Awards: Raoul, the chef has represented Anguilla on an international level and has been the island's
Popular Dishes: Basil & coconutmilk Thai casserole with fresh local crayfish served out of the shell, accompanied by steamed rice noodles
Additional Features: The owners, Mary Pat & French Chef-Raoul travel world-wide annually for 2 months & use this inspiration to create a new menu for each season. They opened the restaurant in 1987 in an intimate West Indian house by the sea.
Located on Anguilla's quiet east end, Hibernia is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. This intimate restaurant in a converted West Indian cottage is the brainchild of Chef Raoul Rodriguez and his Irish wife, Mary Pat O'Hanlon. Raoul has received a Chef of the Year award as well as recognition from Bon Appetit, Caribbean Travel and Life, and Conde Nast Traveler magazines for Hibernia's creative French-Asian dishes.
Start your meal with the house specialty, a selection of thinly sliced smoked tuna, mahi mahi, and kingfisher served with ginger-horseradish cream cheese and Irish brown bread. Chef Raoul is well known for his innovative seafood selections such as Caribbean fish filets in spicy Thai broth, Thai casserole of shelled crayfish, basil, and coconut milk, and grilled Anguilla lobster. Even his classic French dishes have a twist. The roasted duck breast is served with roasted figs and dried fruits while the grilled beef tenderloin is accompanied by a creme brulee of foie gras and port sauce. For dessert, diners rave about Hibernia's rum and raisin ice cream with aged rum. A nice French touch is the cheese plate with a selection of five different French cheeses.
With its gorgeous views of the sea and its wonderful food, a meal at Hibernia is one you will long remember.