The unique fusion of English customs with a Jamaican vibe and cuisine, has made the newly opened Q&G Café and Bar in Montego Bay a trendy spot to lyme over a glass of wine or explore the culinary diversity of different cultures.
The family-run business, which sits along the Coral Gardens main road on Sea View Plaza (next to the Coral Gardens Police Station), offers a refreshing change to the cluttered scene of downtown Montego Bay.
From adequate parking, dining options - indoor with air-conditioning or on the deck with the Caribbean breeze, to free Wi-Fi for customers, Q&G Café and Bar is focused on offering customers a one-of-a-kind experience, whether they are lyming with friends or dining with a loved one.
The restaurant features an array of authentic Jamaican cuisine, for which it is becoming very popular.
According to one of the owners, Dorothy Quest-Gordon, the ambience and food at Q&G is a fusion between English and Jamaican customs.
"From the lantern on each table to encourage that relaxing ambience as persons dine, to ensuring that each meal is bursting with flavours, we are about giving persons an unforgettable experience that is affordable. There is something for everyone here, whether you are hanging out, dining or passing through, we have something for you, and our Sunday brunch has started to generate a lot of buzz," she noted.
Their Highway Bruised Oxtail, complete with an array of vegetables and your choice of rice and peas or sautéed vegetables or mashed potatoes, is reminiscent of old-time Jamaican cooking with a touch of class. In addition, their JamBrit Escoveitched Snapper is a favourite on their breakfast menu.
Whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the managers and chefs are sticking with their concept of turning the location into one of Montego Bay's best places to eat and lyme.
- Sheena Gayle