By Claire Shefchik Photographs by PRIME Restaurant

The pioneering Romney sisters behind the exciting new Road Town steakhouse PRIME, have a long history of success in the restaurant business. Their first venture was Cafesito, an authentic Spanish Cantina in Romasco Place that operated in the early 2000s. After that, they went on to open Ocean’s 7 on Peter Island and Ocean’s 7 Too in White Bay, Jost van Dyke, catering to the sailing community. Five years ago, after an unforgettable weekend in Miami celebrating a milestone birthday, they felt inspired to replicate the same kind of experience back home in the BVI. Thus, PRIME was born.


At PRIME, guests can expect an elevated and one-of-a-kind dining experience, each dish thoughtfully crafted for guests to enjoy the very best the BVI has to offer. From the exterior to the interior design, the owners have chosen every detail for its ability to create conversation and set the atmosphere for a memorable evening. Friendly servers with a passion for hospitality are ready to tend to any need, while mixologists and wine connoisseurs serve up something special from the cocktail bar or wine list.

The culinary mastermind behind this exquisite establishment, Chef Opick, as he’s endearingly referred to by loyal patrons, was born in Bali and honed his skills at the prestigious National Hotel Institute in Bandung, Indonesia. He further perfected his craft while working in top-tier restaurants across Dubai and Australia before heading to the Grand Sheraton Sydney.

On PRIME’s menu you will find USDA-certified Prime cuts of beef, seafood dishes with an Asian flair and delicious pasta creations. Having been designed through a collaborative effort between the head chef and a consultant who researched BVI restaurants to determine what kind of niche could be filled.

The outdoor cocktail and bar area evokes a sense of whimsy and romance that’s perfectly amplified by PRIME’s signature drinks. Bar Manager Leni is responsible for expertly whipping up interesting and fun cocktails – such as PRIME’s signature “Porn Star Martini” and their mystery drink of the night, “Try Me”. Sure to be an adventure for your taste buds.

At PRIME, visitors are encouraged to dress elegantly and in accordance with the elevated dining experience from 6 p.m. onward. The private Omega Room also offers seating for up to 12, perfect for client meetings, family gatherings or friends who wish to celebrate in their own area equipped with a 70-inch screen and Wi-Fi connectivity. Reservations are required for dinner.


Furthermore, the four cabanas at LVL3 bar offer an intimate setting for up to 10 guests, making it the ideal space for corporate or departmental after-hours celebrations. Bar bites ranging from sushi to pizza are available and can seat a maximum of 60 people during events, while opening hours are from 5 p.m. until closing, three days a week (Thursday – Saturday).

Each night at PRIME is a unique and memorable experience, due in no small part to the owners and staff’s quest for excellence in their passion project. At PRIME, you’ll find top-notch culinary excellence brought to life by a devoted and dedicated team.

PRIME is located on the top floor of the Romasco Building on Waterfront Drive in Road Town. Open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for light breakfast and barista coffee, and Tuesday – Sunday for lunch and dinner. •