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Where toDine on ENJOY A TOUR AND TASTING AT THE TURK’S HEAD BREWERY CRISPY AUMONIERE OF SCALLOP AT MANGO REEF ISLAND CUISINE: THE CULINARY PAGES WHEN YOU COLLATE THE DISHES, INGREDIENTS AND CHEFS on the island, there are two things that stand out: the quality and the diversity of cuisine. Fantastic local eateries sit along-side international restaurants, with dishes catering to seafood, meat and vegan eaters, inspired by any place from Jamaica to Italy and Japan. The signature Caribbean dishes reside in the cooking tech-niques. Cracked comes lightly battered, blackened is a deli-cious rub of spices, jerk comprises a classic dry rub or mari-nade using pimento and scotch bonnet peppers, and ceviche is a salad mixing the likes of conch with citrus, onion and tomato. Common ingredients include grouper, mahi-mahi, chicken and snapper, along with sides such as fried plantains, peas and rice and grilled veggies. Remember to try out some of the restaurants located in the resorts themselves also... many are open to the public and have stunning dining areas located beachside, poolside or within stunning architectural spaces. PHOTOS BY LISA ADARA PHOTOGRAPHY 104 • • • • • MAY/JUNE 2017 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”
Where To Dine
ISLAND CUISINE: THE CULINARY PAGES
WHEN YOU COLLATE THE DISHES, INGREDIENTS AND CHEFS on the island, there are two things that stand out: the quality and the diversity of cuisine. Fantastic local eateries sit alongside international restaurants, with dishes catering to seafood, meat and vegan eaters, inspired by any place from Jamaica to Italy and Japan.
The signature Caribbean dishes reside in the cooking techniques. Cracked comes lightly battered, blackened is a delicious rub of spices, jerk comprises a classic dry rub or marinade using pimento and scotch bonnet peppers, and ceviche is a salad mixing the likes of conch with citrus, onion and tomato. Common ingredients include grouper, mahi-mahi, chicken and snapper, along with sides such as fried plantains, peas and rice and grilled veggies.
Remember to try out some of the restaurants located in the resorts themselves also... many are open to the public and have stunning dining areas located beachside, poolside or within stunning architectural spaces.
Vegan or vegetarian? Choose from a well-crafted selection of specialist dishes offering variety and flavour, just take a look at pages 132 through 135 for more information. We recommend calling restaurants in advance to check their vegan and vegetarian options.
In our reviews, Mandy Rostance-Wolf, our resident food and wine writer, distils flavours from international cuisines, at Chinese restaurant Chopsticks (page 112), and Indian restaurant Garam Masala (page 124), both located in Grace Bay.
View a comprehensive list of our restaurant menus by picking up a free copy of the 2017 Providenciales Dining Guide at various locations. Ask your resort desk for more information, or view online at www.wherewhenhow.com
Please note that a 12% government tax is added to your dinner tab. Some establishments also add a service charge (to be divided among the staff). Be sure to check. A 15 - 20% gratuity is customary for good service. Call ahead and make reservations to avoid disappointment.
Fine Italian dining, waterfront, within Mediterranean décor. Lunch is served from Monday to Friday, and dinner six nights a week. Dine indoors or outdoors on the beautifully lit terrace overlooking Turtle Cove Marina. Nightly fresh fish specials, with other dishes including veal, pasta, lobster and stone baked pizzas. (closed Sunday)
941-3044 - Reservations recommended Turtle Cove, located at Harbour Towne on the water (MAP #77) www.baci-ristorante.com
BUGALOO’S CONCH CRAWL
ALSO VISIT US ON GRAND TURK
This popular eatery in Five Cays serves up fresh local conch and other locally caught seafood within a casual, beachside location. Shaded by palm trees and cooled by the trade winds, this is an ideal place to spend the afternoon or evening. Local music and great atmosphere, open seven days a week from 11am until late.
Live music daily from 1pm-4pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 7-10pm.
941-3863 - Reservations 333-7321 Beachfront in Five Cays www.bugaloostci.com (MAP #102)
CABANA BEACH BAR & GRILL
Walk through Ocean Club East to Cabana Beach Bar & Grill or walk from the beach, just past Club Med. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coffee starts at 7:00am with a full breakfast menu from 8am. Menu offers everything from fish tacos, to pasta and salads. Complimentary shuttle for Ocean Club guests. Daily Drink Specials & Happy Hour from 5-6:30pm. LIVE MUSIC from 6-9pm on Monday, Weds, Friday and Sunday!
946-5880 - On the beach at Ocean Club East, across from Provo Golf Club (MAP #18)www.oceanclubresorts.com/ our-resorts/dining
THE CARAVEL RESTAURANT
This cosy restaurant has an island flare with something for everyone on the menu. Within walking distance of many Grace Bay Resorts, enjoy local cuisine and fresh seafood in the heart of Grace Bay (must-try fish tacos). Choose to dine either indoors, on the outdoor terrace, or in the garden. Dinner is served six nights a week. (closed Thursday) Come sail with us! Happy hour Friday 5-7pm buckets of beer for $25 and half price appetisers, 2 for 1 rum punch.
941-5330 - 102 Grace Bay Court, a short walk from most resorts (MAP #81) www.thecaravelrestauranttci.com
SEE RESTAURANT REVIEW PAGE 112
Light, healthy, Asian cuisine. Enjoy dining inside or on the patio in a tropical, beautifully lit garden. For casual family gatherings there is a front terrace. Open seven days a week for lunch from 11:30am-3pm, and dinner from 5:30-10pm. Located within walking distance of Grace Bay Resorts and the main shopping areas. Take out or delivery available, call for reservations.
333-4040 - Neptune Court, Sandcastle Drive (MAP #39) www.chopsticks.tc
Nestled under a canopy of coconut palms, Coco Bistro is a unique, high-end dining experience. The location is as special as the food, which is dictated by the freshest ingredients available. The menu includes the daily island catch of local fish, complemented by chef/owner Stuart Gray’s delectable desserts and an impressive wine list. Dinner served from 5:30pm. (closed Monday)
946-5369 - Reservations necessary
Governors Road, just east of the Sunshine Nursery
(MAP #27) www.cocobistro.tc
Located just in front of Coco Bistro with picnic table seating in the coconut groves, enjoy a casual dinner from the cocovan food truck. Credit cards only, no reservations necessary. Serving dinner 5 to 10pm. (MAP #27)
This popular, established party time pub is a multiple-TV sports bar, serving lunch and dinner daily on a large terraced patio. Open seven days a week, the kitchen serves food until late. Daily Happy Hour Drink Specials. Live music Friday and Saturday. Karaoke Tuesday & Thursday.
946-5921 - Grace Bay,
across from The Regent Village (MAP #60)
THE DECK RESTAURANT & BAR
Open every day for lunch and dinner from 11am – 11pm. Only a few steps from the sand, this al fresco dining establishment is the ultimate in barefoot elegance. With an unprecedented oceanfront view, island-inspired fare and perfectly blended tropical drinks there’s no better spot to watch the sun set. Daily drink specials! Wednesday & Friday enjoy sunset & drinks with Live Music from 6- 9pm. Beach BBQ on Sundays & live music.
941-7777 - Seven Stars Resort & Spa,
Grace Bay Road (MAP #16)
Beachfront dining on a pristine Caribbean dune, watching a stunning Grace Bay sunset. Windsong’s private al fresco dining experience is the perfect complement to the most memorable of Caribbean holidays. Delight your palate with the fresh, sumptuous menu selections prepared to perfection. Enjoy an intimate ambience under a blue sky during the day, and under a star-filled sky at night. Seating at Dune is limited, so booking in advance is advised.
Daily happy hour 5-7pm. Two for one drink specials
333-7700 - Reservations required.
Windsong Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #33)
FAIRWAYS BAR & GRILL
Fresh grouper, conch fritters, wholesome salads and gourmet burgers are typical lunch options, with excellent brunch served on Sundays. Fast, friendly food served with a smile, with tranquil views overlooking the golf course. Restaurant open Monday to Friday 7am-3pm, Saturday 7am-8pm. Bar open 7am-8pm. Sunday brunch served 9am-3:00pm
946-5833 - Provo Golf Club Clubhouse
Grace Bay (MAP #19) SEE AD PAGE 71
SEE RESTAURANT REVIEW PAGE 124
This attractive, aromatic restaurant sits in the heart of The Regent Village, Grace Bay. A delightful range of curries, tandoori and traditional Indian dishes, soups and desserts are served. Dine outdoors under the palms, or indoors surrounded by authentic décor. Open for lunch from 11-30am-3pm, with dinner from 5:30-10pm, seven nights a week. Call for reservations, take out or delivery
941-3292 or 332-2000 - Reservations
The Regent Village, Grace Bay at the
Villa Renaissance entrance (MAP #70)
Grace’s Cottage, located at the beautiful Point Grace Resort, provides romantic, private dining in a typically Caribbean ‘gingerbread cottage’ setting. The gourmet menu showcases local flavours and the region’s finest ingredients, complemented by an extensive wine list. Dinner is served nightly from 6pm. Tuesdays host Turks and Caicos Native Cuisine Night with Live Music and three courses for $50 per person
946-5096 - Reservations required
Point Grace Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #47)
HOLE IN THE WALL - DOWNTOWN
Great food, excellent customer service, and a great atmosphere. Visit Hole in the Wall for the best Jerk, and the best rum punch on the island. Take it away, or dine indoors or on the covered deck. Looking for a hangout on Thursday nights? See you at Booth #9 at The Island Fish Fry. We deliver, and we’ll pick you up and drop you off (conditions apply).
941-4136, Downtown Providenciales
On Old Airport Road (See MAP #72)
Picturesque poolside dining open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast served 7am- 10:30am, can be continental or made to order. Specialty pizzas and fruit smoothies are served for lunch, alongside signature salads, grilled or chilled sandwiches, and seasonal fruit. Room and beach service is available. Saturdays offer Caribbean Jerk BBQ with DJ poolside from 6-9pm.
333-7700 - Windsong Resort, Grace Bay
(MAP #33) www.windsongresort.com
THE LANDING BAR & KITCHEN
The only boat ‘berthed’ on Grace Bay Road. The menu reflects influences from around the world, with a focus on fresh and homemade dishes. Relax in this special, nautical setting, under the stars, with your toes in the sand. Sip one of their famous cocktails, around the fire pit with new friends and old. NIGHTLY HAPPY HOUR WITH $4 LOCAL BEER, $8 WINE AND $8 LOCAL RUM MIX! Open from 5:30pm until… (closed Tuesday) Special Nights: Mahi Mahi Mondays, Bubbles Thursday, and Rum & Ribs Saturday.
341 5856 - Grace Bay Road across from
The Regent Village (MAP #60)
Outdoor dining within a tranquil setting overlooking Chalk Sound, Las Brisas has a full bar, terrace, gazebo and inside dining. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week from 8am to closing. Great for seafood, meat and tapas dishes. Live music on select nights.
946-5306 - Neptune Villas, Chalk Sound
LE BOUCHON DU VILLAGE
A French bistro serving specialities including tuna carpaccio, steak au poivre, conch burger, mahi mahi, an excellent charcuterie board, and scallops. Coffees, deli sandwiches, salads, tapas, beer, wine, liquors. European side-walkcafé- style dining, with lunch and dinner served six days a week from 11am to 10pm. (closed Sunday)
946-5234 - Dinner reservations recommended.
Grace Bay, next to Art Provo in
The Regent Village (MAP #70)
True Italian comfort food, honing culinary staples of the homeland. Fresh ingredients, homemade pastas, cured meats, imported cheeses, marinated olives, flat bread pizzas and more. Simple, healthy and delicious gourmet meals at great value, served within an intimate setting. Indoor and outdoor seating. Lunch 11-3pm, dinner 6-10pm. (Dinner only on Sunday)
431-5876 - Ventura Drive in The Regent
Village, Grace Bay (MAP #70)
Enjoy all your favourite Mango Reef dishes at their Turtle Cove location. An elegant, outdoor setting on a deck overlooking Turtle Cove Marina. Lunch serves mainly seafood platters, burgers and salads, with dinner offering some fantastic seafood dishes such as scallop and shrimp ravioli, Dominican Paella and blackened wahoo. Children’s menu and carry out is available. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week.
Monday nights to Thursday nights offer a set-price dinner of $44
946-8200 - Reservations and carry-out.
Turtle Cove Marina (MAP #73)
OPUS WINE • BAR • GRILL
Live music under the trees with an extensive wine list and creatively inspired menu, serving fresh seafood, choice meats and international cuisine. A great selection of appetisers and tasting plates, as well as full entrees. Open nightly 5-11 pm. Full conference facility, wedding and event catering also available.
Thursday live music with Sally Greenwood. Friday live music with Perry Delancy.
946-5885 - Reservations recommended
Ocean Club East, Ocean Club Plaza across
from Provo Golf Club (MAP #18)
Executive Chef Lauren Callighen’s cuisine celebrates Caribbean flavours fused with Indian, Mexican and Moroccan influences, served on the romantically lit terrace. An on-site wine cellar caters to the most discerning of palates, and a stunning dome area comprises part of the garden, courtyard and terrace making up Parallel23 restaurant and L’Attitude Bar. Dinner is served nightly from 6pm, with L’Attitude serving light meals until midnight.
946-8666 - Dinner reservations required
Princess Drive at The Palms Resort
Grace Bay (MAP #55).
PELICAN BAY RESTAURANT
Located in the popular West Indies Resort, the Pelican Bay menu is fresh, exciting and extensive enough to please anyone, offering a wide range of tastes and diets. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with a popular two-for-one happy hour bar. Special Nights: Sunday is Jerk Fiesta with Live Entertainment. Wednesday is All-You-Can-Eat Caribbean BBQ Cookout from 5:30pm. Friday is Surf & Turks Carnival.
941-2365 - Dinner reservations recommended.
Just off Governors Road at Royal
West Indies Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #36)
PIZZA PIZZA LA TERRAZZA
Genuine brick oven pizza. Full bar, beer and wine. Enjoy a full authentic Italian menu, with quality stone baked fresh dough pizzas, pastas, salads and garlic bread served seven days a week, from 11:30am to LATE. Free delivery for minimum orders, and carry out available.
941-8010 - Carry out and delivery
Grace Bay Road, upper level of the Grace
Bay Plaza (MAP #35)
PIZZA PIZZA - CINEMA PLAZA
The pizza dough here is freshly made everyday, with homemade sauce and fresh toppings creating delicious artisan pizzas. Open seven days a week from 11:30am-9:30pm, Friday and Saturday until 10pm. Free delivery for minimum orders, and carry out available.
941-3577 - Carry out and delivery
Leeward Hwy, at Cinema Plaza (MAP #20)
This vegetarian café and juice bar provides wholesome, fresh organic food in the heart of Grace Bay. Situated upstairs in the Ports of Call Shopping Village, the modern décor and healthy menu offers a good option for those wanting a feel good lunch in a central location. Choose from daily specials, soups, salads and a variety of cold press juices. Take-out available or dine in.
432-2485 - Serving Healthy Lunch.
Upstairs at Ports of Call. (MAP #65)
Open Monday to Saturday for dinner and drinks 5.30 pm – 9:30 pm. Every meal at Seven is an exceptional culinary experience, a masterful blend of spices, island-grown ingredients, and exotic techniques. Guests can dine in Seven’s elegant and fully air-conditioned restaurant, enjoy cocktails in the bar or dine under the palms in a romantic star-lit tropical garden. (closed Sunday)
339-3777 - Reservations required
Seven Stars Resort & Spa (MAP #16).
WEST 72ºWest provides beachside dining with a casual flair. A family-friendly, Caribbean-inspired menu serving simple, light fare like mahi mahi salads, tuna tacos, and the delicious soft-shell crab clubhouse sandwich. Lunch is served beachside or poolside throughout the day, and dinner is served seasonally. Plunge Bar, impressively framed by the resort’s infinity pool, serves refreshing fruity drinks and cocktails.
946-8666 - The Palms Resort (MAP #55)
SHARKBITE BAR & GRILL
Fast and friendly service, lunch and dinner here accommodates something for everyone. Covered indoor and outdoor decking available overlooking Turtle Cove Marina. Keep your eyes open for large turtles and sharks who reg-ularly make appearances off the deck! Children’s menu is available, along with nightly specials and appetisers ranging from wings to nachos. A popular bar with sports on TV and slot machines. Weds Fish n Chips Special. Friday night happy hour 5-7pm, beer $4, wine $5, mixed drinks $5.
941-5090 - Turtle Cove, located at
Harbour Towne directly over the water
(MAP #77) www.tcmarina.com/shark-bite
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in an elegant beachside setting, from 7:30am - 10pm. Specialising in sushi, Teppanyaki, Japanese, grill, cocktails and tapas. Solana is one of the most recent restaurants to hit the food scene, offering a unique and fun mix of sushi and Teppanyaki, with chefs showcasing their specialist knife skills right in front of you. Dinner reservations recommended.
Live music Thurs., Friday and Sat. nights.
946-5254 / 333-3343 - Located on the
beach at Ocean Club West Resort.
www.solana.tc (MAP #38)
Stelle Restaurant is a chic, modern dining experience. Choose an intimate gourmet dinner by the pool under the palms, or in the indoor dining area. For a touch of romance, enjoy dining on a private island floating in their signature pool. Breakfast is served daily from 7-10:30am and dinner from 6-10pm.
Club Stelle house DJ Fridays from 8pm to midnight.
232-4444 - Reservations recommended
Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Resort, on
Lower Bight Road, Grace Bay
(MAP #84) www.gansevoorttc.com
Over 60 traditional Thai appetisers and entrees, the menu specialises in delicious Thai soups, salads, noodles and curries, with the chef adjusting the spiciness to your preference. Vegetarian options are also available, rounding off great Thai food and great service. Open seven days a wee
946-4491 - Call for carry out. Ventura
Drive, The Regent Village (MAP #70).
THE VIX BAR & GRILL
Serving the freshest produce with the likes of aged Angus Prime beef and local grouper and snapper, the seasonal menu serves classic dishes made with homemade sauces, marinades and salsas. Open daily from 7am-11pm. Happy Hour daily from 5-7pm. Saturday night Outdoor BBQ with Caribbean grill and fish fry, live local music and island bar
941-4144 - Reservations recommended
The Regent Village, Grace Bay (MAP #70)
Fresh Mediterranean cuisine right on the beach. For lunch enjoy appetisers, ceviche, sandwiches, pizza, or grilled specials. For dinner surf & turf, battered snapper or Bambarra rum slow braised pork ribs. Lunch is served 12-5pm and dinner 6-9pm, seven days a week.
232-4444 - Grace Bay Beach, Gansevoort
Turks + Caicos Resort, Lower Bight Road
(MAP #84) www.gansevoorttc.com
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