Boom Restaurant, Antigua

Boom Restaurant, Powder House Drive, Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua

Boom is open from 11am-6pm daily for lunch and drinks. The views of the harbour from here are breathtaking. Enjoy delicious food with a cool tropical breeze, followed by a dip in the infinity pool, relaxing time on a sun lounger or hammock, or even a spa treatment…

Boom Restaurant within Nelson's Dockyard

About Boom

If you are staying at Admiral’s Inn, Boom is accessed by boat shuttle. The ride takes just a couple of minutes.

Boom Restaurant within Nelson's Dockyard

Once here, you can choose to dine in the restaurant area or eat by the infinity pool. The generous serving of tasty truffle fries with a sprinkling of parmesan were delicious and priced at EC$18, made a great poolside snack.

Truffle fries with parmesan

A spa is located underneath the Boom restaurant should you wish to book a treatment. Alternatively you may prefer to unwind in one of the hammocks or sun loungers by the infinity pool.

Infinity pool by Boom

A variety of music is piped through speakers discretely disguised as rocks, creating a pleasant ambience.

Discrete speakers around the pool made to look like rocks

The Menu

Dishes served at Boom include the following…

Starters and Sharing Plates- prices upwards of EC$35

  • Grilled Tiger Prawns with a basil and saffron aioli
  • Thai Shrimp Cakes with coconut, chillies, herbs and spices and a spicy passionfruit dipping sauce
  • Jerk Baby Back Ribs with homemade jerk sauce

Salads and Sandwiches start from EC$45

  • Roasted Butternut Squash salad with mixed leaves, roasted tomatoes, cilantro, seeds, all on a bed of spinach
  • Da Boom Tuna Salad – Seared sesame crusted tuna, seasonal veg with a mango vinaigrette
  • Truffle Aioli Steak Sandwich – Grilled marinated hanger steak, thyme roasted onions and truffle aioli in ciabatta bread with local leaves and fries

Mains from EC$55

  • Fettuccini al pesto
  • Catch of the day served with salad and a garlic chilli butter or creole sauce
  • Seared Ahi Tuna with stir fried vegetables and a sweet soya glaze

Desserts from EC$12

  • Homemade double chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce and white chocolate ice cream
  • Colonel – lime sorbet with a shot of vodka

My Choice

The Gourmet Club Sandwich – this was a wonderful combination of flavours and textures all within fresh sourdough bread….proscuitto, grilled chicken, rocket, tomatoes, mozzarella and fried egg. This was served with crisp, tasty truffle fries with parmesan.

Club Sandwich ordered at Boom

Service

Most of the waiting staff here are very friendly. The service was quite slow in the restaurant, in terms of someone taking my order and trying to get the bill. The bar service, however, is very efficient at taking drink orders and whenever I ordered food to have poolside, it was brought over promptly with a smile.

The infinity pool with stunning dockyard views

Would I Return?

Having stayed at Admiral’s Inn on a couple of occasions, I have dined at Boom several times.  As a solo diner, it is a great place to eat for the following reasons.

  • Delicious food
  • Boom restaurant offers poolside dining
  • Friendly staff
  • Idyllic waterfront and poolside setting with stunning views
  • Tables not too close together
  • Lots of small tables around the edge of the dining area, great for solo dining

Suggested Further Reading:

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FAQ about Antigua

Gallery of Photos – selection of my favourite photos from solo holidays in Antigua

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