There is quite a wide choice of restaurants, apart from the hotels mentioned, and you are recommended to eat the local dishes, which are very good. Tax of 8% and service of 10% is usually added to the bill.
St George’s: Nutmeg, on the Carenage above the Sea Change Book Store (T4402539). Delicious local dishes and its own famous rum punch, very popular, but avoid if you do not want to see turtle on the menu, open Mon-Sat 0800-2300, Sun 1600-2300. Rudolph’s, also on the Carenage (T4402241). Entrées EC$18-50, but good, local and international food, in friendly pub atmosphere, excellent rum punch, open Mon-Sat 1000-2400. Portofino, on the Carenage. Italian, about US$20 for meal and drink, nice place, witty proprietor, T4403986. Tropicana, on the Lagoon, T4401586. Popular, Chinese and local food, good, entrées from EC$10-45, excellent egg rolls and rotis, vast portions. Recommended. Seating inside or out on covered patio, barbecues, open 0730-2400, reservations recommended in high season, also takeaway rotis and Chinese.
Mamma’s, Lagoon Road. Multifarious local foods which the conservation-minded may not want to try (famous for wild meat dishes when in season but you don’t always know what you are getting, you may not be told until you’ve finished that there is no wild game that night), need to book, T4401459, full dinner EC$45 1930-2100, bar open until 2400. Patrick’s, also on Lagoon Rd, is reported even better, with a greater variety and interesting combinations of local foods, breadfruit salad and green papaya salad are outstanding. Ebony, Victoria Street, Grenville. Unique local dishes in relaxed setting, another place where you might find things like turtle on the menu, snacks and entrées, no credit cards, T4427325.
Blue Orchid Restaurant and Bar, Grand Anse, T4440999. Family night specials on Thu and Fri, bring your own alcoholic beverages. On Melville Street, near waterfront taxi stand, Deyna’s,T4406795. New, modern, good local food at local prices, and lots of it, rotis, excellent coffee, open Mon-Sat 0800-2100, Sun 1000-1600, crowded at lunch. Recommended. Pitch Pine Bar, Esplanade, T4401976. Fun place on the waterfront for a drink or meal, curry mutton, fish broth.
At the St George’s end of Grand Anse is Coconut Beach Restaurant, T4444644. With excellent French creole food and fruit juices and punches, barbecues and live music Wed, Fri, Sun evenings in high season, open 1000-2200. Fish ‘n’ Chick, at Sugar Mill roundabout, T4444132. Barbecue and grilled fish and chicken, local fast food and takeaway. Joe’s Steakhouse, T4444855. Steak and seafood restaurant and bar, Le Marquis complex, USDA steaks, marinated and grilled with Caribbean touch. Beachside Terrace, at the Flamboyant Hotel, T4444247. Big buffet and steel band Wed in season, good, very cheap Sun barbecue lunch, geared towards families. The Cot Bam Beach Bar on Grand Anse in front of Coyaba (approach by road at night) has good food, cheap, limited menu, locals drink here from morning onwards and are keen conversationalists. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Granby Street and Grand Anse, and Pizza Hut outlets are in this area. Tabanca at Journey’s End, near The Flamboyant, T4441300. Excellent food, a mixture of Grenadian and international, run by an Austrian, her coffee is superb, open 1700-2300, live music weekly after 2100, closed Tue.
La Boulangerie at Le Marquis Mall, Grand Anse, T4441131, French bakery and coffee shop with baguettes, croissants, sandwiches, pizza and roast chicken, good picnic food, free delivery, open Mon-Sat 0800-2100, Sun 0900-2100. Brown Sugar Restaurant, above South Winds Holiday Cottages in Grande Anse, T4442374. Panoramic view of Grand Anse Bay and St George’s Harbour, complementary transport, vegetarian and children’s meal available, overpriced, steel band on Tue, Fri, good musicians on Sun, open 1800-2300. Bad Ass Café, Le Marquis Complex, Grand Anse, T4444020. Mexican, burgers, baked potatoes, sandwiches, salad bar, open 1100-1400. Aquarium Restaurant, T4441410, Point Salines Beach. Open 1000-2300 except Mon, Sat volleyball, Sun lobster barbecue, showers, toilets, snorkelling offshore, good food, lobster, fish, steak, sandwiches, live music and buffet from 1900 first Sat in month, dinner reservations requested.
Red Rooster, Lance aux Épines, T4444855. Offers takeaway and delivery to hotel area for chicken and local food. Cicely’s, Calabash Hotel, Lance aux Épines, T4444334. Reservations required, dinner 1900-2300, award winning restaurant overlooks Prickly Bay, entrées EC$40-60. Red Crab, Lance aux Épines, T4444424. Excellent local seafood and international, entrées from EC$25, fabulous steak dinner EC$60, live music Mon, Fri in season, darts Wed nights. Choo Light, next door, T4442196. Chinese, good service, food and prices, also takeaway, open Mon-Sat 1100-1500, 1800-2300, Sun and holidays 1700-2300. Island View Restaurant and Nightclub, Clark’s Court Bay, Woburn, T4441878, VHF 16. Open 1000-2300, casual games room with pub food, pool tables, pinball machine etc, disco from 2200 Fri and Sat, dinghy dock, boat outings arranged with food and drinks. Petit Bacaye, on bay of same name. Fresh fish, fishermen’s catch cooked to order.
Morne Fendue plantation house restaurant, good local food and drinks, lunch EC$40, reservations essential, T4429330. La Sagesse terrible service reported, fresh lobster, grilled tuna, outdoor restaurant, beautiful location, walk it off afterwards, good hiking over the mountain, T4446458 for reservations which are recommended, especially for dinner, US$28 for return transport, lunch, guided nature walk with exotic fruit tasting, dinner packages available, entrées EC$15-50. Mount Rodney Estate, St Patrick’s. Open for lunch 1200-1400 Mon-Fri, reservations essential, EC$45 set price, T4429420.