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Barrel Stay

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Sandy Ground, Sandy Ground 12345, Anguilla
(264) 497-2831
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderfully special and delicious!

Barrel Stay is a jewel of a restaurant situated on a gorgeous stretch of beach. We had the tuna carpaccio and shrimp tempura appetizers which were both out of this world. For dinner we had the scallops and snapper, again such treats. Almost better than the food was the conversation with Jill, owner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
c m
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New York City, New York
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Barrel Stay is a jewel of a restaurant situated on a gorgeous stretch of beach. We had the tuna carpaccio and shrimp tempura appetizers which were both out of this world. For dinner we had the scallops and snapper, again such treats. Almost better than the food was the conversation with Jill, owner and wife to the incredibly talented chef.... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My wife and I have been in Anguilla for a week. This was the best meal of our stay. The flavors and presentation were first class! Jill was a great host. Although a little pricey, it was well worth it! The Parmesan crusted scallops were our favorite.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We emailed a reservation request earlier in the day asking for a beach front table. We were emailed back from Jill at Barrel Stay confirming the reservation. However, upon arrival, we were not given a beach front table. The chef/owner came out of the kitchen to explain he would not give us the table we requested because a larger group... More 

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Kennett, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We've eaten at Barrel Stay in the past, i. e., about 5 years ago. We've always in the past been blown away by their food. Not this time. It was just a tad better than average. The famous fish soup was just okay. Honestly I could not taste any fish in it, although my wife said they she could. The... More 

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Lees Summit, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The service was very good I believe it was the owner or his wife they have very good tasting specials every night. The mixture of sauces was unbelievable on the palate. Maybe the best I have ever had, although I haven't eaten a lot of French cooking. I'm not saying it was a French restaurant, most of the dishes were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

You can't go wrong here folks. Most memorable, magical meal ever. Aside from the ambiance of the waves lapping on the shore: the food here is seriously one of the best meals I have ever had. Service was impeccable (I am very picky being I worked many years as a waitress). The hosts were humble and oh so ever gracious.... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We enjoyed a sumptuous dinner on the patio. My husband and I each had one of the specials of the night. The food was exquisitely presented and there were wonderful blends of flavor at every turn. This is a lovely setting at night and well worth the splurge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stumbled upon this fabulous restaurant as we walked down the Sandy Ground Beach. We made a reservation for dinner. The food was fabulous and beautiful. It was a culinary experience not to mention the great service. Jill and Grahm (owners and chef) are right there to welcome guests and Jill's rendition of the evening specials will make your mouth... More 

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Lynbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

My sisters and I went here for dinner after a beautiful day. We sat outside on the deck, listening to the waves. We started with a nice bottle of wine. We shared an appetizer of conch salad.....so tasty. We all had crayfish. It was delectable. So sweet and tender! Delicious. This is a friendly, pretty restaurant and I love the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After 20 years of coming to Anguilla, we'd agree with recent reviewers that this food is our favorite on the island. Had dinner here 3 times in a week. Loved the shrimp tempura, conch appetizer, mahi mahi entree, but the grilled crayfish is absolutely the best in my humble opinion. Graham is an inspired chef who turns out memorable meals... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sandy Ground, Sandy Ground 12345, Anguilla
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Anguilla  >  Sandy Ground
  • Phone Number: (264) 497-2831

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?