Turks and Caicos Restaurant Guide
By Hannah Barnard on 6th May, 2020
The Turks and Caicos Islands are famous for their #1 beaches and crystal clear waters, but also on offer is a world-class culinary scene. The chefs and owners of the restaurants hail from around the world; in TCI you will discover delicacies ranging from octopus salad from Europe to pad thai noodles from Asia! But no trip would be complete without trying the local Caribbean food ranging from conch fritters to cracked conch, and of course the best fish tacos in the world. Dining in Providenciales is a casual affair, with most restaurants putting aside dress codes and focusing more on food and ambiance and a family-friendly environment. Most resorts have their own restaurants but please feel free to get adventurous and venture out to discover the best of what Turks and Caicos has to offer.
Sibonné Hotel, Grace Bay | (649) 946-5396
In Turks and Caicos world-class dining can be best enjoyed barefoot and oceanside. Top island chef Clive Whent serves eclectic cuisine in the casual beachfront setting you would expect from the Caribbean. From savory conch wontons to melt-in-your-mouth local lobster, Bay Bistro has created “Great Food Without An Attitude!” Dine-in their open-air (undercover) dining area, on their new patio under the stars or with your feet in the white sand of Grace Bay. You can walk to them on the beach from most hotels. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week (7am to 10pm) and Sat/ Sun brunch. They also cater for weddings, events, and parties.
Bella Luna Ristorante
Grace Bay |Restaurant (649) 946-5214 | Pizzeria (649) 941-5128
Bella Luna’s culinary philosophy is that dining should focus on delicious food in a unique setting with family, good friends, and great, affordable wine. Bella Luna, known as ‘The Glass House,’ is a long-time island landmark offering both indoor and outdoor dining. The menu highlights regional Italian cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Feast on the Trio Veneziano, which combines succulent seasonal Turks and Caicos lobster with fresh shrimp and daily-caught fish, grilled to perfection. Bella Luna’s temperature-controlled wine cellar ensures that every bottle on their extensive wine list is in peak condition. Sample Brunello or Barolo or experience Tignanello, a very complex, stylish, and sophisticated red wine. A wealth of gustatory pleasure awaits you at Bella Luna. Also, try their artisan pizzeria in the garden.
Five Cays, Providenciales | (649) 941-3863
Located next to Sunny’s Fish Plant in Five Cays, Providenciales. You can always count on your seafood to be fresh at Bugaloo’s. As one of their happy patrons commented, “Super fresh!” Come by and visit this beachside seafood restaurant in Five Cays. They look forward to creating a memorable dining experience for you. Bugaloo’s was awarded 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor®.
The Restaurants of Sailrock Resort
Sailrock Resort, South Caicos | +1 (649) 946-3777
The culinary team at Sailrock Resort fashions an authentic taste of the Caribbean for guests of this luxury destination. Featuring locally caught seafood and seasonal produce as well as regionally inspired cocktails, the culinary team continuously pushes boundaries for menu creation all aimed at creating approachable dishes with Caribbean flair. Great House Restaurant + Bar offers a world-class dining experience with stunning 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and Caicos Bank from the covered dining veranda. And for a more casual dining option, The Cove Restaurant + Beach Bar provides the perfect beachside setting on the Caicos Bank. Both restaurants also feature newly introduced wellness options on all menus. To experience the best of out-island culinary indulgence, call Sailrock Resort or book online via OpenTable.com.
Le Comptoir Francais
Regent Village, Grace Bay | (649) 946-5299
Le Comptoir Francais formerly known as Julien’s Wine and Deli has been serving customers for over 10 years in Providenciales. Known for their delicious sandwiches on their homemade bread, it also boasts an extensive wine shop and an impressive lunch board consisting of salads, croissants, and their daily specials. Their European concept allows you to drink wine by the bottle at their location or feel free to take a case home with you. Be sure to pick up their gourmet olive oils, hot sauces, pasta, and chocolates!
Regent Street, Grace Bay | (649) 946 5234
Le Bouchon Du Village is consistently rated one of the top restaurants in Turks and Caicos, owned and operated by Julien Marziou and local legendary chef Pierrik Marziou of Caicos Cafe fame. Opening in 2012 it was an instant success and remains a favorite of tourists and locals. This authentic French bistro offers classic cuisine such as escargot, foie gras, their famous steak au poivre, duck confit, and delicious local seafood such as lobster, fish, and conch all prepared with a French flair. Julien and his beautiful wife Michelle are there to greet you and welcome you to their amazing eatery. Reservations are highly recommended.
El Catador Tapas Bar
Regent Street, Grace Bay | (649) 946-1006
El Catador bar and tapas restaurant produce incredible food inspired from across the Mediterranean in the heart of Regent Village in Grace Bay. They proudly serve a diverse menu catering to vegans, vegetarians as well as all other palates. Serving the freshest of ingredients, this restaurant is a sister restaurant to the famous Le Bouchon. Reservations are recommended so come try their daily specials and their ambient lounge atmosphere.
Magnolia Restaurant & Wine Bar
Miramar Resort, Turtle Cove | (649) 941-5108
This hilltop establishment offers terraced fine dining with undeniably the best views of the north shore overlooking Turtle Cove Marina. The Wine Bar is a popular gathering spot for locals and visitors and the island’s favorite bartender Viola will make you feel right at home. Chef Carmen Norocea creates expertly prepared dishes with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients in a variety of international dishes. Indoor dining is available during inclement weather and reservations are strongly recommended.
Omar’s Beach Hut
Five Cays, Provo | (649) 231 6691
Omar’s Beach Hut is a family-owned business. Opened in April 2019, this restaurant offers some of the tastiest local Caribbean cuisine. Located in the beautiful Five Cays, on the South Shore, with beachside dining, you can dip your toes in the sand, with beachside dining, you can dip your toes in the sand, enjoy the tropical views, the atmosphere and even be able to watch local fishermen bring in their catches for the day while waiting for your food, to be cooked by their excellent chefs, to arrive.
Parallel23 / 72°West
The Palms, Grace Bay | (649) 946-8666
Parallel23 takes Caribbean fusion to the next level, infused with Asian and American influences by Executive Chef Lauren Callighen, putting Parallel23 on the ‘must-do’ list in Provo. The freshest local ingredients are complemented by a carefully curated wine list, which earned a 2016 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. A stunning indoor-outdoor ambiance makes the entire experience even more exceptional. If you are in a more casual mood, do not miss the lighter, family-friendly Caribbean- inspired menu at the beachside 72°West. Enjoy lunch, or curl up on a comfortable couch next to a firepit and delight in dinner under the stars.
Indigo and Zest
Wymara Turks & Caicos | (649) 232-4444
Experience the contemporary sophistication that Wymara is known for at their newly transformed but laid-back island outpost Indigo and Zest Beachfront Restaurant and Bar. Indigo is minimal yet luxurious. Award winning Executive Chef Andrew Mirosch offers Indigo’s Caribbean inspired cuisine with an emphasis on fresh sustainable ingredients. Chef Andrew’s 24-hour smoked brisket has become the centrepiece at Wymara’s famed Saturday Beach Barbecues. The most popular order at Indigo is the Harvested Local Grouper, served with Caribbean staples like peas and rice, mango chilli and plantain crisps. For those seeking vegan and vegetarian options, an extensive Wellness menu is available. Zest, exudes idyllic oceanfront dining or sunset cocktails. Open for lunch and happy hour, the casual setting and balmy open-air seating set a gorgeous backdrop complete with freshly prepared dishes and cocktails. Sample a variety of fresh Caribbean specialities, such as spiced jerk snapper or conch salad. Carefully curated by Chef Andrew, while taking in the dramatic ocean views. Whether dining al fresco or simply enjoying a cocktail by their resident mixologist, Zest will become your favorite spot on the beach.
The Restaurants of Grace Bay Club
Grace Bay | (649) 946-5050
All restaurants and bars at the elegant, sophisticated Grace Bay Club are located oceanfront. Infiniti Restaurant & Raw Bar, a three-time Wine Spectator award of excellence winner, is the premier oceanfront gourmet dining experience in Providenciales (visit OpenTable.com for reservations). The family-friendly Grill and Krave restaurants serve casual fare, as does beachside pop-up bar and restaurant Just Tacos, which features a gourmet taco and rosé menu and toes-in-the-sand dining. The Infiniti Bar – one of the most distinct in Turks and Caicos – is the perfect place to catch the sunset, while the Pool Bar brings refreshment to daytime relaxation. Grace Bay Club’s selection of restaurants and bars offers delicious options for every palate.
Turkberry Frozen Yogurt & Donut Bar
Saltmills Plaza | (649) 431-2233
There’s really only one good reason to leave the beach, and that is to enjoy Turkberry Frozen Yogurt & Donut Bar. Located in Saltmills Plaza, right in the heart of Grace Bay, Turkberry serves up the perfect swirl of healthy and refreshing frozen yogurt featuring an expanded lineup of flavors like Mango, Red Velvet and Salted Caramel, plus a large variety of toppings. Now the fun at Turkberry includes their ‘create your own’ gourmet donut bar! Open daily at 7am (including holidays) in the Saltmills Plaza.
Seven Stars Resort, Grace Bay | (649) 333-7777
Every dinner at Seven is an exceptional culinary experience – a masterful blend of spices, island-grown ingredients, and exotic techniques. Choose from Seven’s fully air-conditioned restaurant and bar, or dine under the palms in a romantic starlit tropical garden. Reservations at Seven are available six nights a week. Open Monday to Saturday for dinner and drinks from 5:30pm to 11:00 pm. Reservations are available through OpenTable.
Hemingway’s on the Beach
The Sands Resort, Grace Bay | (649) 941-8408
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the recently renovated Hemingway’s offers beautiful views complemented by a menu full of choices in a casual setting. Begin with breakfast on the deck overlooking the sand dunes, and then, what better for lunch than a mango shrimp salad combined with a nice cool drink under the palms. The casual daytime atmosphere encourages sunbathers and beachcombers to stop in. Hemingway’s torches and candles create a romantic place to unwind and relax at dinner. The moderately priced menu specializes in a wide range of fresh fish, lobster, shrimp, Black Angus beef, and pasta. Hemingway’s also has a nicely priced wine menu. On Tuesdays, try their Caribbean barbecue. There is live music most evening and reservations can be made over the phone.
Seven Stars Resort, Grace Bay | (649) 333-7777
Only 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 sunset over world-famous Grace Bay beach. Open every day for lunch, dinner, and drinks from 11am to 11pm. Reservations are available through OpenTable
Paparazzi Brazilian Steak House | Sushi Bar
Lower Bight Road, The Bight Settlements | (649) 332.2810
Paparazzi Brazilian Steak House showcases the authentic flavors and cultural flair of Brazil. Following centuries-old traditions of cooking on an open fire, diners can experience incredible meals created by Head Chef Alex flown in from Sao Paulo Brazil. Guests may also experience the extensive traditional Sushi Menu. A multitude of options are listed on their menu that ensures all tastes are nourished. Choose from Paparazzi fine dining fully air-conditioned 2-floor restaurant or outdoor luscious tropical gardens. Open Monday to Sunday.
Potts of Gold Restaurant and Sports Bar
1 Old Airport Road, Providenciales | (649) 331-6070
The new Potts of Gold slot parlor has recently added a brand new restaurant and sports bar to the downtown area. Formerly the shadow bar, this new sporting and dining experience offers a fantastic menu with a fusion of international and local cuisine. Stone oven pizza and world-class signature cocktails will have you coming back for more, not to mention some of the largest HD screens on the island to watch all your favorite sporting events. With two full-service bars, ‘happy hour’ and drink specials, local draft beer, and friendly servers, this is the place to be!!!!
Dining by Design
The team at Dining by Design creates unique and memorable culinary experiences. No matter the meal or occasion, each menu is carefully crafted allowing you to step back and relax, or to be as involved in the planning as you wish. Dining by Design delights everyone; from those with adventurous palates and exotic tastes to those craving comforting flavors of home. Led by renowned Chef Thomas, the team relies on his 22 years of experience to bring exciting and delicious meals to your table, wherever you are in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Ocean Club West Resort, Grace Bay Beach | (649) 333-3343
Solana! is redefining the meaning of the term ‘fine dining’ which truly does not mean frills and fancies, but instead, fine food cooked to individual preferences alongside world-class service that is friendly, yet efficient.
The bar and lounge at Solana! is the perfect place to enjoy delicious teppanyaki cuisine, fresh sushi, along with exciting Caribbean dishes. Soak in the relaxed groove on the swings at their Beach Bar “Swingerz” overlooking the ocean and enjoy a smooth cocktail. Cool down. Chill out. Take in the vibrant, modern scene while the renowned chefs amaze you with their knife skills as they put on a one of a kind specialty cooking performance. Solana! and “Swingerz” Beach Bar offers you a fun and unique experience that you won’t soon forget.
The Shore Club, Long Bay Beach | (649) 339 8000
A first in Turks and Caicos, SUI-REN blends Japanese cuisine with Peruvian flair for inspired dining. Led by multiple-award-winning chef Martin Davies, most recently of the highly acclaimed Six Senses Resort in the Maldives, SUI-REN offers the finest, freshest-caught seafood along with organic produce and Wagyu beef in a menu that sparkles with brilliant flavors. Pair that with a finely curated wine list, creative cocktails and a stunning interior for a truly unforgettable experience. SUI- REN means ‘water lily’ in Japanese, a traditional symbol of beauty and enlightenment. In any language, it means sublime.
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