Located on the Hip Strip of New Kingston, the Triple Century Bar & Grill is owned by West Indies cricketer, Chris Gayle. On this occasion, we visited the occasion with one objective in mind: to get our fill of their BBQ ribs and Jerk Chicken that we have heard so much about.
As we entered the restaurant, the hostess approached and greeted us, which was a welcome surprise, as we hardly receive that reception anywhere else. She was warm and friendly, and escorted us to our seats where a server came almost immediately to greet us and give us water.
The setting resembles a lively party atmosphere. We loved the variety of seating arrangements that was offered: you could sit at the bar, or on the ground floor, which is an open area and you are seen by everyone. On the other hand, if you want to be discreet, you have the choice of sitting in a slightly raised area overlooking the ground floor and bar.
The seats were soft and comfortable, and enabled you to relax without any discomfort. The tables are spacious and allow you to move freely, with enough space so you can place your bags on and have your meal comfortably.
The volume of music is balanced; it is not too loud, but high enough to give an upbeat vibe. The decorations were combined to give the restaurant a sporty feeling; from the flatscreen TVs displaying a variety of sporting activities, to the pictures of newspaper clipping emulating the career of the owner and the sport that he plays.
Before our main dishes arrived, Bradley decided to order some pumpkin soup for his appetizer; unwisely, I decided to pass and lived to regret it, for the broth was thick with and filled with vegetables and diced chicken breasts. The soup had great flavor and the serving was generous. I had to sit in agony and watch as Bradley drank every last drop.
Fortunately for me, our food orders came shortly after. I had ordered the Grilled Rack of BBQ Pork Ribs with Coleslaw, accompanied by steamed carrots and stringbeans, and a side order of ripe plantains. Bradley ordered Jerk Chicken with BBQ sauce, accompanied by lettuce and raw vegetables. This, hands down, was the best ribs I have ever tasted. The BBQ sauce that smothered the ribs was smoky and tangy, the meat was tender and almost fell off the rack. The vegetables were sautéed in a buttery sauce that was slightly too salty, but tasted great nonetheless. The coleslaw, when combined with the meat on the ribs created a wonderful party in my mouth.
Bradley’s Jerk Chicken was nicely seasoned with a hint of pepper; but it wasn’t soft and juicy the way he liked it—it was more chewy than tender. The vegetables that accompanied the chicken were fresh and dressed with a flavorful vinaigrette. But the sauce on the side worked wonders and added a great flavor to the chicken.
If you are ever in the vicinity of New Kingston, just stop by the Triple Century Sports Bar to try their wonderful menu. You will not be disappointed, trust us.
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Triple Century Sports Bar
69 Knutsford Blvd, Kingston