The food here is good and healthy — lobster, chicken and steaks from such fish as mahimahi, kingfish and grouper, plus tropical fruits, fried plantains and coconut and guava puddings made fresh daily. Even the beach bars are spotless!
Blue Tropic Restaurant & Bar
West Indian cuisine – Friendship Bay
Garden setting, above the beach. Bills itself as the best restaurant on Bequia, and is priced accordingly. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, cocktails, al fresco lunches, light casual dinners by reservation. Located in the Bequia Beach Hotel.
Hours: 7 days a week
Specials: Live entertainment during the season
Phone / VHF: 458 1600 / 68
Captain Mac’s Bar & Galley
West Indian cuisine with a nautical theme – Port Elizabeth
The experienced owners of the old Hope’s Cove Restaurant have created a exciting new venue on Front Street. A wide wrap-around verandah is the perfect place to enjoy the warm tropical breezes while sampling a variety of West Indian and International food at reasonable prices. Located above the Island Style store on Front Street. Reservations not required.
Hours: All year, 10am – 11pm; Sundays 3pm – 11pm
Specials: Live music Friday nights, Karaoke Tuesdays & Thursdays; also caters for birthdays, weddings, parties, etc
Phone / VHF: 458-3133 and 495-5468 / 68
Brooks hideaway is a local eatery located in the market on the way to O’car Reform.
Coco’s Place Bar & Restaurant
West Indian, Seafood, with an International twist – O’car Reform
Book for lunch or dinner at Coco’s Place. You will be served as a very important person, in a fabulous setting with a superb view, with the finest food of the island. This island staple has recently relocated from Lower Bay to Port Elizabeth. Excellent service. Excellent food. The place to be on Fridays – laid back atmosphere, Elvis live on pan. Coco’s conch chowder, made with milk and light cream like a Newport chowder, is unbelievably tender.
Hours: 11:00 – late
Specials: Tuesday local string band, Saturday Amanda Gooding, Friday Elvis on pan, Sunday West Indian buffet
Phone / VHF: 458-3463 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: EC$35 – 100
Colombo’s Place Spaghetteria
Colombo’s Place Spaghetteria is a local eatery located across from NBC Bank.
Phone / VHF: 457-3881 / Channel 70
Dawn’s Beach Cafe
Caribbean, International cuisine – Lower Bay
A simple beach bar serving good local food. The menu is ideal for the beach. Popular spot for locals and visitors to hang out and enjoy one of the liveliest beaches on Bequia. It is located in the Creole Garden Hotel.
Hours: Open in May 10:30 – 17:00
Specials: Sundays – popular beach day
Phone / VHF: 458-3154 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: EC$20 – 40
Pizza, West Indian cuisine – Port Elizabeth
De Bistro is a local eatery known for its breakfast and is located next to Roland’s Gourmet Supermarket on Front Street.
Phone / VHF: 457-3482 / Channel 68
Caribbean, Seafood – Lower Bay
Informal beach bar and restaurant with relaxed atmosphere in the middle of all the action in Lower Bay. Good seafood, curries and a full dinner menu. Best known for lunches. Saturday seafood buffet dinners with live music in season, and regular Sunday afternoon music jam sessions. Reservations are required for dinner.
Hours: Open in August 10:30 – 21:30
Specials: Offers catering for birthdays, weddings, and more
Phone / VHF: 458-3958 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: EC$20 – 60
Upscale West Indian, International – Ocar
Up-market restaurant with plenty of ambience. Good food and atmosphere. Large deck and dinghy dock for relaxing and dancing. Enjoy a candlelit dinner right at the waterfront. Don’t miss their famous reggae nights or music bars.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 4pm – late
Specials: String band on Friday nights, live music on Saturday.
Phone / VHF: 458-3900 & 458-3443 / Channel 68
Bequian, authentic Island cooking – Lower Bay
Book for this popular and unique local restaurant as there are few tables and they fill quickly. Fernando learnt his trade as a ship’s cook on the Yankee Clipper and on ocean tankers. Limited seating. Fresh fish caught daily by “Nando”, who is an excellent chef and his unique restaurant is wonderfully Bequian. Located up on the hill above Lower Bay.
Hours: Open every Sunday 19:00 – 22:00 Closed from 1st July – 1st Saturday in November.
Phone / VHF: 458-3758 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: EC$70 – 100
Bequian, authentic Island cooking – Port Elizabeth/Belmont Walkway
Cheryl Johnson is the owner of this fine restaurant. She is one of the most well known people in the Grenadines for her tireless work promoting many good causes including a reading room for kids and the Bequia Book Shop. She turned her talents to the Fig Tree in 2010 and the Bequia restaurant scene is all the better for it. Local cooking with a spicy flair. Music some nights. Check “Bequia This Week” for schedule.
Hours: Open every day except Tuesday. November – March from 8 am – 10 pm, April – October 11 am – 8 pm
Phone / VHF: 457-3008 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: EC$50 – 70
Caribbean, International cuisine – Port Elizabeth
Extensive wine list. Good food. This waterfront restaurant is one of the best restaurants on the island. Lunches, served throughout the day, include sandwiches, salads and seafood platters. Dinner specialties include homemade soup, conch chowder, baked chicken with rice-and-coconut stuffing, lobster and an array of fresh fish. Located on the Belmont Walkway, Admiralty Bay, on the water between Gingerbread and Whaleboner. Reservations are required for dinner and essential for the Thursday BBQ.
Hours: 07:30 – 10:30; 11:00 – 15:00; 18:30 – 22:00 Closed in September
Specials: Thursday BBQ buffet and Jump-up with the Elite steel band.
Phone / VHF: 458-3255 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: Breakfast EC$8–27; Lunch EC$10–65; Dinner EC$27–80
Frisko Ice Cream
Ice Cream – Port Elizabeth
This small ice cream stand sells different low-priced popsicles and other pre-made treats like ice cream sandwiches. It’s not gourmet ice cream like Maranne’s, but it’s good for a cheap cool snack on a hot day.
Plan on Spending: EC$1.50 – EC$5
Gingerbread Hotel Restaurant
Caribbean, BBQ, International cuisine – Port Elizabeth
Elegant dining in the upstairs restaurant or sit outside, beachside, for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. If you happen to be dining on a night when the vocal group Ferrin is playing, you are in for a special treat – this Bequian group will enlighten you with a fine repertoire of local Caribbean favorites. Located in the Belmont Walkway, Admiralty Bay.
Hours: Breakfast at 8:00. Lunch all day. Closes at 22:00
Specials: Sunday – live music
Phone / VHF: 458-3800 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: $15-$25 per person
Caribbean Cuisine – Port Elizabeth
A traditional Caribbean beach bar made out of split bamboo. Real West Indian feel and bar food. Has the best chicken and conch roti in the entire Caribbean! Hang out and enjoy a local Hairoun beer and a roti, and catch up on the local goings on. Located in Belmont, Admiralty Bay, between the two Dive Shops.
Hours: Until Liston (the owner) feels like closing
Phone / VHF: 458-3247 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: EC$5 for a beer and EC$10 for a roti
West Indian Cuisine – Port Elizabeth
The Harbour Café is a West Indian restaurant located next to Knight’s Supermarket on Front Street.
Phone / VHF: 458-3272
Hibiscus Bar & BBQ
West Indian Cuisine – Port Elizabeth
Not a “fancy tourist restaurant”, but more of a local “hang-out”. Around lunch time, it is packed out, and that can be for only one reason: the food is good … and cheap. Enjoy fresh blackfin tuna steak, lobster in season, chicken, pork ribs, all perfectly done. Located on Back Street, opposite Knight’s Trading.
Hours: 8am – 2pm daily
Jack’s Bar and Restaurant
West Indian, Creole, International Cusine – Princess Margaret Beach
Brand new beachfront sports bar and restaurant, with a huge dinghy dock designed to attract the yachties. Good selection of food from the usual burgers to Cornish Game Hen and Fillet of Beef for dinner. Large, attentive, staff. A bit on the pricey side, but a prime location on Bequia’s most popular beach. Tucked away at the east end of Princess Margaret Beach. Disabled access by water taxi only.
Hours: 11am – 9pm, later in season. Breakfast available all day. Open all year round.
Specials: Caters for birthdays, weddings, parties, etc
Phone / VHF: 457-3762 and 457-3809 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: Lunch EC$15 – 30; Dinner EC$55 – 75.
West Indian, Creole Cuisine – Lower Bay
Messenja, the owner, is working hard to make this traditional, established, bar/restaurant on Lower Bay compete with ever-more upscale competition on the island. Try it for local food and bar atmosphere, especially the mingle on Saturday nights. Situated across the road from the beach with a good view of the bay.
Hours: Breakfast: 8:00 – 09:30; Lunch/Dinner: 11:30 – 21:00 (later in season)
Specials: Tues: Movie night, Sat: BBQ and karaoke, Wed: Buffet & steel pan
Phone / VHF: 458-3530 & 530-4959 / Channel 68
Plan on Spending: Breakfast: EC$25; Lunch: EC$ 10 – 25; Dinner: EC$40 – 80