Want to go out on a Friday night but strapped for cash? Want to surprise your friend or lover with exquisite cuisine but only have a shoestring budget? Look no further. Here are 5 Kingston based restaurants that will have both your taste buds and pockets Spanish Town rocking with delight.
A-Bar Restaurant and LoungeLet’s dive right in. This restaurant is first on the list because it’s probably the most budget friendly but just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean the food isn’t tasty. As long as you’re not averted by its busy party-like atmosphere on the weekends you’re in for a treat. From pizza fries to shrimp pasta to their staple Louisiana fried chicken, you’ll have your pick of delectable eats and the bar menu isn’t bad either. So as you can imagine where there is good food and good prices customers will flock. So on any given Friday or Saturday you can expect this restaurant to be full to capacity. A night-cap on a weekday however has much more romantic atmosphere.
Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Abarsportinglounge/
Macau Restaurant and Gaming LoungeNow here’s the place to be if you want to enjoy your meal with a view. Perched atop the gaming lounge below the Macau Restaurant offers dining under the stars and if you time your date right you can dine under a lovely moonlit sky. It’s quite a romantic experience, as the only other lighting is provided by lanterns and a lit candle at each table (as seen in photo above). Ok, Ok back to the food, while I am underwhelmed by the choices available for entrées at Macau, I’m never disappointed with taste and they get major points for never failing in that area. You’ll have the standard options of chicken, pork and seafood done the Macau way.
Here’s a look at my dining experience from my last outing there:
Triple Century Sports Bar
When it comes to Triple Century Sports Bar I immediately think about their juicy gourmet burger dubbed “the Triple Century Burger”. It is nothing short of amazing. It is hands down the best gourmet burger I’ve had so far and I’ve had a few. While I swear by the Triple Century Burger, this restaurant has no shortage of meal choices. There’s pizza for the pizza lovers, ribs if you’re into that and an array of chicken dishes and vegetarian options too, if my memory serves me. This was my standard for food prices in my college student days so the prices for all this deliciousness are quite competitive.
Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/triplecenturysportsbar/
The Rib Kage Grill/ The Serengeti Bistro
My personal favourite. Not only is it budget-friendly but also beautifully designed. It’s the perfect getaway, definitely the most romantic out of these five restaurants. It’s a hidden gem located at Hope Zoo. The food is decadent, you’re dining under the stars, it feels very magical. The service here is exceptional. I have nothing but good things to say about this restaurant. I won’t say much more here because I do have a full review already posted so here’s the link: The Foodscapades: Rib Kage, Hope Zoo.
Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gsbbq/posts
Usain Bolt’s Tracks and RecordsI couldn’t make this post without adding this restaurant. It’s renowned for its authentically Jamaican meals which makes it a little different from the others. However for me that’s not the selling point of this restaurant. The design however is. It’s interior is beautiful, it’s not your average sports bar and that makes it interesting but then the food is also great and that my friend is the icing on the cake. Like A-Bar and Triple Century when this restaurant is full it’s full, but somehow Tracks and Records still manages to feel very comfortable even when it’s at capacity. I did a full review of this restaurant in a previous post, see below:
If you want to know more about Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records see my in-depth review here: The Foodscapades: Usain Bolt: Tracks and Records
Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UBTandR/
I hope this helps you dine in style and save. Look out for posts every Sunday. Next week we tackle how you can save on trips around Jamaica.