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Sheer Rocks
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Ranked #2 of 20 Restaurants in Saint Mary's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $55
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Sheer Rocks philosophy is simple. fresh ingredients, local produce. casual dining with discrete yet super friendly service. quality wines, inventive cocktails. sultry lounge beats & crashing waves. day beds for lounging & a plunge pool for chilling. a unique tapas menu & a romantically cool & stylish retreat for dinner. a british chef with tons of passion & probably the best bartender in the caribbean. sheer rocks is an experience ... enjoy it responsibly...
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Where to start?

We loved Sheer Rocks so much. We stayed upstairs at Cocobay Resort (which is sublime) and popped down for a cocktail. We loved it so much we booked for dinner. All in all we had 2 dinners and one tapas lunch here, and a few visits for sunset cocktails in-between.

Sheer Rocks is magical. It is unpretentious and informal. The food, as everybody below me has mentioned, is divine. The lemon tart being my favourite dessert ever, so light, tart and fresh, with a sweet crisp shortcrust. Just amazing, i could write a whole review solely on the lemon tart.... but i won't.

The service is so friendly, the girls are great, very sweet. They are not classically trained, so it is unfussy, the concept is more relaxed and fun, the wine is left on the table in a cool ice bag, which i loved. The dining room is to die for with every table having a sea view. We asked for a front table (as everyone recommends) but the restaurant was fully booked and it wasn't possible. Before we had dessert we booked to come back on our last night so they got us a four poster bed for cocktails before we sat at sunset.

So i have covered the food and i have covered the service, but i feel there is something i missed about Sheer Rocks. There is something magical about this restaurant. The bartender, Charles, will remember what you drank the first time you met. He is amazing and his drinks are too, Mojito's being the favourite, made with local mint, lime and rum, they even come with a rum drenched sugar cane to chew on. The manager Nelly is lovely and the chef, Alex is very charming. We even got to meet the "boss" Kate (Alex's wife and co-owner) on the Sunday for lunch. Although she doesn't work everyday, you can feel her little touches everywhere.

Sunday they do tapas, the menu is large with lots of great dishes, too many to mention. We came at 2pm and took a 4-poster bed. We ended up meeting lots of regulars (this is their day) and staying until 8pm when they closed. This was the best day of the holiday, we had so much fun enjoying the view and drinking cocktails and rose listening to the cool music (very ibiza).

Just book it, just go, it's so worth it. It's not cheap but not expensive and certainly worth every penny, you would pay double for anything similar in Europe. Top tip, chat to the team, get to know them and go back, they will look after you.

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1  Thank Maisie K
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Cocktails - LUSH, Food - DELISH, Views - STUNNING! - all in all - I could have lived in that place :-)

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Thank maria w
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the all-inclusive Coco Bay Resort. But during our week there, we paid for three meals outside our plan, all of them at Sheer Rocks. That's how good this place is.

The restaurant has incredibly fresh local seafood and the views are simply stunning. Sheer Rocks sits cliffside on Coco Bay and most of the tables feel like they're out over the water.

Even the view from the bar makes a trip there worthwhile. And Alex and his staff couldn't be friendly.

If you want to go for dinner, the sunday taps lunch / party is great.

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1  Thank BergerTime76
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We went to shear rocks our last night in Antigua and was great experience. Not only was the food great but also affordable. however the most notable thing about shear rocks was the beautiful setting of being perched on a cliff in our own little private cabana. We watched the sunset over the beautiful ffryes beach while drinking wine and having delicious yellow tail tartar...I definitely suggest making reservations around sunset. A definite place to eat in Antigua especially for couples.

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Thank dfox0403
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

As the highlight of my significant birthday holidaying with friends in Antigua Alex at Sheer Rocks created a beautiful bespoke menu and wine pairing for our party which totally complimented the stunning scenery of the venue. It wasnt cheap but it was memorable. From sunset drinks served by George to the waitresses who proved extremely competent with our cameras as well , everyone was extermely friendly and doing thier bit to help us enjoy our evening. Alex has created a really relaxed atmosphere in which to eat good food. For the record , we had smoked marlin ( with jalapeno and lemon) , then asparagus and broccoli soup ( with tempura pumpkin flowers) lobster maccaroni then his signature slow roast pork belly ( paired with the most awesome Malbec) all finished off with a dessert tapas along with a personalised chocolate brownie with candle for me!) I couldnt have asked for more. Thanks to Alex and the whole team for a great evening. Worth treating yourself.

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Thank C0ldfeet
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