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Dockyard Drive | Gunpowder House, English Harbour, Antigua
+1 268-460-1027
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (87 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (11 reviews)
“truffle fries” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Seafood, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dockyard Drive | Gunpowder House, English Harbour, Antigua
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Reviewed yesterday

Spend a little time checking out the history of the harbour then take the quick (1 minute ride) over this restaurant. We had a fantastic lunch here and crab cake salad was perfection. Good wine list and plenty of options.

Thank bfchef
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch and had cocktails and cokes while overlooking the waterfront. So good but service could have been more efficient and faster but we were a party of 10 so that may have been hard for them. The tuna was great and the...More

Thank upgo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stylish bar with infinity pool. Unfortunately they weren’t serving food when we visited due to building works but it was a nice spot to have a drink and look down on the dockyard.

Thank Fenella_01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a leisurely time. Had a tasty lunch with attentive service. The views are lovely. Bit pricey but we will surely return again.

Thank Judith J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really had a great relaxing lunch here. Courteous staff, great hilltop view of harbor and a island breeze to die for. Spicey crabcakes, salads, club sandwiches and steak burgers. TRUFFE fries the best. Off season and not much open this time of year ..will visit...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and the service is pretty good. However, I do think it is slightly over priced. The restaurant provides a nice atmosphere (poolside). Once you have lunch there, access to the pool and cabanas are complimentary... that's pretty cool as well.

Thank Deidre D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here several times during our holiday, staff so efficient and helpful. Both the food and service are excellent, the food is fresh and tasty and uses local produce. We ate there on the Saturday lunchtime when they held a fashion show and it...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must surely be one of the loveliest places to take lunch. The opportunity to sit and relax in the sunshine overlooking the bay and use a pool is unequaled. Accepting that there is a price to be paid, this is clearly met through the...More

Thank allmylife
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great spot for a great lunch. Shuttle to take you across from Pillars was fun. Wish we had realised that we could have stayed for the day and enjoyed the pool and view more! Take your swimming gear!

Thank paulandhelen
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We were staying at Admirals Inn, the Boom is part of the complex, you take a little boat across to Boom. There's a pool, day beds, lounges etc to relax the day away. There are some further suites located here too. Good drinks menu. We...More

Thank JooWoo
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Questions & Answers
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Admirals I | Property representative |
Hi, we are certainly open in the month of July and would be delighted to host you and your group of 12 for lunch on either July 9th of 10th. What date and time would be most suitable for you?
March 27, 2018|
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Response from s3aview | Reviewed this property |
Take the complimentary water taxi from Pillars to Boom - quick and easy! Both Pillars and Boom are excellent restaurants.
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Admirals I | Property representative |
Yes we will be open Thursday to Sunday at Boom through August. It is best to make reservations. For groups of 6 or more we can open on one of the other days of the week. We look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, The... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dockyard Drive | Gunpowder House, English Harbour, Antigua
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Antigua and Barbuda  >  Antigua  >  Saint Paul Parish  >  English Harbour
  • Phone Number: +1 268-460-1027
  • E-mail
It is hard to beat the elevated harbourside position of The Boom at Gunpowder House - a remodeled 18th century Gunpowder store - for a scenic dining venue. The outdoor covered dining terrace and bar are adjacent to an infinity-edged pool overlooking spectacular Nelson's Dockyard, creating a wonderful upscale setting to enjoy a delicious lunch. The Boom menu highlights fresh, locally sourced produce with seafood favorites such as Caribbean Fish Cakes and Lobster Salad but meat lovers will not be disappointed by the Truffle Aioli Steak Sandwich and Peppered Tournedos.
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