Category Archives: Dominica Restaurants

Escape Bar’n’Grill: The Official Review

One of the things that I have always valued in life, was the opportunity to step out of my house at anytime and on any day, grab a hearty meal and head back home, counting my blessings (and certainly not my calories). Since coming back on the Nature Isle, I have been looking for spots where I could simply go out with friends and have a nice light dinner with talk, chatter and laughter, or perhaps just some drinks after work. And so, I finally decided to try (back) Escape Bar’n’Grill. The spot has been in Dominica for a while now, but I had only been there once since they opened a few years ago:)

My ratings?

🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5.  And here are 6 Reasons why Escape Bar’n’Grill is a must when you visit Dominica (and 5 meal options you should try if you go there):

Things I love:

#1: Conveniently located in the heart of the city: most restaurants in the city are within a walking distance, and walking around can be a relaxing experience if you’re a fan of evening strolls while your cheeks are gently been slapped with the evening breeze. More, the street on which Escape is located is well lit, which is an important factor when it comes to safety.

#2: Food comes on time: literally: anyone who has read my food/restaurant reviews knows that this is a deal/breaker or maker for me. Whenever I go out to eat, I would love to have my food within the first 30-35 mns, otherwise hunger disappears and frustration sets in. So for a food spot to really make it to the list, this criteria has to be fulfilled. And Escape did!

#3: The food is yummy

When it comes to food, I am not picky, but I am hard to please. I know this might sound weird, but this is actually something I am low-key proud of. Amazing culinary experiences are one of the things that I enjoy when I travel, and I just don’t compromise on that. And for a spot like Escape, I was pretty pleased with their food, everytime I went there, and regardless of the menu item I picked. Check out my top selections at the end of this article:)

#4: Super Affordable Prices

Though I have spent more there, budget meals that I have had at Escape have never costed me more than $15 USD, to be frank (and this included my meal and a drink by the way. This is just to say that even if you’re not super loaded, you can still get a great meal that would definitely make you happy. Cheaper meal options include Burgers and Alfredo Pasta meals.

#5: Cocktails are to Die for

In the mood for fancy drinks with co-workers or your special person after work? Escape is the spot.

#6: Free wifi! “Free wifi” sounds like heaven for all, tourists and locals alike! And it’s even more important now especially since after Hurricane Maria, a lot of places still do not have access to light or internet. At least, if you dine at Escape, you won’t have to wait to get home to update your Instagram story! (By the way, are we friends yet? Add me on the Gram! @travelwithclem).

Things that Could be Improved:

#1: There’s not enough space: frankly, this is something that I believe they should probably work on. Come to think of it, this place can legit accommodate a maximum of 30 people (comfortably seated), or 36 if you are Ok squeezing just a bit. Because it’s really small, you need to get there early especially if you want to dine on weeknights and weekend nights. Afternoons are pretty Ok, you have better odds of finding a seat.

#2: I would love to “pay by card” someday: come on, this is the 21st century, and people (especially when visiting from overseas), seldom work with cash in hands. It would be great to be able to pay for your meal by card, and especially if you use a credit card that gives you travel rewards for any purchase you make! More, no one wants to

#3: More Options on the Menu, please! if you follow my recommendation and try out Escape Bar’n’Grill next time you are visiting Dominica, then I have no doubt that you’ll want to go back there again. And again. And again. And if you live on the Nature Isle, it won’t be long before you exhaust all their menu options. That being said, I think changing the menu every now and then could actually help to spice things up and just give regulars (or soon to be regulars) like me something else to look forward to!

My Top Picks at Escape!

  • Escape Specialty Burger
  • Chicken Alfredo Pasta
  • Escape Grilled Fish
  • Grilled Chicken Breast with Rice and Mashed Potatoes
  • Grilled Fish (Based on availability)

What are the things that are the most important to you when you go to a restaurant? Feel free to drop a comment below!

🍤“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” 🍝
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own







4 Trendy and Out of Town Restaurants in Dominica Where You Should Definitely Eat This Summer!

“Eating is a necessity, but cooking is an art”. 

When it comes to food tasting and exhilarating culinary experiences, the Nature isle, Dominica, never disappoints! If you’re reading this blog post today and you’ve ever been to Dominica, then you and I can agree that some of the best flavors in the Caribbean are in Waitukubuli land. And it’s not even independence season yet.( (Don’t let me get started on Independence delicacies).

So here are 4 absolutely awesome restaurants that you should try out before the summer ends…

Keepin’ It Real, Toucari Beach Restaurant (Toucari, Dominica)

Food 1 - Toucari

Lobster Delight. This could totally be yours.                                                                Photo credits: Zaimis Olmos Visual Arts 

Anyone who is currently on the Nature Isle knows that Toucari Beach “is” the place to be this summer. Whether it’s for a casual Sunday afternoon with family at the beach or a public holiday vibes, it’s always a good time to go to Toucari (unless it’s raining). And while there, you owe it to yourself (and your tastebuds) to try their tasty lobster. In fact, the only acceptable reason you have for not having eaten at “Keepin’it Real” in Toucari, is, not being on the Nature Isle, Dominica. So just go there already. Summer is almost over. Don’t be the only one who didn’t have the Toucari Experience!

CocoYea! (Soufriere, Dominica)

Food 2 - Cocoyeah

Cocoyea! Bar and Grill, Menu Display

On the southwest coast of the island, you have the beautiful village of Soufriere. Whether you’re going to Soufriere to have the “best snorkeling experience of your life”, to indulge in the legendary Soufriere Sulphur Springs or simply to visit friends, make it your duty (like, literally) to stop at CocoYeah restaurant there. They offer a delectable array of food options that would make you just want to stay. And you might never look at food the same way again. Ever.

Greenhouse Sports Bar and Grill (Mero, Dominica)

Quite a popular spot for a Friday (or Saturday) night out, the Greenhouse Sports Bar is located in Mero, a pretty convenient area since there is a beach nearby (I told you the Nature Isle never disappoints). This spot is pretty easy to spot, especially at night. It’s almost always crowded whenever I go there, and that says something. I usually go with the fish options, but you can pick pretty much anything on the menu. And the cocktails are pretty awesome too.

Food 3 - Mero

Not just the food and drinks, it’s the great company too. Photo credits: Magnificent Marie (the gorgeous-looking lady in all the pics)

Le Flambeau Restaurant (Portsmouth, Dominica)

Food 4 - Le Flambeau

Lion Fish Meal at Le Flambeau Restaurant.                                                       Photocredits: Zaimis Olmos Visual Arts

Le Flambeau restaurant is located in Picard Estate, Portsmouth. It’s a great option for breakfast, lunch and dinner when visiting Portsmouth during the week, on special occasions on the weekend, and if you’re staying at the Portsmouth beach hotel. They have a great assortment of local flavors for lunch and dinner, but for breakfast, make sure you try their Island Pancakes!

Have you tried any of these restaurants before? Are you currently on the Nature Isle, Dominica? Is there any restaurant that you we must absolutely try out this summer? Drop it in a comment below!

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