At Le Meridien: El Dorado, good atmosphere, Caribbean, Continental and Guyanese, average meal US$14, Browne’s Old Café, full English breakfast US$10, lunch and dinner average meal US$11, poolside BBQ and pizza with live bands, pizza U$8.50. Main Street Café, at Tower Hotel. Very good breakfast US$6 and other meals. Bottle Bar and Restaurant at Cara Lodge. Very good, pleasant surroundings, must book, average price US$14, also open for breakfast.
Sidewalk Café and Jazz Club in Ariantze Hotel, Middle St. Buffet lunches Monday-Saturday US$1.60-2.85. Very good breakfast from US$4 at Waterchris, lunch/dinner from US$4. Del Casa (good food and atmosphere – no shorts, average meal US$15), Tahli, in same building, good buffet, expensive. Caribbean Rose, opposite Ariantze, US$8-16, slow service, up 4 flights of stairs and on the roof, the open sides will cool you down, credit cards not accepted but will take US$ or Guyanese dollars. Back to Eden, Middle St opposite hospital. Recommended. Cheap and vegetarian (US$5). Also recommended are Palm Court, Main St (mixed menu including Chinese, US$8, good food and service), and Arawak Steak House, in roof garden above Demico Hotel (casual atmosphere, busy in evening, good value, average price US$8, closes 2200). Good lunches for around US$4-5 at the Coalpot in New Town (no shorts allowed, cheaper cafetería). Hack’s Hallal, average price US$8. Fresh daily baking at Jerries, 228 Camp St, and wild meats and seafood at Anchor, 136 Waterloo St.
Cheaper, fast food and snacks Kwality Foods, in Kwality Supermarket, a/c, Camp and Regent Sts. Good Chinese: Yue Yuan, Robb St, Hing Loon, Main St, New Thriving, in Park Hotel, very good. Many Chinese restaurants (all pretty rough), including Double Dragon, Ave of the Republic; and Diamond Food House, 9 Camp St. For fast food, try: Creole Hot Pot, 37C Cummings St, exclusively Guyanese dishes; Arapaima, Main St; Idaho, Brickdam; Forest Hills, Camp St; Calypso, Regent St. Demico House, Stabroek Market. Convenient, but poor service. Royal Castle, Hadfield and Lombard Sts, opposite Stabroek. Good chicken, fish, etc. VIP, Barr St, Kitty, and corner of King St and North Rd (opposite St George’s Cathedral). Good subs, chicken, burgers. KFC at Stabroek Market, on Vlissengen Rd and on Mandel Ave. Pizza Hut on Vlissengen Rd, near KFC. Cheap counter lunches at Guyana Stores, Main St. Haagan-Daz ice cream sold at Shaynors, Ave of the Republic, US$2.50. Ice cream at Igloo, Camp and Middle Sts. Brown Betty’s, near Stabroek. Excellent fruit juices at Organic Juices, Croal St, Bourda. Juice Power, Middle St, past the hospital, also sells drinking water. Beacon Foundation, 3 branches in Georgetown (ask a local for directions), is a charitable organization to feed the homeless and care for the terminally ill; it has good food at reasonable prices.