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 Jamaica's South Coast Restaurants-Mandeville

BIRD OF PARADISE RESTAURANT. Owned by the Bird family of Cake, Coffee and Ice
BIRD OF PARADISE RESTAURANTCream 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, BLOOMFIELD GREAT HOUSElobster 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 CAKE, COFFEE & ICE CREAMsource 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
restaurant mealcuisine 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. 962.4471. 

LITTLE OCHI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT. It would definitely be a mistake to visit the LITTLE OCHI SEAFOOD RESTAURANTparish 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
MANCHESTER ARMS PUB & RESTAURANTHotel 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 Street,
Mandeville. 962.2138. 

 Jamaica's South Coast Restaurants-St. Elizabeth

Red Lobster Restaurant. St. Elizabeth, Jamaica South Coast This restaurant at Sunset Resort Red Lobster Restaurant. St. Elizabeth, Jamaica South Coast 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 JACK SPRAT St. Elizabeth-Jamaicaisland 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, JAKE'S RESTAURANT St. Elizabeththis 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 Beach. 965.3145. 
SEA SIDE RESTAURANT St. Elizabeth-Jamaica South Coast. Expect a real gourmet experience SEA SIDE RESTAURANTat 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 YABBA RESTAURANT_ST. ELIZABETH_JAMAICAcompany 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 .