dining

local • diverse • delicious

a cultural melting pot

Our Nations ancestors originated from all corners of the globe, hence, our National Motto “Out of Many One People”.
The meals at The Blue House Boutique Bed and Breakfast in Ocho Rios Jamaica, is a delightful reflection of Jamaica’s diverse blend of ethnic cultures, as well as, a few old favorites garnered during many years of international travel.

our "barefoot chef"

Darryl consistently reaps rave reviews on Tripadvisor for his meals:

"Dinner is excellent in quality and value and stiff competition to the best restaurants in Ochi."
"The cuisine was off the charts excellent. My son and I enjoyed authentic Jamaican cuisine every night of our trip. New year's eve we devoured lobster tails in butter cream, chicken in brown sauce, Ham & Pineapple and fillet with chimichurri. The potato au gratin was killer. Had more servings of all. Plaintains were consumed with all meals and rightly so. The sorrel with rum kept flowing as conversation with the international crowd at the dinner table. Breakfast there was unforgettable. Ackee and salt fish, okra and salt fish and bammy, fresh fruit and pancake foster with carmelized rum and brown sugar. Need I say more oh yeah, Jamaican blue mountain coffee. Yes, yes and yes..."
"Darryl’s cooking enchanted our taste buds; to call his food home-style or native would be unjust. His cooking is gourmet without being pretentious, it was mouthwatering!... so full of flavor that is was impossible not to have seconds."

no menu meals

All meals at our Boutique B&B are No Menu Meals
Before your arrival, we will ask you about allergies, meal preferences, like, dislikes, dietary restrictions, your willingness to explore local cuisine etc. Our meals are then planned based on the information provided by ALL our in-house guests. From there on in, prepare yourself to be surprised and tantalized by our Barefoot Chef’s skill in the kitchen. In order to ensure dinner availability, guests MUST pre-order meals as far in advance as possible.

dining charges

2 Course No Menu Family Style

Main Course & Dessert

Adults – US$26 p/p per night
Child (8-12) – US$14 p/child per night
Child (4-8) – US$10 p/child per night

Signature 3 Course No Menu Family Style

Appetizer, Main Course & Dessert

Adults – US$32 p/p per night
Child (8-12) – US$18 p/child per night
Child (4-8) – US$14 p/child per night

Lobster Dinner Upgrade

Additional
US$10
per person

Beverages (soda, bottled water, juices, coconut water etc), beer, wine, & alcoholic drinks available at additional cost.
10% taxes & 10% service charge additional to ALL rates

Scrumptious Bellyful Breakfasts

For the most part, our guests tend to sleep in, so breakfast is usually served at 9:00am.

Breakfasts could be either ackee and saltfish or mackerel run down or okra and saltfish or some other local favourite. Maybe even peanut porridge, Cassava Pancakes with Carmelized Banana & Walnuts, Citrusy French Toast w Jerk Sausage, Pineapple/Walnut Waffles or Shrimp Omlette. Always with a side of fresh, seasonal, local fruit. Traditional items like bacon and eggs with toast, butter, jams and jellies are also served. As is coffee, tea and fruit juice.

Traditional items like bacon and eggs with toast, butter, jams and jellies are also served.

Ackee & Bacon
Banana Walnut

Lunch Options

Ocho Rios is Jamaica’s “Center of Attractions” so our guests are invariably out and about during the day and much prefer to have lunch wherever they find themselves.
Jamaican Patty

Jamaican’s most popular, iconic lunch is meat patties. Vegan & Vegetarian versions also available. If you come to Jamaica and miss out on eating a patty, you haven’t been to Jamaica.

Jamaican Box Food

Another tasty, inexpensive Jamaican alternative, ‘Box Lunch’ is available at nearby local lunch spots.

Scotchies Jerk Chicken Meal
To round our your Foodie Vacation, we highly recommend a visit to “Scotchies” Jerk Pit for Authentic Jerk Pork, Chicken & Sausage.
Other popular lunch spots for in Ocho Rios include:
  • Tocannini or Evita’s for Italian
  • Ocho Rios Jerk Center
  • Passage to India
  • Spring Garden for Seafood
  • John Crow’s Tavern
  • Island Grill, Jamaica’s version of fast food
  • Miss T’s Kitchen for local dishes
  • Christophers at Hermosa Cove

Don’t Want to Go Out ? Prefer to Stay In and Relax?

Should you opt not to venture out during the day, especially Jamaicans relaxing on their Staycations or visitors on Workcation, don’t worry, you won’t go hungry! You can order in from several restaurants or fast food establishment and have a delivery company bring your food to you. Pizza King downtown has great pizza! With enough advance notice too, Darryl will be happy to whip up a lite lunch. Maybe a Jerk Burger, a Pasta Dish, a heart bowl of Jamaican soup, a seafood wrap or even some delicious pan chicken.

Lavish No Menu Three Course Dinner Packages

Pre-Covid, our No Menu, Three Course Family Style Dinners were enjoyed the Real Home Style Jamaican Way normally with Elise sharing snippets about Jamaican life with guests, lively conversation, laughter and long tales between bites of mouth-watering food.

Social Distancing rules now apply so groups are seated separately.

No Menu Dining
Family Style Dining
Jamaicans, Chinese too !, traditionally cook, serve and eat the entire fish. Let us know if this scares you and we will be sure to prepare fish fillet for you.
Our Main Courses could include:
  • Chicken
  • Shrimp or Goat Curry
  • Fricassee Chicken
  • Oxtail and Beans
  • Finga Likkin’ Jamaican Fried Chicken
  • Bar-B-Cue Chicken or Ribs a la Yappie
  • Jerk Beef, Lamb, Shrimp or Chicken
  • Jerk or Stew Pork
  • Escoveitch Fish
  • Roast, Steam, Grilled, Fried or Jerk Fish
  • Tangy Caribbean Pan Fried Fish Fillet
  • Grilled Mahi Mahi with Fresh Fruit Salsa
  • Grilled Beef with Chimmichurri Sauce
  • Yardie Paella
  • Shrimp Pasta
  • Parmesan Chicken
  • Rasta Pasta or Other Popular Favourites.

Fresh Caught Lobster is available, IN SEASON ONLY, and subject to availability, at a surcharge.

Please advise in advance if you are interested in Lobster Dinners, so we can alert our local fishermen.

lobster dinner

"Foodie Vacation"

During our seven night ‘Foodie Vacation’ you will usually be treated to A Taste of the Orient featuring our Home Style Hakka Chinese cuisine indigenous to our family’s ancestral villages in Southern China ​and/or a fabulous Italian Night.
Chicken and Mushroom
Chinese Steamed Fish
Italian Dish

Vegan & Vegetarian Meals With Jamaican Flavours

available with advance notice at The Blue House