Best restaurants in Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

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    Mi Hungry

    Mi Hungry serves up 'sun cooked' I-tal (natural) food that you wouldn't believe. The 'pleaza' comes with a base of seeds and grains, topped with sun-dried tomatoes and crunchy veg (we recommend ackee with a few chilies) and is delicious in a way that the words 'raw vegan pizza' can't convey – you'll definitely want to come back for more. The nyam burgers with ackee and plantain are equally hearty, and there's a fabulous array of fresh juices on offer. Made with love.

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    Pallet

    A low-key restaurant, open air and rustic enough to make you think it's made from real shipping pallets. The menu is anything but haphazard though – think yam-and-cheese-stuffed chicken roulade, mango sticky ribs, or grilled citrus lamb. A relatively new addition to the Kingston restaurant scene, but one that's quickly making a name for itself. Come on Thursdays, when there is excellent live music – the house band welcomes drop-in players, and there are regular impromptu concerts from top musicians.

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    Longboarder

    A super-relaxed beach bar, restaurant and surf spot, the Longboarder has a small bar area and a series of tables spread out under a wide tree, plus vistas down to the rolling surf on the beach below. It has great fish, lobster, jerk, burgers and salads, and if you don't mind driving in the dark, some seriously spectacular sunsets over the sea. Check the bar's Facebook page for regular music and DJ events. Longboarder also rents surfboards for US$25 per day and offers lessons for J$3000 a day.

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    Gloria's Seafood City

    The new Victoria Pier development on the waterfront is part of the reinvigoration of Downtown, and Gloria's is at the heart of it. Sit on the deck looking over the sea with a plate of roast, grilled or stewed seafood. The zingy curry shrimp particularly set our taste buds on fire, but even with just a beer or juice and maybe a side of fries, it's a tremendous place to watch the sun on the sea, and the pelicans lazily flying by.

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    Gloria’s

    This fish restaurant fills daily with locals who drive here from across Kingston. Get here early, particularly on Friday night and Sunday lunchtime. Gloria’s fish is nothing short of glorious – a large plate of melt-in-your-mouth perfection, accompanied by bammy, festival or rice, and eaten with harbour views. Shellfish lovers, go for the curried or honey jerk shrimp or the grilled lobster.

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    Moby Dick

    Don’t let the plastic tablecloths fool you: this unassuming hangout has been popular with besuited lawyers and judges for nearly a century. The curried goat (J$1200) is outstanding, served with roti, rice and salad and washed down with one of the excellent fresh fruit juices. Be prepared for lunchtime queues.

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    Triple T's

    An open-sided garden restaurant with trees growing through the dining room and funky art hanging everywhere, Triple T's is a great relaxed place for generous servings of traditional Jamaican dishes, both delicious and well presented. The daily specials are always worth going for. There's a bar and a host of fresh juices if you want to linger for a drink. Kitchen service can sometimes be a bit relaxed – if you're in a rush, ask what's ready to go and you'll be eating in a trice. If you have trouble finding it, look for it opposite the giant Megamart supermarket.

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    Boone Hall Oasis

    If you've got wheels, the Sunday brunch at this lovely spot near Stony Hill is worth the drive. A footpath leads down through curtains of vines and flowers to an oasis by a stream. Help yourself to a buffet of mackerel rundown, curry goat, ackee and saltfish, stew fish and other Jamaican favorites. Desserts include potato pudding and rum cake. To get here, turn right on Eerie Castle Rd from Stony Hill Sq, then left onto River Rd. A steep dirt road leads down from River Rd to the car park.

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    M10 Bar & Grill

    Where else but in Kingston would you find a one-time truck stop transforming into a slick open-air restaurant, with crisp white tablecloths and waiters in black ties? The menu at M10 leans toward Jamaican and international – good stews, fish ribs and the like, with divine saltfish fritters to start and sticky desserts to finish. Meat lovers should come for Thursday grill night. There's a newly opened downtown branch at Victoria Pier, open weekdays only.

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    Opa

    Jamaica's only Greek restaurant, recently moved to a new location inside Devon House, is the place to go if you're craving good lamb, sharp feta and fresh seafood. The Greek classics hold true, but other things get an inventive twist, such as the lamb burger that comes in a phyllo wrapper rather than a bun. We could eat the grilled octopus all day and into the night, when the outside bar becomes a chilled Mediterranean-Caribbean lounge.

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    F&B Downtown

    Easily taking the prize for the most unexpected mash-up, this fancy Downtown watch store also has a great relaxed restaurant serving pasta, pepperpot soup, sandwiches, roti wraps and a glass of wine inside a welcome bubble of air-con. Formerly known as Swiss Stores, it is an essential Downtown lunch and meeting spot. All the items on the small menu are fresh and tasty, and the coffee and cake are delicious.

  • Restaurants in Blue Mountains

    EITS Café

    The acronym in the name of the restaurant at the Mount Edge B&B stands for Europe In The Summer – a reasonable summation of what the menu is attempting, with fresh organic vegetables and a 'farm to table' attitude. The food is good (the salads are particular winners) and the views of the valley delightful. While you wait for your food, watch the sugar bird feeders for passing doctor birds.

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    Sweetwood Jerk

    Our favorite New Kingston jerk joint is popular with Uptown office workers and gets particularly busy once they knock off. Spicy, meaty offerings can be enjoyed in the outdoor sitting area facing Emancipation Park. Unusually, you can have jerk lamb here as well as the usual pork, chicken and sausage. Accompaniments include festival, sweet potato and breadfruit in season.

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    Chez Maria

    The name suggests that Italian dominates at this restaurant – and you can certainly get some great pizza, but come here for the plates of Lebanese food served in the garden beneath the mango tree or on the terrace. The mezes are reassuringly excellent and are complemented by homemade flat bread. A host of shawarmas and kebabs awaits fans of the grill.

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    Andy’s

    If you’re after authentically prepared jerk chicken and pork in Kingston, then Andy’s is well worth the travel. This nondescript corner stop gets particularly busy in the evenings, when locals line up for their meats accompanied by fried breadfruit, festival (fried dumplings), sweet potato or plantain. There's good soup in the morning.

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    Fromage

    Charming French-international-style restaurant, decorated in cool urban black and grays. Lunch is about sandwiches, burgers and pasta (the crab 'burger' is tasty), while dinner is about meat – well-cooked steak, stuffed chicken and rich sauces. There's an extensive wine menu. Take a packet of the delicious cookies home to enjoy for later.

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    Devon House Bakery

    Those in the know swear by patties served up in this small bakery located at Devon House. We're inclined to agree that they're some of the best in Jamaica (albeit at a slightly premium price). Lobster patty, anyone? An array of tempting cakes and juices is also available at this excellent option for a picnic on the grounds.

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    Ashanti Oasis

    Ashanti is perennially popular for its excellent I-tal vegetarian food from a changing daily menu featuring hearty soups, veggie burgers, and combo platters starring mains such as lentil curry. The fresh juices are a must. On Tuesday, Ashanti hosts the excellent Sankofa Sessions roots and Afrobeats night.

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    Devon House I-Scream

    Some of the island’s best ice cream in more than 20 flavors – check out the signature Devon Stout. Eat one while strolling in the grounds of Devon House (tours of the mansion include a voucher for a free single-scoop cone).

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    Tea Tree Creperie

    This cheerily graffitied restaurant hands you an encyclopedia-sized menu full of every permutation of sweet and savory pancake you might ever hope to have – there is so much choice, it's tempting to just put your finger randomly on the page (or build your individual fillings from scratch). Either way, plates are big and filling. Wash your food down with tea and coffee over breakfast, or with a glass of wine for lazy lunches and dinners.