Best Restaurants in Anguilla?

There is a wonderful selection of beach bars, bakeries and restaurants in Anguilla including the below:-

Best Anguilla Restaurants to Celebrate a Special Occasion


In 1987, Mary-Pat and Raoul moved to Anguilla and have created a menu of French cuisine with Thai and Japanese flavors. Their specialty starter is a Caribbean fish selection, freshly smoked and served with horseradish and ginger ($21).  Their main courses ($35 to $45) emphasize fresh fish (wahoo, mahi-mahi, crayfish, and lobster), but duck and beef are also on the menu. 

The ambiance is Balinese style with water pool and sculpture gardens. They also have an Asian art gallery. Located in Island Harbor, 5 mins from the Bird of Paradise.



David and Vida’s (hence Da’Vida) bar is great on Wednesdays for sunset and Happy Hour. The open-air restaurant is sophisticated (entrees $28 to $50) with wonderful views. Located less than 10 mins from the Bird of Paradise on Crocus Bay.


In 2006, Jerry and Carrie sold their restaurant “Empire” in Carlyle, Pennsylvania, and moved to Anguilla with their children. Carrie, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, calls her food the “cuisine of the sun, a fusion of exotic flavors from the hot spots around the globe”.  The Veya Tasting Menu ($95) with five of the chef’s current favorites is a real treat. Located on the hill on the way to Sandy Ground about 10-15 minutes from the Bird of Paradise.


Melinda and Bob have been coming to Anguilla for years. They took “a trip to the beach”, the title of one of their books, returned home, sold their business and moved to Anguilla. The best value is Blanchard’s 3-course Prix Fixe Menu ($49). 

The ambiance is classy beach cottage set back off of Mead’s Bay. Located about 20 mins from Bird of Paradise.

Straw Hat

Your hosts will be Anne and Peter Parles. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For a starter, a family favorite are the seafood spring rolls ($16). They’re well known for their lobster mac and cheese ($32), and if available the grilled local crayfish ($52). 

Located 20 mins from the Bird of Paradise immediately on the beach at Mead’s Bay.

Photo by   Susan Croft

Photo by Susan Croft

Photo by   Susan Croft

Photo by Susan Croft

Other restaurants that could fit the category “Best Restaurants in Anguilla” to celebrate a special occasion:

Barrel Stay: Sandy Ground
Jacala: Mead’s Bay
Mangos: Barnes Bay

Best Restaurants in Anguilla

Trattoria Tramonto

If you’re yearning for Italian, this is your restaurant. This could be one of the farthest restaurants from us on Anguilla and is stil only 12 miles away on Shoal Bay West. 


The “Bald Gourmet” wrote in his blog that this was one of his favorites. It’s located right on the main road of Anguilla. Ask for a table where you can catch a breeze. Bon Appétit wrote an article about Chef Dale Carty’s return to Anguilla. It is also open for breakfast on Sunday’s.

Dolce Vita

On the beach at Sandy Ground. Behind Dolce Vita are the combined experience and talents of Abbi Ibrahim and Christopher Bacchiega. They met while working together in a Michelin starred restaurant in Mantova, Italy

Best Restaurants in Anguilla

Roy’s Bayside Grill

This is popular with the British expat community, especially on Fridays when they gather for an early bird special like roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. It’s on the beach at Sandy Ground, so good sunset views. Our favorite is the fish and chips ($23). Roy’s has the best lobster bisque you can find anywhere!

E’s Oven

On the main road. Lunches ($8 to $20). Dinner main course half a chicken ($14) to coconut-crusted grouper ($24).


West end, inland. Mexican food. ($11 to $20). Easy for larger families or groups.

Valley Bistro

In the middle of the island is a little Bistro. Good for breakfast. This is the hub of the Anguilla business community.

Best Restaurants in Anguilla


Very close to the the Bird of Paradise in Island Harbor. Great for pizza.

B & Ds Barbecue

Plastic tables and chairs set up in the front yard. Fish, chicken, ribs and sides. Beer, water and soda available. Help yourself to the cooler. Feel free to bring your own wine or cocktail. Service can be slow, so snacks for the kids and, maybe, a deck of cards. Full meal for around $10-$12. Great Johnny Cakes!


Best Bakery in Anguilla

Le Bon Pain Bakery

Almond, chocolate, coconut, raisin croissants. They have decadent individual petite desserts such as a mini chocolate mousse or fruit tart. 5 min drive from Bird of Paradise in Island Harbor.


Located on the main road in South Hill. Open for breakfast and lunch. Great for special birthday or wedding cake.

Best Carry-Out in Anguilla

Fat Cat Gourmet

They say “gourmet to go”, but it’s not that fancy. You can pick up sandwiches, pre-made pot pies, chicken salad, etc. Located not far from the Bird of Paradise in the town center referred to as The Valley.

Best Anguilla Beach Bars

Scilly Cay

A 5 minute drive from Bird of Paradise is Island Harbor and a complimentary boat ride to Scilly Cay. Open 3 days a week. Sundays hop when they have a live band. Three menus items: lobster, crayfish, chicken, or combos. Killer rum punch. Meals $35-$50.


Da’Vida Beach Bar

Just down the road from the Bird of Paradise. At lunch time they will serve at your chaise lounge or at tables. Water sports available. A good place to snorkel. Swim out to the end of the cliff and a great place for sunset.


Palm Grove

Savannah Bay is the longest and most deserted beach on Anguilla. Located close to the Bird of Paradise down a windy road through the bush. Bring the portable chairs and umbrellas from the Bird of Paradise. Plan on an hour wait for lunch, so snacks for the children are recommended. A great place to look for beach treasures.

Tropical Sunset

Located on Shoal Bay, probably the busiest of the beaches because of day-trippers from St. Martin. Head to the west end of Shoal Bay to get away from the “crowds”.

Gwen’s Reggae Bar

For long-time visitors of Anguilla, Gwen’s has moved! She is now at the west end, not the east end, of Shoal Bay. Always a great place for people-watching and live music on a Sunday afternoon.

The Place

A great walking beach with several beach bars. Arrive early and grab the beach “sofa” at The Place on Rendez-Vous Bay.

The Dune

A funky bar owned by Bankie Banx, the John Denver of Anguilla. This is where Jimmy Buffett had his Anguilla concert and filmed his DVD. A short walk down the beach from The Place on Rendez-Vous Bay.

Elvis’ Beach Bar

Sandy Ground. Mexican food. Quesadilla, tacos, burritos ($8 to $16) . Hot dogs and burgers for $10. Open for lunch or dinner. A good place to see the sunset or catch a late-night bite to eat before walking over to The Pumphouse for live music.

Sand Bar

Sandy Ground. Tapas menu ($7 to $15) for lunch and dinner.

Pelican Bar

Very casual. In Island Harbor (5 minute drive) on the pier are a couple of local beach bars. Casual, picnic tables, and a view of the kids racing their sailboats and the fishermen bringing in their catch. Menu limited and local.

All prices are indicative only and are subject to change at the restaurant owner's discretion and without notice.