Banana Boat, T9415706. Dockside at Turtle Cove marina, Caribbean bar and grill, colourful, cheerful. Sharkbite Bar and Grill, Admiral’s Club, on the water, 1100-2400, happy hour 1700-1900, nightly specials and events, T9415090. Sunset Restaurant & Bar , at the Erebus overlooking Turtle Cove, T9464240, Email: ere...@tciway.tc. Spectacular view, serving Northwest style seafood with a Caribbean flair.
The Terrace, T9464763. ‘Creative’ conch, seafood, lunch, dinner, closed Sun. Tiki Hut, at Turtle Cove Inn, T9465341. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, chicken or ribs every Wed night, US$10, extremely popular with ex-pats.
Club Latino Bar & Grill, open 24 hrs, slots, chicken ‘n’ ribs, nightclub and disco after 2000 behind Ward Construction building. Lamont’s, T9416115. Pink building, native and absolutely-everything- American menu, to go, 0600-2300 Mon-Sat, 0900-2300 Sun. Nyammings, on Old Airport Rd, T9413709. New, native food with Jamaican twist. Sweet T’s Meals On Wheels, next to Texaco service station. Native dishes, open 0600-2200, closed Sun, proprietor Mary Simmons. Tasty Temptations, next to the dry cleaners, T9464049. French breakfasts, sandwiches, fresh salads for lunch, good coffee, deli, open 0630-1500, closed Sat-Sun.
Within walking distance from the airport is Fast Eddie’s, T9413176. Wed night buffet, open 0730-2300. Excellent native food, no alcohol on premises, reservations for groups. Frances Place, T9464472. Family dining 0600-2200, Jamaican touch, TV, slots, closed Sun. Gilley’s is the only place to eat at the airport, a/c, noisy, local hangout, indifferent service and menu. 5 mins’ walk from airport, Rolling Pin Hotte Shoppe Restaurant, T9415023. Immaculate indoor or outdoor seating, Trinidadian and native food, curry and roti, salads, 0900-2100, at Airport Plaza near Airport Inn. Where Its At, T9464185. Jamaican specialities by Yvette, curried goat and Presidente beer by the quart a must, generous portions, daily specials, 0630-2300, Turn Table Disco next door.
China Restaurant, T9465377. Mandarin cuisine, Chinese chef, a/c, open daily, no lunch Sun. In the Bight, the Cabana Bar at Coral Gardens & White House Villas serves conch and fish lunches 1230-1430. Dora’s Restaurant and Bar, near PPC power station, T9464558. Open from 0730 until very late, local recipes, filling, eat in or takeaway. Hemingway’s on the beach is the restaurant at the Sands Resort, T9465199. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh seafoods. Hey José Cantina, near the Tourist Shoppe, Central Square Shopping Centre, T9464812. Great food, Mexican/American, tacos, huge pizza etc, 1200-2200, closed Sunday, takeaways. At Market Place, Mackie’s Café, T9413640. Native style breakfast and lunch daily, stewed fish and Johnny cake, Sun morning, 0800-1900, fresh seafood. At Provo Plaza, east of WIV, TV satellite dishes, Pizza Pizza, T9413577, New York style pizza, 7 days a week, eat in or takeaway. Recommended.Top O’ The Cove Deli, next to Napa auto at Suzie Turn. ‘Little bit of New York-style deli’, subs, bagels, order lunch by T/F9464694, beer, wine, picnic food, open 0630-1530 daily.
(west to east) Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort and Spa, T9468000. 5 restaurants, international, continental, Tex-Mex, oriental, native style fish, visitors to property must have day/evening pass, 6 bars. Le Deck’s Le Jardin Restaurant, T9465547. Open from 0700, European/French, Fri make your own pizza, Sun buffet US$19.95 all-you-can-eat, drinks and dessert extra, slow service, recommended in season. Jungle Hut Café, in newly-opened Grace Bay Plaza, native cuisine, ladies’ nights, closed Tue. Bella Luna Ristorante, in the Glass House west of Allegro, T9465214. Dinner 1800-2130 daily, nightly specials, reservations recommended. At the Ports of Call shopping centre across the street from Allegro, Lattitudes, Tex Mex, T9465832, F9464624.
Seafood and more for lunch and dinner 6 days a week, run by Jeff and Diane, formerly of Hey José Cantina. Barefoot Café, T946-JAVA. 0630-late, daily bagels, subs, cappuccino, ice cream etc. Next to Ports of Call, Caicos Café & Grill, T9465278. Home made pasta with French flair, grilled fish and seafood, service personal but slow, go early or late to avoid crowds, open-air, open daily 1200-2400. Coco Bistro, past Caicos Café, east of Allegro near Club Med, behind Sunshine Nursery in mature palm trees, T9465369. Indoor dining/bar, or outdoors under the palms, Mediterranean cooking, specials every night, daily for dinner, reservations advised, congenial hosts and service. East of Allegro Resort, Anacaona restaurant and bar on the beach, T9465050. Thatched roof elegance, nouvelle cuisine with Caribbean flair, exclusive and expensive, live music some evenings, guests only, reservations recommended. Ocean Club’s Cabana Bar & Grill, T9465880, lunch, drinks, only, poolside, expensive, indifferent service. Adjacent to Ocean Club, Gecko Grille, Ocean Club Plaza, T9465885. Pretentious, opt for garden dining as indoor noise level unpleasant, bar opens 1630-2400, dining 1800-2200 daily. Fairways Bar & Grill, opposite Ocean Club, Provo Golf Course Clubhouse, T9465991. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Wed lunch specials, Fri happy hour, popular with doctors, lawyers, business people and visiting golfers, same management as The Terrace in Turtle Cove.
At the east end of Providenciales is Gilley’s at Leeward, T9465094. Open from 0800-2200, by the marina, breakfast, lunch specials, good food, friendly, superb service, meet local fishermen, arrange outings, boat trips, elegant, romantic dinners.
Blue Hills Settlement: Conch House, everything conch, 1100-late, Mon-Sat. Caribbean Mack (formerly Roadrunner). Soca, reggae, latino, nightly till late. Pub On the Bay, T9414453. Not to be missed, indoor or tiki hut dining on the beach, great native dishes, lobster, conch, buffets, sometimes live band. Three Queens Bar & Restaurant, T9415984. Excellent, reasonably-priced, local seafood lunches and dinners, by reservation only as the restaurant section is not always open.