Sunday Brunch-ing at Sugar Mill

Sunday Brunch-ing at Sugar Mill

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.

Brunch at Sugar Mill BVI - beautiful outdoor seating on the beach

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.

Sunday Brunch at the Sugar Mill BVI - views out over the water

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!)

Brunch at Sugar Mill BVI - Views from the bar across the beach

Brunch at the Sugar Mill BVI - Mimosas before sitting down for brunch

Brunch at the Sugar Mill BVI - charming restaurant with open kitchen

Sunday Brunch at Sugar Mill BVI - Tables right on the waterfront

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.

Sunday Brunch at the Sugar Mill BVI - Delicious and varied menu

Sunday Brunch at the Sugar Mill BVI - Delicious and varied brunch menu

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.

Brunch at the Sugar Mill BVI - Juicy Breakfast Burger

Sunday Brunch at Sugar Mill BVI - Avocado toast with poached eggs and bacon

Sunday Brunch at Sugar Mill BVI

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.

Sugar Mill Hotel and Restaurant is located in Apple Bay, West End, Tortola.
Contact: +1 (284) 342 0940 or +1 (284) 495 4355 to arrange a reservation.
Open 7 days a week for lunch or dinner.
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Brunch-ing at Captain’s Kitchen

Brunch-ing at Captain’s Kitchen

If you’ve been following along for a while you might already be aware that brunch is one of my favourite past times. It really is the perfect excuse for a weekend get together with friends – is it breakfast? Is it lunch? Who cares? It’s delicious, and it comes with mimosas! Count me in! 

 

Ever since their opening in January of this year, I had heard so many good things about Captain’s Kitchen and was determined to try it out for myself – so I hopped on the ferry and headed to Tortola this weekend, motivated by tempting brunch morsels and the possibility of a Bloody Mary once I reached the restaurant. I wasn’t disappointed!

 

I had read that the restaurant is small and that reservations are recommended, so we made sure to call in advance. It is also worth noting that parking is very limited in Macnamara, the residential area where Captain’s Kitchen is located, so car-pooling might be an idea. 

Brunch at Captain's Kitchen BVI - views over Road Town Brunch at Captain's Kitchen BVI - all produce sourced locally

 Brunch was beautifully varied with a great menu and a fabulous specials board. There was a good selection of items including vegan and gluten free options. Everything is farm fresh and most dishes seem packed with different fruits and veggies. Definitely a chance to get in your 5-a-day! 

Brunch at Captain's Kitchen BVI perusing the menuBrunch at Captain's Kitchen BVI - checking out the specials

All three on our table decided to order from the daily specials and we eagerly awaited our dishes, while we enjoyed a couple of mimosas and the view from their deck. The deck does benefit from those natural BVI breezes, but being September it was warm up there and I would have loved it if there had been a couple of ceiling fans to help circulate the air when the breeze died. 

 

Our meals arrived and I was thrilled with my choice; asparagus salad with roasted vegetables topped with poached eggs and drizzled with hollandaise sauce, garnished with beautifully ripe avocado and pieces of fresh fruit. I also opted for a cheeky side of bacon… Chef Fiona can tell you all about the local suppliers that she gets her vegetables, herbs, salad leaves and fruit from. Each item sourced locally in the BVI, mostly organic. 

Brunch at Captain's Kitchen BVI - Farm fresh and delicious dishesBrunch at Captain's Kitchen BVI - Farm to table dining
The Chia pancakes (vegan but with optional side of bacon) and the fish burger (made with Bangamary fish) were also declared delicious and polished off enthusiastically. 

Brunch at Captain's Kitchen BVI - Vegan and Gluten free optionsBrunch at Captain's Kitchen BVI - Vegan and Gluten free optionsBrunch at Captain's Kitchen BVI - Fresh fish burger

 I look forward to updating this post with other dishes as I try them, as that certainly won’t be my last visit! I’ll be bringing my swimsuit too for a dip in their pool!

 

Have you tried the brunch at Captain’s Kitchen yet?

More information regarding where to eat in the BVI can be found in my restaurant guide here! Have you tried all my favourites yet?

 

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