5 Exquisite Jamaican Restaurants to enjoy

Dining in Kingston, Jamaica is an experience that you should enjoy once a month as getting a few nights out of the kitchen can also be very enjoyable.

Here are five delightful Jamaican restaurants you can enjoy whenever you are in Kingston, Jamaica.

Dining in Kingston, Jamaica

  1. Strawberry Hill Hotel, Restaurant, Bar and Spa

Strawberry Hill is a luxury hotel located in Jamaica, originally owned by a British Captain which was later turned into a hotel by Mr. Chris Blackwell. It is nestled in the Newcastle Hills, thirty miles from Kingston. Strawberry Hill is great for those who love wining and dining in the hills with family, friends or business meetings. Situated in Irish Town, St. Andrew, Strawberry Hill’s International and Jamaican cuisine is served throughout the day, but is most popular for breakfasts and Sunday brunches.

The cuisine is priced on average USD 12-35 and it gains 4.5 out of 5 stars from Tripadvisor. Strawberry Hill also has other attractions such as their hotel, breathtaking landscape and views of the Blue Mountains, Kingston Harbour, a trail, meeting rooms, and a spa.

  1. Scotchie’s

Jerk is one of the popular methods of meat preparation among Jamaicans and Scotchie’s restaurant has perfected this art. Located in Ocho Rios and Kingston, the restaurant is known for exquisite open stove cooking of Jamaican jerk chicken, pork, fish accompanied with a side of choice. Rating of 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor

This is what a customer said after dining at Scotchies’s, “Lovely soup, lovely Jerk Chicken and Pork Roast Breadfruit, festival, Roast Yam under a thatched cabana. Great experience.” – Reviewer from tripadvisor.com.

  1. Tea Tree Creperie

A newly established French coffee shop, dessert, bistro and creperie, Tea Tree Creperie is number five on the top ten dining in Jamaica. On average, the food is priced at around 10-25 USD and offers a range of dishes in keeping with the French cuisine. Having a rating of 4.5 stars from Tripadvisor, this snug little restaurant located in Kingston has been ‘all the rave’ with its customers.

“I have been there alone while coming back home for dinner and I immediately loved this place: nice, clean, and friendly. The crepes are delicious, I was so tempted that I took both a salad and a sweet one (Caesar Salad with Chicken and Tiramisù). Tiramisù is top! I’ll definitely come back.” – Reviewer from tripadvisor.com.

  1. Gloria’s

In the monumental location of Port Royal, outside of Kingston, Gloria’s is well known by tourists and Jamaican residents for their seafood cuisine. It was established in the early 70’s by Gloria Prawl and has maintained a rating of 4 out of 5 stars on Trip Advisor. The prices for a meal at this ocean side restaurant are affordable, reasonable and worth every penny. The ambience is rustic and rugged in keeping with the environment of Port Royal. It is most critically acclaimed restaurant for its fresh seafood and customers have great reviews. It is a thirty minute trip from Kingston and a ten minute drive from the Normal Manley airport.

Here is what one satisfied customer had to say, “Always have great experiences with the family at this seafood spot! The food is excellent and the prices very affordable. They also have chicken on the menu if dining with small children or have persons that don’t fancy seafood. The service and the general ambience isn’t the greatest but the food and the process make up for it. Certainly the place to go for seafood with friends and family.” – Reviewer from tripadvisor.com.

  1. 689 Brian Lumley

Owned by the renowned Brian Lumley this restaurant is located in central Kingston. Lumley has perfected the art of Italian, seafood and Jamaican cuisine to which he prepares and serves personally to each customer with an award winning smile. Priced on average 10-30 USD per meal, it is a dining experience for critics and foodists alike. Trip advisor gives 689 4 out of 5 stars.

Recently, a customer said this, “My wife and I went to 689 to see the magic that is so talked about. We were amazed by the quality of the staff and the taste of the food. It was truly a 5 star affair.” – Reviewer from tripadvisor.com

By: Alexandra Daley

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