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Terra Nova Hotel Restaurant

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17 Waterloo Road, Kingston, Jamaica
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Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived on Sunday without reservations!! Without a problem we were seated briefly.. blessings. The brunch here is legendary and I was not disappointed. There were many celebrations in the air throughout the space-- birthdays etc. The service is top notch. The food was great. Plenty of selections for lunch, breakfast and desert-- you could whatever you liked. Definitely nice... More 

Thank gigglesjm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to the Sunday brunch ando the food was good and the service excellent, there were so many items to choose from. You will need to pace yourself. I you are not a big eater you might feel overwhelmed.. the staff was very courteous. This a place for friends and family to hang out for a lazy Sunday meal.

Thank Pam C
Kingston, Jamaica
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good and tasty and filling. Not cheap, but gratifying. Setting is nice and in a safe area, close to Devon House.

Thank scommock
Kingston, Jamaica
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Terra Nova (The Venetian Room) has been a standard for a high quality Sunday Brunch for me, my friends and family for years, and the quality has varied over time. My family and I went to The Venetian Room for Christmas Brunch (with reservations) this year and were disappointed. Although the ambiance was great (colourful table cloths, a sense... More 

Thank NGeorge
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance here is great as my wife raved about. The price is too much for what is provided. Last time I paid $36 for a buffet, I was in Vegas and there were 500 items to choose from. Still confused about the additional service charge as the servers say it is not their tip.

Thank Military_Traveller
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok... This hotel was were I was looking at staying during my visit but I couldn't justify why the price was so much higher than everywhere else . Anyway my apartment opposite this place is just pefect .. service was ok I sat to have lunch that was a buffet, so scenery was very nice , food was ok ,... More 

Thank MrJus
Kingston, Jamaica
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for the annual Restaurant Week dinner. Reserved the Regency Room. Real fancy with Maitre d' and the usual impeccable service. Restaurant has a rich colonial decor-extremely formal. The courses were served in a timely manner and waiter was very attentive. Arguably the most formal restaurant in Kingston. We have Christmas Eve dinner there every year and we are... More 

Thank JAM2014JanetB
Kingston, Canada
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83 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We went here with a party of five for dinner. The restaurant wasn't terribly busy but seriously understaffed. We received a warm bottle of white wine (as ordered, the white one, just not room temperature white). It was put in an ice bucket to cool down. Pretty bad start for an establishment charging its customers a comparable arm and a... More 

Thank udo s
Lone Tree, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The food and atmosphere is a wonderful way to end the evening on the terrace! The lobster bisque is the best on the planet! The only complaint is watch double tipping! They tack on a service charge and stamp over that line item before you pay so you can't see it! Otherwise it would have been 5 stars!

Thank Mike L
Kingston, Jamaica
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I visited here with friends and we had a wonderful time. We dressed elegantly casual, although, not absolutely required. We went for breakfast and enjoyed the wide assortment of goodies to eat but we especially enjoyed the ackee and saltfish with boiled dumplings, yam and banana. For the night critters amongst us they have you covered with a full bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Jamaican, International, Mediterranean
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Waterloo Road, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Kingston Parish  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: 9262211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?