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“Best Chicken Roti” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gertrudes Beach BAr

Gertrudes Beach BAr
White bay, Jost Van Dyke
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Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Texas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Best Chicken Roti”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011 via mobile

Tried Chicken Roti several places and this is the best so far. It is chicken and potatoes in a yellow curry if you have not had one. Yum!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Alice, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 via mobile

TS Maria didn't stand in the way of chef Olga preparing our lunch and dinner. We even arranged to have our dinner delivered to our cottage. Big servings, great value - you can't go wrong!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Still talking about this amazing watering hole...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

My sister, husband and I traveled to JWD on a cruise excursion from Tortola back in April 2010. This day is still talked about in great length regularly. Here we go...

PROS
-Pour your own drinks. Yep, you heard right. We were slaphappy within 60-min of being there, and it was only 10am. You pay for a drink, they give you the bottles, and pour away. This was the setup of a rough late day hangover.
-GEORGIA! What a peach! She is just divine, and the nicest person behind a bar. She was entertaining and funny, and kept us laughing all day.
-Beach. The beach iteself is gorgeous. What an oasis away from it all! We would love to come back to JWD and stay.
-Instant friends with everyone around the bar. We were all gobsmacked within and hour, and all instant friends. What a great day!
-$$$... given you pour your own drinks, we walked out with a bill barely over $100 for all 3 of us to drink for 4 hours straight. Best bang for the buck at this place, but make sure to tip generously, they definitely deserve it!

CONS
-'Ferry' out to JWD. I was thrilled this thing made it there and back in one piece, I am sure it is a close call every day. Make sure you sit outside (up top), as otherwise your lungs will never forgive you. The exhaust inside is rough.
-I guess the hangover, but really it was worth every single drop.
-Lack of food options. No real place to absorb all the alcohol. I recommend having a hearty meal before traveling over to JWD for the day.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“The perfect spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

Gertrude is the best secret spot on Jost. She is one of the first to establish her place in White Bay. Ask to see the pictures, they are AMAZING!
If you order a pain killer, be prepared to make your own :-)
Some of the drinks are do it yourself!
If you want to order dinner make sure to tell Gertrude or Olga ahead of time. They only prepare for guests that have made reservations. Food can be difficult to get on the island so they buy for the guests that are coming to dinner. The lobster is out of this world. I have never tasted anything like it.
All food is freshly prepared and delicious.
The owner, Gertrude is so much fun. Make sure to meet her and engage her in conversation. She is a doll.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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