Bananakeet Café, Tortola
Bananakeet Café is the place to go just before sunset.
And I dont just mean because they always give customers
a shot on the house then. It
also has arguably the best sunset view on the whole of Tortola.
Now, that is some claim there are so many fantastic sunsets here but,
believe me, many people will gladly tell you that watching the sun slip down
below the horizon at Bananakeet has something that little bit extra special.
The Bananakeet Café is another of those restaurants
attached to a hotel in this case The Heritage Inn at Windy Hill, Carrot Bay.
As with many places here, though, it attracts its clientele from outside
the hotel as well as from residents. And they dont just come for the sunsets!
Sure, the windy road switch backing up Windy Hill to the
café, from where you can overlook Carrot Bay, Apple Bay and Long Bay has got to
make it worthwhile for the food as well as the scenery.
The Bananakeet Café, known throughout the Caribbean
And the food is justifiably famous throughout the islands.
International cuisine is the order of the day at the Bananakeet, but with
a distinctly Caribbean fusion. This
means that amongst the starters you will discover European classics such as
Bruschetta and Caribbean favorites like Conch and Saltfish Fritters. The main
course can offer choices from Filet Mignon or Anegada Style Grouper Filet or
even, my favorite, Spicy Peanut Pork Loin.
This is a fabulous, upscale but completely unpretentious
eating experience just how dining should be.
If you have a ten year old who wants a grilled cheese because hes had
enough grown-up food then theyll serve it with a smile and as much
attention as they give to your Seafood Pasta Extravaganza; this is that sort of
place. They are proud of their food
here each dish is carefully prepared to order which means that youre
not rushed through the courses and you can really take in those panoramic sea
views, sitting perched 400 feet above sea level.
The Bananakeet Café is closed on Mondays, otherwise it
serves dinner from 6 to 9 pm. Sunset
Happy Hours runs from 4 thru 6, when you can take advantage of a $1 discount on
any cocktail. They have a
Poolside Brunch each Sunday from 10 until 2 and a Saturday evening barbecue.
If you want to relax whilst watching your sunset, eating your meal and
listening to some live, high quality Caribbean folk music, then book a table for
either a Wednesday or a Friday evening, because they are the music nights.
Even if youre not a Heritage Inn resident, the staff at
the Bananakeet will make you feel completely at home youll appreciate why
so many people who have eaten here have given such good reviews of the food and
the service and the sunset!
The Bananakeet Café can be telephoned to make a
reservation at 2844945842. The Heritage Inn also has a website which you can
visit at www.heritageinnbvi.com for
further information about this spectacularly located gem.
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