St Helena restaurants have been increasing in numbers in recent years.
Today there are eating out choices available every day of the week, from regular sit-down style restaurants in St Helena to takeaways, as well as cafés and coffee shops.
The majority of St Helena food services are found in the island’s capital, Jamestown, unsurprisingly, however, there a few good options up in the cooler air of the countryside.
On the Inside St Helena App, our main menu item, ‘Bars & Restaurants’ lists a varied selection of these places to eat in St Helena, some of which are highlighted below.
Advance Booking Recommended
For visitors to St Helena, it’s worth remembering the island’s catering businesses must contend with the challenges of providing high-quality food services on demand, against the realities of low customer numbers.
With this in mind, our advice would be to plan and make reservations as far in advance as you can. In many instances, arrangements made 24 hours beforehand will be adequate, however, if you can give more notice than this, then even better.
On the Inside St Helena App there are convenient telephone and email links for contacting each of the venues.
Some of the St Helena Restaurants listed on the App
Rosie’s ‘Taste 4 Life’ Restaurant and Lounge Bar
Located 200m from the top of Jacob’s Ladder, Rosie’s opened in December 2017. It’s a perfect venue to wine, dine and enjoy sweeping ocean views and spectacular island sunsets.
Rosie’s waiter-service restaurant is found on the lower floor of the property. It serves a wide range of tasty food, incorporating local ingredients when possible.
House specials include homemade burgers, pizzas and fresh salads. Rosie’s extensive menu offers a choice of appetizers, light bites, sandwiches, mains, stir-fries and desserts.
There’s a kid’s menu and a selection of teas, coffees, slushies, milkshakes and soda floats.
Rosie’s has something to suit most tastes and dietary requirements.
Prices range from £4.50 to £15.00.
Features of note:
- Wi-Fi hotspot
- Wheelchair access
- Live TV sports (big events)
- Large car park
Download the App for latest updates on Rosies, including contact details and opening times.
Pub Paradise – Longwood
Pub Paradise is a bar and restaurant combination, located just 100m inside Longwood Gate.
Food at Pub Paradise is provided in two parts; the ‘Love-a-Cup Café’ and ‘Evening Pub Grub.’
This is a modern Coffee Shop on the premises, operating during the day. Love-a-Cup offers an extensive range of coffees, hot & cold drinks, pastries and cakes.
There’s also a dining menu of traditional St Helenian food.
The café’s extensive range of Deluxe Pizzas, are a favourite amongst their customers.
Evening Pub Grub
The ‘Evening Pub Grub’ menu, includes pizza, steak, burgers, local fish and variety of cost-saving Share Platters.
Pub Paradise also caters for a large range of events, get in touch with Lucy to find out more.
Download the App for latest from Pub Paradise, including contact details and opening times.
Farm Lodge Country House Hotel Restaurant
Farm Lodge is situated in the hills, six miles from Jamestown, in the picture-perfect setting of Rosemary Plain, in the St Paul’s countryside.
It’s important to note Farm Lodge is a working Farm House Hotel, therefore advance booking is essential for the restaurant. Speak to either Steve or Maureen.
Dinner is a social event served at 7:30pm with a table d’hôte menu of 5 courses, comprising of a starter, entree, sorbet, main course, and dessert.
To finish the meal off is a special treat, the hotel’s very own coffee, F.L. Coffee liqueur and mints, which are all inclusive.
The “Green tipped Bourbon Yemeni Arabica Coffee” originated in the Yemen and was shipped directly to St Helena by the East India Company in approx 1732 and still maintains its original pedigree.
Download the App for latest from Farm Lodge, including contact details.
Anne’s Place – Jamestown
Set at the back of Castle Gardens, Anne’s Place is a licensed Restaurant and Bar.
The restaurant’s speciality is St Helenian cuisine and seafood; fried bullseyes, grouper, tuna, marlin and wahoo steaks, fish ‘n’ batter, poke mince and of course, their famous fishcakes.
Saint black puddings are sold every Friday, 35p a piece.
Anne’s Place serves an all-day breakfast menu, T-bone steaks, lamb and pork chops, chicken legs and wings, burgers, butties, toasties, salads and kid’s menu.
Meals are accompanied with a choice of rice and veg, fries and salad.
There’s a good selection of hot and cold beverages; filter coffee, expresso, tea, iced coffee and milkshakes.
- WiFi Zone
- Large TV for sports and events
- Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet
- Pig Spit Roast on special occasions
Download the App for the interesting story of Anne’s Place, plus contact details and opening times.
Orange Tree Oriental Restaurant – Jamestown
You can find the Orange Tree Oriental Restaurant at the rear of Association Hall, (next to Mantis Hotel), on Main Street, Jamestown.
About The Restaurant
The Orange Tree is a family business operated by the same management since 2006, and has become famous and popular for the high standard of Oriental food prepared and consistent quality of presentation and service.
Particular praise is recorded for proprietor Daisy Terry with her warm and friendly approach to customers demonstrated for over a decade.
The Orange Tree offers an extensive menu with all dishes prepared using the best of locally available vegetables and fish, augmented by premium imported meats.
Preparation is supervised by the Orange Tree’s experienced oriental chef, Genaro Mendoza, who also devises original sauces and dressings.
The restaurant is fully licensed and offers a well-stocked wine cellar, alongside a selection of beers, soft drinks and a comprehensive cabinet of liqueurs.
Download the App to make a reservation at the Orange Tree and to see their latest opening times.
Mantis St Helena Hotel Restaurant – Jamestown
You will find the Mantis St Helena Restaurant directly opposite the Castle Gardens, at the lower end of Main Street.
The 4-star Mantis St Helena Hotel’s Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.
Delicious ‘Saint’ and classically-inspired dishes, reflecting the island’s cultural influences, are prepared daily by Head Chef, Roy Richards who was Head Chef on the RMS St Helena.
Mantis St Helena offers an extensive wine list. The restaurant can seat 60 in the dining rooms and over 60 over two large outdoor terraces.
Wherever possible they strive to use local ingredients. There is catering for those with dietary requirements, and there are daily specials.
The venue offers celebration events, corporate functions, birthdays, weddings, etc. for intimate dining or large group bookings.
The restaurant accepts all major debit and credit cards.
WiFi vouchers are available from Reception.
Contact Mantis St Helena easily by downloading the Inside St Helena App, make reservations and view their latest opening times.
Blue Lantern Restaurant – Jamestown
The Blue Lantern Hotel and Restaurant is a family run business, situated in the heart of Jamestown, just three-minutes’ walk from the seafront.
Our restaurant is well used by tourists and Saints, who often leave feedback that the steak meals are “the best on island.”
The Blue Lantern also serves a large selection of freshly caught fish in a variety of local dishes.
Menus vary from single to 3-course meals.
Download the App for more from Blue Lantern, including contact details and opening times.