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Le Flambeau Restaurant & Beach BarPhoto by Portsmouthbeachhotel

Le Flambeau Restaurant & Beach Bar at Portsmouth Beach Hotel is located on a golden sand beach on the north-west coast of Dominica, just half a mile from Portsmouth and is immediately adjacent to Ross University in Picard. It’s on a beach front (although not a good beach) and is a only short walk away for the Ross students, and is of substantial size.

It often holds events, such as newcomer welcomes, for students. It also has a well-stocked bar. Perhaps that’s why there’s always several diners and sometimes a crowd there. The restaurant has an attractive pre-printed menu, but does not feature specials, either in price or what the dish might be.

However, don’t expect great food. The bruschetta, for example, is simply chopped tomato and onion, with none of the expected Italian seasonings, served with ordinary, sometimes limp, toast. The food is good but not great, which one would expect at the restaurant’s expensive prices. Also, at those prices, one would expect that the restaurant would have everything on the menu available, but it does not. And if you don’t consume much alcohol or bottled soda, you’re out of luck because it’s unlikely that there will be local juice or clean water. We were offered cherry juice, the only juice available, but it was undrinkable because of the extreme amount of sugar.

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