The delectable menu choices are overshadowed only slightly by the incredible views at Oil Nut Bay’s pool- and beachside-restaurant. Set on the stunning Virgin Gorda, Oil Nut Bay restaurant is a must-visit.
Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands is one of the most sought-after winter destinations in the Caribbean. From beautiful beaches to stunning crystalline waters, the British Virgin Islands are a top yachting hot spot for the jet set. While cruising in the area, Oil Nut Bay resort is a must-visit. Perched at the eastern tip of the island, the resort’s 300 acres are enveloped by natural splendor. Home to a marina, villas, suites and properties, the resort offers an array of incredible amenities, including a seriously stellar dining experience provided by resident Chef Jermain Abrams. The Oil Nut Bay Restaurant is available to outside guests by reservation. The open-air palapa-style restaurant is situated between three of the resort’s swimming pools. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guests not staying at the resort can tender over to enjoy lunch or can be picked up by a water taxi from Gun Creek. With the beautiful azure ocean as the backdrop, dine alfresco and enjoy the sights and delightful Caribbean breezes as you sample delicious island-style and internationally inspired fare. The menu changes seasonally based on the freshest ingredients available.
Begin your lunch with a refreshing starter; perhaps a chilled smoked tomato gazpacho or the signature “skinny fries.” For those keeping on the healthy side, the Life Salad Bowl comprises quinoa, chickpeas, kale, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, oranges, cucumber and a citrus vinaigrette. The lobster salad also is a lighter option featuring chilled lobster, arugula, avocado, grapefruit and a citrus yogurt vinaigrette. Entrees include items like the lobster burger, off-the-cliff wagyu burger, fish and chips and garganelli pasta. The restaurant’s al forno (oven-baked) pizza is sure to tickle the taste buds. The island-style jerk chicken pizza adds a kick of Caribbean flair to a traditional Italian dish.
After lunch, perhaps grab a cocktail at the swim-up bar. Some of the signature drinks on the menu include the Dark & Stormy – the classic Caribbean cocktail of Gosling’s dark rum and ginger beer – a Mango Maniac, a delightful concoction of mangoes, oranges, white rum, crème de coco and grenadine, or an ONB Fantasy — a magical, tropical mix of Malibu, Cointreau, grenadine, amaretto and orange.
Dinner is available at Oil Nut Bay by reservation. You can enjoy evening meals in the open-air palapa or, should the occasion call for it, a candle-lit dinner beachside is available. The dinner menu offers a myriad of items for sophisticated palates. Perhaps tease the taste buds with a starter such as the Beach Club Salmon Tataki — Chilean salmon marinated in ponzu with caramelized sweet plantains, avocado, leeks and a honey-soy reduction. Two of the most celebrated mains on the menu include the herb-wrapped beef tenderloin with vegetable herb quinoa and truffle butter and the steam-jerk wahoo with grilled eggplant, vegetable ratatouille and herb oil. Oil Nut Bay has a comprehensive wine list to accompany your meal and offers a delightful variety of cocktails and desserts to add that extra something special when you dine.
Another unique option for dining at Oil Nut Bay is the exquisite picnic baskets prepared by the chef. If you’ve found the perfect dining spot that just happens to be located outside of the restaurant, Oil Nut Bay can create a tailored picnic lunch for you and your guests. Regardless of where you choose to dine or what marvelous meal you choose to eat, impeccable service and exceptional cuisine are what make the Oil Nut Bay Restaurant world-class.