Anguilla dining is the best in the Caribbean

Anguilla is world-renowned for its amazing fresh food and award-winning restaurants.  In fact, there are over 100 restaurants on the island from beachside shacks and roadside trucks to an elegant 5-star restaurant all featuring the freshest sea-to-table and locally-grown ingredients.

It’s hard to choose the best place to eat while on Anguilla. Villa Alegria owner, Neil, is personal friends with many of the chef/owners around the island, who also can be booked to cook for you at Villa Alegria, and is happy to offer recommendations and make introductions.  

Traveler Update: Restaurants are following the island’s new in-bubble strategy. Some restaurants may only serve out-of-bubble guests or in-bubble guests on certain days and our concierge will make advance reservations and arrange transportation via approved taxi for you. Restaurant delivery is always available from most restaurants around the island and we can arrange for you. Learn more about Anguilla’s in-bubble vacation strategy>

Villa Alegria Private Chef

The best Anguilla dining is at Villa Alegria. Dale Carty, executive chef at the popular Tasty’s restaurant, is a close friend and handles much of the chef service and catering for Villa Alegria. Enjoy Dale’s amazing dishes at Alegria. Dale will work with you to select a menu and then he takes it from there. You won’t have to lift a finger, stir a pot or clean a dish. Just sit back and enjoy the experience.  Dale also offer pre-made dishes that are prepared at his restaurant and then delivered to the villa to enjoy right away or heat later.  More about our private chef service>

 Straw Hat

Straw Hat on beautiful Meads Bay Beach should be on your list of restaurants to try. The restaurant is owned by Peter & Anne Parles. In 1996, the couple left their high powered jobs in New York and Connecticut and started Straw Hat. You’ll find Straw Hat featured in numerous magazines and newspapers and it was named to Conde Nast Traveler’s ”Hot List” as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world and as one of Caribbean Travel & Life’s favorite restaurants.   In addition to its restaurant, Straw Hat offers beach service and can accommodate weddings and other events up to 120 guests. We recommend the snapper!

Dinner reservations only – reserve well in advance if you want a front beach-facing table!

Meads Bay, Anguilla | (264) 497-8300 |


Dale Carty, a friend of Villa Alegria owner, Neil Freeman and also who we use for our private chef service at the villa, was born and raised on Anguilla, moved up the ranks in a high-end hotel on the island before heading to France to refine his culinary studies. In 1999 he founded Tasty’s, growing it from a small café to the well-loved restaurant it is today. Dale’s Marinated Conch Salad and Coconut Crusted Fish are favorites with locals and visitors. Dale has won numerous awards and is frequently lauded for his skills in culinary and travel magazines. Per Dale, the secret is all in the special sauces and seasonings!
Live Music on Saturday Nights.

South Hill | (264) 497-2737 | |


Owned by our friends, long-time restaurateurs and Pennsylvania natives Chef Carrie and Jerry Bogar, this “treehouse” in Anguilla’s Sandy Ground is considered one of the best. The restaurant opened in 2006 and offers what the Bogars call “cuisine of the sun,” a fusion of exotic flavors from hot spots around the globe. Veya has earned rave reviews from The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and The London Times. Frommers calls it, “one of the best.”

Sandy Ground | 498-VEYA (8392) |