I firstly happened upon Windrush Island cafe before it had officially opened. I popped in and was given a great welcome even though they were still in the process of decorating the restaurant.
The restaurant opened without little fanfare and isn't very well known. I was doing some contracting work for a company that is just a few buildings away on the same street and they didn't know the place existed. This is possibly a good thing for the consumer as the place would be very busy otherwise.
The restaurant has a fairly relaxed casual atmosphere. A lot of the tables are upcycled from old wooden cable reels and she is currently in the process of converting a pool table into a dining table. There are photos of Caribbean scenes on the wall and the owner Wendy who is of Jamacian extraction loves promoting the culture and food of the region.
As others have pointed out, the menu can be quite limited. The main reason for this is that she likes to use fresh ingredients and focuses on doing a few dishes very well. Everything I've eaten has been fantastic though. She also makes some really nice cakes and her hot chocolate made with coconut milk is an especially great way to finish off a meal.
I'd fully recommend a visit to Windrush. The food is of fantastic quality and is great value. It is BYO too, so makes for a great inexpensive night out.
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