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While the British Virgin Islands may not be known for fine dining, there are some upscale restaurants in the island chain that are worth trying. What they all have in common is incredible scenery and fresh seafood. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s picks for the best places to eat in the British Virgin Islands.
1. Tradewinds. Peter Island Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant serves upscale takes on classic Caribbean cuisine like sautéed scallops on potato puree with fried taro root slaw and coconut curry sauce. The menu is heavy with seafood and it’s as fresh as can be.
2. Dove Restaurant & Wine Bar. This Tortola restaurant is small and fills up fast, so be sure to make reservations. It’s unlike anything you’ll find on the island, with an ever-changing menu — think Caesar salad with tempura anchovies and frozen passion fruit soufflé.
3. Big Bamboo. Located on Anegada, Big Bamboo churns out whatever comes in from the sea that day. The small island is famous for its lobsters, so be sure to try one. The conch is also a great option.
4. The Sugar Mill. Rosewood Little Dix Bay’s restaurant, which is open only for dinner, is one of the best in the BVI. The menu is a mix of Pan-Asian and European cuisines with dishes like five-spiced pork belly and miso-glazed grouper.
5. Sugar Mill Restaurant. Not to be confused with the restaurant above, this eatery is located on the island of Tortola. The menu changes nightly, but you can expect to see options like poached lobster salad à la Niçoise.