Couples Negril 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 food.

Couples Negril features 5 restaurants – The Cassava Terrace, Beach Grill/Heliconia, Lychee, and Otaheite. The Beach Grill turns into Heliconia at night to create a wonderful experience with a view of the water and beach.

Private dinners are available at an extra cost.

The Cassava Terrace

This is where you will eat most of your meals as this is the only restaurant open for breakfast.

Breakfast Buffet

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.

Lunch at Cassava

Lunch is a mix of a buffet – with a very nice salad spread with fresh seafood selections – and a few entrees that you can order as well.

Cassava will have a much wider selection of items than the Beach Grill – the only other restaurant open for lunch. It’s easy to forget that it’s open after being on the beach all day and walking by the beach grill smelling the jerk burgers!

Cassava Terrace

Dinner at Cassava

Cassava caters to the pickier eaters seeking comfort food as they will almost always have nice chicken and steak entrees and the salad bar has numerous selections and dressings.

For dinner, Cassava has the same fresh salad bar and seafood bar as well as several entrees available.

Cassava does NOT require reservations and is Closed on Thursday.

Cassava is underneath

Dress is “Resort Casual” which means no bathing suits and you must at least have a beach cover up and footwear required (flip flops or sandals are fine).

Cassava Hours

  • Continental Breakfast: 5:30 am
  • Full Breakfast: 7:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm (closed Thurs)

Menu (Example)

APPETIZERS

  • Mini Beef Burger / Garlic Crostini / Braised Leeks & Mustard Mayo Dip
  • Old Jamaican ‘Sintin / Local Seafood Stew with Coconut / Yam & Pumpkin / Drizzled with Pepper Oil
  • Roasted Vegetable Terrine / Cracked Black Pepper on Crunchy Greens and Herb Oil

SOUPS

  • Butternut Squash bisque / Herb Creme Fraiche / Garlic Croutons
  • Soup du Jour

SALAD BAR

  • Ice Wedge Salad / Crunchy Iceberg Lettuce finished with Blue Cheese Dressing / Tomatoes / Crispy Bacon / Cracked Black Pepper
  • Crisp Garden Salad / Local Greens / Snipped Herbs / Cucumber & Tomato
  • Dressings: Viniagarette / Thousand Island / Ranch / Blue Cheese

ENTREES

  • Filet of Local Catch of the Day / Pan-Fried, Steamed or Blackened / Served with your choice of Salsa, Lime butter sauce or Herb aioli
  • Bacon & Pepper Jack Stuffed Chicken Breast / Roasted Tomatoes & Thyme Chicken Jus
  • Grilled Beef Striploin / Finished Garlic Breast / Saute Red Onions / Cognac Beef Jus
  • Vegetarian “Moussaka” / Egglant / Tomato Sauce / Sauce Bechamel  Topped with Two Cheeses
  • Tonight’s Jamaican Special
  • Tonight’s entrees are served with oven roasted vegetables, saute leafy green vegetables and your choice of potatoes or rice.

Review

Cassava is the central restaurant at Couples Negril. You will eat many meals here and for this reason they try to serve a wide variety of food to a lot of people.

You will find a similar restaurant with similar menus at all of the Couples resorts.

This is where you should go when you are looking to eat quickly and you are not looking for anything exotic, fried, or specific to a region or cooking style.

The menu is simple and always includes a vegetarian option and the salad buffet is always fresh with locally sourced produce so it’s always a good option for a meal.

Beach Grill

During the day, the Beach Grill is open for lunch and serves 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.

Jerk Burger!

Beach Grill Hours

  • Lunch: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (swimwear acceptable)
  • After hours: 10:30 pm – 5:00 am

The Beach Grill is the only restaurant open late at night.

Lunch Menu

  • Classic Hamburger or Cheeseburger / Tomato / Shredded Lettuce / Pickles 
  • Jerk Chicken / French Fries or Coco Bread / Cole Slaw / Corn on the Cob
  • Heliconia Smoke House Jerk Beef Burger / Caramelized Onions / Shredded Lettuce / Tomato Salsa / Avocado Herb Sauce / Bacon Strips
  • Hot Dog
  • Beef Patties / Chicken Patties / Vegetable Patties
  • Fried Onion Rings
  • French Frieds
  • BBQ Wings / Blue Cheese Dip
  • Pan Fried Snapper Sandwich / Coco Bread / Lettuce / Tomato Salsa / Cucumber / Pickles / Onion / Lemon Tartar Sauce
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Vegetable Burger / Pepper Jack Cheese / Shredded Lettuce / Fried Plantain / Roasted Tomato Chutney / Cole Slaw / Mushrooms

Review

You must go to the Beach Grill at least once during your stay for the Jerk Chicken and/or the Jerk Burger. These are mainstays at all Couples Resorts and they are yummy!

Heliconia

At night, the Beach Grill turns into Heliconia. This is a nice beachside restaurant and we often forget it is there!

Heliconia Hours

  • 7:00pm to 10:30pm, closed Mondays
  • Reservations: Not Required
  • Dress: Resort Casual

Menu

SOUPS

  • Chickpeas & Tomato with Fresh Thyme

APPETIZERS & SALADS

  • Mediterranean Antipasti Platter – Ask your Server for Today’s Selection
  • Crisp Garden Salad – Fried Olives, Romaine, Apples, Feta, Onion, Herbs Croutons, Pesto Dressing
  • Seared Beef Carpaccio – Roasted Beet and Green Bean Salad, Horseradish Mustard Dressing

ENTRÉES

  • Lasagna Bolognese – Traditional oven baked Lasagna with Minced Beef, Cheese Béchamel and Braised Greens
  • Shrimp and Garlic Fettuccini – Virgin Olive Oil, Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs
  • Grilled Beef Strip Loin – French Fries, Caramelized Onions, Artichoke Ragout & Brown Rum Beef Jus
  • Lemony Garlic Chicken Breast – Grilled with Rosemary, Charred Tomato Salsa, Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Ginger & Honey Glazed Salmon Fillet – Steamed Couscous, Roasted Vegetables and Lime Butter Sauce
  • Mushroom Risotto – Parmesan Cheese and Herb Oil

Review

With no reservations required Heliconia is a great alternative to Cassava as it has grilled specialties and Mediterranean cuisine at night, under the stars.

The Shrimp and Garlic Fettuccini was wonderful!

Lychee

Lychee was absolutely one of our favorite restaurants at Couples Negril. This restaurant serves Asian fare and is unique to the Couples Resorts.

Reservations are not required, and this is the only restaurant at Couples Resorts that we have had to wait to get a table at!

Lychee

It is that good, and that popular. Note that we only waited 20 minutes on a single night and it was well worth it!

Lychee Hours

  • 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm (closed Sat)

Dress is “Resort casual”. Shorts and jeans allowed.

Menu

SOUPS

  • Shrimp Tom Yam Goong – Hot and Sour / Tomato / Onion / Mushrooms / Lemongrass
  • Tom Ka Gai / Coconut Chicken Broth / Cabbage / Scallion / Ginger

SALADS

  • Green Papaya Salad – Chilli Cashew Dressing / add Grilled Calamari

APPETIZERS – LYCHEE’S TASTING PLATTER FOR TWO:

  • Vegetable Summer Roll
  • BBQ Pork Satay
  • Tempura Shrimp
  • Thai Red Curry Fried Calamari
  • Chicken Samosa
  • Sides – Peanut sauce / Sweet Chilli Sauce / Plum Sauce
  • Sushi Platter for Two / Nigiri & California Rolls / Pickled Ginger / Wasabi / Soy Sauce

MAIN COURSE

PLEASE CHOOSE FROM:

  • Beef Strip Loin
  • Chicken Breast Fillet
  • Fish of the Day
  • Shrimp
  • Tofu

FINISHING:

  • Green Curry with Coconut & Pumpkin
  • Red Curry with Bamboo Shoots & Chili
  • Masaman Curry with Coconut Mil, Potato, Onion, and Ginger
  • Asian Sweet and Sour Sauce with Onion and Pineapple
  • Stir Fried Tom Yum Sauce with Onion and Peppers
  • Stir Fried Chili with Vegetables and Basil
  • Pad Thai – Stir Fried Rice Noodles / Vegetables / Egg / Peanuts – choose from Beef, Chicken, Shrimp or Tofu
  • Entrees are served with your choice of Steamed Jasmine Rice or Fried Rice & Stir Fried Vegetables
You must try the Fried Ice Cream At Lychee!

Review

Lychee was our favorite restaurant at Couples Negril primarily because of the unique food that was served, the amazing presentation and the lovely atmosphere.

All of the food is delicious in every Couples Restaurant but Lychee is unique is both choices and variety.

Otaheite

Named after the Jamaican apple, Otaheite offers a quintessentially authentic Caribbean dining experience in an intimate and elegant setting.

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!

Otaheite

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

You must have reservations for Otaheite 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.

Otaheite Hours

  • 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm (closed Thursday)

Menu

APPETIZERS

  • Smoke Marlin & Ackee Sushi / Citrus Apple Salsa
  • Rum Drenched Shrimps / Spicy Cocktail Sauce
  • Salmon & Roasted Artichoke Mousse / Crisps
  • Slivers of Chilled Roasted Duck Breast / Grilled Zucchini / Beetroot Gazpacho / Feta Cheese / Balsamic Glaze
  • Caribbean Seafood Cakes / Roasted Peppers and Corn / Crunchy Saute Leeks & Celery / Citrus Aioli / Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • Jamaican Spring Roll of Ackee, Pumpkin & Callallo / Creamy Goat Cheese / Tomato Vodka Coulis / Escovitch Vegetables

SOUPS

  • Cream of Tomato & Yellow Split Peas / Crispy Bacon Bits / Herb Sour Cream
  • Pumpkin, Apple & Ginger Chowder / Garlic Oil / Thyme Croutons

SALADS

  • Couples House Salad with Crisp Garden Greens / Arugula / Snipped Herbs / Tomatoes / Toasted Nuts & Seeds / Eggs / Crumbled Blue Cheese / Exotic Fruits / Bacon / House Dressings

ENTRÉES

  • Island Spice Rubbed Beef Tenderloin / Port Beef Glaze / Green Banana Ratatouille / Mango Rum Chutney / Flash Seared Pak Choy
  • Rosemary Grilled Rack of Lamb / Coconut Lentil Ragout / Crispy Cauliflower / Local Greens / Honey Tamarind Jus
  • Surf & Turf / Thyme Rubbed Chicken Breast / Crispy Prosciutto / Scallop & Shrimp Skewer / Lemon Couscous / Wild Thyme Reduction
  • Potato Crusted Filet of Snapper & Sauted Caribbean Seafood / Bouillabaisse style Tomato White Wine Broth / Saute Spinach
  • Grilled Fish of the Day / Caramelized Tomatoes and Fennel / Mushroom Polenta / Basil Oil / Lime Butter Sauce
  • Coconut Lemon Risotto / Roasted Plantain / Sugarcame Skewered Veggies / Organic Basil Pesto

Review

Probably one of the best meals I have had in my life! An Amazing dining experience that is truly one of a kind.

The only down side is it will take a while (2 hours) to get through all of the courses, but you have all night so you will not care.

Otaheite

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.

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

The Veggie Bar Also Has Sandwiches

APPETIZERS

  • Smoke Marlin & Ackee Sushi / Citrus Apple Salsa
  • Rum Drenched Shrimps / Spicy Cocktail Sauce
  • Salmon & Roasted Artichoke Mousse / Crisps
  • Slivers of Chilled Roasted Duck Breast / Grilled Zucchini / Beetroot Gazpacho / Feta Cheese / Balsamic Glaze
  • Caribbean Seafood Cakes / Roasted Peppers and Corn / Crunchy Saute Leeks & Celery / Citrus Aioli / Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • Jamaican Spring Roll of Ackee, Pumpkin & Callallo / Creamy Goat Cheese / Tomato Vodka Coulis / Escovitch Vegetables

SOUPS

  • Cream of Tomato & Yellow Split Peas / Crispy Bacon Bits / Herb Sour Cream
  • Pumpkin, Apple & Ginger Chowder / Garlic Oil / Thyme Croutons

SALADS

  • Couples House Salad with Crisp Garden Greens / Arugula / Snipped Herbs / Tomatoes / Toasted Nuts & Seeds / Eggs / Crumbled Blue Cheese / Exotic Fruits / Bacon / House Dressings

ENTRÉES

  • Island Spice Rubbed Beef Tenderloin / Port Beef Glaze / Green Banana Ratatouille / Mango Rum Chutney / Flash Seared Pak Choy
  • Rosemary Grilled Rack of Lamb / Coconut Lentil Ragout / Crispy Cauliflower / Local Greens / Honey Tamarind Jus
  • Surf & Turf / Thyme Rubbed Chicken Breast / Crispy Prosciutto / Scallop & Shrimp Skewer / Lemon Couscous / Wild Thyme Reduction
  • Potato Crusted Filet of Snapper & Sautéed Caribbean Seafood / Bouillabaisse style Tomato White Wine Broth / Sautéed Spinach
  • Grilled Fish of the Day / Caramelized Tomatoes and Fennel / Mushroom Polenta / Basil Oil / Lime Butter Sauce
  • Coconut Lemon Risotto / Roasted Plantain / Sugarcane Skewered Veggies / Organic Basil Pesto

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 is Friday at Couples Negril

Lobster Night

Friday nights are lobster night at all restaurants at Couples Negril. 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.

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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