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 fresh pastry and fruit 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 state-of-the-art, world-class, Q Wine Cellar. Also, enjoy lunch surrounded by lush tropical foliage on the grand patio, or have a craft cocktail at the Q Bistro Bar.

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, share Burgundy Escargot or Lobster Medallion starters, and finish with a decadent dessert like Mango Creme Brulée or Chocolate Pepper Cake.

For your main course, try island seafood like Anguilla Crayfish grilled with lemon butter sauce, a hearty dish like Rosemary Roasted Lamb Loin, or a traditional French specialty like Salad Niçoise, Beef Bourguignon, or Poulet de Bresse.

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


LUNCH  |  DINNER  |  DESSERT   |  For reservations: +1.264.498.8106 or

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 accompanying 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 4

Surround yourself with the exclusive private collection of Q Owner Geoffrey Fieger, featuring over 6,000 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.





Dinner and lunch menus are available for review here. Our restaurant is open from 11:30 am to 2 pm for lunch; and 6 to 11 pm for dinner.  Reservations only. Please inquire at or call +1.264.498.8106.

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.