Cloggy’s

Cloggy’s first made its mark on Antigua as a hugely popular south-coast lunch spot when it was tucked away in a quaint little nook near historic Nelson’s Dockyard. Re-housed from its original location, and now serving dinner, it sits slap on the waterfront at Antigua Yacht Club marina in Falmouth Harbour. The new venue is less intimate than its earlier incarnation, but it wins hands down on the knockout views. This is without doubt a prime spot ‘ the heartland of the yachting and boating scene in an island that is one of the world’s premier sailing venues.

Diners come here for the fabulous fish and grilled dishes, great salads and the relaxed vibe. Produce is always freshly prepared and in-season. The restaurant’s name gestures, unsurprisingly enough, to its Dutch owners. There’s also a nod to their origins in several of the dishes, which feature plenty of fresh fish and some lovely cheeses; they also serve a delicious potato salad with smoked salmon. But the menu draws on a range of culinary influences, with something for everyone’s taste (including curry).

The airy restaurant is often bustling, but Sundays are particularly lively, when locals and visitors come to linger over lunch and the terrific views. The Sunday brunch menu is tempting, with classics such as eggs benedict (with salmon or bacon) and grilled lobster, as well as more unusual combinations, including skewers combining wahoo, chicken, prawns and rib eye steak. Reasonable prices, friendly service and bobbing boats create an easy-going atmosphere and a contented vibe.

  • Cloggy’s is always great for people and boat spotting. But for sensational close-up views of some of the world’s most spectacular high-tech yachts, as well as cruisers, vintage sloops and towering yawls, ketches and schooners, visit during April, when the island hosts the annual Antigua Sailing Week and the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
  • Booking advisable in high season; request a table by the water.
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