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“Absolutely Fabulous Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brandywine Estate Restaurant

Brandywine Estate Restaurant
Sir Francis Drake Hwy, Tortola
+1 284-495-2301
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Ranked #1 of 121 Restaurants in Tortola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Orinda, California
1 review
“Absolutely Fabulous Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Just returned from BVI, and this restaurant is absolutely fabulous. My wife and I live in San Francisco and regularly patronize excellent restaurants, but the Brandywine Bay is superior. Arrive early so you can sit outside and enjoy the stunning view down on the bay and out toward the other islands. The chef/owner came out before, during, and after the meal to confer and make everyone feel welcome. He is straight from France, I believe. The lobster was the best I have ever had, anywhere, and the sauteed mussels appetizer could have been an entree. We went through two bowls of bread enjoying every last drop of the sauce. The salads were just amazing, and the flourless chocolate cake was exquisite. This place would be a runaway success in France - it honestly feels like you have found the perfect spot somewhere in Paris, except the prices are reasonable and the wait staff is friendly. I only wish there was someplace comparable in California. Highest Rating!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A new look at the new brandywine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

For the second time in two years, Brandywine has changed hands. While the previous owners had a tough act to follow, they made changes that were vastly improved upon by the new owners. The new restaurant has an improved layout. It is now a perfect spot to enjoy a drink while look across the channel to the outer islands. The food is excellent. And the chef is friendly and accommodating. I have been there twice since it reopened earlier in 2012. easily one of the top restaurants around, and a great location for a special event.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Just what the island needs! A must stop in Tortola”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

Brandywine is under new ownership! Out is the pretentious dress code and gourmet dining and in is a fantastic, well priced, varied menu using fresh local ingredients served efficiently with a smile. A beautiful location with stunning views, a fresh breeze and something for everyone! Try it!

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Tortola
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Thank God...!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Just wanted to say thank god for a new restaurant on Tortola. I would give this restaurant 10 out of 10 for food, service and atmosphere. From the minute you walk in until you leave you are welcomed by the host who looks after you thoughout the evening. The food is to die for and is very well priced. Congratulations on giving "The Dove" a run for there money. Awesome place highly recommended.

  • 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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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Finding their feet - fast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Two visits now and the second was better than the first.

The ambiance table settings and service have all improved and are now getting close to excellent.

The food is better than it was the first time although having ordered a "special" i was then told 2 minutes later that it was finished - thats annoying.

But the food is as good as the Dove, Scrub Island or the best of the Last Resort and better than the Sugar Mill or Charlies

Prices are lower than any of the above - wine from $17 a bottle - a large bowl of wonderful home made soup at $8 and you have to try Regis' [ who is from Nice where they know about these things] version of moules mariner/paulette - the best I ever tasted and $15 - its a starter but portions are big and I had it as a main course.

A great addition to the Islands' eateries.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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