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“May have overtaken Catherines Cafe ”
Review of SUN RA

Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$70
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Sun Ra is one of those places in life where once you go, you wonder why you didn’t try it before. From the road side the exterior is an unassuming Caribbean wooden house set in a pretty garden lit up by dancing lights in the trees. You head through the wooden gate, and as you round the corner onto the gallery your senses are sent into overload: from the aromas of fresh cooked food from the kitchen; the warm and calming effect created by the lighting; the stunning views of the harbour on which the restaurant is located, to the warm welcome of owners Betty and Mirko, and then of course there is the sound of jazz and new world music that forms the cool, chilled out backdrop to your evening. Named after the talented jazz pianist who was so crazy he truly believed he was from another planet, Sun Ra Restaurant, is far from crazy but it is a vibrant place to hang out with a definite European atmosphere. Sun Ra was in fact a great friend of portrait photographer Mirko Boscolo half of the husband and wife couple who own Sun Ra, and the jazz lover in the family, and whose photographs of Sun Ra were the inspiration for the simple, contemporary style of the restaurant. A perfect melding of jazz, art and culture and superb lunch and dining. This restaurant really is simple, in its menu, food, wines and attitude. The Mediterranean influence on the menu is clear, what is not at first obvious, is that every single thing listed is made from scratch fresh including the bread, daily. As Betty describes that evenings options to you, it does become clear that the menu changes daily to accommodate local fresh ingredients, such as Lobster sald, Hot Fish Trio, Sea Food Linguine. The lunch and dining experience is casual and laid back but the service is fast and first class. A mixture of wines from both old and new worlds which complement the foods perfectly are sold by the glass or bottle along with fresh juices and harmoniously mixed drinks. And of course excellent Italian coffee! A dinghy dock leads right next to the restaurant patio making it perfect for persons staying on board at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina, Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Catamaran Marina. Betty and Mirko welcome everybody with a huge smile, you have the feeling you are being welcomed into their own home. This restaurant is one of those perfect little finds you will keep coming back to. Open for Dinner: Monday to Saturday from 06:00 pm to 10:00 pm Lunch: Wednesday, Thesday and Friday from 12:00 pm to 02:30 pm
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended. We deliberately experimented and shared all dishes. Raw fish - mahi mahi tartar, wahoo capacious, tuna teriyaki - all well done, may be a bit less tertaki on the tuna because we had the seared tuna as main which was great simply done. Tempura perfect and hot on delivery. Baby octopus excellent addition to the menu - may be slightly warmed up rather than done that day. Fish Trio all interesting and different and well executed. Charming service.

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

We had a lovely meal here. At this point in the trip, I was feeling a little overwhelmed with food, but Sun Ra had the solution. My meal was simple and very good. The mahi was cooked to perfection, the rice was simple, but oh so good and it all worked together. We really loved this place.

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Right on the harbour, and quite easy to drive past it without seeing it! But worth a visit. Terrific patroness, who describes the menu which is shown on a blackboard. Food very good mostly Italian using local fish. Lovely cocktails followed by delicious food. Relaxed atmosphere and good service. Do go

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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic welcome, greeted with enthusiasm.
The set menu plus specials give you plenty options to choose from

The maitre D was excellent in describing the menu items.

The 3star rating is base on the food, tapenade instead of butter or as an option, at an Italian restaurant would be a nice.

the starter of raw fish was over powered by raw spinach.

The main course made up for the first course and with attentive service,a beautiful setting and passionate owners,your on the right path to good things.

Thank Andrew J
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

We had an excellent meal but the "upmarket dining experience" was ruined by the staff stacking chairs on neighbouring tables even though it was before 10.00pm and we were then charged twice for an expensive bottle of wine and received no apology when we pointed out the error. This is one of very few restaurants in Antigua which charge ABST (local tax) of 15% on the bill at the end rather than including it in the headline price, which is the case for all the other restaurants in the vicinity.
We have eaten widely and well in many restaurants in the Falmouth/English Harbour area of Antigua in recent years, but won't hurry back to Sun Ra as we can dine just as well, with friendlier service and at a more competitive price elsewhere.

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Thank Malcolm665
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Mirko B, Owner at SUN RA, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2016

I'll take the blame. I would like to offer you a case of wine but still would not be enough! My only excuse is that the whole evening I'm in front of the touchscreen pushing buttons. most of the time I forget to add, and when it happens to be wrong so I am angry with me! I know that the customer immediately think you want to be "clever". Not my case. I apologize with your dear friends who, without fault, have made you pass a bad night. Please come and visit, We would have the pleasure to have you as our guests.

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