AUTHENTIC CARIBBEAN DINING
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Russell Hodge on Tuesday 22nd March 2011. He has touched many lives and will be very much missed.
High above the entrance to St John’s Harbour with first class views of passing cruise ships, fisherman and holiday makers and with stunning views overlooking beautiful Fort James Beach sits a truly magical place. Lose yourself for hours in the hospitality, mouth watering food and abundant drinks at Russell’s Fort James.
For lovers of history, Fort James dating back to 1739 has the most spectacular military heritage in Antigua, and still has its full complement of cannons in place. The historic site of the restaurant was rebuilt in 2005 by Russell Hodge, (also responsible for the restoration of the now famous Shirley Heights in 1981) and now offers a fantastic venue for lunch, lazy afternoon drinks, sundowners and dining late into the evening.
True to Antiguan Heritage, Russell's offers authentic Caribbean dining, with excellent seafood the speciality of the house. Daily fresh lobster, shrimp, snapper and conch, along with steak and chicken complete this simple yet tasty menu.
For anyone who loves to party, or who is looking for a venue for a wedding, birthday or any other celebration or private function the second floor of the restaurant with its wrap around gallery, and stunning views is the perfect location. Just express your desires and the Russell's team will organise the night to reflect every given detail perfectly.
Whether on vacation or living in Antigua, once you visit Russell’s you will find your self going back for more. A great place to make new friends and take in the sheer beauty of the North West coast, ensure Russell’s Fort James is added to your list of things you MUST do when in Antigua.