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Rum Baba

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Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-562-8126
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Have been coming to Antigua since 1976 but had never visited Rum Baba (though to be fair it wasn't open in 1976...). Went for dinner with friends who highly recommended it and I can see why. It is a family owned and run restaurant with a gorgeous vibe. Very relaxed. Super food, beautifully presented. They were very accommodating for my... More 

Thank champagnecharlie76
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed Rum Baba so much we went twice and it was just as good the second time. Don't expect finesse, but do expect a warm welcome attentive and engaging staff and the food !!!!! Great atmosphere we have been in the middle room which can get a little warm as you see the chefs cooking the food and outside... More 

Thank Alanapulsky
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Found this place with my friend when we stayed in February and very pleased we did as it's absolutely fabulous! Italian food cooked before your eyes, twinkly lights, romantic, lots of atmosphere, owner by lovely Italian family, absolutely worth a visit, prefer for dinner😃

Thank Rochelle M
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251 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

In 16 years of visiting Antigua we had missed this one. We went because our other favourite, Abracadabra had disappointed us by closing immediately after sailing week. Yes, the other reviews are right, the restaurant is small to the point of being cramped, but the food is simply spectacular. Depth of flavour, great presentation and you can see the prep,... More 

Thank SouthernPacific
Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

the restaurant is small in size but the food is excellent. I enjoyed the chicken stir fry which you can see being prepared and cooked in front of you. The food is very reasonable and they provide a takeaway service to many of the local businesses. they also offer an excellent buffet service. always book to guarantee a seat!

Thank loyalcustomer2015
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

We just ate at Rum Babas. The food was delicious, really really good. The recommendations from the owner were great and she suggested we share a starter which was just right so no feeling of being pushed into more than we wanted. The ambiance is great, relaxed but really good service. It is an open restaurant so don't expect air... More 

Thank Refs123
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Go. There isn't much else to say. Go for dinner here! It is tricky to get a table so make sure you book a few days (or weeks during Christmas) before. They also serve lunch, which is a buffet style affair, also worth trying. I usually grab whatever seafood is on the menu, and have never regretted it. (Last time... More 

Thank Alasdair186
Falmouth, Antigua
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Have been a few times this Antigua visit and every time get greeted with rudeness. The food is always good and the service seems fine. Not sure we would recommend it to others though.

Thank Wendi M
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

This was fun. You could watch the chef and his sous chef cutting up everything in the afternoon when you made your reservation and then come back and know you food was prepared that day. It is a very tiny place so expect to get to know your neighbors and make your reservations early! The food is worth it.

1 Thank travellerroct
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Food was lovely, fresh, the menu small but beautifully put together. We went for a birthday meal and they made us a cake even though we only told them that morning. Relaxed evening and well-priced.

Thank trudy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint Paul Parish  >  English Harbour
  • Phone Number: +1 268-562-8126

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?