Dominican Veg

The Dominica Good Food Guide

Dominican veg

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At La Robe Créole, 3 Victoria Street, T4482896. Créole and European, vegetarian available, good but expensive, service inattentive, open Monday-Saturday 1100-1500, 1830-2130. Under the same ownership is the Mousehole Café, underneath. Excellent for little pies and local pasties, Mousehole Too, 10 Kennedy Ave, near Whitchurch Centre, T4482896. Has seating, open 0800-1500. Pearl’s Cuisine, 50 King George V Street. Good local food and service, reasonable prices, also mobile wagon in town centre catering for lunchtime takeaway trade. Restaurant Paiho, 10 Church Street, T4488999. Good Chinese food, delicious fruit punch, uncrowded, slightly pricey, open Monday-Saturday 1100-1500, 1730-2230, Sunday 1800-2200. Flibuste, Great Marlborough Street. French chef, pricey but lunch time specials available, daily salad bar, steaks and fish grilled to order; The Blue Max Café, Prevo Cinemall on Kennedy Avenida. Cappuccino, foreign beers, deli-style food, Egyptian owner Morad Zakha is an archaeologist and pilot, lively conversation at the bar, open Monday-Saturday 1000-2200. Recommended. The World of Food, next to Vena’s Guesthouse. Local dishes but unexciting, good breakfast about EC$10, lunch and dinners EC$20-30, drink your beer under a huge mango tree which belonged to writer Jean Rhys’s family garden. Guiyave, 15 Cork Street. For midday snacks and juices, patisserie and salad bar, popular, crowded after 1300. Cartwheel Café, Bay Street (next to Royal Bank of Canada). Clean, on waterfront, good place to stop for a coffee; Continental Inn, 37 Queen Mary Street, Roseau, T4482214/5. Open 0700-2130, créole cuisine, mountain chicken, seafood, rotis, delivery in Roseau area, credit cards accepted. Cornerhouse, 6 King George V Street, T4499000. Opposite Old Market, open Monday-Thursday 0730-2200, Friday-Saturday 0730-2400, soups, salads, sandwiches, excellent bagels, music, books, magazines, newspapers, internet access, popular pub quiz night Wednesday 2000. Port of Call, 3 Kennedy Avenida, T4482910. Bar and restaurant, open 0830-2300, snacks or à la carte, créole, seafood, takeaway available. Creole Kitchen Ltd, in Woodstone Shopping Mall on corner of George Street and Cork Street. Fried or barbecued chicken, sandwiches, burgers, cold drinks, open Monday-Thursday 0800-2300, Friday-Saturday 0800-1200, Sunday 1500-2300. Green Parrot, 10 Bay Front. Small, family-run, good value creole food, daily specials for US$4-5; Cottage Restaurant, Hillsborough Street. Friendly, fish, rice, salad and provisions for EC$10. Orchard, corner of Great George and King George V Streets. Friendly yet slow service, but food OK, good callaloo. Lots of ‘snackettes’, for example Hope Café, 17 Steber Street. Good local dishes and snacks, lively, open till late; Celia’s Snack, EC$1.50 for delicious bread and codfish, good local ice cream, fruit juice, on Great Marlborough Street. Margherita’s Pizzeria, opposite the Old Market Plaza. Nice pizza but be prepared to wait a long time, also pasta, open also on Sunday 1300-2200. Erick’s Bakery has a small patisserie on Old Street for ‘tasty island treats’. Wykie’s, 51 Old Street. Bar and restaurant, popular on Friday with ex-pats. On Thursday night the Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Anchorage has a good value barbecue buffet and reggae band. If staying in town there are 2 places worth taking a taxi to eat: Papillote (see above, Sleeping), T4482287. Book before 1600, take swimming costume and towel for bathe in sulphur pool under the stars; Reigate Hotel (also see above), book ahead, slow service but ask to eat out on balcony overlooking valley of Roseau, catch the sunset for spectacular view.