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“A certain Je Ne C'est Qois” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catherines Cafe Plage

Catherines Cafe Plage
Pigeon Point Beach, English Harbour, Antigua
0012684605050
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Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Dessert, French, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
maldon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A certain Je Ne C'est Qois”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a complete gem of a restaurant that even with wonderful food, friendly staff, superb location and charming owners still delivers more than the sum of it's parts. The owners, Catherine and Guillame even remembered us from one visit back in February! We were there just before the season really gets started and didn't have to book but I imagine that from this weekend you will need to....don't miss out as sadly this may be their last season due to problems with the landlord. This will be a terrible loss to Antiguan cuisine and we can only hope that they find an alternative location for our next visit. Merci beaucoup et Salut.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The scenery, the food, the ambiance, the service - what more could one say. The menu is relatively small but everything superb, this is a visit to remember.

Visited November 2012
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Forfar
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Excellent location, food and attentive staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Recently back from a wonderful holiday in Antigua and whilst there had occasion to have lunch at Catherine's Cafe. Had read about beforehand and we were not disappointed.
This is a gem of a place. We arrived by water taxi and were given a lovely welcome by the owners.
The food was to die for and would probably be worthy of a Michelin star in the UK. It's pricey but worth it. We had 3 courses, 2 bottles of wine and 2 bottles of water for approx £100.
We were there during Antigua sailing week and spent a wonderful 2 1/2 hours watching the yachts going in and out and also the pelicans diving for fish.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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38 restaurant reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
“Good Lunch...but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We went here for lunch one afternoon as we were out touring the island. We decided to go here as we did a tour the previous day and they mentioned how good the place was. I also looked them up on TA to confirm so we put it into our planner. We walked up at about 12:10 and asked the girl if we could have a table for 2. She looked at us and asked if we had a reservation and I said no. This is a fair enough question, but when she looked at us blank stared and then kind of fumbled for a sec, then went in to talk to someone about it, it put a sour taste in my mouth. Why? Because there was only 1 person in the entire restaurant. She came back and said she could seat us (I hope so! but benefit of the doubt, maybe they have 100 people coming in half an hour). We sat down and ordered some drinks and took a look at the menu which they had written on a chalk board (cute). We placed our orders. I had the Lobster salad which was excellent. It had melon balls, some vegetable and a large piece of fresh lobster tail on the top. Very, very good. My partner had the Quiche of the day which was salt cod. It too was excellent. Even the side salad that came with it was very good. The prices where reasonable for what you received. I believe we paid about $80US for 2 glasses of wine, sparkling water, two entrees with tax and tip.
As we ate there was about 2 groups that were seated about 6 to 8 per group. They were loud, but seemed to be regulars as they knew the owners. I watched as a few more couples or small families walk up and ask for a table and they as well, not having a reservation got a bit of a snooty look but were also seated. I make a point of trying the best restaurants at every place I travel too, but this was the first time I felt like I was inconveniencing someone. Though, maybe it was just an off day. If you enjoy good food with a beautiful view of the fort, harbor and some amazing boats, I would recommend but hopefully it doesn't come with a poor attitude.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kinross, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Magnifique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

A wonderful setting in English Harbour beside the water with the odd yacht 'parking" to drop folks off for their meal. Owned by friendly Guilluame and Catherine who buy their veg in the farmer's market (saw Guilluame there) and they are beautifully cooked. French and antiguan cuisine. Great choice of food , beautifully cooked to perfection, good service and good value for quality food. One of the best meals on Antigua. Love the decor and whilst the clean toilet is round at the side it is surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants. Highly recommend.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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