Jamaican Restaurant Review-Triple Tz

Triple Tz Restaurant at 1 Annette Crescent has become one of the top lunch spots around town.
It has a full range of standard  Jamaican lunchtime fare in addition to a few items not typically found in the regular cookshop.
It has comfortable covered seating and a full service bar. Fans are scattered throughout the dining area and do a respectable job at keeping the environment cool.
I have been twice for lunch in the last 2 months and both times the experience was pleasant.
The wait staff is affable and efficient. They are neatly dressed, knowledgeable about the daily menu items, smile pleasantly and most importantly they are generally attentive and quick.
On one visit I ordered a standard a lunch staple, fried chicken with rice and peas with a little oxtail gravy. The other person in my party ordered curried goat and white rice.
Both were proper. The chicken more so. It was perfectly seasoned and golden fried to perfection. The oxtail gravy was plentiful and flavorful. A small green salad was included on the plate and was very fresh.
The curried goat was fine but needed a bit more pepper and seasonings for my taste. It was imported mutton. You can tell as it didn’t have the heavy ram goat flavour that some of us love. But such is life, local rammy meat is not very common anymore at most restaurants or cookshops.
The portion was also a bit moderate considering the price was possibly twice as much as a regular garrison curried goat lunch. All in all it was a proper meal and equally nice were the fresh lemonade and June Plum juice which we had to accompany it.

On my next visit I ordered the lamb chops and my party ordered the steamed fish.
I asked before what type of fish they had and they said it was snapper fillets. The waitress upon questioning said that they were the frozen ones sold in bulk.
If you are a fresh fish lover, ask what fish they are using for the day first before ordering.
Don’t do it if they say the fillets. Long frozen fish has a particular texture that no amount of cooking and seasoning can make right. We are blessed to be surrounded by water and have many restaurants serving fresh caught seafood. Suffice to say, despite me warning my date, the fish was ordered and though not bad tasting , left a bit to be desired if you are a proper fish lover.

The lamb however was tender and done kind of “stewish grilled”. I never quite got around to asking the waitress how it was actually cooked, but it was juicy and not chewy as lamb tends to be at times. Served with a small side of fresh vegetables, the portion was decent sized for lamb in Jamaica but if you are hungry, it is moreish for real.
The rice and peas was once again very good, with the fruit juices fresh and variety abundant.

Triple Tz is a nice spot. It’s more expensive than a take out cookshop and that is to be expected. It’s not unreasonably priced. For 2 people with a flask of rum and chaser, 3 grand supposed to can cover yu ting. It’s a very popular spot for lunch meetings with many of the New Kingston and uptown crowd coming there regularly.
Soooo, if it’s a one away move you deh pon, Triple Tz is not the place. You will run into people you know.
All in all it’s a good non-pretentious local restaurant to visit and have a comfortable Jamaican home style lunch.
Check it out if you haven’t before.

Ambience-B+

Taste-A

Presentation-B+

Service-B+

Price-B

Overall Experience B+

 

P.S. Pardon the shitty pictures. I will get this right in a second…