All directions are as if departing from Moonfish Villas
Green Vendors Building beside Nature Centre– several great vendors to choose from, try local juice or ice cream, hang out at the picnic tables or behind in the ‘ampitheatre’ where you MIGHT get lucky and see wonderful cultural treats such as the Tivoli Drummers or gospel singers practicing! Our friend Elma is found the furthest booth to the left, who does chicken wings and chips, Gillian Gilbert a few doors down does a range of meals with the menu changing frequently (we love her grilled fresh fish with breadfruit chips!). Carl does a few different dishes, and his samosas have a wide fan base! There is also a proper bar, and at the opposite end, you will find grilled chicken thighs or fish and chips – we try to take turns each visit so we can sample something from each vendor! Inexpensive.
DRIVE EAST TOWARDS SAUTEURS
River Sallee Takeaway spots – often there are one or two lunch options being served EARLY during the week in River Sallee at the roundabout. Proper freshly made traditional food, inexpensive and offering a good variety.
Betty Mascoll House Morne Fendue 442 9330 – Morne Fendue House, or 442 9294 – Dr Thompson. Built in 1908, it has fabulous panoramic views of the surrounding mountainous countryside and ocean. House tours sometimes available for 5EC per person. Selection of local dishes on offerbuffet style , served in a pavilion. Reservations are required. As a rough guide, Breakfast is 20 EC, lunch 49 EC (incl a Rum Punch), and Dinner is 55EC (plus service and VAT). Head towards Sauteurs. Follow around and up the hill past Plains, passing the vegetable stalls and bus stop at Rose Hill. As you pass down the hill from Rose Hill, it will be on your left hand side are black wrought iron gates and small sign for the Betty Mascoll house. CALL the day before to book.
PoPo’s BBQ Takeaway Just before you reach Sauteurs on the left hand side of the road as you pass over a bridge, vibrantly painted container box. FANTASTIC Barbeque, ask for a chicken or pork (if available) “dinner” to get all the different salads – only 10 EC! Cold drinks available. Open most days, but we always see them on Saturdays!
SAUTEURS (15 minute drive)
One Stop Bar (and Snackette) box lunches, small rotis (we found mostly chicken drums) but great taste, etc in a lime green bar, left hand side of the main road by cross walk (and pharmacy)
Helena’s go down the second hill in Sauteurs after bakery, the restaurant with post boxes and small parking lot on right hand side. Eat where the locals enjoy wonderful dishes, lunches& takeaway only, eat at long tables or walk straight through to the back to snag one of the 2-3tables outside on back deck, with stunning views over Sauteurs beach and the sea. Very reasonable prices, relaxed atmosphere- go early, they will likely run out of food by 1:30.
Going North Restaurant– 419-77865. a real hidden treasure, has now moved up the street from Kalico (groceries) on the ground floor of the building painted like a stacked ice cream dessert! Wide range of local dishes at really excellent prices. Last time we visited them (June 2022) we enjoyed his boneless chicken rotis – he really is an excellent chef (previously head chef at Petite Anse) offers very nice local & more sophisticated creative dishes for lunch and dinner, plus very good prices on excellent boneless chicken rotis, beef, fish roties, and salads. Their pizzas are exceptional, with special half-price pizza offers from 11 am Wednesday & on Sunday nights when they open at 5pm. Closed Mondays, opening 10:30 am Tues-Sat, till 7pm Tues & Thurs, and until 9pm all other evenings. Good Vegetarian Options, or chef will talk with you for Vegan or other diet solutions
Roundhouses at Bus Station various ladies cook lunches for reasonable prices, far end of parking lot for buses, opposite small fish market in Sauteurs.
Diner (Box Lunch) in Mall by pier and fish market(on curve of road, opposite bus station parking lot) local box lunches, select your favourites from a range of local dishes.
PAST SAUTEURS (15-20 minute drive max)
Armadillos– 417-5250 – MUST book as far in advance as possible, incredibly popular with expats! Fancier meals in an intimate setting, wonderful views. “let us know what your choices are from the menu – we’ll cook it freshly for you!“ www.armadillo-grenada.com/menu From Sauteurs continue on same road, bearing to the right and follow the signs to Petite Anse Hotel. Road follows the beach, then goes up a rise and you will see sign for “Armadillo guest house” on your right, for the road going up the hill on the LEFT hand side. First drive on your right is theirs. An evening meal comprising of a starter, main course and dessert, excluding drinks, is around 40 US per person. Well-known for excellent Vegetarian options and happy to work (in advance) with guests for Vegan, Gluten Free and Egg Free if needed.
Petite Anse Bar and Restaurant 442 5252 open from 10am till late. Their friendly, efficient staff will quickly become your friends! All day snack menu, excellent selection of imported unusual beer and cider from their family brewery in the UK. The Restaurant has a casual feel to it during the day and offers a separate lunch menu offering a variety of dishes including succulent steaks, delicious salads, fresh fish and chicken dishes. For dinner the feel to the Restaurant is more elegant and has a menu to match. Reservations required for dinner. Dress code for the evening is elegant yet casual. Well-signed out of Sauteurs, just stay on the main road and keep bearing right if there is a fork in the road. Serious painted stone entrance signage, on the right hand side of road. Wifi on site. TIP: The lunch menu is available through the evening as well, & Sunday lunchtimes enjoy the option of a BBQ with buffet sides. Vegetarian options available, and they have worked with us for Gluten Free for guests.
SOUTH END OF RIVER SALLEE & TOWARDS TIVOLI
Desiree’s Takeaway 442 1482‘Snackette’ which means takeaway. Desiree is possibly the best discovery we’ve made for wonderful, inventive meals… But are still clearly local cooking, Desiree creates lovely dishes and we’ve always found a generous selection of vegetables and meat or fish dishes tucked into our takeaway container, a bargain for only 10 EC. One selection only per day, closed weekends, call to make sure she’s cooking & ask us for directions to her shop in River Sallee on the way to River Antoine.
River Antoine Rum Distillery (and Restaurant)442-7109 (factory) 442 4537 (restaurant) – lunches Monday to Saturday, and dinners upon request/booking. Great lunch option, but must book BEFORE 10 am for a dinner reservation, vegetarian options available if booked at least one full day in advance. One or two roast chicken or fish dishes each day, with rice and/or vegetables on the side plus a glassof local juice approx 35 EC per person. There is also a new bar open, haven’t checked to see if they do food there as well, around the back where the tours are.
Belmont Estate Restaurant: 442 9524 Open for lunch at noon – Sunday to Friday (closed Saturday). Wonderful soups, appetizers and buffet of traditional fish, chicken, beef or mutton, savories and local vegetables dishes are created with fresh ingredients from our vegetable garden and just the right amount of local herbs and spices to create a truly appetizing meal.” No alcohol available. We suggest combining lunch with a tour (ask for Kelly for tour), also ask to see the Monkeys in the private area. TIP – check cruise ship schedule and plan to go on low-volume days. TIP there are new tours at Belmont that include an in-depth chocolate tour and meal (MUST book that in advance)! belmontestate.net/restaurant – Vegetarian options available.
By the Sea 437-3663 – a firm favourite! Near the abandoned Pearl’s Airport, just north of Grenville (turn left at roundabout by bridge with lights if heading to Grenville from Moonfish, or cut across the abandoned Pearl’s airstrip). Seafront with stunning views, a wonderful proper restaurant, with a Greek influence and fresh local ingredients, especially their popular fish of the day. BBQ Sundays, often has live local music later Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Enjoy a walk down the beach after lunch! Vegetarian options available.
Belmont Restaurant– brought to you by our friends at Belmont Estate, you know it’s going to be good! Upstairs at Andalls Grocery store (stairs by Shalimar, near parking lot) at the corner almost opposite Courts Furniture. M-F 10:30 to 5:00. Tasty healthy lunches, dine in or take away!
Roti Shack– if following the one-way system by car go all the way around, a small blue hut on the right hand side, Ben Jones Street, After LIME (south), before Digicel & Gas Station. OR if parked over by the waterfront/behind the fish market go out of the fish market and across the street, look for the walkway/paved path between buildings that leads to the opposite side of the one-way triangle, without crossing that road you will see it nearby. Excellent small local rotis, beef, fish, or chicken (bone in) roughly 10-12 EC.
KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken– apparently much better than in North America/United Kingdom. Bathrooms upstairs.
Good Food– Bright orange restaurant/ Diner – on the steep hillside opposite Bains Hardware & Ramdhanny Hardware/Travel & Fabric stores, Gladstone Rd. Sit out on their patio at picnic tables with umbrellas and enjoy what we believe to be the BEST rotis on the island! (16-20EC beef & chicken – bone in), box lunches with great local dishes (chicken, fish, etc and choose local vegetables, macaroni pie, rice & peas, etc). They have a bathroom in back for customers if you ask. Vegetarian options available.
Gouyave Fish Fridays– great fun, go for 6-6:30 as the best treats go quickly! Each stall offers different bites, some entertainment but not as loud as Carnival, everyone welcome.
There is lots of variety in this ever-changing area!
There are always changing dining options in our area, with small takeaways opening here and there, or just a stand at the side of the road with BBQ or ‘box lunches’. Often there is at least one or two lunch spots open on weekends.