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Where toDine on CHANA MASALA AT GARAM MASALA DOMINICAN PAELLA AT MANGO REEF ISLAND CUISINE: THE CULINARY PAGES FroM loCal sPeCIalITIes To WorlDly Fare, The sPeCTruM of ﬂavours on the island is extensive and delicious. For local dishes, the must-try hotlist is predominantly seafood: lobster, conch, snapper, grouper, wahoo and mahi-mahi. Dishes like jerk chicken and curried goat give tasty alternatives for the discern-ing meat lover. local dishes are served many diﬀerent ways, including curried, grilled, jerked and blackened as well as cracked, in a chowder, or as fritters (usually conch fritters). For a bit of culinary action from overseas, international cuisine includes Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Thai and French, to name a few. Vegan or vegetarian? Choose from a well-crafted selection of specialist dishes oﬀering variety and ﬂavour, including black bean soup, pumpkin ravioli, vegetable tarts, red bean stew, curried tofu and quinoa burgers. For further info, take a look at the feature in our 2018 Providenciales Dining Guide. We rec-ommend calling restaurants in advance to check their vegan and vegetarian options. PHOTOS BY LISA ADARA PHOTOGRAPHY 100 • • • • • NOV/DEC/JAN/FEB 2017/2018 “Where When How -Turks & Caicos Islands”
Where To Dine
ISLAND CUISINE: THE CULINARY PAGES
FroM loCal sPeCIalITIes To WorlDly Fare, The sPeCTruM of flavours on the island is extensive and delicious. For local dishes, the must-try hotlist is predominantly seafood: lobster, conch, snapper, grouper, wahoo and mahi-mahi. Dishes like jerk chicken and curried goat give tasty alternatives for the discerning meat lover. local dishes are served many different ways, including curried, grilled, jerked and blackened as well as cracked, in a chowder, or as fritters (usually conch fritters). For a bit of culinary action from overseas, international cuisine includes Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Thai and French, to name a few.
Vegan or vegetarian? Choose from a well-crafted selection of specialist dishes offering variety and flavour, including black bean soup, pumpkin ravioli, vegetable tarts, red bean stew, curried tofu and quinoa burgers. For further info, take a look at the feature in our 2018 Providenciales Dining Guide. We recommend calling restaurants in advance to check their vegan and vegetarian options.
DURING THE BUSY WINTER MONTHS CALL OUR RESTAURANTS IN ADVANCE FOR RESERVATIONS
For our winter restaurant reviews, we head to highly acclaimed fine dining restaurant Coco Bistro (page 106). They say a picture’s worth a thousand words and we’re confident our photo essay will have you sold before you can say the words, “May I make a reservation?” Then on to Pelican Bay (page 124), this chic, yet casual restaurant at Royal West Indies Resort, showcases the Wednesday night lobster extravaganza and delectable flavours of the TCI’s local fare.
View a comprehensive list of our restaurant menus by picking up a free copy of the 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 per cent 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 per cent gratuity is customary for good service. Call ahead and make reservations to avoid disappointment.
Fine Italian dining, waterfront, with 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, chicken, pasta, lobster and made-to-order brick oven-baked pizzas. (Closed on Sunday.)
941-3044 – Reservations recommended. Turtle Cove, located at Harbour Towne on the water (MAP #77) www.baci-ristorante.com
BUGALOO’S CONCH CRAWL
This popular eatery in Five Cays serves up fresh local conch and other locally caught seafood within a casual, beach-side 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 11 am until late. Live music daily from 1 pm - 4 pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, from 7 pm - 10 pm.
941-3863 - Reservations 333-7321 Beachfront in Five Cays (MAP #102) www.bugaloostci.com
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 8 am with a full breakfast menu. Menu offers everything from fish tacos, to pasta and salads. Complimentary shuttle for Ocean Club guests. Daily drink specials and happy hour from 5 pm - 6:30 pm. Live music from 6 pm - 9 pm on Sunday, Monday and Friday!
946-5880 On the beach at Ocean Club, across from Provo Golf Club (MAP #18) www.oceanclubresorts.com/ourresorts/ dining
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 11:30 am - 3 pm, and dinner from 5:30 pm - 10 pm. 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
SEE RESTAURANT REVIEW PAGE 106
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 the daily island catch of local fish, complemented by chef/owner Stuart Gray’s delectable desserts and an impressive wine list. Dinner served from 5:30 pm. (Closed on Monday.)
946-5369 - Reservations are necessary. Governors Road, just east of the Sunshine Nursery (MAP #27) www.cocobistro.tc
Provo's newest culinary sensation! Located inside the bright-orange entrance next to Coco Bistro. Casual dining served from cocovan’s gleaming silver Airstream food truck. Seating is in the coconut groves at picnic tables decked with lanterns. Dine on a choice of tacos, sliders, gorgonzola fries, classic poutine, shrimp mac and cheese balls and more. Menu items change monthly. Full bar with beer, wines, cocktails and a tequila well. No reservations are necessary. Serving dinner nightly from 5 pm - 10 pm. (Closed on Monday.)
Governors Road, just east of the Sunshine Nursery (MAP #27) www.cocovan.tc
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) www.dannybuoys.com
THE DECK RESTAURANT & BAR
Open every day for lunch and dinner from 11 am - 11 pm. Only a few steps from the sand, this al fresco dining establishment is the ultimate in barefoot elegance. With an unprecedented oceanfront view, islandinspired fare and perfectly blended tropical drinks there’s no better spot to watch the sunset. Daily drink specials! Wednesday and Friday enjoy sunset and drinks with live music from 6 pm - 9 pm. Beach barbecue on Sunday and live music.
941-7777 - Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Road (MAP #16) www.sevenstarsgracebay.com/dining.php
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 pm - 7 pm. Two-for-one drink specials.
333-7700 – Reservations are required. Windsong Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #33) www.windsongresort.com/savour/
FAIRWAYS BAR & GRILL
Fresh grouper, conch fritters, wholesome salads and gourmet burgers are typical lunch options, with an excellent brunch served on Sunday. Fast, friendly food served with a smile, with tranquil views overlooking the golf course. Restaurant open Monday to Friday 7 am - 3 pm, Saturday 7 am - 8 pm. Bar open 7 am - 8 pm.
Sunday brunch served 9 am - 3 pm. 946-5833 - Provo Golf Club Clubhouse Grace Bay (MAP #19) SEE AD PAGE 67 www.provogolfclub.com/dining-functions
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 11:30 am - 3 pm, with dinner from 5:30 pm - 10 pm, 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) www.garammasala.tc
THE GRACE BAY CLUB RESTAURANTS
Infiniti - An elegant, oceanfront restaurant, featuring fresh ingredients and modern presentations. Dinner served nightly 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. The Grill - A casual bistro beside the ocean serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open seven days a week, 7 am - 9:30 pm. Krave - Gourmet comfort food. Kid friendly. Open to the public for dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Reservations only.
946-5050 Grace Bay Club Resort (MAP #17) www.gracebayresorts.com
GRACE’S COTTAGE ]
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 6 pm.
Turks and Caicos Native Cuisine Night on Tuesday with live music and three courses for $55 per person.
946-5096 - Reservations are required. Point Grace Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #47) www.pointgrace.com/facilities/dining/ graces-cottage
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 7:30 am - 10:30 am, 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 barbecue with DJ poolside from 6 pm - 9 pm. 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 5:30 pm until late. (Closed on Tuesday.) Special Nights: Lobster Monday, Tuna Thursday, and Brisket Saturday.
341 5856 - Grace Bay Road across from The Regent Village (MAP #60) www.thelanding.tc
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 sidewalk-café-style dining, with lunch and dinner served six days a week from 11 am - 10 pm. (Closed on Sunday.)
946-5234 - Dinner reservations are 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 a great value, served within an intimate setting. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 12 pm - 3 pm. Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 5:45 pm - 9:45 pm.
431-5876 - Ventura Drive in The Regent Village, Grace Bay (MAP #70) www.lupo.tc
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 lunch and dinner from 11 am - 10 pm, seven days a week.
Monday night to Thursday night offer a set-price dinner of $44.
946-8200 - Reservations and carry out Turtle Cove Marina (MAP #73) www.mangoreef.com
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 entrées. Open nightly 6 pm - 10 pm. Full conference facility, wedding and event catering also available. Live music after November 25: Thursdays with Sally Greenwood and Fridays with Perry Delancy.
946-5885 - Reservations recommended. Ocean Club East, Ocean Club Plaza across from Provo Golf Club (MAP #18) www.oceanclubresorts.com/ our-resorts/dining
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 6 pm, with L’Attitude serving light meals until midnight.
946-8666 - Dinner reservations required. Princess Drive at The Palms Resort Grace Bay (MAP #55). www.thepalmstc.com/resort/cuisine
PELICAN BAY RESTAURANT
SEE RESTAURANT REVIEW PAGE 124
Located in the popular Royal 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.
Pelican Bay offers special theme nights with live entertainment; Sunday is Jerk Fiesta, Wednesday is Lobster Extravaganza, and Friday is Surf & Turks Carnival.
941-2365 - Dinner reservations are recommended. Just off Governors Road at Royal West Indies Resort, Grace Bay (MAP #36) www.pelicanbaytci.com
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 11:30 am until late. Free delivery for minimum orders, and carry out is 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 every day, with homemade sauce and fresh toppings creating delicious artisan pizzas. Open seven days a week from 11:30 am - 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday until 10 pm. Free delivery for minimum orders, and carry out is available.
941-3577 - Carry out and delivery Leeward Hwy, at Cinema Plaza (MAP #20)
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 starlit tropical garden. Open Monday to Saturday for dinner and drinks, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. (Closed on Sunday.)
339-3777 - Reservations are required. Seven Stars Resort & Spa (MAP #16). www.sevenstarsgracebay.com/dining.php
72ºWest provides beachside dining with a casual flair. A family-friendly, Caribbeaninspired 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) www.thepalmstc.com
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 regularly 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. Wednesday fish-and-chips special. Friday night happy hour 5 pm -7 pm: 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 7:30 am - 10 pm. Specialising in sushi, Teppanyaki Japanese grill, cocktails and tapas. Solana offers a unique and fun mix of sushi and Teppanyaki, with chefs showcasing their specialist knife skills right in front of you. Dinner reservations are recommended. Live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
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 am - 10:30 am and dinner from 6 pm - 10 pm.
Stelle Lounge and Bar house DJ Fridays from 8 pm until late.
232-4444 - Reservations are recommended. Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Resort, on Lower Bight Road, Grace Bay (MAP #84) www.gansevoorttc.com
With more than 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 week.
946-4491 - Call for carry out. Ventura Drive, The Regent Village (MAP #70). www.turks-and-caicos.org/thai-orchid
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 11 am - 9 pm. Happy hour daily from 5 pm - 7 pm.
941-4144 - Reservations recommended The Regent Village, Grace Bay (MAP #70) www.thevix.com
Fresh Mediterranean cuisine right on the beach. For lunch enjoy appetisers, ceviche, sandwiches, pizza, or grilled specials. For dinner surf and turf, battered snapper or Bambarra rum slow-braised pork ribs. Lunch is served 12 pm - 5 pm, and dinner is served from 6 pm - 9 pm, seven days a week.
232-4444 - Grace Bay Beach, Gansevoort Turks + Caicos Resort, Lower Bight Road (MAP #84) www.gansevoorttc.com
Join us at Casablanca Casino for hours of entertainment in a casually elegant setting.
Whether you are a novice at games of chance or a veteran of the tables, you’ll enjoy people watching and trying your hand at blackjack, roulette, or poker. The casino includes the most popular games from industry leaders throughout the world, and 85 slot machines.
Savour a distinctive cocktail, icy beer or a fine wine from Casablanca Lounge & Bar.
Call for free shuttle. Open from 4 pm - 4 am, six days a week, Sunday 7 pm - 4 am. 941-3737 GRACE BAY - Governors Road (See MAP #71)
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