Dining out South Point style
The boutique hotel with a recipe for success
Subtle style and a cool urban flair may have given South Point restaurant its edge, but there’s nothing muted about the flavours. And where good chefs lead, discerning gastronomes will follow.
The chic resort, which fringes the English Harbour coastline, has garnered legions of fans from across the globe since opening in late 2012. Its culinary virtuosos serve up an eclectic mix of Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes to suit its cosmopolitan clientele.
Here, against the backdrop of Falmouth Harbour with its jade waters and ambling yachts, the focus is on quality farm-to-table ingredients, skilfully prepared and presented.
The new season’s menu features a wealth of enticing creations like Japanese tataki with a choice of black Angus beef or yellowfin tuna, Barbuda grilled lobster, fire-roasted New Zealand rack of lamb, plus piquant salads, sushi and sweets.
Imagination has been equally infused into the liquid offerings. The inventive cocktails change with the seasons to include local flavours such as sorrel and soursop, alongside a carefully curated international wine list.
A personal touch also sets South Point apart, evidenced in the attentive but non-intrusive service. And the added extras too, like the valet parking, a nod to the resort’s Miami vibe. The retractable roof, which can be drawn back to bathe diners in sunshine, is another.
The easygoing atmosphere is in keeping with South Point’s position in the heart of this age-old sailing locale. Indeed, diners who prefer to travel by water can pull their boats, dinghies and paddle boards right up to the restaurant deck.
Throughout the resort, the mood of pared-down elegance pervades. Each of the 23 suites has been impeccably styled in clean, contemporary lines and neutral tones, complemented by high-end European fixtures and furnishings.
All units are available for purchase, to be managed by the hotel’s scrupulous team. They have either one or two bedrooms, along with a fully-fitted kitchen, lounge and private terrace with striking ocean views. South Point’s properties are approved under the country’s citizenship by investment scheme, which means buyers are entitled to apply for an Antigua & Barbuda passport.
Vacationers will continue to rave about English Harbour’s abundant activities, easily accessible on foot, but it is South Point’s effortless panache, staff that consistently go the extra mile and the ‘best food on island’ that have earned it a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence.
Or, as one reviewer put it, it’s a place that ‘oozes hip and cool, from top to bottom’.
South Point’s restaurant is open for continental breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, from 7.30am to 10.30pm.
Visit www.southpointantigua.com or call +1 268 562-9600.