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Places to Eat - St Vincent

Kingstown is improving with new restaurants offering better choice for dining out. The better restaurants, eg the French Restaurant, are in the beach area several miles east.

Vee-Jay’s restaurant on Lower Bay St is friendly and offers good local food, open Mon-Sat 1000-1900, Fri until late, also Vee-Jay’s Rooftop Diner & Pub on Upper Bay St, T457-2845/1395, above Roger’s Photo Studios. Open Mon-Sat from 0900, sandwiches, rotis etc for lunch, good local juices, dinner by reservation only, cocktail bar, entres EC$12-45, great steel band.

The Attic, West Indian/European, multi-screen sports broadcasts, a/c, open 1100 until late. Bounty Restaurant and Art Gallery, T4561776. Breakfast and lunch, patties, rotis, pizza, Mon-Fri 0800-1700, Sat 0800-1330. Knight’s Room Dining, English-style castle with deluxe table style service at Camelot Inn. Kingston Park Inn, T4572964. West Indian/Continental, intimate family owned inn.

Rainbow Palace, West Indian fast food, Grenville St, T4561763. Open Mon-Fri 0800-1630, Sat 0800-1400. For genuine West Indian food and local company Aggie’s Bar and Restaurant on Grenville St, T4562110. Superb, open Mon-Sat from 0900, Sun 1700-2400, Fri happy hour 1600-1800. Harbour View upstairs on corner of Bay St and Egmont St. Not bad, open late. Basil’s Bar and Restaurant has a branch underneath the Cobblestone Inn, in Upper Bay St, T4572713. Buffet 1200-1400 for hungry people, EC$32, acceptable but not startling, open from 0800, pleasant for an evening drink and a chat. Cobblestone Roof Top Restaurant, belonging to the Cobblestone Inn, T4561937. West Indian lunches and hamburgers, open Mon-Sat 0700-1500, good place for breakfast, as is the Heron Hotel (see Accomodations - St Vincent).

Fast Food

At the bus station (Little Tokyo) you can buy freshly grilled chicken and corn cobs, good value and tasty. Cafés on the jetty by ferry boats serve excellent, cheap, local food, eg salt cod rolls with hot pepper sauce. On market days fruit is plentiful and cheap, great bananas. Takeaway food from Pizza Party, T4564932/9, in Arnos Vale by the airport. Delivery and takeaway until 2300, no credit cards. Chung Wua, Upper Bay St, T4572566. Open Mon-Sat 1100-2230, Sun 1700-2200, Chinese eat in or takeaway, no credit cards, from EC$10. For fast food, KFC have 2 branches, Upper Bay St and corner of Melville and Grenville Sts.

Villa Area

The French Restaurant, T4584972. VHF Channel 68, open Mon-Sat 0900-2130, prices EC$40-85 for main course, lobster from the tank, lovely beach view. The Lime Restaurant & Pub on the waterfront at Villa, T4584227. A casual menu and a dinner menu, reasonable prices, open 0930-2400. Beachcombers on Villa Beach, T4584283. Light fare and drinks, very casual, pizzas, samosas, burgers, popular with children, good value, or à la carte menu, open air, food 0700-2200, bar open later, happy hour 1700-1830. Mariners’ Inn, view of Young Island. Slicks, T4574337. VHF68, moderate prices, building decorated with artwork of owner and other local artists.

The Aquatic Club, T4584205. West Indian and international, lunch 1100-1400, dinner 1800. Paradise Restaurant, T4574795. In hotel, offers local food and occasional Fri night barbecues with live music. The adventurous should try Papa Spoon’s Rasta Ranch on the Callaquia playing field for inexpensive local, all natural food served in calabash bowls. The Coconut Beach Inn on Indian Bay has a good restaurant and rooms to let, West Indian specialities, sandwiches, fish and chips etc, open daily from 1000, dinner by reservation only before 1500, entrées, EC$10-45. Villa Lodge Hotel is a good place to eat, not cheap but wonderful piña colada. Sunset Shore Restaurant, overlooking Young Island, T4584411 for reservations. International, full English, West Indian or continental breakfast, open 0730-2130, barbecue Wed, Sat, Sun brunch 1200-1500, credit cards. Surfside Beachbar/Restaurant, T4575362. Informal Continental/West Indian, pizza and seafood, 1000-2200, closed Mon. Barefoot, T4569902. International, part of Barefoot Yacht Charters, waterfront pub-style restaurant with yachtsmen’s specials and light meals available on the verandah, dinghy dock.

Cumberland Bay

Stephens Hideout, T4582325. West Indian and seafood, restaurant on Leeward Highway, Beach Bar on the bay, call ahead for made to order meals or picnic on beach, open 0900-2230, no credit cards, tours arranged.

Wallilabou Anchorage, T4587270. Caters mainly for yachties, mooring facilities, West Indian specialities.

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