 495-5482
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Beach Grill 0.7 mi. North of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda (284) 495-5555
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Sugar Mill 0.7 mi. North of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda (284) 495-5555
Roti Palace Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-4196
Sand Box Restaurant 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Santu Patia Prickly Pear Island (284) 495-9122
Seaside Grill 2.6 mi. South West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola (284) 495-4212
Sugar Apple 1.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda --
Sugar Mill Restaurant 2.1 mi. South West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola (284) 495-4355
Sugarcane Restaurant 1.7 mi. West of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda (284) 543-9494
The Reef Restaurant 0.5 mi. South West of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda (284) 495-5252
The Turtle Restaurant 1.1 mi. Northwest of Central Parham Town Tortola (284) 495-2877
The Village Cafe and Restaurant 0.9 mi. West-Northwest of Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 495-5544
Top of the Baths 1.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda (284) 495-5497
Tradewinds Restaurant 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Road Town Peter Island (284) 495-2000
Verandah Restaurant 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-2501

Local Cuisines

CocoMaya Restaurant

Travelers will encounter a good handful of opportunities to enjoy local flavors during their time in the BVI.

Chez Bamboo is a dinner place located in Spanish Town, the BVI. With a menu as eclectic as the restaurant's decor, the French Creole inspired specialties are always crowd pleasers. Steak New Orleans appears on the menu alongside local favorite Osso Bucco. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before you go, do so at (284) 495-5752.

CocoMaya Restaurant offers several different specialties to try, including desserts and sushi. Asia meets Latin America on this unique menu of haute cuisine. They're located on Valley Trunk Road.

Despite the fact that there happens to be very few relevant choices that can be found inside the BVI, you are able to see some more information about them in the table found right below.

Other Local Restaurants in the BVI
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Chez Bamboo 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda Asian, Cajun, International (284) 495-5752
CocoMaya Restaurant 0.6 mi. South West of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda Asian Fusion, Latin American (284) 495-6344
The Jamaican Kitchen Downtown Road Town Tortola Jamaican (284) 494-1010

European and Asian

Those wanting to find some European cuisine have plenty of options to choose from. In addition to French food, you'll also be able to find Italian and Continental restaurants too.

Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill is located at Peter Island Resort & Spa and is a bar and grill Peter Island, in southern the BVI. If you're looking for a casual dining experience with a tropical feel, Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill is it. From the location on the beach, to the tropical decor and light menu, Deadman's Beach is an ideal choice for holiday dining. Guests can reach them at (284) 495-2000.

Travelers should think about visiting The Dove. In addition to offering guests that largest wine list in town, this restaurant is also unique for its ever changing small menu, the offerings on which are dictated by which ingredients are readily available locally. The head chef specializes in creating inventive dishes, but the homemade chocolate souffle is without a doubt his best.

Brandywine Estate Restaurant: Head Chef Davide Pugilese mixes the menu up on a daily basis in order to work with the freshest ingredients possible every time. The vibe overall is Mediterranean, and you'll find his best dishes to be a calf-liver dish for which the recipe is a family secret and the roast duck. You will find them on Sir Francis Drake Highway.

Ginny's is a top restaurant in the vicinity to consider. During the coffee shop hours, there are numerous coffee flavors, pastries, sandwiches, and homemade Italian gelato available. For dinner on Friday and Saturday, when Asian is the theme, there is a mixture of Japanese, Thai, and Indian cuisine. They're at 2 Wickhams Cay, on Tortola.

Just below you can find the 14 eateries cooking this kind of flavor.

European and Asian Restaurants in the BVI
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Brandywine Estate Restaurant 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Parham Town Tortola Italian, Mediterranean (284) 495-2301
Capriccio di Mare Downtown Road Town Tortola Italian (284) 494-5369
Charlie’s 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town Tortola Italian (284) 494-2333
Chez Bamboo 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda Asian, Cajun, International (284) 495-5752
CocoMaya Restaurant 0.6 mi. South West of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda Asian Fusion, Latin American (284) 495-6344
Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Road Town Peter Island Caribbean, Continental, Fusion (284) 495-2000
French Deli Downtown Road Town Tortola French (284) 494-4518
Ginny's 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town Tortola American, Asian (284) 494-2333
Giorgio's Table 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda Italian (284) 495-5684
Le Grand Cafe Downtown Road Town Tortola French (284) 494-8660
Seaside Grill 2.6 mi. South West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola Caribbean, Continental (284) 495-4212
The Clubhouse at Frenchmans 2.9 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Frenchman's Cay French (284) 494-8811
The Dove Downtown Road Town Tortola Asian Fusion, French (284) 494-0313
Virgin Queen Downtown Road Town Tortola Caribbean, Eclectic, English (284) 494-2310

International

Rosewood Little Dix Bay Pavilion

International fare is tremendously popular in the BVI. This is an area that has tremendous cultural diversity, so it's no surprise that there is a lot of culinary diversity as well.

A nice restaurant in the area you might enjoy is Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant. Located right on Great Harbour, guests can sail right up to the restaurant, dock their boat, and enjoy a meal. A paved parking lot is available as well. Customers can reach them at (284) 495-9294.

Saba Rock Restaurant: The dinner menu, where each dish is prepared with the freshest available ingredients features seafood and grill favorites, including conch pasta, barbecue ribs, and steak. Although the spot is renowned for their burgers you won't find a single one on their main menu.

Bath & Turtle Restaurant is a nice restaurant in the area you could try. Once a hole-in-the-wall bar, Bath & Turtle has blossomed into a full-service pub that the Brits would be happy to count as one their own. Whether you want to knock back a few drinks or tuck into standard pub fare with a little flare, this is the spot for you.

The chart directly below will show you the 25 relevant choices that are able to be seen in the BVI.

International Restaurants in the BVI
Name Location Island Phone Number
1748 3.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Tortola (284) 495-4252
Bath & Turtle Restaurant 0.2 mi. West-Northwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda --
Brisani's At The Reef 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-2593
Callaloo 0.9 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-7600
Chez Bamboo 0.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda (284) 495-5752
Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grill 2.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda (305) 468-0168
Corsairs Beach Bar & Restaurant 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke (284) 495-9294
Flying Iguana 2.2 mi. East of Central Parham Town Beef Island (284) 495-5277
Lobster Trap 1.5 mi. North of Central Setting Point Anegada (284) 495-9466
Mariner Inn Restaurant 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-2333
Neptune's Treasure Restaurant 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Setting Point Anegada (284) 495-9439
Pam's Kitchen 0.4 mi. Northwest of Central Setting Point Anegada (284) 495-9237
Potter's by the Sea 0.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Setting Point Anegada (284) 495-9182
Pusser's East 1.0 mi. South of Central Parham Town Tortola (284) 495-1010
Red Rock Restaurant & Bar 0.6 mi. East of Central Parham Town Tortola (284) 495-1646
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Pavilion 0.7 mi. North of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda (284) 495-5555
Royal BVI Yacht Club Restaurant & Bar The British Virgin Islands None (284) 494-8140
Saba Rock Restaurant 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda (284) 495-7711
Sandcastle Restaurant 1.0 mi. West of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke (284) 495-9888
The Almond Walk 2.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda (305) 468-0168
The Cove 0.6 mi. North of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda (284) 340-3005
The Dog & Dolphin Restaurant Virgin Gorda Virgin Gorda (284) 494-8000
The Pub 0.7 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola (284) 494-2608
The Restaurant at Leverick Bay 0.6 mi. North of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda (284) 340-3005
Top of the Baths 1.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda (284) 495-5497

American and Other

Fort Recovery Restaurant

There are tons of restaurants that serve eclectic meals in the BVI. Additionally, travelers will be able to choose between eclectic and American fare, as well as other options.

Pusser's Marina Cay is located at Marina Cay Beach and is a local eatery serving seafood and steak located on Marina Cay, the BVI. Though the Pusser's name began to become known through their rum, the restaurant, which serves Caribbean grill favorites, is just as important in the culinary world. If you want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (284) 495-4554.

Myett's Garden Grille is located at Myett's and has a couple of cuisine options to try, including Caribbean and eclectic. An extensive menu comes out of the kitchen headed by award-winning chef Brian Wasbaur. Garden and Grille Restaurant serves fresh seafood and a menu of International favorites often grilled right before your eyes. Visitors can reach them at (284) 495-9649.

The Crawl Pub is a restaurant in the area you could try. In addition to being a popular bar on the property of the Bitter End Yacht Club, the Crawl Pub also has a full kitchen equipped for lunch and dinner. Guests at the club and passersby are welcome to stop in to have a drink and watch the game, or order a full meal. You can contact them at (800) 872-2392.

Pusser's Landing is a local eatery serving seafood and steak Frenchman's Cay, in southwestern the BVI. Pusser's Landing enthralls guests with a breath taking view of the harbor, marina, and its calm waters, all the while serving up sumptuous food at affordable rates. Customers can contact them at (284) 495-4554.

Look through the table down below if you want to learn of the relevant possibilities that you will be able to find in the BVI.

Other Restaurants in the BVI
Name Location Island Type Phone Number
Anegada Reef Hotel Restaurant 0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Setting Point Anegada Eclectic (284) 495-8002
Bananakeet Cafe Tortola Tortola Caribbean, Fusion (284) 494-5842
Brandywine Estate Restaurant 1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Parham Town Tortola Italian, Mediterranean (284) 495-2301
CalaMaya 1.0 mi. South of Central Parham Town Tortola Eclectic (284) 495-2126
Callwood's Restaurant & Bar 0.2 mi. West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola American, Caribbean --
Calypso Cafe Downtown Road Town Tortola Eclectic (284) 494-8158
Captain Mulligans 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Road Town Tortola American (284) 494-0602
Coconut Junction 0.5 mi. South West of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda Caribbean, Vegetarian (284) 499-6357
Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Road Town Peter Island Caribbean, Continental, Fusion (284) 495-2000
Dockside Bar & Grille Downtown Road Town Tortola American (284) 494-2771
Fort Recovery Restaurant 3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Coral Bay Tortola Eclectic (284) 541-0955
Foxy's Taboo Restaurant 1.6 mi. East of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke Mediterranean (284) 495-0218
Gertrudes Beach Bar Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke American, Caribbean (284) 495-9104
Ginny's 0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Road Town Tortola American, Asian (284) 494-2333
LSL Bake Shop & Restaurant Virgin Gorda Virgin Gorda Eclectic (284) 495-5151
Mine Shaft Cafe 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda Eclectic (284) 495-5480
Myett's Garden Grille 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola Caribbean, Eclectic (284) 495-9649
Peg Leg Landing 2.1 mi. South West of Central downtown Road Town Tortola Eclectic (284) 494-0028
Pusser's Landing 2.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Frenchman's Cay American (284) 495-4554
Pusser's Marina Cay 3.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Parham Town Marina Cay American (284) 495-4554
Rita's Restaurant Downtown Road Town Tortola American, Caribbean (284) 494-6165
Rosewood Little Dix Bay Beach Grill 0.7 mi. North of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda American, Caribbean (284) 495-5555
Sugar Mill Restaurant 2.1 mi. South West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola Caribbean, Eclectic (284) 495-4355
The Crawl Pub 2.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda Eclectic (800) 872-2392
The Genaker 2.1 mi. South West of Central downtown Road Town Tortola Eclectic (284) 494-2512
Virgin Queen Downtown Road Town Tortola Caribbean, Eclectic, English (284) 494-2310

When dining on Virgin Gorda it is important to procure reservations simply because there are so few restaurants available. Restaurants on Jost Van Dyke are popular with the sailing set, offering travelers the chance to swap stories or just listen in, and on Anegada, only six to 10 restaurants are usually open at any given time of year.

If you have not yet booked your stay, you may want to take dining into consideration before you do. Many resorts and hotels having dining on site, and the type of food they serve may just influence your final decision. 

Whether you're looking for casual eating or a refined spot for a quiet, and perhaps romantic, meal, the dining establishments throughout the British Virgin Islands can easily accommodate your needs. Although some islands have fewer restaurants than others, the variety is enough that everyone will find something to satisfy their dining style.

 

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