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Pillars Restaurant

Dockyard Drive | Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1027
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (79 reviews)
“lobster” (34 reviews)
“club sandwich” (7 reviews)
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Caribbean, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dockyard Drive | Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Pillars restaurant is another great spot at Nelsons dock yard. Surrounded by naval history and just across the water from Boom it’s a fabulous place for lunch. I always plumb for the Club sandwich and loads of ice cold Minute but there are plenty...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Pillars is accessible by land or sea and sits in Nelson's dockyard in Antigua. It's worth booking up and visiting after having watched the amazing sunset at the nearby Shirley Heights which sits in the old naval fort overlooking Falmouth Harbour which contains Nelson's dockyard....More

Thank vince c
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The setting is beautiful and historical, waterside and relaxing. We drove all the way from Five Island’s village to get there after our great experience at same property’s Boom restaurant. Pillars is a bit more formal and looks great for dinners. In my opinion the...More

Thank Alberto_O
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Restaurant located within the National Park and Nelson's Dockyard area. Accessible by dingy from visiting yachts, by ferry from the Admirals Inn or bay road with ample paring. Excellent setting, fine service and food. Special rates for spending the day enjoying drinks and meals around...More

Thank Geoffrey P
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

During our stay at the Gunpowder Suites we ate our breakfast at the Pillars restaurant every morning with the Sun on our face and a view to die for. The breakfast is excellent and eating Eggs Florentine while sipping coffee watching the water lap at...More

Thank Eelsola
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had visited Nelsons Dockyard on several occasions during our holiday and loved the setting so much that we decided to eat at Pillars Restaurant on our last night. When we arrived the ambience was amazing - the lights reflected on the building and the...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The Sesame Tuna was fantastic! Noodles were a little undercooked and stuck together. Beautiful and relaxing location with lots of little birds flying around.

Thank Audra R
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We were staying at the Admirals Inn, itself, and though we could have gone out for something to eat that would perhaps have cost less, we were very happy with pillars. The pumpkin soup was fabulous, as was the lobster. Nice wines on offer, we...More

Thank JooWoo
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The setting was beautiful. Looking out over Nelson's dock yard as boats passed by. Very relaxing. The old building is beautiful too. Food was reasonably priced and tasty. Would have liked to try it in the evening... maybe next time.

Thank Tickettyboo
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Wonderful views from every table. Great watching the Yachts coming and going. We lunched here twice during our weeks holiday--that is praise indeed. Could not find fault in the food & service. Go & relax there !!

Thank Saqqajja
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Admirals I | Property representative |
Hi Lizzie We have more vegetarian options on our larger winter menu but we are happy to accommodate any requests by the vegetarian members in your group. For starters we can offer a goat cheese/ walnut/ pear salad or local... More
Ashley B
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.
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
USD 45 - USD 75
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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 a delicious breakfast, a casual lunch in the cool breeze or at night, as the ambiance transforms to candlelit fine dining, to watch an unforgettable moonrise over Shirley Heights. Cocktails are served on comfortable outdoor sofas throughout the day and evening.
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