Jamaica's South Coast
|BIRD OF PARADISE
RESTAURANT. Owned by the Bird family of Cake, Coffee and Ice
Cream fame, this fine restaurant and sports bar
offers an eclectic menu ranging from Tex-Mex to Greek to Caribbean. Use the conference room for
groups. Baby lamb chops in guava jerk sauce; callaloo strudel, stuffed chicken breast and smoked
pork lion chop are popular dishes. Opens for breakfast 7-9:30 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m., dinner
6-9:30 p.m. and Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday noon-11 p.m., Saturday 6-11 p.m.
US$9.50-23. 1 Brumalia Road, Mandeville. 962.6529.
|BLOOMFIELD GREAT HOUSE. Here
you'll find grand scale dining, including homemade pastas, lobster and filet mignon, at this fine restaurant
owned by Ralph Pearce and Pamela Grant. Enjoy views of Mandeville and an art gallery at this Great
House originally built in 1838. The steak and shrimp and chicken cordon bleu are especially tasty.
Save room for the coffee cheesecake, the best around. Open Monday to Saturday, noon-9 p.m.
US$1O-25. 8 Perth Road, Mandeville. 962.7130.
|CAKE, COFFEE & ICE CREAM.
Originally a little pastry place in Mandeville, now a source of popular Devon House I Scream, this emporium
of sweetness maintains five locations across Jamaica, including two in Mandeville. Open 7 a.m.-l0
p.m. Shop 11 Willowgate Plaza, 961.2569, 59 Main Street, 962.6636.
|GOLF VIEW RESTAURANT. Choose from
a wide selection of tasty Jamaican and international
cuisine at this restaurant at the Golf View Hotel. Menu changes daily
and entrees include fish, chicken and beef. Try the tasty salmon and lamb chops. Open daily for
breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 a.m.-9 p.rn. US$1O-21. 51,6Caledonia Road, Mandeville.
LITTLE OCHI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT. It would
definitely be a mistake to visit the parish of Manchester and not pay a visit
to meet "Blackie" at Little Ochi restaurant. This may be not only the best seafood eatery in
Jamaica, but the best value as well. Choose from fresh fish, shrimp, crab and lobster and
chef/owner Everald "Blackie" Christian will prepare your preference to your liking. Choose
fish prepared escovitched, steamed or brown stew style. Choose from garlic, jerk or grilled
for lobster or crab. Open daily 9 a.m.-midnight. Prices are per pound at market value, but no
meal is more than US$20. Alligator Pond. (876) 965.4449
|MANCHESTER ARMS PUB & RESTAURANT. This fine restaurant at The Mandeville
Hotel serves international and
Jamaican cuisine, including a tasty Jamaican breakfast of the national dish, ackee and saltfish
with green bananas. Sample the Jamaican brunch Sunday, poolside and a barbecue with live music
Wednesday, poolside. Pub serves a mean rum punch. Open daily 6:30 a.rn.-l0 p.m., US$8-20. 4 Hotel
Jamaica's South Coast Restaurants-St.
|Red Lobster Restaurant.
St. Elizabeth, Jamaica South Coast This restaurant at Sunset Resort
offers fresh seafood with a slice of a complimentary sea view. Specializing in Jamaican and American
cuisine. Menu includes a wide variety of dishes, everything from grilled lobster to prime rib. Open
daily 7 a.m.-l0 p.m., US$1O-25. Treasure Beach. 965.1043.
|JACK SPRAT St.
Elizabeth-Jamaica South Coast. This restaurant may be the greatest place
on island to laze around, especially on a
Sunday afternoon when sometimes the "Who's Who" in Jamaica shows up to have a cool drink and fresh
fish, escoveitch-style. Ordering a tasty pizza
with plenty of toppings to choose from, gives you more than enough for two
people. Open daily 10 a.m.-lO p.m., US$8.50-20. Treasure Beach. 965.3583.
|JAKE'S RESTAURANT St. Elizabeth,
Jamaica South Coast . Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this fine restaurant at Jake's Resort
serves a wide variety of cuisine including fresh seafood, pork, chicken, and lamb and vegetarian
dishes. Breakfast, 7 a.m.-ll a.m., lunch, noon-4 p.m., dinner, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. US$8.50-21. Treasure
|SEA SIDE RESTAURANT
St. Elizabeth-Jamaica South Coast.
Expect a real gourmet experience at this in-hotel restaurant at Mar Blu Verandah Villa
Suites. Chef/owner Axel Wichterich, a gourmet chef from Cologne, Germany, puts his imaginatively
culinary styling to work. The menu highlight is surf and turf, filet mignon topped with freshly
caught lobster tail, topped with bearnaise sauce. Other highlights include Thai flavored curry
goat and homemade ice cream. Open daily. Dinner, 7 p.m.-lO p.m. Reservations required.
US$20-35. Treasure Beach. 965.3408.
|YABBA RESTAURANT, St. Elizabeth-Jamaica South
Coast. Butterflies and birds keep you company while dining al fresco at this fine restaurant
featuring Jamaican and international cuisine at Treasure Beach Hotel. Fresh vegetables and citrus
are grown on owner's farm.
Open daily, 7 a.m.-l0 p.m., US$4-$28. Treasure Beach. 965.0110/3 .