(updated 27th November 2018)
PROVISIONINGWhether or not you arrive on island late, going grocery shopping is not really the first thing you want to do on your holiday! Wouldn't you rather relax by the pool with a cold drink?
We highly recommend taking advantage of the fantastic Riteway online provisioning services. Order online and they will deliver your groceries to your villa on the day of your arrival, free of charge for orders over $150 ($25 fee for less than $150). They offer a great selection of fresh goods as well as sodas, alcohol and non-perishables. And if you don't see what you want on their list, just make a request at the end of the order and they can possibly supply it. **Orders must be received 3 days in advance**
*If ordering with Riteway please give my name and number (Sam Pierce, # 542 7872) and delivery time 11am (they know me well!) 72 hour lead time required / And do please let me know to expect them! *
Other grocery stores in Road Town include:
One Mart (on the dual carriageway, past Riteway) large grocery store with varied selection of organic and specialty packaged foods like gluten free etc.
Bobbys Supermarket (off the main roundabout behind Vanterpool pharmacy) large grocery store with varied selection of organic and specialty packaged foods like gluten free etc.
Natures Way (also located on the main roundabout in Road Town opposite Eureka medical centre) health store with a vegan take-out counter and wide selection of health store items
Family Food Bakery (located opposite the Moorings in Road Town) amazing breads and lunches to take out as well as catering and special orders
French Deli (just off the dual-carriageway in the middle of Road Town, near the Moorings) mouth-watering delicacies and gourmet deli.
If you are interested in eating healthfully then call my lovely friend Sam at Tidal Roots Farm BVI (cell & whatsapp 284-343-2876) or my equally lovely friends Fede and Aragorn at Good Moon Farm for locally grown organic food. We're lucky to have access to such awesome fresh produce. Check out the schedule for the monthly Farmers and Fishermans Market in Road Town.
For quality wines and liquors try either Tico or Caribbean Cellars, both are conveniently located in Road Town and also offer online provisioning.
Located in West End, Big Ben's Superette is a convenience store open 7.30am - 8.30pm 7 days/week offering a pretty wide selection of goods.
RESTAURANTS...OUR FAVORITES (updated 27/11/18)
Carrot Bay, West End:
Bananakeet Cafe tel 284-499-1300
Relaxed setting, GREAT food and AMAZING views, get there before sunset and do make reservations - this is no longer a well-kept secret! This one definitely deserves a visit. (Re-built bigger and better than ever post-Irma).
Da Coal Pot tel 545-6510 or 443-1126
Casual atmosphere and great food on the oceanfront. Varied menu cooked by the fabulous Evelyn. Rotis, conch in butter sauce and coconut shrimp are awesome, good spot for fresh fish also. (Survived Irma surprisingly well and renovated quickly)
Apple Bay, West End:
The Sugar Mill tel 284-495-4355
Fine dining, set menu and sittings so do call ahead, a very special evening. Wonderful food and the best breakfast on the island too (try the Plantation Pancakes or the Beach Breakfast).
Tramonti (The Sugar Mill beach-front restaurant) tel 284-495-4355
Beautifully re-designed since Irma. Moules, burgers, fish and chips, veggie options, salads, soups and wraps, everything.....lunch and dinner. Upgraded post-Irma, very pretty and right on the beach.
Sebastians on the Beach tel 284-495-4212
Relaxed beachfront dining, watch the surfing when there's a swell. Lobster, fish and seafood on the menu as well as wide general selection, breakfast, lunch and dinner
Long Bay, West End:
Tropical Fusion * re-opening late Dec 2018*
A great beachfront restaurant owned by local chef, serving lunch and dinner. Kenneth is also available for private catering. (completely devastated by Irma, this restaurant has been painstakingly re-built by the owner to survive anything!)
Smugglers Cove, West End:
Nigel's Beach Bar
Please note that I am not advertising this a a real restaurant or bar...Nigel has a shack with no electricity or bathroom so he is serving drinks and hot-dogs (no frozen drinks or plated food for the meantime). He is there 7 days a week from 10/11am until the last person leaves. He also has a small collection of kayaks, SUPs, boogie boards and snorkel equipment
Sopers Hole, West End:
Omar's Cafe (formerly Da Best Cup) tel 284-495-8015
Awesome fresh breakfasts and coffee with wifi, located on the dock.
Pussers Landing tel 284-344-5378
Open under "renovation" conditions for relaxed dining - great for kids, right on the dock. Pizzas, burgers, conch fritters, nachos, fresh fish etc.
Captain Mulligans tel 284-494-0602
Open air Sports Bar with great family atmosphere and climbing frames and soccer area etc. for kids. Burgers, pizzas etc
Lady Sarah's Farms tel 284-496-8011
Amazing lady with an amazing story and an amazing restaurant - farm fresh, locally grown ingredients - a hidden treasure in Road Town open for breakfast and lunch
(The Moorings, Road Town) tel 284-393-2416
This is an elegant waterfront setting, tastefully decorated and with some of the friendliest staff on island. Great varied menu for lunch and dinner - brick pizza oven and fine dining menu including lobster
The Rooftop tel 284-440-2301
Opened post-Irma by the owners of Brandywine Estate, this fun spot overlooking Road Town serves up a top-class selection of tapas and fine dining and caters to the champagne crowd among others. Open for lunch and dinner.
French Deli tel 284-494-2195
Delicious pastries, breads and gourmet ingredients. Great to stop for a sandwich or to provision for higher end delicacies. Conveniently located opposite Tico wine merchants
Cane Garden Bay Beach
Relaxed atmosphere, great food, great fun and great music.....on the beach! Friday and Sunday afternoon/evening are especially awesome when they BBQ and whoever is around with an instrument will be playing with manager Steve Davis' band, The Elmtones......
Myetts *merging with Pussers* tel 284-495-9649
There's always something fun happening at Myett's, with live music most nights in season and many specials. Right on the beach, it is open 7 days/week, so come anytime for a cool cocktail and more!
Paradise Club tel 284-345-2541 On-the-beach dining and partying. A popular full moon party and new late night spot
**major renovations, closed until further notice** Go for dinner and live reggae played by Quito himself. Lunch, dinner and drinks served at the bayside beach bar and inside bar. Finer dining upstairs at the Beach Chic restaurant.
East of Road Town
Brandywine Estate Restaurant *opening Nov 29th 2018*
Fine Dining. Beautiful setting and great breezes.