The Flavor of Quintessence

The Flavor of Quintessence

Anguilla is known at the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean.” Here, eating is an experience that begins with Chef Thevenet’s breakfast spread in the morning, and continues all day with locally sourced ingredients and seafood delivered fresh to our door.

Indulge in the flavors of the island at JULIANS, our five-star restaurant, and taste wines from around the world in our award-winning Q Wine Cellar. Enjoy lunch surrounded by lush tropical foliage on the grand patio, have a craft cocktail at the Q Bistro Bar or a gourmet meal delivered to your suite.

All of our cuisine is available to our guests around the clock, with personalized room service whenever the craving strikes. We are here to serve you.

Julians—A Tropical French Bistro

Welcome to JULIANS—A Tropical French Bistro. Here, Chef Dominique Thevenet offers his blend of fresh tropical flavors fused with classic techniques, a unique style we like to call “island soul food.”



Join us in our elegant dining room for lunch or dinner. It is our goal to provide our guests with the finest dining experience on the island.


Start your meal with Grand Mansion gazpacho and share some Burgundy escargot. For an entree, choose local favorites like spicy crayfish fritter or conch stuffed chicken breast, or a traditional French specialty like rosemary roasted lamb loin or champagne scallops. Finish with fruit and champagne, or chocolate pepper cake served with raspberry sorbet.


A range of gourmet salads, the chef’s special Q Lasagne and vegetarian dishes are always available.


As a Relais & Châteaux property we believe that food is a delicious solution for protecting our environment, respecting the hard work of our artisan producers, and acting for climate change.



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The Q Cellar

Award of Excellence 2020Our wine cellar has been recognized as one of the best in the world with Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence three years in a row! It is unrivaled in the Caribbean, offering guests an astonishing selection that has taken a lifetime to collect.

Owner Geoffrey Fieger has spared no expense in creating The Q Cellar. Handcrafted in stone, brick, and cedar wine racks, the cellar is designed in a Tuscan style, with a barrel-vault ceiling. Over 1,600 bottles of wine are protected with state-of-the-art temperature and humidity controls.

A tour through our cellar is like a visit to an art gallery, with Geoffrey Fieger’s Private Collection appealing to the most sophisticated oenophile.

As part of the Quintessence ultra-luxury experience, our guests are invited to intimate tastings in The Q Cellar, hosted by our esteemed Sommelier Albert Lake, who will help you find the best pairings to complement Chef Dominique’s cuisine.

We invite you to join us for a toast at Quintessence Hotel.


High Tea on the Terrace

Traditional English afternoon tea is available at Quintessence. High Tea on the Terrace includes tea pastries, finger sandwiches, scones and premium teas, served on Q Hotel’s newly expanded patio, surrounded by lush gardens featuring a stunning ocean view.

Pastries, prepared by Chef Joyah Gumbs, include almond sugar cookies, banana chocolate muffins, lemon bars and dark chocolate brownies. Finger Sandwiches range from mint cucumber lavender, egg salad, quiche and smoked salmon cream cheese. Traditional and mandarin orange scones with clotted cream, lemon curd and jams also are presented, and special selections supplement the menu daily. Quintessence offers a wide variety of the finest organic teas from Malongo and Tea Forté, along with champagne and mimosas.

Exclusive Private Dining Experiences

Quintessence offers custom options for your dining needs. Please inquire and let us create the ultimate dining experience for your group.

Seating for 4 to 6

Immerse yourself in an experiential culinary wonderland with this intimate dining experience that lets you see the beautifully-appointed Q Kitchen and our talented staff at work.

Seating for up to 10

Warm island breezes accompany your meal while you privately dine under the stars amidst our lush tropical gardens complete with your own private wait staff.

Seating for up to 12

Our open-air cedar building, nestled in lush private gardens, was built expressly for intimate outdoor dining with your closest family and friends.

Seating for 8

Surround yourself with the exclusive private collection of Q Owner Geoffrey Fieger, featuring over 1,600 bottles of the finest wines from around the world. Mr. Fieger’s private cellar is undoubtedly the best in the Caribbean.


Up to 20

Whether negotiating business or celebrating a personal milestone, the Polo Lounge is the perfect backdrop for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The lounge features your own private bar, media and conference rooms.




Seating for up to 22

High Tea on the Terrace includes tea pastries, finger sandwiches, scones and premium teas, served on Q Hotel’s newly expanded patio, surrounded by lush gardens featuring a stunning ocean view.

Executive Chef Dominique

Executive Chef Dominique
Meet the chef

Chef Dominique Thevenet was born in France in the city of Lyon, between the Rhone and Saone rivers, the gastronomic capital of the world. He grew up in a family of bakers, chefs, and grocers and earned his CAP Diploma de Cuisine in 1980.

Dominique worked in five-star hotels in France, Egypt, Yemen, Gabon, and Senegal before moving to Anguilla 30 years ago. He has worked in many of the island’s finest restaurants before opening his own, the much-acclaimed Café de Paris.

Quintessence Hotel is delighted to have Chef Dominique bring his experience and vision to our guests – fusing organic Caribbean and delicious local cuisine with a French touch.

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