In Europe, you can find 1,000-year-old castles – Scotland’s Brodick Castle was begun in 4AD! In the New World, something is almost considered a heritage site if it’s older than the oldest person in the neighbourhood! The plantation occupied by Mt Irvine was laid out in 1764 and has been called Mt Irvine Bay Estate since 1832! In 1985, the Yorke family bought the property and, in 2015, a fabulous upgrade was begun, to make the finest physical property in Tobago all that it should be.
At the heart of all that history is the Sugar Mill restaurant. The sugar mill housing the restaurant’s soaring vaulted ceiling under a spectacular wood-shingled roof, was built in 1862 and served the best sugar cane plantations in Tobago. Now it serves you. In the ideal tropical island restaurant, with stunning ocean views, enjoy the best of casual Caribbean cuisine featuring specials designed around the motif of, ‘fresh, local and light’. There is hardly a better vista in Tobago, morning, noon or night – and, luckily, the Sugar Mill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tobago Ceviche Catch of the day, cubed, marinated in lime juice, tossed with red onions, tomato and peppers. TT$60 US$9
Seafood Crepe Thin pancakes filled with lobster, shrimp crab and fish, masked with a white wine sauce. TT$75 US$12
Smoked Salmon Quiche A masterful blend of smoked fish and savoury custard, baked in a delicate pastry shell. TT$60 US$9
Chicken Liver PÂTÉ Mousse of seasoned liver with pops of green peppercorns served with toast points. TT$55 US$8
Sugar Mill Salad Tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, carrots, red onion, lettuce, red cabbage, pak choi. TT$65 US$10
Add mahi-mahi fish TT$155 US$24
Add shrimp TT$170 US$26
Add chicken TT$150 US$23
Shrimp Tempura Oyster ginger sauce, lightly battered, quickly fried. TT$175 US$27
Coconut Creole Catch of the Day Fillet is first lightly fried then sautéed in coconut curry sauce. TT$160 US$25
Asian Pork Loin Chop Guava sauce, marinated in black bean & garlic, marked on the charbroiler then finished in the oven. TT$180 US$28
Rack of Lamb Rosemary sauce. Grilled to your liking then sliced into chops. TT$265 US$41
Flying Fish Special Sandwich Breaded and pan-fried fillets, lettuce, tomato, pickled cucumber, chives, house tartare. TT$75 US$12
Mt Irvine Burger House-made patty, red onion, pickle, tomato, lettuce, house dressing , garlic sesame bun. TT$85 US$13