Restaurants & Bars
Not only is Bequia blessed with perfect weather and beautiful white sandy beaches, we are also very fortunate to have several Internationally renowned restaurants and many more which we would rate as being extremely good and very good value for money. Enjoy freshly cooked Roti’s (a traditional Caribbean pasty filled with vegetables, curried meat or fish) to the ultimate live lobster cooked to your very own personal liking. Bequia has an amazing range of culinary delights to suit all tastes and budgets. From a local jump up barbecue to an away from it all romantic dinner for 2, from a buffet dining experience with an authentic steel band playing in the background, to a fun filled evening eating inexpensive food and dancing the night away to one of our many local bands. Yes Bequia is very lucky to have several enthusiastic bands playing a mix of Soca, Reggae and Rock.
You can visit a different bar and dine at a different restaurant every night of the week. Visit the most local of local bars and always feel safe and welcome. Chat with the friendly locals and enjoy Bequia’s unique mix of culture and diversity that will always surprise and will never disappoint.
There are around 30 restaurants on the island and many small bars also serve food. Local food vendors have barbecue lunches with local provisions, offering exceptional value for money. Around midday you can usually find several places in town serving lovely authentic food for as little as $15 EC.
To avoid disappointment, it is probably best to reserve your table at the more popular restaurants especially during the busier time of year between December and April.
The lobster season runs from 1st September through to 1st May although river lobster can still be served during other times.
During September and October some restaurants are closed and a few other restaurants may also close for a few weeks during the summer months.
Bequia’s finest restaurants (as voted by our guests)
Whether you are eating at one of Bequia’s finest restaurants or having a Roti at a local bar, we are always interested in peoples dining experiences and are happy to share this information with our guests. Listed below are the ‘Best’ restaurants as voted by our guests.
Tel: 457 3555
Jacques and Eileen are professional chefs serving outstanding gourmet French food with a West Indian twist. Service is excellent and you can watch the sun set as you dine in style. When a restaurant has visitors from top hotels and local villages, from yachts to cruise ships and serves both first time visitors and expats alike, you know they must be doing something right. Try the amazing lobster from their own live lobster pool. Highly rated by our guests. Located in Hamilton on the opposite side of Admiralty Bay.
Tel: 458 3400
Locally sourced from farm to table Sugar Reef offers a not to be missed, locally inspired, Caribbean dining experience. Renovated in 2012 this beachfront restaurant is now a favourite amongst our guests. An excellent lunchtime stop and worth a midday swim or visit in the evening for an intimate and romantic meal. The ambience is beautiful. Located at Crescent Bay, by Spring. Famous for it’s ‘Full Moon’ party. Highly rated by our guests.
Tel: 457 3762
Very nice restaurant and bar, located right on the front at Princess Margaret Beach. Serving excellent West Indian / Creole / International food, the service is excellent and the ambiance outstanding. A little pricey, but it is in a prime location and lunchtime meals offer good value for money. Jack’s is famous for it’s Tuesday night ‘Jump Up’ barbecue and is very popular with our guests. The setting is beautiful.
Tel: 458 3758
A hidden treasure on Bequia tucked away in the hills above Lower Bay. An intimate and informal atmosphere with delicious local style food prepared fresh each evening. ‘Nando’ the chef catches his own fish every morning. Excellent quality food with a great ambience and friendly service. Reservation required. Highly rated by our guests.
Tel: 457 3443
Offering excellent food and service with stunning views of Admiralty Bay. The restaurant has a sports bar, live music and the manager Gert is very welcoming. 5 minute walk from the petrol station, on the left on the bend going towards Hamilton. Very popular with our guests.
Open all year.
Tel: 458 3463
Great food and service at excellent prices. Good view of the Bay. Live music some nights. On the left by GYE, opposite Sailors Cafe.
Tel: 458 1600 or 458 3368
Good food, excellent service but can be a little pricey. Located at the Bequia Beach Hotel in Friendship Bay. Beautiful setting.
Tel: 458 3414
Bequia equivalent of the renowned Mustique Firefly restaurant. Excellent restaurant serving tasty, simple, but modern Caribbean dishes using home grown and locally sourced produce. Can be a little expensive. They offer a very good plantation tour. Located by Spring Beach. Reservation required.
Tel: 458 3474
World famous delicious pizza. A not to be missed restaurant which is very busy in the main season. Eat in or take away. Very popular with our guests using their take away service. Located on the Belmont Walkway.
Tel: 457 3008
Cheryl the owner is a wonderful and enthusiastic lady (the Whoopi Goldberg of Bequia) and is the pioneer of many Bequia good causes. Their ‘Fish Friday’ is a must go venue. Great local food with an amazing goat curry. Live music some nights. Located next to Mac’s Pizza towards the end of the Belmont Walkway.
Tel: 534 9444
The newly restored Plantation House is now serving food from it’s restaurant and bar. Great ambiance and good food. They have a pizza oven, their own dinghy dock and lovely tables overlooking the sandy beach and Admiralty Bay. Located at the end of the Belmont Walkway.
Tel: 456 9868
Recently opened at the Gingerbread Hotel on the Bequia boardwalk. Haven’t eaten there yet ourselves but hopefully another fine restaurant in the making. Prime beachfront location and romantic ambience.
Tel: 458 3530
Right on the beach at Lower Bay. Messenjah the owner has created an excellent barbecue evening on Saturdays. Excellent local food with excellent local prices to match. Lime with de locals, enjoy the ambience. Large outdoor projector.
Open all year.
Tel: 458 3255
Right on the beach with stunning views overlooking Admiralty Bay. The Thursday night jump up, barbecue and steel pans is world famous and is a popular venue for our guests. Serving Caribbean and International cuisine and located on the Belmont Walkway.
Tel: 457 3779
Serving a wide range of locally inspired dishes, great cocktails and lovely views of the harbour. Next door to the Porthole.
Tel: 458 3233
Enjoy West Indian / International food and sit on the whale vertebrae bar stools at the whale jawbone bar. Great views. Located on the Belmont Walkway between the Frangipani and the Gingerbread Hotel.
Tel: 458 3458
The first restaurant on the Belmont Walkway (Town side). Lovely Caribbean / Creole food. Try their Roti or their fresh Tuna salad.
Tel: 458 3247
Authentic Caribbean beach bar serving local food at local prices. Enjoy one of Liston’s Rum & Cokes and chill with de locals. You can sometimes find an impromptu jamming session with locals and tourists playing various instruments. Located on the Belmont Walkway.
Tel: 458 3800
A favourite with our guests. Enjoy morning coffee with delicious cakes and homemade ice-cream from Maranne’s. A great place to relax and watch the world pass you by. Located on the Belmont Walkway
Tel: 457 3160
Serving fine West Indian local food with stunning views of the harbour. Friendly staff, enticing cocktails and lovely evening sunsets are there to welcome you. Located at Cemetery Hill above town
Yacht Club Bar & Grill
Tel: 529 6074
Located by the marina with stunning views of Admiralty Bay. Serving local food and barbecue specials with live music on some nights.
Tel: 458 3361
Located right on the beach down in Lower Bay. Beautiful setting and ambience. We have found they are not always open but if you are passing by it certainly is worth having a look at their menu.
Tel: 458 3958
Very popular restaurant and bar and visited by locals, expats and visitors alike. Great place to visit on a Sunday afternoon where you will often find local bands playing live music. The restaurant does close during the quieter months of the year so if you are here and they are open, try them out on a Sunday afternoon.
The Old Fort
Tel: 458 3440
For a romantic evening out try the Old Fort Restaurant. Great service and food. Try to give them 24 hours notice if possible. Located by going up the Mount Pleasant road and continuing over towards Hope Bay
Tel: 492 6508
At the far end of Lower Bay you will find Dawn’s little bar and restaurant. Great for an early morning breakfast or for a very nice local meal throughout the day. Friendly atmosphere. and very close to the beach.
Discover the undiscovered
There are numerous other small restaurants and bars serving local food and it is always worth trying out somewhere different for an authentic local dining experience. We have lived on Bequia for over 20 years now and have never experienced any form of food poisoning so you are pretty safe to try out anywhere on Bequia. Particularly good value for money are the lunchtime meals, freshly cooked with local produce and served from several vendors in town around lunchtime. You can have a lovely local take away meal for as little as 15ec each