JOLLY BEACH RESORT, ANTIGUA - Page Two
The Jolly Beach restaurant venues include:
Hemispheres - an international buffet where you can dine indoors or al fresco. It's open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No reservations required.
· Breakfast selections include eggs and omelets made to order, pancakes or French toast (changes daily), breakfast meats, potatoes, beans, fresh fruits, various breads including croissants, banana bread, rolls, oatmeal or cream of wheat (changes daily), cold cereals, coffee, tea, and assorted juices.
· Lunch selections during the week were burgers, grilled tuna, salads, fried, BBQ or tandoori style chicken, liver and onions, pizza, a variety of grilled or steamed vegetables, a daily soup that included cream of vegetable, carrot, lentil, broccoli, and assorted desserts.
· Dinner selections included BBQ ribs, grilled steak, sliced pork, assorted vegetables, breads and dinner rolls, and a vast selection of desserts from the in-house pastry chef.
Coconut Grill at poolside serves lunch and snacks featuring burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese or chicken sandwiches, and fries. It's open from 12 pm - 5 pm daily.
Bocciolo - an Italian restaurant is open for dinner only. They require reservations and elegantly casual dress. Bocciolo's menu featured an antipasto bar; a daily pasta appetizer with choice of tomato, cream, or Bolognese sauces; veal marsala; and eggplant parmagiana. A couple of the daily specials were penne with crabmeat and capers and linguine with mixed seafood in pesto sauce.
Olive's - a Greek restaurant is open for dinner only. Reservations and casually elegant dress also required. Olive's menu features a variety of traditional Greek appetizers including hummus, dolmades, feta cheese, tzasiki, and pita bread. Entrees included souvlaki, psari - the local catch cooked in olive oil and lemon, grilled steak, chicken with feta cheese, and more.
Lydia's - a seafood restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. You'll need reservations for dinner and Sunday brunch. We had one dinner at Lydia's and were extremely disappointed with the food. The fried conch had very little flavor and the mixed seafood in pesto sauce was also tasteless. You needed a magnifying glass to see the tiny shrimp. The fried coconut mahi-mahi was lacking any coconut. We canceled our next scheduled visit to Lydia's and enjoyed our meals at the other three restaurants instead.
Since we were flying out on a Sunday afternoon, we did not have time to sample the Sunday Brunch. Other guests I spoke with were impressed with the Caribbean atmosphere and with being entertained by the calypso band, but they gave mixed reviews on the food and service.
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