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“A little disappointed”
Review of Big Bamboo

Big Bamboo
Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Anegada
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Seaside Cottages, Restaurant, and Beach Bar in Loblolly, Anegada
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stopped at the Big Bamboo for lunch and beach while visiting Anegada on a day-trip.
We were told by people on ferry, car rental place and several locals the the Big Bamboo is the best place to visit on Anegada. We had big expectations and we were a little disappointed.
The beach is nice, but not as nice as in front of Flash of Beauty Bar. There are not many reefs and coral there, so snorkeling was not that good. Every chair at beach had a towel on it holding it.
The food was expensive and the lobster was outrageous- I think it was $45 for a small lobster with a side for lunch. We passed on the lobster after seeing those prices and got a hamburger and chicken sandwich. The drinks were expensive and the service was average at best.
We got the feeling that locals get some kind of cut for setting people there. In our opinion it doesn't live of to the great expectations we had for it.,
It was an average experience, but by no means a bad one.
They also have a gift shop if you are looking to pick up something.

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Thank jmjbrtw
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Whilst on Loblolly beach, we went for lunch at the Big Bamboo. The service was okay, but the food was excellent. I didn't try the 'famous' lobster, but my snapper was amazing, as was the mahi mahi.
The highlight of the day was the crazy old man, who randomly started performing for us whilst we were eating...weird, but fun...:D

There's also a little bar, where you can grab a cocktail before heading to the beach. The locals were very friendly (as I have found in most of the BVI's) and the background music really added to the nice, chilled-out vibe.

Highly recommended, especially when there aren't any annoyingly loud children about (speaking from personal experience, at least...)

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4  Thank ZEESHANA2
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a nice beach bar and restaurant with a gift shop, restrooms and showers. The food here is quite good, but made fresh to order, so be sure to order earlier in the day and give them a time when you want to enjoy the meal. Beers here are $4 and mixed drinks can be $9, so be aware and enjoy. The sidewalks are painted blue which keeps the concrete from becoming excessively hot to bare feet walking upon it. Be sure to bring your camera because the place is extremely photogenic. I placed a couple of pics from my Neptune's review, but I am sure that you've likely seen other great pics of this place already........be sure to visit here!

Thank kindredspirits
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We rented a car on our second day in Anegada and drove to Loblolly Bay. We found Big Bamboo there. It was a pretty open air restaurant painted turquoise, purple, pink and yellow with benches along the tables. You are definitely on island time at this place (we waited about 30 minutes for our food), but the wait staff is gracious and helpful and the food was good, as well as the drinks. They offer everything from lobster, fish, and shrimp to chicken fingers. Outside the dining area are trees with hammocks and tables and chairs under them in the shade if you want to relax, nap or enjoy a drink. Beyond the trees is the beautiful beach. White sand, crystal clear water, and plenty of reefs for snorkeling or just paddling around. There are a few palm frond umbrellas with benches under them, but plenty of area for spreading out a towel and taking in the sun. When we were through swimming, we got more drinks from the bar. They have little "pools" for your feet to get the sand off before coming into the dining area. They also have restrooms and showers. You could easily spend a lazy, relaxing day here. If you don't drive, It looked like there's always a taxi available. We'll go back.

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Thank MTMama1960
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We sailed our own boat and anchored in front of the Anegada Reef hotel. At the hotel (owned by an ex-Brit and local (I think) husband) they were very nice. We made dinner reservations there and they took us over to the beach. About a 15 minute ride on the back of a jitney. Sure, a bit rough but not unpleasant. The restaurant added the cost of the ride to our dinner bill that night.
We got there and decided to have lunch first. They said (as they do many place in BVI) to order first and come back. We said we would rather order and sit down and have some beers. They were very accommodating. So we sat in the covered outdoor area drinking Red Stripe and listening to a rather righteous selection of 70's and 80's hits while the waitress sang along in a fine voice. The food was all homemade and fresh. I had Conch stew which was quite good. Some had the Caribbean BBQ chicken which they raved about. Another had the fresh grouper and she thought it was excellent. All in all, very pleasant and nice. They have a nice little bar not more than 10 feet away. They also have a little ice cream stall. I would recommend this as a very decent beach side restaurant.

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Thank SDPLVILLE
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