Couples Tower Island Dining

The food at all of the couples resorts is always very fresh, delicious and locally sourced. You will find local cuisine specific to Jamaica and the Caribbean as well as standard favorites.

At Couple Tower Island, there are 6 restaurants – the most of any Couples Resort and in our opinion, Couples Tower Island has the largest variety and the best food of all the Couples Resorts.

To be clear – this is like saying chocolate pudding is better than Vanilla pudding – it’s just our opinion and it’s primarily based on two words – Fried Lobster!

From Asian and Italian to classic Jamaican fare, dining in our six restaurants is a culinary world tour. Under the direction of Executive Chef Stefan Spath, every dish delivers an authentic, and always delicious, dining experience.

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Patio Restaurant

Similar to Pallazina at Couples Sans Souci and The Cassava Terrace at Couples Negril – The Patio Restaurant is where you will have most of your meals since this is the only place to get breakfast.

The restaurant is open air and has a beautiful view of the ocean, pool and the island. There is also a stage and this is where most of the live entertainment is located.

Reservations are not required at The Patio.

The Patio Restaurant – open air with a continuous ocean breeze

Breakfast is a buffet with an omelet/pancake station and a smoothie bar. They have the typical buffet items including large selections of pastries, bread, cereals, fruit, yogurt – plus hot items – bacon, sausage, potatoes, french toast etc. Plus smoked meats, vegetables & varying hot dishes.

This is the only meal that may start to feel repetitive if your stay is more than a week. One tip is to talk to the omelet chef for recommendations – he can cook up something unique like eggs “Jamaican Style” or fresh pancakes.

View from The Patio

Lunch At The Patio

Lunch at the Patio is also a buffet and is great if you want something fast or if you want to stay close to the bar for drinks.

They keep a pretty large variety of stuff and there is always a fresh salad bar and a pizza station – many times with Jerk Pizza!

Dinner At The Patio

Dinner is also a buffet but they add the ability to order a custom pizza and a pasta station that is delicious.

Hours

  • Full Breakfast: 7:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm 
  • Closed Wednesdays and Saturdays

Dress is Resort Casual (beach cover up, footwear required)

Sample Menus (Subject to change)

BREAKFAST SAMPLE MENU

HOT FOOD ITEMS
  • Oat Meal Porridge
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Boiled Eggs 
  • Grilled Bacon
  • Chicken or Pork Sausages
  • French Toast with warm coconut syrup
  • Hash Brown Potatoes
JAMAICAN STATION
  • Ackee & Saltfish
  • Johnny Cakes
  • Fried Breadfruit
  • Steamed Calallo
PIZZA OVEN / CARVING STATION
  • Spinach & carrot quiche
  • Prosciutto and Egg Pizza 

LUNCH SAMPLE MENU

SOUPS
  • Cream of chicken and spinach /  sour cream & crouton
HOT PANS
  • Baked macaroni & cheese
  • Stir-fry vegetables with steamed Tofu
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Spanish Rice
  • Yorkshire pudding 
  • Pumpkin Spaetzle
CARVING STATION
  • Braised Beef with red-wine mushroom sauce and braised onions
  • Condiments – horseradish cream & whole grain mustard
  • Grilled Chicken Scaloppini with Tomato Salsa / fried onions
  • Grilled Catch of the Day / Tartar Sauce / Cocktail Sauce
PIZZA STATION
  • Jerk Chicken Pizza with Vegetables
  • Eggplant feta and tomatoes
SALADS
  • Roast Pumpkin Salad with Pickles, Onions, Peppers, Coconut and Herbs –Vinaigrette
  • Pasta Salad with Tuna, Roast Onion and Sweet Corn – Herb Mayonnaise
  • Moroccan Cuscus Salad with Grilled Chicken, Diced Tomatoes and Cucumber – Olive Oil / Lime Juice Dressing
  • String Beans with Roasted Bell Peppers & Toasted Almonds – Creamy Italian Dressing
  • Assorted Condiments include: Olives / Parmensan cheese / kernal corn / lima beans / onions / croutons / fried bacon / pickles / pepperocine / sprouts / toasted nuts / toasted seeds / kidney beans, etc.
  • Assorted fresh lettuce & vegetables – to include mixed lettuce, spinach leafs, shredded carrots, cabbage, onion, peppers etc (AT LEAST 6 each)
  • 4 dressings including Balsamic Vinaigrette / Ranch / Thousand Island plus one daily changing
  • Assorted Cheeses and Fruits / Crackers

DINNER SAMPLE MENU

BREAD STATION
  • Assorted Mediterranean breads and rolls
APPETIZERS & SALADS

Mediterranean Antipasti Specialties and Salads from the Buffet including:

  • Seafood Platter 
  • Grilled Vegetables 
  • Italian Deli Meats 
  • Assorted salads, dressings, and toppings
SOUPS
  • Tuscan white bean soup
PASTA & RISOTTO
FROM THE PIZZA OVEN
  • Jerk Chicken, Tomato, Mozzarella with onions and peppers
  • White Seafood Pizza with shrimps, mussels and squid
  • Spinach & Feta Cheese with Egg
CARVING STATION
  • Roasted Duck / caramelized onions / sherry glaze
FROM THE HOT BUFFET
  • Thyme crusted fish of the day with peppronata
  • Grilled Beef skewers with vegetable cous-cous
  • Chicken Paella
SIDES
  • Garlic & Herb Roasted Potatoes
  • Mushroom and spinach cannelloni
  • Pumpkin Rice
  • Vegetable Ratatouille
The Patio

Review

When it comes to buffets, Tower Island does it very well. By adding a the pizza, omelette, smoothie and pasta stations, the buffet is well complimented, well stocked with a large variety of options for even the pickiest eaters.

The best part is the view of the island and the nice cool breeze that is always flowing through – reminding you you’re at the ocean.

Pool Grill

The pool grill is exactly what it sounds like – a restaurant right next to a large pool with ocean views in the background.

The Pool grill has a variety of sandwiches, jerk chicken, burgers (veggie burgers too), fish, fries, onion rings etc. The menu will change but not daily and only a couple of items will change.

The pool grill is the only restaurant open late at night.

You can pay to have a private dinner on Sapphire Island!

Hours

  • All Day Dining: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Late Night: 10:30 pm – 5:00 am

There are no reservations required and there is no dress code.

Sample Menu (Subject to change)

CLASSIC HAMBURGER OR CHEESEBURGER
  • Tomato /  Shredded Lettuce / Pickles
  • Add: Assorted Cheeses / Caramelized Onions / Chipotle Sauce / Mushrooms / Bacon
JERK CHICKEN
  • French Fries / Cole Slaw / Corn on the Cob
TOWER ISLE SMOKEHOUSE JERK BEEF BURGER
  • Caramelized Onions / Shredded Lettuce / Tomato Salsa / Avocado Herb Sauce / Bacon
HOT DOG
  • Add: Assorted Cheeses / Caramelized Onions / Jalapeno Corn Salsa / Relish / Cole Slaw
BEEF PATTIES AND CHICKEN PATTIES
SIDES
  • Fried Onion Rings
  • French Fries
GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD
  • Parmesan Cheese / Capers / Croutons / Anchoives optional
PAN FRIED SNAPPER SANDWICH
  • Coco Bread / Lettuce / Tomatoes / Cucumber / Pickles / Onion / Tartar Sauce
GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
  • French Fries / Lettuce / Tomatoes
FRIED CALAMARI
  • Spicy Marinara Sauce
GRILLED VEGETABLE BURGER
  • Pepper Jack Cheese / Shredded Lettuce / Fried Plantain / Roasted Tomato Chutney

*The Menu provided is a sample of the offerings at this outlet. Subject to change.

Jerk Burger!

Review

Yup, you’ll fall in love with several items at the Pool Grill. The jerk chicken is a staple of Jamaica and of Couples Resorts.

When you finally, finally get tired of Jerk Chicken – go for a Jerk Burger – Beef or Vegetarian!

The Verandah

The Verandah is a small restaurant located inside the main building with large windows and is one of only two air conditioned restaurants.

The Verandah serves continental fare in a Caribbean chic space, overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Tower Isle.

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The Verandah

Hours

  • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Closed Mondays and Wednesdays

Reservations are not required at The Verandah.

Dress is Resort Chic. Examples include a polo or a button-up shirt and shorts, slacks, or dress jeans (no rips or holes) for men and dress, skirt, shorts, or slacks and blouse for women. Open-toed shoes are okay for men.

Sample Menu

SOUP
  • Soup of the night 
SALAD
  • Local Greens / Pickled beets / Cucumber / Toasted walnuts / Crumbled blue cheese / Papaya vinaigrette
ENTREES
  • Jamaican Rasta Pasta / Ackee / Peppers / Local Greens / Fire Roasted Tomato / Basil Oil
  • Grilled Filet of Herb Marinated Lion Fish / Warm Potato / Pumpkin / Orange Salad
  • Jerk Grilled Lamb Skewer / basil and Tomato Garlic Chutney / Yogurt tzaziki
  • Catch of the Day / Pan Seared Shrimp / Pineapple / Red Onion Salsa / Lime / Beurre Blanc / Pickled chocho
  • Bacon & Plantain Stuffed Chicken Breast / Pimento Rum Glaze
  • Sesame Stir Fry Vegetables / Rice Noodles / Roasted Cashew Nuts
SIDES
  • Green Banana and Potato Hash
  • Mashed Yam and Potatoes
  • Vegetable Fritters
  • Wood-Oven Roast Vegetables
  • Sauté Greens

DESSERTS

  • Banana Coconut Bread Pudding / Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Dark chocolate rum mousee / local peanut brittle / fresh fruits
  • Scoop of homemade sorbet or ice cream

*The Menu provided is a sample fo the offerings at this outlet. Subject to change.

Dessert At Tower Island

Bayside

Ocean side, small, romantic, and oh so good – Bayside is unique among the Couples Properties and offers Asian dishes that are truly one of a kind.

The Fried Lobster is amazing but any dish is amazing at the wonderful restaurant built on the water!

Bayside

Feast on Asian spring rolls, Pad Thai, and banana leaf-steamed snapper by candlelight, overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

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Hours

  • 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Closed Thursdays and Saturdays

Reservations are required at Bayside. This restaurant is small and fills up fast so make reservations early in your trip. You may also encounter a small wait even at your reservation time as it is continually busy.

Dress is Resort Chic. Examples include a polo or a button-up shirt and shorts, slacks, or dress jeans (no rips or holes) for men and dress, skirt, shorts, or slacks and blouse for women. Open-toed shoes are okay for men.

Sample Menu

APPETIZERS (BAYSIDE TASTING PLATTER FOR TWO)
  • Shrimp Spring Roll
  • BBQ Beef Kebab
  • Sake Marinated Salmon Teriyaki
  • Asian Vegetable Kebab
  • Grilled Vegetable Kebab
  • Sauces: Asian Plum Sauce, Peanut Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce
SOUPS
  • Tom Yam Goong: Hot & Sour with Crisp Oriental Vegetables, Mushrooms, Herbs – Choose from Shrimp, Beef or Chicken
  • Tom Kla: Coconut Vegetable Broth with Lemongrass, Scallion, Zucchini, Pumpkin & Chicken
SALAD
  • Vietnamese Salad: Mixed Greens / Mint / Peanuts / Green Papaya / Red Onion / Sweet Potato Straws
ENTREES
  • Beef Strip Loin
  • Pork Spare Ribs
  • Chicken Beast Fillet
  • Duck
  • Fish of the Day
  • Seafood
  • Tofu
FINISHINGS
  • Green Curry with Coconut & Pumpkin
  • Red Curry with Bamboo Shoots & Chili
  • Yellow Curry with Ginger, Garlic and Leaf Green Veggies
  • Stir-Fry with Chili & Ginger
  • BBQ with Honey, Lime & Citrus
  • Sweet & Sour
  • Entrees are served with your choice of Steamed Jasmine Rice or Fried Rice & Stir Fried Vegetables
DESSERTS
  • Green Tea Creme Brule / Pistachio Wafer / Sake Poached Pear
  • Warm Coconut Tapioca Pudding / Ginger Stewed Pineapple / Sesame Seed Brittle
  • Chocolate Cookie Tasting for 2 / Triple Chocolate Biscotti / Chocolate Chip & Coconut Macaroons / Sticky Chocolate Brownie with Tia Maria soaked Raisins

*The Menu provided is a sample of the offerings at this outlet. Subject to change.

Review

Bayside is our favorite restaurant of all the Couples Resorts. We simply cannot eat here enough if we are staying at Tower Island.

This is the only restaurant you should plan to make reservations early for as it is small, and can start to fill up fast. Especially if you have a specific night in mind – like Lobster Night!

Eight Rivers

Experience the authentic flavors of old Jamaica. Enjoy divine gourmet dining featuring continental cuisine with a distinctly Caribbean flair.

All Couples Resorts have a restaurant that is similar as this is fine dining at it’s best and one of the reasons to come to a Couples Resort!

This is where you want to take your S.O. for that special anniversary dinner or that place to get engaged!

Eight Rivers

The dining here is exquisite and the meals wonderful with amazing presentation and lovely surroundings.

You must have reservations for Eight Rivers and dress is “Elegant casual”. Shirts, slacks (dress jeans) and closed-toe shoes or closed-toe sandals for the gentlemen and summer dresses for the ladies. No flip flops, t-shirts, shorts, sneakers, or hats are allowed. Jackets are optional.

Eight Rivers Hours

  • 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Closed Monday

Menu

APPETIZERS
  • Jamaican Smoked Marling Tasting / Orange Marlin Ceviche / Marlin and Spicy Ackee Dip / Pimento Smoked Marlin
  • Seared Pink Peppercorn Crusted Beef Carpaccio / String Beans with Toasted Almonds / Horseradish Beets / Goat Cheese / Herb Oil
  • Ackee & Ricotta Ravioli / Mushroom Broad Bean Ragout / Roasted Pimento Coulis / Crumbled Feta
  • Caribbean Crab Cakes / Tomato Jam / Scotch Bonnet Aioli / Island Slaw
SOUPS
  • Shrimp Bisque with Brandy / Citrus Crème Fraiche / Black Pepper Grissini Stick
  • Cream of Fire Roasted Tomato & Fennel / Prosciutto Crisps / Basil Sour Cream
SALAD
  • Tropical Eight Rivers House Salad / Crisp Garden Leaves / Arugula / Parmesan Chunks / Toasted Nuts & Seeds / Cherry Tomatoes / Mango / Snipped Herbs / Choice of Dressings
ENTREES
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin / Warm Balsamic Roasted Pumpkin Salad / Coffee Port Reduction / Roasted Corn Whipped Potatoes
  • Char Grilled Rack of Lamb / Goat Cheese, Olive & Sundried Tomato Crust / Pimento Thyme Glaze / Green Beans with Bacon / Yam & Sour Cream Gratin
  • Crab, Scallops, & Roasted Plantain Stuffed Cornish Hen / Couscous with Grilled Chorizo / Leeks / Black Pepper Lemon Jus / Spicy Rosemary Oil
  • Blackened Lionfish Filet / Housemade Mango Ginger Chutney / Pickled Christphene / Baby Kale Risotto / Lime Dill Beurre Blanc
  • Caribbean Style Gado Gado / Grilled Local Veggies / Green Coconut Curry Sauce / Grilled Tofu / Boiled Egg / Roasted Cashews / Brown Rice Pilaf
DESSERTS
  • Chocolate Fondue for Two / Fruit Skewers / Madeleines / Cinnamon & Almond Biscotti / Ricotta & Coconut Beignets
  • Mango Tasting / Mango & Blue Mountain Coffee Pot de Creme / Torched Lemon Mango Cheese Cake / Mango Sorbet
  • Bitter Chocoltae Sphere / Coconut Toffee / Honey Ginger Roasted Banana / Milk Chocolate Praline / Vanilla Anglaise
  • Trio of Sorbets
  • Scoop of homemade ice cream

*The Menu provided is a sample of the offerings at this restaurant.  Subject to change.

Review

It’s advisable to slow down on the alcohol on the nights you eat here as the dinner really does take a while and if you’re too drunk – you may not have the patience for it.

The waiters assume you are here for a nice, romantic dinner and to get the most of the experience – I highly suggest leaving the phones in the safe on this night.

Every single course is amazing! Every moment of this meal will be the highlight of your trip.

Veggie Bar

All of the Couples Resorts have a Veggie Bar.

It’s easy to overlook at Couples Negril as it’s tucked in between the Beach Grill and the main lobby area.

Hours

  • Daily: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Menu

APPETIZERS
  • Fruit & Veggie Smoothies
  • Jamaica Vegetable Juice
  • Chilled Gazpacho / Lime & Chili Pita Chips
  • Lemon Humus & Smoked Marlin and Heart of Palm Dip / Sweet Potato Chips /Vegetable Sticks
  • Crunchy Greens / Toasted Seeds / Oranges / Citrus Vinaigrette / Apple Goat Cheese Bruschetta
  • Lebanese Pumpkin Nut Kibbeh / Fatoush & Cucumber Tzatziki
SANDWICHES & PANINIS
  • Tuna Nicoise Wrap / Kalamata Olives / Green Beans / Spicy Chipotle Salsa
  • Spinach & SUn Dried Tomato Focaccia / Goat Cheese / Grilled Vegetables / Organiz Basil Pesto
  • Mini Lentil Cakes on 9 Grain Bread / Grilled Plantain / Shredded Greens / Greek Style Yoghurt

*The Menu provided is a sample of the offerings at this outlet. Subject to change.

Review

A must stop for my wife who is a vegetarian – the veggie bar is a fantastic alternative to the Beach Grill when you want something healthier and not as filling.

Lobster Night

Friday nights are lobster night at all restaurants at Couples Tower Island. You really can’t go wrong at any of the restaurants on this night!

Private Dinner

At all the Couples resorts, you can pay for a private dinner on the beach/gazebo/SSB. This dinner will be just you and your significant other with a personal waiter and chef.

They typically serve steak and lobster, but other entrees can be arranged.

Private Dinner – ON THE ISLAND!

At Tower Island there is special option for the private dinner – you can have this dinner – on island!

This dinner is worth every penny and I highly recommend it for any couples celebrating a special event.

You will get to dine under the stars while a personal chef and waiter prepare you an amazing dinner.

After, you can climb the tower! And watch the stars.

ALLERGY CONCERNS/SPECIAL DIETS

Do you have allergy issues or special diet concerns? Contact the resort and they will let you personally talk to the chef on your arrival. They will insure that all of your food arrives safe and prepared the way you desire.

VEGETARIAN?

My wife is a vegetarian and always looks forward to our trips to CSS. She especially loves the pasta bar – where she can order exactly what she desires and watch as the chef prepares her dish.

At every meal there are fresh vegetables, fruits and meatless dishes.

Reservation Tips

Read our blog post on reservation tips to find out when the best time to reserver your table.

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