Treetops - Dining in your very own secret garden
If you are a nature lover, then the tranquil surroundings of Treetops Restaurant in the north-east community of Coolidge, Antigua, will satisfy your desires to embrace all things flora and fauna. Enjoy dining with talkative parrots, or catch a glimpse of other species of birds nesting over the garden. Nestled within two acres of lovingly manicured greenery lies Antiguaâ€™s very own â€œsecret gardenâ€, a chic restaurant that provides the perfect ambience to complement a hearty meal.
After taking in the lovely setting itâ€™s almost easy to forget the main purpose of your visit, the fine dining, but for those of us whose tummy acts like an alarm clock, youâ€™ll be sure to be reminded. Recently the restaurant has changed up the menu. Guests may now enjoy lunch starters such as delicious salt fish accraâ€™s served with sweet chili sauce or beer-battered fish with an accompanying garden salad. The dinner menu has also evolved to include a scrumptious seafood pasta main with a hint of white wine and sautÃ©ed shrimp in a creamy mustard sauce. If you still havenâ€™t had your fill and your sweet tooth is beginning to ache then be sure to order the rich chocolate â€œTreetops brownieâ€ served with a velvety chocolate sauce. And donâ€™t worry about the final bill, as according to proprietor Peter (PJ) Harker, Treetops provides â€œJumby Bay quality with Coolidge pricesâ€.
This unique dining establishment also boasts the fabulous Undercover DJ, who personally sets the mood for any partying that might be planned for â€œaftersâ€. Even if you had no intentions of going anywhere but to bedâ€¦it would be a tough decision since the music would have already convinced your dancing feet by nightâ€™s end. The enjoyment of a good meal with family and friends is effortless in the welcoming dining area bathed in soft lighting, candles and comfortable seating, and a well-stocked bar beckons those choosing to unwind after a long week. And on the weekend, Treetops also caters to families with its Undercover DJ-fueled â€œBarbeque Limeâ€ every Sunday from 1pm to 7pm.
According to Harker, who is originally from Jamaica, the restaurant grew out of the main focus of the business which is primarily event planning. Treetops is well-known for hosting weddings, birthday parties and many other elaborate functions by transforming aspects of the garden to create a personal, unforgettable ambience and experience. With a natural wood gazebo, a waterfall flowing into a fish-filled pond and a â€˜kissing bridgeâ€™ that leads you into the garden, not to mention the inventory of around 3,000 plants, itâ€™s easy to picture how such an already beautiful setting can be transformed into something amazing. The many plants are not just for dÃ©cor purposes, under the umbrella of PJâ€™s nursery, guests may purchase gift items or take advantage of plant rentals. Harker, who has been in business for twelve years, considers Treetops as a one-stop shop for furnishings, food and nature. As his brochure says, â€œButterflies and birds visit, so you should too.â€
For more information or reservations call 268.562.5002 or 268.764.9898.