Restaurants & Bars

Negril, Jamaica -- long

Helen MS | Feb 7, 200411:53 AM

Just got back from Negril and had some pretty good chow while there. The first night we ate at Charela Inn. Beautiful setting right on the beach. Had a totally fabulous tomato/beef soup while I was waiting for my friend. Since it was my first night, decided to splurge on the grilled lobster. Just what you'd want it to be! Tender, sweet and flavorful. Ended the meal with a very respectable creme brulee.

Stayed at the Grand Lido Negril for three nights. Very nice inclusive. Food was good but not great, with a couple notable exceptions. Had rack of lamb at their fancy restaurant which was just wonderful. We had a special buffet and the short ribs were melt-in-your mouth succulent. For lunch, they make a custom panini type sandwich with a wide range of choices (I had corned beef and cheese) that was outstanding. Desserts are very good...didn't really have a dud in the lot.

Went back to seven-mile beach and had dinner at Kuyaba; gorgeous place! Had a lobster saute with garlic and peppers...swooon. Friends had grilled lobster, one had a pasta dish she loved. Everyone was fat and happy.

Had breakfast twice at Norma's at SeaSplash. Would love to try dinner there. Literally right on the water, a gorgeous setting. Had smoked marlin eggs benedict one morning and a Jamaican omelette with callaloo (a local spinach-type green...yummy). My friend's French toast was a big hit, too. Also had a typical cholesterol breakfast (eggs and ham) at Coco Palms. Very adequate, although the eggs were too hard.

Also had a little tour with a local and went to Grange Hill, where we had jerk pork at Stichie's...a WAY local place that was great. The pork was a little fatty for my taste, but totally delicious...and dirt cheap!

Last evening's dinner was at the Lbster Pt. Had a mixed seafood grill with a couple types of fish, lots of shrimp and a wonderful calimari. Fabulous!

One thing...don't be in a hurry. Overall this is some of the most leisurely service I ever had. But it was all good, mon.
PS Charelas, Kuyaba and SeaSplash all have rooms available, too.

Link: http://www.kuyaba.com/dining.htm

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