Great Lunch at The Cove Eleuthera

News this week of a really great lunch that we enjoyed at the Cove last week. Last Friday was a public holiday – it is the Bahamian Labour Day – or as it was renamed in 2013 Randol Fawkes Day.

He successfully passed a bill in 1961 that the first Friday in June would be a public holiday in recognition of the contributions made by the working people of the Bahamas and as I said it was renamed Randol Fawkes Day in his honor.

So as we had a day off we decided to travel north and go and have a lunch at The Cove. Readers – it was absolutely great ! The security guard at the gate Jared Rolle used to work for us – he worked on the construction of Sprawling Towers in fact – and he always gives us a warm welcome. He called for a golf cart to take us from the car park to the restaurant as it was hotter than hell that day ! Having such a welcoming arrival does set the scene for a special event instead of a mediocre experience.

So lovely to see island pineapples growing both inside and outside the entrance gate

The Freedom Restaurant and Sushi Bar is a cool and elegant place to enjoy a leisurely lunch. The staff are so welcoming and attentive – of course we have been coming since it first opened in 2013 – but the staff do change over that long a time period and it is great to see that the motivation to make guests and diners feel cared for and that they matter is to be commended and still a very important part of the ambiance.

Now on to the important part of what we ate ! I had decided that I would rather eat a few dishes to share rather than just opt for an entree so that’s what we agreed on.

The pizza was so good ….
This was the butternut squash salad that Jane had

Bob ordered a pizza – Parma ham, avocado and parmesan which was delicious. He didn’t eat it all and we took the remains home to enjoy that evening and even reheated it was so good ….. Jane had the roasted butternut salad and I had Ms Angie’s garden greens salad – then we all shared the salt and pepper calamari – absolutely brilliant  ! – Portuguese style  grilled shrimp and finally a sushi dish to share which Joel the sushi chef recommended – it was divine ! Sharing dishes like this is actually one of my favorite ways to eat – everything was brought to the table at the same time and it was fabulous to be able to pick and choose from the selection, and the table looked great with all the dishes spread out …..

And the other salad – so fresh and tasty
Sushi – thank you chef Joel for the recommendation
This calamari was so tender and so tasty

We were actually too full to have any desert and the cold beers went down a treat . We had a lovely chat with Louis the interim food and beverage manager and told him just how much we had enjoyed our time there and he then arranged for us to be driven around the site to see the new villas that are being constructed. Sidney Torres IV – who took the Cove to more of its current incarnation and then sold it in 2015 –  had a great vision that the Enchantment Group have developed and extended.

Gardeners giving the palm trees a hurricane haircut

All in all it was a really lovely experience. I am sure that dinner there is pretty special – but we simply do not go that far afield at night as the drive home in the dark can be nerve wracking and dangerous. Anyway I heartily recommend giving it a try …….

The poincianas are coming into their glory days all across the island and are a sight to behold – as regular readers know orange is a very favorite color of mine so I love to see them blooming.

Glorious and so orange !

Well that’s all for this week – have a great weekend and spread a little kindness and joy wherever you can. Times are difficult for so many people at the moment and a kind word or gesture can make a significant difference to someone’s day……

A beautiful sunrise – thanks to Jane for this picture……




4 thoughts on “Great Lunch at The Cove Eleuthera”

  1. Yes! We too had a fabulous lunch and service at the Cove this past March. We couldn’t compliment the chef enough! Maybe a night stay after an evening meal is on order… Mouth-watering photos. Be well.

  2. PS l forgot to mention that l still have pictures of our evening trip to the Cove in early 2014 when l met Sidney! We encountered a roaming pack of dogs that crossed the road in front of your car in James Cistern on our drive back to GHB in the dark! You wore some orange…


      Goodness you have a great memory – I don’t really recall much of that at all ! Wearing orange is not much of a clue !!!!

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Kathy Colman

Writer, Interior Designer, Foodie, and Wife to Bob. Living in Eleuthera, Bahamas

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