Now you guys know that I love a good brunch (why do I feel like I preface so many posts this way?). So when I got wind of the fact that Tramonti (the beach side restaurant at Sugar Mill Hotel, West End) was serving a cracking Sunday brunch offering, I was rabidly tenacious in my desire to get down there and try it out. And, a few weeks ago, that tenacity paid off and I was rewarded with a delightful few hours sat oceanside, enjoying good food and a good few cocktails.
Now, I’m not going to say that I plan my Sunday’s around brunch… okay fine, I plan my Sunday’s around brunch. But a long brunch with great friends is certainly a highlight of my weekend. And a Sunday afternoon spent at Tramonti was a Sunday done right.
We started off at the bar with a couple of mimosas while we waited for the rest of our party to arrive. Before moving out into the restaurant. It really is a charming spot. Right on the water with the waves crashing below you and the pelicans catching their lunch. The kitchen is open along the back wall of the restaurant. I love an open kitchen (I think because I’m nosy and it builds a certain anticipation as I await my food!)
The menu looked amazing with brunch dishes you won’t find anywhere else in the Territory (like the kipper dish or the kedgeree) nuzzled alongside standard brunch fare like burgers and eggs benedict. I deliberated a few options before selecting the avocado toast with poached eggs and bacon (the Pancho Villa). The others on my table went for the burger, the steak frites and one of the salads. The whole group of us were thrilled with our picks and service was friendly and quick.
My avocado toast (the Pancho Villa) was served on a toasted flat bread with plenty of chunky crushed avocado and perfectly poached eggs.
The burger is served in a pita bread instead of the conventional burger bun, which makes it a little lighter with the focus being on the juicy meat patty and toppings rather than the bread. It was a hit!
The salad choice with Brie bacon and tart cranberries was also a tasty option.
Sadly we were all too full for dessert this time. But I definitely want to return to try the sweets. I’ve heard big things about their dinner menu too, so it looks like I’ll have to head back, hopefully sooner rather than later!
If you want to know more about current dining options in the British Virgin Islands, check out my restaurant guide here – featuring this place and many other gems.