Top ChoiceSeafood in St John's

Papa Zouk

This high-energy joint is a local institution, famous for its Antiguan-style bouillabaisse and fresh fish – mahimahi to butterfish – served grilled or fried. With zouk on the sound system, crazy murals, Christmas...

International in St John's

C&C Wine Bar

'Eat, drink, socialise' is the motto of this locally adored courtyard cafe where South African wines complement tasty pastas, burgers, paninis and mains such as fragrant shrimp coconut curry. Tables spill from...

Seafood in St John's


In the reconstructed officers' quarters of Fort James, one of Antigua's main citadels, bluff-top Russell’s offers drinks and sea-to-table fish with awesome ocean views from its wide verandas. Sunsets can be...

Pizza in St John's

Big Banana

This airy, cool space on Redcliffe Quay is always reassuringly packed full of locals, some of whom have been coming to this buzzy former rum warehouse for more than 30 years. Indeed, so irresistible are its...

Caribbean in St John's

Roti King

This little sibling-owned cottage does brisk business all day long with its mouthwatering roti – chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, veggies or conch swimming in a mildly spicy curry sauce and wrapped into a soft...

Supermarket in St John's


This upscale market is Antigua's best and has a wide selection of fresh local foods, imported international foods (especially from the UK and the US), as well as a pharmacy, a hot-food counter and ATMs.

Caribbean in St John's

Hemingways Caribbean Cafe

You can have a fine meal upstairs at this deeply unpretentious 1820s Creole cottage with gingerbread trim. Skip the international choices and go for local flavors such as spicy chicken curry, coconut-rum-flambéed...

Jamaican in St John's

Patty Hut

This local institution in a shingled cottage dressed in cheerful blue and green doles out delicious Jamaican beef, chicken and vegetable patties to adoring local crowds.