“POZ” is the expression that Troy, the owner and Liz the restaurant manager use to mean “Positive Attitude”. And they achieve it with ever-helpful, ever jovial spirits. The restaurant is part of the Calibishie Gardens complex featuring restaurant, unique up-on-pillar lodging rooms, a good sized pool (and poolside bar seats have been added since the photo here was taken) and full-menu restaurant. And a gift shop is in the works. But this review is about the POZ restaurant.
POZ is located just off the main coastal road a short bit east of Calibishie, on Dominica’s scenic northeast coast. Heading east (toward Melville Hall Airport) it’s the about 100 yards down the second road on the left after leaving Calibishie, the road after Point Baptiste. A large bright orange sign with POZ in black letters makes the road easy to find.
Calibishie Gardens has a large stone wall with arched wooden doors on the left side of the access road. The restaurant is open Wednesday-Monday (closed Tuesdays), but sometimes it’s open on Tuesdays too and Troy has stated he may change opening hours, so it’s a good idea to call ahead. The Dominica land-line phone number is 767-445-8327. And you can reach Liz on her mobile phone at 767-612-5176. The business web site http://www.calibishiegardens.com/ is at this writing under construction, but you can also check “Calibishie Gardens” on Facebook.
POZ is a full-service, full-menu restaurant offering a range of drink, appetizer, dinner entree and dessert choices daily. The meals are served in a pleasant atmosphere with background music. Everything on the menu is very tasty, and the prices are quite moderate, making POZ overall a great bargain and a respite from both high “tourist” prices and snackette fare.
I must make a disclaimer: We live not far from POZ and it has become a favorite of ours. In fact my wife Ruth and I were recently treated to a birthday dinner (my 72nd) there by a friend, and we have also arranged to have our 40th wedding anniversary dinner at POZ with invited friends. However, this is an unbiased review, written without consideration.
POZ is the kind of restaurant where you’ll enjoy yourself and want to return to. Trust me on that!
On Sunday, March 3 we had a wonderful 40th anniversary dinner at the â€œPOZâ€ restaurant We had had previously arranged for our dinner of callaloo soup, boiled lobsters with rice and vegetables, salad, pumpkin cheesecake and white wine, plus drinks and coffee or tea.
By the way, things do change in Dominica: When I search this site for restaurant reviews I find the Eatwell (Calibishie) and River Rush (Marigot) listed. They were both great. I know, because I reviewed them. But, sadly, neither exists any longer.
Liz has returned to Canada, permanently.