This is the Holetown restaurant where you splash out for a special occasion to enjoy the seaside setting, famously impeccable service, and nouveau Asian-Caribbean cuisine from owner Guy Beasley, a classically trained chef who apprenticed under Roux brothers at their three-Michelin-starred London restaurant. Arrive early for a drink amid bright local paintings against the coral-stone walls of the bar, then proceed to the covered terrace for the table you carefully booked ahead of time right along the low wall between the gnarled tree trunk columns that grow up through the roof for the most romantic views over the water. Their steak is perfect, but don’t let it tempt you away from a spicy, jerk-seasoned, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin on fondant potatoes and celeriac puree, or a chargrilled local tuna on a plantain and chive fu-fu. If there are two of you, open with a Tides Seafood Tower starter of poached lobster, king crab leg, mussels, smoked salmon, jumbo shrimp, and Colchester oysters. Just be sure to leave room for the decadent desserts (Oreo cookie and Mars Bar cheesecake, a trio of crème brulees). The dinner dress code requests long trousers for gents and no sleeveless shirts.

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