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Pillars Restaurant

Dockyard Drive | Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1027
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (69 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Dockyard Drive | Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed and dined at the restaurant frequently. Generally a good choice of food with brilliant helpful service. Fabulous views of English Harbour and the historic museum is well worth a visit. The bird-life will keep you entertained!

Thank Leigh54758958
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant deserves a very special mention for their kindness and great food. We arrived in a heavy storm & most other places in Falmouth and the Dockyard were closed. Despite being very busy they found us a table and we had the most amazing...More

Thank Renee194
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were passing by visiting historic dockyard and decided to make a reservation for dinner. It was a great decision! We never regretted. Only we could regret about - we didn’t have time to come there again. The Lobster Thermidor was out of this world!...More

Thank ydmarkin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passing from the museum through the historic harbour area it is difficult not to be drawn into this restaurant next to the giant stone dockyard Pillars used to repair sails on Nelson's fleet. It has an open aspect with friendly staff and the food was...More

Thank kiboko4pm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Outstanding service, great food in a historic sail loft. We returned a couple nights later for the Mahi-mahi cervachi and more attention from an outstanding staff. Wine selections were generous. And the ambience of lit pillars was very romantic.

Thank Saylor2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely venue and courtyard location, with some waterside tables. Food was a little disappointing as our fish was overcooked and dry. Lovely relaxing place though.

Thank Emyr55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had visited before on my last trip to Antigua over a year ago but hadn't eaten there. This time went with my family for lunch during a rainy and chilly day. The manageress was absolutely charming, even providing dry towels for our soaked children. Food,...More

Thank TheCatLady21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Admirals Inn hotel and Pillars together with there Boom restaurant across the water have been renovated and dramatically improved in recent years. In the historic dockyard, Pillars is now up with the best and, as on our ladt trip in February, the lobster thermidor...More

Thank bartelle
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Our dinner plans were for special guests and we picked this spot both for its location and because the reviews were great. Unfortunately for us, the meal was less than special. We all ordered the Mahi Mahi grilled - and it was very much overcooked,...More

Thank Merrill M
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast twice at the Pillars restaurant and it was the best we had in the island. Lovely location right on the water within the historic Nelson's Dockyard. The service was prompt, attentive and extremely polite. Try the Coconut French toast!

Thank Sam B
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Ashley B
Are you open in October?
21 September 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
Should be open as Octobr the end of the hurricane season and the start of the high season There my be some showers around but tree is covered space to eat outside.
Hi, We are getting married at the Verandah Spa on 11th May, we are interested in hiring out part of the restaurant and subsequently go to your club thereafter rather than stay after the wedding at our resort. There will be 16 people attending, would this be an option and how far from our resort are you, Rgds Russell
22 February 2016|
Response from Admirals I | Property representative |
Dear Russell Thanks for your interest in including us in your wedding celebrations. Could you please e-mail us directly from your e-mail address so we can correspond directly rather than through Tripadvisor. It would also be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dockyard Drive | Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint Paul Parish  >  English Harbour
  • Phone Number: +1 268-460-1027
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When visiting Nelson's Dockyard don't miss Pillars Restaurant with its spectacular, outdoor waterfront terrace set amidst Nelson's iconic 18th century pillars and lush gardens. The stunning setting, overlooking the historic harbour, is the perfect spot to enjoy cocktails on comfortable outdoor sofas, lunch in the cool breeze or dine while watching an unforgettable moonrise over Shirley Heights.