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“A special place”

The Cove Restaurant at The Blue Waters Resort
Ranked #7 of 102 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: French, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Uniquely situated on a cliff top, the Cove Restaurant combines Caribbean and French cuisine with flair. As guests arrive at the Cove Restaurant, they will be greeted by flaming torches and a dramatic entrance leading onto a candlelit hall. Once inside, it won't take long for guests to become mesmerised by breath-taking views of the Caribbean Sea. Dress Code Elegant evening attire and for men collared shirts are requested, Tailored shorts are accepted. . T-shirts & flip-flops are not accepted
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“A special place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

This restaurant is very chic, and we were lucky enough to be given a table right at the waters edge. The welcome was warm and efficient, and we enjoyed our lobster cocktail starters. The main courses too were very good, but as a previous commentator has said, a little more light to enable us to see what we were eating would have been appreciated. Highly recommended

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English first
Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

We were staying on the resort and in one of Blue Waters "Cove Suites" under an all inclusive deal. With this package we were given a $50 per person credit to use in this restaurant.

We had a drink in the Cove Bar the night before and decided to book our sitting for the next night. The manager booked this up and I asked for the "table for two" right at the end overlooking the cove. This was arranged and we were amazed.

We had a drink at the bar before being invited to take our seats, The timing of service was great, pleasant staff and the food was out of this world. We had built a friendship with one of the bar staff down at the pool bar and their she was looking after us at the Cove Restaurant, Shinikina's personality was very warm and welcoming..."VERY ANTIGUAN" Welcome as a friend must be one of their core values.

The only thing I could comment about the table where we were sitting, their wasn't enough light to clearly see our menu's but we didn't mind about something that small.

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and say its a "must do" 10 out of 10

  • Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Not bad, but a little pricey ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

Even though we didn't stay at the Blue Waters Resort, I'd heard through word of mouth that The Cove Restaurant had stunning views of the sea, and wanting to make the most of our holiday in Antigua, we decided to give it a try. The drive there was an experience itself, very dense greenery and bushy throughout, and thinking that our driver had taken a wrong turn towards the sea, The Cove suddenly appeared in front of us like an oasis. After a warm welcome by all the staff, we were escorted to a table overlooking the sea - just beautiful!

Before our meal arrived, we spent a while at the bar taking in the odd cocktail or two.

The food itself was ok, but my only complaint was that it was a bit pricey for the small portions on offer. However, if you want a good romantic evening out, with views to match; The Cove Restaurant wouldn't be such a bad choice.

  • Visited August 2011
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London
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Unacceptably poor food, poor service, lovely setting & helpful management”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

We went here on our first night and never went back.
This is the signature restaurant for the hotel and what a dissappointment.
I sent back my starter and we both sent back our mains. We ordered white wine and this arrive circa 35 mins later. Unfortunately they brough us a red, we waited to get that changed and then they brough the white we ordered with no ice bucket.
The price is very high for such a poor meal. There is MUCH MUCH better restauraunts away from the hotel.

In fairness the manager came over and was very professional and polite and refunded us our meal. The view is beautiful from the restaurant, its just a pity about the very sub standard food quality. Definately not worth the price.

  • Visited August 2011
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