Restaurants and Bars on Virgin Gorda
A note about restaurant prices: almost all ingredients for restaurant meals are imported from the US or Europe so expect to pay up to 50% more on Virgin Gorda for the same meal as you would in North America - also most restaurants include a 15% service charge automatically on your bill - if in doubt please enquire. During the months mid August to mid October a number of the restaurants will close for the season - phoning ahead is always recommended.
Anything Goes (Spanish Town) – Local West Indian Cuisine - Inexpensive to moderately priced
This local favourite West Indian restaurant is on the road that runs north from Yacht Harbour towards the airport and serves local-style curry dishes and seafood. Open for lunch and dinner.
Bath & Turtle/Rendezvous Bar (Yacht Harbour) - International, West Indian 284-495-5239 - Inexpensive to moderately priced
This pleasant patio restaurant (covered) and tavern style bar is located in the courtyard at Yacht Harbour and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu features Caribbean dishes, seafood, pasta, pizza, and burgers. Ideal for a quick bite while in town. Each Wednesday night either a DJ or live band performs until 2:00 AM. Check out the pleasant dock side bar called "The Rendezvous" which is located between the parking lot and the dock at Yacht Harbour. An ideal place to grab a quick drink, sit awhile and watch the boats come in, meet some sailors, or watch a sporting event. Invariably you’ll see just about everyone on the island at one time or another.
Bitter End Yacht Club Resort (North Sound) Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grille – American, International, West Indian - 284-494-2746 – Moderate to expensive
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Clubhouse overlooks Gorda Sound and is very popular with yachting visitors. The menu features fresh fish, lobster, steak, and West Indian specialties. A visit to BEYC can be arranged by calling and reserving a spot on a water taxi. In addition to the Clubhouse Grille there is an English Pub and the Poolside bar.
Chez Bamboo - Spanish Town just toward Yacht Harbour and just after the ferry dock - 284-495-5752 – Moderate to expensive
This elegant restaurant serves Creole and Caribbean cuisine. Specialties include bouillabaisse, poulet au citron and steak New Orleans. Desserts include pumpkin pecan pie and chocolate bourbon mint cake. Each Friday night a live band is featured – the party goes to 2:00 A.M. Several recipes from Chez Bamboo were featured in Morgan Freeman's Caribbean Food/Island/Cook Book. Some of the best meals on the island can be had at Chez Bamboo.
Coco Maya - Spanish Town on the beach near The Rock Cafe roundabout - 284-495-6344 - Moderate to expensive
Coco Maya is Virgin Gorda’s newest restaurant and cocktail lounge fusing elegance with relaxation on a white sand beach.
Sip signature cocktails by the sea in our open air bar and enjoy an exotic blend of Asian and Latin cuisines with creative twists such as Hoisin sauce duck taquitos and our fire & ice ceviche plus hand-rolled sushi, great steaks, lobster and much more...
Family-friendly as well as offering intimate dining areas, CocoMaya is open 7 nights a week for happy hour & cocktails from 4 PM and dinner from 6 PM. Functions and events can be held in our boulder lounge while our private dining room can accommodate groups of 16. Special beach dinners can be arranged by request. http://www.cocomayarestaurant.com/http://www.cocomayarestaurant.com/
Coconut Junction (The Valley) West Indian - (284) 499-6357 - Inexpensive
Crab Hole (The Valley) - West Indian 284-495-5307 - Inexpensive
This homey restaurant located in the South Valley specializes in Creole dishes including Callaloo, local fish, and conch. Lunch and dinner are served daily.
Fat Virgin's Cafe (North Sound) – West Indian, International - 284-495-7052 - Inexpensive to moderate.
Open from 9 am to 9 pm, the casual cafe's menu features burgers, sandwiches, rotis and soups in addition to wine and beer. A great location and a fun time is guaranteed at Fat Virgin. One of our favourite places - lunch or dinner. Dining on picnic tables - right at the water’s edge. A visit to Fat Virgin can be arranged by calling the restaurant and catching a ride with Bradley Power boats at Leverick Bay
Hog Heaven - 284-547-5964 - BBQ - Ribs, Chicken etc. - Best View of the North Sound - inexpensive to moderate
Great ribs, potato salad and the usual BBQ fare. Highly recommended for lunch as it has a setting overlooking the whole of the North Sound - the view is worth the meal. Take the road that goes up the mountain by turning left as you leave Adagio and follow the road - it's at the top of the mountain looking North.
Mad Dog’s (Near the Baths parking lot) - Sandwiches and cold drinks – 284-495-5830 - Inexpensive
Set amongst the boulders and close to the Baths, Mad Dog’s is a cool and breezy bar with a panoramic view. It serves drinks as well as a variety of sandwiches throughout the day. Well worth hanging out for a couple of hours after your trip to the Baths. The beers are cold and the sandwiches are great. http://www.maddogbvi.net
Olde Yard Inn Cafe (on the main road from the Ferry dock to Mahoe Bay) – Caribbean, International – 284-495-5350 - Moderate
Formerly the Dip and Sip and more recently the Barracuda Restaurant new management has found the perfect combination of casual and great food. Some of the best burgers and pasta combined with dining around a pool make this an especially good lunch time destination.
Poor Man’s Bar - The beach at the bottom of the trail to the Baths - Beer and Burgers - Inexpensive
Poor Mans Bar features cold beers and mixed drinks along with beach fare – hamburgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. There is a covered patio and several picnic tables – take in the view of the baths as you have a cold red stripe or Carib.
The Mineshaft Restaurant (Copper Mine Point) - Caribbean and great Ribs 284-495-5260 – Inexpensive to moderate.
Located on Copper mine Road, this cafe is open daily for lunch and dinner and features a casual menu including burgers, chicken breast sandwiches, and salads. Mini-golf on premises. A great bar to enjoy a Sunday morning brunch or an evening sunset watch. Tuesdays are all you can eat rib nights and the ribs are the best in the Caribbean. Check out the website at http://www.mineshaftbvi.com/
The Restaurant at Leverick Bay/Jumbie’s Bar (West side of North Sound) - Caribbean, Continental - 284-495-7421 - Expensive top side and moderate to expensive on the lower level
Owned and operated by Alex Yates for the past five years, this revitalized restaurant serves elegant dishes on the second storey main restaurant and sea-side quick dishes under the covered verandah. The resort has a pool available to all. The Jumbie’s bar is adjacent to the pool and provides a very casual beach bar atmosphere.
The Rock Cafe (Spanish Town at the traffic circle) - Caribbean, Italian -284-495-5482 - Moderate to expensive.
At the Rock Cafe you can sit amongst dramatic boulders or in the air-conditioned dining room. Open daily, the restaurant serves Italian and Caribbean dishes. Great food created by one of the best chef’s on the island “Clarkie”. Really two venues in one, the inside and outside restaurant is a family place until about 8:00 PM when the activity moves to the inside to the "rocking" piano bar that features entertainment 7 nights a week. http://www.bvidining.com - also check out the group Rock Cafe on facebook.
Saba Rock Restaurant (Across the North Sound via water Taxi from Gun Creek) - Buffet or a la carte - Caribbean/American - 284-495-7711 - Moderate to expensive
If you're in the mood for a bit of water travel the journey over to Saba rock from Gun Creek via water taxi is great - just phone in advance for a pick up time and a free water taxi ride over - the restaurant is right on the water's edge (it's a very small island), with gardens and views to the many sailboats that moor in the sound. The food is good with steel pan music most nights. There is also a small gift shop where things such as pirate flags can be purchased. Also check out the aquarium where many different types of sea life reside. In the evening the Tarpon congregate under the dock lights providing a show for one and all. See www.sabarock.com
Sand Box (North Sound – Vixen Point Beach - Prickly Pear Island) – American, Caribbean - 284-495-9122 - Inexpensive.
This super casual beach bar on Prickly Pear Island features burgers and salads for lunch, and steak, fish, and chicken for dinner. Overnight moorings are available. A great beach bar and just made for the “cheeseburger in paradise” mood. Stop by if you’ve rented a boat for the day. http://www.savezoneinc.net/sandbox/
Sugarcane Restaurant (Nail Bay – located at Nail Bay up the road going North from Mahoe Bay) – American, Caribbean - 284-494-8000 ext 707 – Moderate to expensive
Open from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM this comfortable restaurant serves good dishes including burgers, pastas and Caribbean dishes. The restaurant features a covered “grotto” and a pool for quick dips.
Top of the Baths (Located at the entrance to The Baths) – West Indian, International - 284-495-5497 - Moderate
Situated at the entrance to The Baths, this restaurant offers covered and uncovered outdoor dining, spectacular views, and a varied menu including fillet mignon and fresh lobster. Lunch features burgers, sandwiches, and many smaller appetizers. A recent addition is Sushi in the evenings. The restaurant also features a pool for dipping after a day at the baths – very casual and great food. http://www.thebathsbvi.com/
Wheelhouse (Spanish Town) - West Indian - 284-495-5230 - Inexpensive to moderate
Located at the Ocean View Hotel, this informal restaurant offers West Indian cuisine including fresh fish and chicken served curried or with local sauces. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Last updated Jan 14, 2015