PILLARS RESTAURANT, ANTIGUA
Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour
An outdoor restaurant facing directly over English Harbour. Positioned within the grounds of English Harbour, this restaurant is open for breakfast daily and evening meals 6 nights per week.
I made my reservation early so that I could dine by the water’s edge. I prefer to this when I dine solo as I feel less conspicuous.
On Wednesday evenings a special Caribbean meal features on the menu accompanied by entertainment, peak season.
The food in my opinion, is delicious, though the menu is limited.
I chose the Spicy Antiguan Fishcakes which surprisingly was the only starter on offer. The fishcakes were made with the local snapper, mixed with fresh herbs, seasoned peppers and served with a passion fruit sauce. The fishcakes were very tasty.
For the main course there was a choice of Pork Tenderloin Kebabs or Caribbean Shrimp Curry. I chose the curry. The shrimps were in a coconut curry sauce served with coriander rice and vegetables. The food was cooked to perfection and was full of flavour.
Finally, the dessert menu. Once again, there was one choice only and this was coconut bread and butter pudding, served with coconut ice cream and rum butterscotch sauce. Unfortunately, I was too full for this so can’t comment but I was very pleased with the first two courses.
The staff were very friendly and attentive and service was prompt.
The 3 course menu was priced at EC$145 per person plus drinks. Perhaps a little on the pricey side but you are in a very upmarket area of Antigua in an idyllic waterfront setting so I would expect to pay a little more.
Would I Return?
Yes I would. Mouthwatering food, in a picturesque, waterfront setting, with great service will ensure my return. I felt totally at ease dining solo here.
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