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Hemingways Caribbean Cafe

Lower St. Mary's Street, St. John's, Antigua
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Ranked #15 of 81 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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463 reviews 463 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Hemmingway's was recommended to us while we were shopping in St Johns. It was busy with a great frenetic atmosphere. We looked around and the Jerk was popular so we went for jerk chicken - it was really nice. Ice cold drinks on a sunny day. I can see why it's popular.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A really cool restaurant for a typical lunch, delicious food and a lovely vibe in the middle of town.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Only had a couple of beverages during the peak midday heat. Had an iced coffee. Decent but I find Antigua doesn't have much of a coffee culture. The coconut drink was a bit too sweet for my taste. Staff were friendly and even looked after my shopping bags while I used the restroom.

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Wow 98 dollars for 2 currys, house wine and a bottle of water! The food was excellent but I certainly know that it's not a michelen star restaurant but with these prices it feels as though we have been stung. The prices are on the menu so we know they are correct but after arriving their hungry and not sure... More

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Duanesburg, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have eaten at Hemingways several times over the years, whenever the ship I happen to be riding takes me to Antigua. The food is good, the atmosphere is authentic old-world island. There is this wonderful porch on the second floor where one can sit outside and enjoy the island while feasting on some of the tastiest desserts in the... More

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St. John's, Antigua
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There was nothing about my experience at Hemmingways that I can find a fault with. The food was out of this world, the service was friendly and super efficient and the restaurant itself although only small was lively and atmospheric. It was so good that in my very short stay on the island I went back to eat there again.... More

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Warren, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have been here a number of times in our visits to Antigua and have always been satisfied. The menu has variety, the outdoor deck seating is nice and the prices are very reasonable for a tourist restaurant. We are little disappointed that they changed their conch fritter recipe as we loved the way they used to make them. But... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We decided to head down to St. Johns at around 6pm only to find that shops close at 5 :( we decided to head in for a quick meal and the taxi driver highly recommended Hemingways and we decided to give it a try. It had that cafe feel to it a bit small but nice. We sat outside but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The curry here had the most brilliant flavours. Really could not fault the food. My friend is vegetarian and they could not have been accomodating. Anything she wanted they said they would cook. Great place. Friendly staff too.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a lovely lunch of jerked chicken, and a coconut pie to die for, and a couple of very welcome beers, (of course!). The only downside was the state of the ladies loo, which was blocked at the time of our visit, and pretty disgusting.

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