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“The view is better than the food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Tradewinds Restaurant @ Peter Island Resort

Tradewinds Restaurant @ Peter Island Resort
9122, Peter Island
495-2000
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“The view is better than the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We had picked up a mooring ball in the next bay over, then realized we only had one choice for our last dinner in the BVI - Tradewinds Restaurant, Peter Island Resort. We had to take the dingy onto shore and then had a bit of a hike through the woods to get there. Upon arriving we were blown away by the beautiful resort and oceanfront view and the lights of Tortola.

Unfortunately the menu is extremely limited, and only five of the six entrees were available. Very expensive, and really just okay. I had veal picatta, excessively salty (and yes I know picatta means capers and capers are salty, but the whole dish was just.too.salty). The service was okay only. The couple at the table next to us were celebrities of some sort and the waitstaff was in overdrive to bow and scrape.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, California
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Place and so much fun!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Had lunch with my friends while sailing for a week in the Caribbean. Food and service was fantastic !, so fresh and everyone was so friendly and warm.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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United States
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63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

We moored our boat overnight and ate breakfast at the restaurant. It was charming, great coffee and good wait staff. All you can eat buffet ($24) includes omelette bar, fresh fruits, bakery goods, juices, meats...it was perfect for our teenage son. My husband and I had eggs Benedict and thought the price very reasonable --- $14.

It is cheaper than other resort breakfasts, and we wil return! We sail the BVI and USVI waters every weekend; can go anywhere we want. The calm professionalism at Peter Island is much appreciated. In a tourist sailing world that can often get crowded and rum soaked its nice to experience quiet.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Breakfast only”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

we only had breakfast here. It was very good, the scenery was beautiful.

Visited March 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Wonderful People, Great Food & Even Better View!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

While staying at Peter Island resort, we made reservations for dinner every night at this small but elegant restaurant. Mornings we usually had the buffet but dinner was menu based. The food was always delicious and ever too dry. The staff were equally great and very attentive while always smiling. We always had a great time while looking out at the ocean view.

An extensive menu is offered in the Tradewinds Restaurant and includes an interesting selection of appetizers, soups, salads, and main courses, plus several "starters" and "entrees" which change each night to provide variation to the choices.  Save room for dessert!

The Saturday night caribbean/continental buffet is a gastronomic high point and not to be missed!  A huge assortment of salads, seafood, vegetables, prime rib, and desserts await browsing guests.

The main dining room at Peter Island is air-conditioned for those warm summer nights, however several times on previous visits, we dined outside near the pool and had a view of Tortola's lights twinkling in the distance as the sun set.  Pure candlelight romance!  Some evenings live entertainment was featured at Tradewinds - local musicians who were quite good.  Wining, dining, and dancing - who could ask for anything more to a perfect Day?

Dining Tip: Buy the dining plan when going to peter Island. The various meals are all well worth it!

  • Visited November 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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