Top Jamaican Restaurants to Dine In

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Terra Nova Hotel
Voted “Best Place to Raise a Toast” at the annual Table Talk Food Awards, it’s said that gourmet dining at the Terra Nova Hotel offers up the finest lobster thermidor to be had on the island, along with other delectable eats.  
 
Evita’s
Italian dining in the hills of Ocho Rios is a longstanding tradition. For visitors who are in the know, Evita’s is the place to be.  
 
The Caves 
Experience the intimacy of dining inside a cave by the sea with a romantic candlelit ambiance. 
 
Sugar Mill Restaurant at Half Moon Hotel 
Another award-winning restaurant, the Sugar Mill at the luxurious all-inclusive resort caters to the discerning palate.  
 
Strawberry Hill
Nestled within the folds of the Blue Mountains, enjoy Sunday brunch with expansive views of the city below at this luxury spa resort.  
 
Houseboat Grill
The unique experience of dining on a charming houseboat floating in the sea, followed by enjoying cocktails on the roof bar, will create lasting vacation memories.  
 
Marguerite’s  
Enjoy fine dining at this restaurant that specializes in steak and seafood. Stay for the after-party as the terrace transforms into the al fresco Blue Beat Bar and Lounge. 
 
Hotel Mockingbird
If you're staying on the picturesque eastern end of the island, check out Mille Fleurs. It’s a gourmet restaurant at Hotel MockingBird Hill that serves up handmade bread and fresh vegetables grown at their farm on the property.  
 
Christopher’s at Hermosa Cove
Voted the best-kept secret in the island and given the “Traveler’s Choice 2015” award by TripAdvisor; Christopher's is just outside of Ocho Rios and caters to the gourmand who enjoys an exquisite multiple-course meal.  
 
EITS Cafe
Vegetarians and farm-to-table lovers will enjoy this European influenced restaurant in the hills of Blue Mountain that has its own farm on the property and an eco-friendly guesthouse. 

 
- by Monique Solomon