From simple food trucks to (the one) hotel dining room, there's some excellent eating on Montserrat. The fare is classic Caribbean and value for money is high. Self-caterers can pick up supplies at a handful of small supermarkets.

Essential Food & Drink

  • Goat water Montserrat’s national dish is far more loved than its dubious-sounding name would suggest. ‘Got some?’ is a frequent conversation starter and refers to the spicy clove-scented broth accented with floating chunks of goat meat. It’s eaten hot with a crusty bread roll.
  • Fruit juices Exotic fruits grow in abundance on Montserrat and make delicious fresh juices. Depending on the season, you’ll find mango, guava and papaya as well as the more unusual West Indian cherry and soursop, which tastes a little like a creamy strawberry with hints of pineapple and coconut.