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There are times when money is not the issue. You just want to have some real good tasting food, regardless of the cost. So, we have put together a list of ten of what we consider to be the restaurants that have a knack for exciting your taste buds. In other words, nobody does it better than these guys. Nobody!
Strawberry Hill Restaurant invites you to through its website to taste all the richness of our island’s multi-cultural heritage in what it describes as a new cuisine. Curried lamb and steam fish are some of the delectable offerings. For dessert your options include bread pudding fresh from the oven. Sunday Brunch at Strawberry Hill is popular among guests and visitors alike.
Open: Everyday: Restaurant Hours: Breakfast: 8:00 am – 10:30 am; Lunch: 12:00 am – 4:00 pm; Dinner: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Address: New Castle Road, Irish Town, St. Andrew
Scotchie's returned to Kingston in 2018 after a brief hiatus. Their menu includes wraps, jerk wings, ribs, a selection of sides, and of course, a variety of jerked meats. The management promises adherence to quality standards. Scotchie's chicken sausage gets wide acclaim. One of their eight soups will be on offer each day. Conch is available on Fridays and seafood on Saturdays.
Open: Sunday - Saturday: 11am to 11pm.
Tea Tree Creperie is described as a Cordon Bleu style eatery & the first of its kind in Jamaica. They are particularly famous for their breakfasts, which may include breakfast crepes and crepe pockets, stuffed omelettes, bacon and eggs, toast, pancakes, freshly baked bagels and classic breakfasts like eggs Benedict. Great for those with a sweet tooth, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Open: Sunday - Saturday: 8am to 10pm.
Gloria's is famous for their steamed fish, they have one outlet in Port Royal and another downtown. They serve a delectable fare, which includes curried shrimp, fried fish, served with tossed salad, stewed or curried conch, all with side orders including crackers, festival, bammy or potatoes. Said one reviewer who gave 5 stars: "The food is scrumptious and the service is good. If you are visiting Jamaica you definitely need to visit Gloria's Seafood."
Open: Mondays: 11 am - 4 pm; Tuesdays - Thursdays: 11 am - 11 pm; Fridays: 11 am- 1 am; Saturdays: 1 pm -1 am; Sundays: 11 am - 11 pm.
Nirvanna Indian Fusion Cuisine has been honored by Observer Food Awards 2015 as the "Best Indian Restaurant" Kingston, Jamaica. Five chefs, each has his responsibility: one chef is responsible for all the breds/rotis, one does Indian curries, another does the Indo-Chinese dishes, one chef is specifically for the grilling of meats, and another is in charge of all the vegetarian dishes. According to one reviewer: "As someone who grew up in the Suburbs of Mumbai i can easily say that this is one of the best Run Indian Restaurants with the finest Indian food and Indoasian fusion on this side of the Pond"
Open: Sunday - Wednesday: 11.30am to 9.30pm; Thursday - Saturday: 11.30am to 10.30pm.
The Terra Nova Restaurants, The Terrace and The Regency, are said to provide a culinary experience unlike any other in Kingston, Jamaica. Famous for their Sunday brunch, which is served from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the restaurants have multiple course meals that will delight your tastebuds. From appetisers like Lobster Bisque- Rich lobster soup finished with cream, Brandy, a lavash and crispy salmon skin chip to desserts like Chocolate Mousse- A velvety mousse finished with chocolate and a rum-soaked cherry.
6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Breakfast)
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Lunch)
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Dinner
Majestic Sushi and Grill is a Japanese fusion eatery. The setting, Villa Ronai, Stony Hill, it has an oriental decor with a rustic touch. Famous for its Black Dragon (shrimp tempura stuffed with cream cheese and topped with eel and garnished with teriyaki sauce), the eatery has a host of culinary delights such as the rib-eye steak with sauteed green and fried cheesecake topped with glazed strawberries and vanilla ice cream for those with a sweet tooth.
Open: Sun - Sat: 12noon to 10pm.
El Rojo provides à la carte Jamaican and International cuisine, as well as a gourmet selection of teas and coffees. Dining requires a smart casual attire for breakfast and lunch and an elegant casual attire for evening meals. From appetisers such as Cod Fish Croquettes, main course meals such as Chicken Rojo (yummy) to desserts such as White Chocolate Cheesecake, El Rojo is culinary heaven.
Open: Everyay: Breakfast 6:00 AM - 10:30 AM; Lunch 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM; Dinner 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Boone Hall Oasis serves authentic local dishes such as Jamaican ackee and saltfish, roast breadfruit, green banana, potato pudding and other treats. You may also pick from a buffet of mackerel rundown, curry goat, stew fish and other Jamaican favorites. Desserts include potato pudding and rum cake. As per one satisfied customer: "We found this place located at Stony Hill, a really peaceful place. We went here for the Sunday brunch by the river. A standout for me was the Succulent Curried Goat. A great way to spend half the day."
Open: Tue - Sat: 9am to 5pm.
OPA Restaurant invites you to come taste the Sun-Kissed Mediterranean Flavors of Greece. Their Greek fare include Spanakopita (Spinach Pie), Kotosouvlaki (Grilled Chicken Fillet Skewers) and Kotsi (Lamb Shank). From appetizers like Shrimp canape (Fresh cucumber slices topped with shrimp and tzatziki) to main course meals like Spicy pork roast (Pork Tenderloin simmered in a fiesta of herbs and spices) to desserts such as Pagoto (Vanilla ice cream topped with pistachios), OPA has enough to excite your taste buds.
Open: Mon - Fri: 12noon to 11pm; Sat: 5pm to 11pm; Sun: Closed.