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“Best view in Anguilla” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Straw Hat Restaurant

Straw Hat Restaurant
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Straw Hat Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven-days-a-week, at our beautiful beachfront location on Meads Bay Anguilla. Straw Hat is open annually from November through August and is closed in September and October. Beach chairs are available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis for our breakfast and lunch guests. Reservations are strongly suggested for dinner and are helpful in securing our very best, beachfront tables. Straw Hat is also a very popular destination for special events including weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations and corporate functions. Please contact us for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon in Anguilla! Sunny regards!
Centreville, Maryland
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Best view in Anguilla”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

We have dined here for dinner before (at its old location) but this was our first time for lunch and at this location. Before it was Straw Hat, it was the Terrasse restaurant at Frangipani where we stayed years ago and where we ate breakfast each morning. You cant beat the view or get any closer to the water. It is literally on the beach.

Our food and drinks were very good, nothing remarkable though (but that may have just been what we got this time). I actually had to send my first sandwich back - the Cubano. It looked good but 75% of the meat was fat. I am not one to send things back, but I couldn't eat this. They were fine about switching my order but the chef did send the waitress out with a message for me - to inform me that I had ordered pork belly and pork belly is almost all fat. The description said nothing about that, just that it was shredded braised pork. The waitress then said that the chef must have been confused with the dinner menu because there is a pork belly dish on that.

This wasn't my favorite lunch of the week but I would definitely go back.

And kudos to the hardworking boy who provided us with a menu and flag on a pole to signal him if we wanted anything delivered to our beach doors at the resort next door.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Columbia, South Carolina
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Straw Hat is our favorite restaurant on Anguilla. We stayed at Frangipani so it is super convenient, but also it is super good. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner and all are good. Dinner is great with so many seafood choices. Nick is a great chef. Servers are so friendly - Armel, Renee, Rosie, Shane, Jahari and others.

Visited December 2013
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Really Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

We've eaten here before but of our 6 dinners, have to rank this very near the top. Both food and service were perfect.

We loved it and went back for lunch; it was a repeat success

Visited December 2013
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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Beautiful location but average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

We stopped for breakfast and the place was not busy at all. Service was laid back; food was average at best; noticed credit card charge was a couple of dollars higher than what was posted. I didn't bother to enquire why because we were at the car when I noticed. The place is beautiful and that helps with the average food and service.

Visited November 2013
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Downers grove, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Saved Us!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

We arrived on the island later in the evening and without luggage and were tired and hungry. The hostess at Straw Hat graciously accommodated us despite our sweat pants attire. The food was very good-chicken and rice and fish-a little pricey but worth it. The servers were friendly too. Upscale place.

Visited December 2013
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