Written by Natacha Guiragossian on 19.09.18

Famously known for introducing Caribbean cuisine to the Quebec region in the early 90’s, you can now find Lloydie’s Jamaican patties in supermarkets across Montreal. After having successfully ventured in the Mile-End with their first restaurant last September, owners Nathanial Tull and Julian Chemtov decided it was time to expand the Lloydie’s name with a new location on Crescent.

Lloydies Caribbean Restaurant Crescent Menu

Much like Caribbean culture, the downtown location is bright and colourful. The décor combines lively elements – like a Jamaican patty in neon lights – with a welcoming vibe. The plastic-covered couches and wood-panelled walls add a personal touch to the space, making you feel right at home.

Lloydies Caribbean Restaurant Crescent Food Menu NG

The menu is rather straight forward, which is really convenient. Plates range between $12 and $13 and come with a side of rice or fries, a fresh cucumber salad, and traditional plantains. The menu also features a Quebec classic with a Caribbean twist: poutine topped with plantains. Of course you can also order their famous beef, chicken or vegetable patties – all buttery and flaky. The menu also includes a couple of vegetarian options for all you veggie lovers out there, so no one misses out on the Caribbean goodness!

Lloydies Caribbean Restaurant Jerk Pork Plate NG

We got to try their delicious Caribbean poutine, the jerk pork plate as well as the jerk chicken plate and we were quite amazed at how delicious everything was. The jerk pork was definitely a favourite; the meat was tender and cooked to perfection! They’ve also truly mastered their jerk sauce. It’s super flavourful and has a great spiciness to it. Oh, and let’s not forget the side of macaroni pie that we shared…straight fire!

Lloydies Caribbean Restaurant Crescent Drinks

The Caribbean joint even has their own homemade tropical sodas and also sell Mauby and Sorrel drinks giving customers a taste of the tropics while enjoying a hearty Caribbean feast. The Crescent location has a beautiful rum bar serving fruity cocktails like Bajan Rum Punch, Ginger Rum, and Tropical Fruit Punch to name a few. It’s a great place for a Caribbean-style 5 a 7 after work.

Lloydies Caribbean Restaurant Crescent Rum Bar

You’ll definitely forget all your problems once you try their tropical cocktails and authentic Caribbean cuisine while jamming to old school classics thanks to their state-of-the-art sound system. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to try Caribbean food, this is definitely the place!

Lloydies Caribbean Restaurant Crescent poutine

Photos by Lloydie’s and Natacha Guiragossian (@natachaeats).

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