Fodor's Expert Review KoalKeel
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Dinner at KoalKeel is a unique culinary and historic treat not to be missed on Anguilla. Originally part of a sugar and cotton plantation, the restaurant, with its beautiful dining verandah, is owned and lovingly overseen by Lisa Gumbs, a descendant of the slaves once housed here. A tour of the history-rich buildings is a must. A 200-year-old rock oven is used in the bakery upstairs, and with a day's notice you can enjoy a slow-roasted whole chicken from that oven. Be sure to save room for the incredible desserts. The exceptional 15,000 bottles of wine are are stored in a "cellar" made from an underground cistern. Anguilla's savvy early risers show up here for the fresh French bread, croissants, and pain au chocolat, which are sold out by 9 am. The no-cell-phone rule means quiet conversations. At this writing there is a shuttle service between West End hotels and the restaurant.
The Valley, AI2640, Anguilla