After a long wait, and much speculation, the new Victoria Pier complex has opened to the public…and we are impressed! A welcome addition to the Kingston foodie scene, it’s located on the water’s edge on Ocean Boulevard overlooking the harbour.
Multi-levelled, the sleek, contemporary design accommodates restaurants, bars, a café and ice-cream parlour, with more outlets to come on stream. Patrons can choose to sit inside the restaurants and bars; or outside, either on the decks or in the landscaped courtyard, and watch the slow-moving ocean vessels go by.
There is ample parking (on both sides of the boulevard) and security throughout the day and evening. Already a hub of activity, there are plans to host art, music and cultural events, as well as food and drink festivals. The roof top venue is also available for parties, weddings and corporate events, and the location is on the itinerary for harbour tours.
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Replicates the Port Royal fish experience, and offers dining inside or on the deck.
This small outlet of the Island Coffee chain is where you can get assorted brews, savoury snacks, cakes and pastries.
RIbbIZ oCEaN louNgE
Another Kingston outpost for Ribbiz, it has a great vibe when the sun goes down. There is a lunch and dinner menu, as well as light snacks and bites.
You enter through this restaurant to access the upper levels of the complex. The walls feature floor-to-ceiling murals of old Jamaica, including a photo of the old Victoria Pier at the turn-of- the-century. This is another outlet for the M10 restaurant chain, and offers a variety of Jamaican-style dishes.
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A popular hot spot for the after-work business crowd, it is also a venue for events.
DEvoN houSE I ‘SCREam
The world-famous Devon House ice cream is a big hit at this new location. The parlour does a brisk business, particularly on weekends, and offers over twenty-something delicious flavours.