The Best Anguilla Restaurants, from Barefoot to Bling
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The Best Anguilla Restaurants, from Barefoot to BlingPosted on January 19. 2015
When the sun goes down and the temperatures start to cool off, Anguilla restaurants just start getting warmed up. Blessed with dozens upon dozens of fantastic dining options, Anguilla restaurants serve fare ranging from the finest of gourmet cuisine to casual fried seafood specialties. Here are a handful of the best and most delicious Anguilla restaurants for you to choose from when you arrive on island.
The only one of the fabulous Anguilla restaurants to feature an intimate treehouse setting, Veya is famous for a menu featuring not just Caribbean specialties, but those of warm and bright spots all around the world dubbed “cuisine of the sun” by the head chef. Don’t let the word treehouse fool you though, as Veya is one of the most elegant restaurants on the entire island of Anguilla and celebrities can often be spotted dining between the palms. An expansive wine list along with local lobster, tuna and crayfish are the stars of the menu but unique flairs from far flung places like Vietnam, Brazil and Morocco keep guests coming back time and again.
If you are craving a little pasta to go along with your pampering and sun-worshiping, Dolce Vita is an Italian take on traditional Anguillan restaurants. Homemade lasagna, ravioli and gnocchi are Dolce Vita’s standard bearers while a special seafood pasta reminds you that you’re still in the Caribbean after all. Pizzas are served at lunchtime, and offer a comfortable slice of home for many travelers.
Sunset Lounge at the Viceroy
For those looking for a taste of seafood from the East, Sunset Lounge at Viceroy offers both guests of the resort and those who just stop in for sushi and a sunsetter a real treat. Hands down the best sushi served on the island, food is paired with creative and seductive cocktails all served with a view of the sun going down over the water – you’d almost be forgiven for thinking you had left Anguilla and slipped into a sleek Los Angeles lounge bar.
Considered an institution of the Anguilla dining scene to many people, Blanchard’s is Anguilla’s favorite dining establishment. Part of the appeal of the restaurant are the owners, whose personal story of moving to Anguilla to chase their dream of owning a restaurant was documented in a best-selling book A Trip To The Beach. Blanchard’s is proud of its island favorites like corn chowder and key lime pie, but will also surprise your taste buds with modern twists on Caribbean food, too. Located next door, Blanchard’s Beach Shack offers a more scaled down and sand-in-your-toes vibe and menu.
Smokey’s At The Cove
A sandy shack specializing in down-to-the-beach cuisine, Smokey’s At The Cove is another island institution and is home to a menu full of crispy and fun beachside bites. Fan favorites like coconut shrimp, conch fritters and ribs are perfect for enjoying in their comfy beach chairs, while their signature starter of homemade onion rings mixed with sweet potato fries pairs perfectly with an ice cold beer.
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